I love Christmas! I love all the lights, the sounds of Christmas music playing, the parties and family get-togethers, shopping, decorating, baking, watching Christmas movies over and over again on Hallmark, special church programs, and remembering Christ’s birth – such a wonderful time of year!
And there is just something about sitting in the living room cuddled with my hubby after a long day with a big blazing fire candles lit in the fireplace, no lights on in the room except the lights on the Christmas tree, mantel and some candlelight. Magically I tell you!
So without further ado, here is our Christmas tree!
I have done the same basic colors ever since we were married (that might change next year if I can find some good clearance sales after Christmas this year ) Burgundy and gold with sprays of berries, pinecones and that twirly branch stuff that I don’t know what it is called.
The only change that I made last year was to add the gold ribbon from my clearance stash. And the only thing I changed this year was adding more light strands to my PRE-LIT tree. Not ONE pre-lit light worked this year when I plugged it in (they had been gradually going each year.) I would say it is time for a new tree (we got this one 8 years ago on an after-Christmas clearance sale at Sears), but I am thinking 5 years down the road the new one will do the same thing.
Here are some close-up pictures of some of the ornaments.
Love the little champagne colored gold ones (grrrr…and there is a cord peeking out back there – just pretend you don’t see that.)
And this little one is probably my favorite one! I only have 4 of these because I could only find one package digging through clearance at Michael’s one year so I make sure all 4 go on the front of the tree. The gold beading is raised and it is so pretty – love the shape too.
Here’s another gold, glittery version.
And this close-up shot shows you a bit of each thing I have on our tree – deep red poinsettias, berry sprays, gold twirly stick stuff, pinecones (collected from my MIL’s yard), gold sheer ribbon, and some gold and burgundy Christmas balls.
And I love it right next to the mantel too! (Hmmm…just realized that if I change the colors next year on the tree, I will have to do it on the mantel too…) You can see all the details on my mantel here and how I made the “JOY” letter and the “Unto us a child is born” sign here.
I am ready for it to be evening to enjoy this sight again
And one last shot as I was trying to practice a Bokeh shot.
Hope you enjoyed seeing our Christmas tree! If you want to see lots of other wonderful trees, visit Sarah’s Christmas tree party that she will have up later today. I am linking mine up to the party as well!
What colors do you use on your Christmas tree? Is it a family tree, a fun tree, or a formal tree?
What colors do you think I should go with next year? Or any guesses as to what you think I might go with?? If you follow my on Pinterest, you might have a little clue!
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