Saturday, December 14, 2013

Christmas Tree, 2013

 Good Saturday evening! I hope you are staying warm, we are getting MORE snow. Actually I think it has turned to rain or freezing rain now. Our Christmas home tour was last evening and it was GREAT! I guess we had 50 or more people through, and everyone seemed to love it. So, I wanted to share my tree. This is the only spot in this house that the tree will fit and it is HARD to get a good shot of the whole thing. In person you can stand and see the whole thing but the camera won't capture it all.
 I love, LOVE red and gold and that is the main color combination I use in my decorating.

 Most of the men asked who decorates the tree and were surprised that I do it. They asked if I climbed a ladder to do the top.....well, YEAH!! I am only 5 feet so have to use a 10 foot step ladder. The topper is created with 2 large bows that are added first then the red and gold sticks and berries are added. TIP: I leave the topper done when I take the tree down, then only have to kinda FLUFF it next year. The tree is 3 pieces so this works well.
 This is my view when I sit at the table to eat.

 Love these star ornaments.
 Some BIG ornaments for large spaces. And you can see some of the red and gold branches I use too.
 another tip is to tuck some ornaments INTO the tree to fill in and add interest. The Santa in the sleigh was a gift to my in-laws one year, it was made in Poland.

 I also use large stems of red or gold branches, stuck into the tree branches.

 I got this nativity many years ago and it sits under the tree every year. Joe made the creche, he designed it from the creche hs parents had when he was a child. Carved the star and lit it too. I love it. The figurines are all made of clay. I have another Hummel nativity that I will show you later.

 This is one if the ornaments that my Mom made many years ago. Do you remember these?
 My "crystal" ornaments. Actually they are plastic and found at the DOLLAR STORE!!!
Hope you enjoyed seeing my tree. Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Christmas love to you all!!!!
I am linking to:
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Judy @ DIY by Design for Sizzle Into Summer Wednesday

The Dedicated House – Make it Pretty Monday
Confessions of a Plate Addict - The Scoop
 A Stroll Thru Life – Inspire Me Tuesday
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


  1. Gorgeous tree, Pinky. We used to put up a 10 foot tree.That was the tallest we ever did. Sold it a few years ago and went back to 8 ft trees. It was the ladder.:-)

    How was your tour?

  2. Your tree is just beautiful and looks wonderful in your breakfast room windows!

  3. Glad that I stopped by. Your tree is lovely. Love all your assorted ornaments. I did my tree in red and white this year. It's a first for me but I really love it. Stop by if you get a minute.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

  4. SPECTACULAR!!!!!!!! It took my breathe away - you are so talented Pinky!!!

  5. Just beautiful! I think we have the same nativity, but I see an extra person on yours. I think I am going to paint mine this year. I know what you mean about the tall tree. I am 5'1" and it is very hard for me to do the 9' tree. My husband helped this year, but it drives me crazy the way he "drapes" garland, etc. But -- at least it is up!

  6. Oh is all absolutely beautiful!!! I got tickled about you being on a 10 foot step ladder...well done!

  7. The tree is gorgeous, Pinky, and that's not a big enough word!..Happy Weekend..Judy

  8. Love the tall elegant shape of your tree, and I would probably sit at your table all day gazing at it! Beautiful!

  9. Fabulous tree! Love the nativity!!

  10. Oh Pinky, your tree is stunning. I love it and all of your Christmas decor is fabulous. I am sure your home was the highlight of the tour. Hugs, Marty

  11. Pinky,
    Your tree is gorgeous, dear friend!!!
    Red & Gold are perfect Traditional Christmas decor. . .used here On Crooked Creektt on the years we host Christmas!
    I had to chuckle about being 5 feet and the ladder!!! I'm there, too, dear friend!!!
    So~o~o glad your Home Tour was well visited!!! I'm sure all were as amazed by your talent as we are!

  12. A gorgeous tree…a tree of perfection that a talented floral designer as you has created…Love the color combination…it must make you so happy when you see it in the room!

  13. Pinky, your tree is gorgeous... as usual! I adore the red and green. They designer in you is really present in the tree. What a masterpiece, my dear friend!
    Can you visit the week between Christmas and New Years?

  14. You have beautiful house. It's feel like I'm visiting your house right now.

    Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm Clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-shop. Nice to know you.


  15. Beautiful tree Pinky! I love the green and gold ornaments. Beautifully done!

  16. Wow, Pinky … your tree is gorgeous! I love the colors … the beautiful ornaments and how pretty it is perched right in front of your window. Glad your tour was a success … I'm sure everyone just loved lingering in your festive and fabulous holiday home!

  17. Your husband did a wonderful job making the creche. How special. Your nativity is perfect under your tree.

    Your tree decorations are beautiful and so well done.

  18. Very pretty! How in the world do you make the sticky things at the top stay standing up? The stuff I have must be too heavy.

  19. Just beautiful! You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and check out your feature. Here is the link to this week's party. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  20. Pinky, your tree is fabulous! You climb a ten foot ladder?! You are so brave. Wishing you a happy and blessed holiday season!
    Big hugs,

  21. Pinky, Your tree is absolutely GORGEOUS! I bet your home tour was a huge success. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  22. Pinky, Your tree is gorgeous. Red and gold are my favorite colors for Christmas decorating, too. Your nativity scene is beautiful, too and the stable that Joe made makes it even more special.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and healthy and happy New Year.

  23. Just love the tree and all the ornaments! Stop by if you can:)

    merry christmas



Thanks you for leaving your lovely comments. xo, Pinky

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