Monday, December 1, 2014

The Tree Is Up!!!!

I have been decorated for over a week but hadn't done my tree yet. I thought my sister might want to help and she was happy to since she doesn't put up a big tree anymore. This tree is 10 feet and with the topper goes to 12. I am 5 feet nothing so make a gazillion trips up and down the ladder:):) It was nice to have her here to hand me things!!! I'll show you some of the details.

 The "crystals" are actually plastic from the $ store! In fact alot of the balls are from the $ store too.
 It is all red and gold, a favorite combo of mine.
 I love a sparkly tree. I had a very traditional tree all while my kids were growing up and when the flew the coop I went more sparkly and glammed up:):)
 I use gold picks through out the tree to fill in spaces.
 I also use different sized balls and bury some of the real big ones IN the tree.
 The topper is done with 2 bows, front and back and then I add berry stems and sticks.

 There are also red and gold iced branches stuck into the tree.


 These poinsettia ornaments, I found at Lowes!



 Setting the tree up:)
 top 3 feet almost done..

 Tada!!!!
 I found the clay nativity figures at a store YEARS ago and Joe made me the creche.
 My Mom made these ornaments way back when so they are very sentimental.



 The year Joe's Mom died, I invited his whole family to come to our house and stay for a week over Christmas. His sister Janie gave us these ornaments.
 This one came from Winterthur museum several years ago.                                                                   
Thanks for your visit. I hope you are all getting into the spirit of Christmas!!!

 
 
 
 
 
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TUESDAYS AT OUR HOME
Happy List Tuesdays~
Worthing Court - Home(work) Wednesday
Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Let’s Dish!
Katherine @ Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for A Favorite Thing.
Between Naps on the Porch – Tablescape Thursday

13 comments:

  1. Oh, Pinky! Your tree is simply gorgeous! I love the sparkly.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  2. is stunning , Pinky.

    enjoy every moment of this wonderful season.

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  3. What a gorgeous, gorgeous tree Pinky!....and the topper is magnificent!...

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  4. It is just gorgeous! I really like the poinsettia ornament from Lowe's.

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  5. It's gorgeous Pinky! I love the close up shots!

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  6. Pinky,
    Absolutely gorgeous, dear friend!!!
    I don't think I realized exactly how tall your Christmas Tree is until I saw those ladders!!! Believe me, I understand that five foot nothing!!! Me, too!!!
    The poinsettia ornaments from Lowe's are stunning!!! I love the color palette you've chosen for this ear!!!
    Thank you for sharing this lovely Christmas tree and Nativity with us!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  7. Your tree is AMAZING....I love the tree topper!!!!! I'm glad you had a helper to help you out on those trips up and down the ladder :o)
    ~Des

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  8. It is just breathtaking.I can't even imagine having such a large tree. Where do you store it??
    Have a fun Christmas....
    xo

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  9. Your tree is so beautiful and I love your topper! Thanks for the tip about the dollar tree crystal ornaments...will definitely check my local dollar store for some.

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  10. Your tree is beautiful with its festive red and gold Pinky, love the topper! I'm 5 foot nothing too :)

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  11. Your tree is beautiful, Pinky...and so tall!!! You and I both are of the 5-foot-something variety, and I feel your pain going up and down that ladder! The results cannot be denied, though: fabulous tree!

    I know you have a lot of fond memories tied up in this tree with those ornaments from your sister-in-law and the help you received this year from your sister in getting the tree decorated. This will be a wondrous Christmas for you because of that!

    I've "finished" my Christmas decorating, but there are always little tweaks I want to make, especially as time draws nearer for our annual cul-de-sac progressive dinner. I like to have the house dressed to impress!!!

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Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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