Monday, December 17, 2012

CHRISTMAS TREE OVERKILL...

Did you think I had forgot about Christmas? After all, I haven't posted any of my Christmas decor this year? Truth is, there is a long story as to why you haven't seen my decor yet this year, but I will spare you all of the details.  Just know that I had my seven foot Christmas tree up with all the trimmings but we had somewhat of a disaster...

Imagine my surprise when I came home from work to have my husband say these words as soon as I stepped across the threshold,..."we didn't touch it".  Didn't touch what?, I asked.  He said, "The Christmas tree".  I asked, "What happened to the Christmas tree?"  He exclaimed, "IT FELL!".  As I glanced over at the Christmas tree I saw the most pitiful sight.  It was propped up in the corner of the room and tied to the window locks with neon green weed eater string (you know, so there was no chance of it falling again).  He said they tried to redecorate it but it truly looked as if the lights, ribbons and ornaments had been thrown onto the tree from across the room.  A pitiful sight, I tell you! Too bad I didn't take any pictures...but I would have been too embarrassed to show them if I had.

The hubs said that he didn't feel comfortable keeping this tree as he was afraid it might fall again and that we needed something he could trust to stay in place.  That's when my SIL said she had a 9 foot tree that she was wanting to sell.  It had only been used once and she was willing to part with it for $50.00.  Woohoo, what a deal!  I had been wanting a nine foot tree so this would be perfect.  Only I did not realize my ceiling is exactly 9 foot tall (so we could not put a topper on our new tree) and I also didn't realize that the tree was 9 foot around (or more).  I had visions of a tall slender tree tucked neatly next to the fireplace.  That's not exactly what I got.  This tree is large and in charge.  This is truly CHRISTMAS TREE OVERKILL...





This tree is so big that I had to buy more lights and ornaments.  I decided to go with creams, golds and purple this year (my new rug has purple in it and I didn't think the traditional reds and greens would work with it).  You will have to excuse the fact that I only have one stocking right now.  I am in the process of making some purple ones.



Had to throw in a shot of the new rug.  This was before it was placed under the coffee table in the living room.  I love this rug!  It is truly GORGEOUS!

Anyway, now back to the discussion of Christmas decor...Since I couldn't use my snow angel topper on our HUMONGOUS new tree, I decided to use her in a little vignette on one of the side tables...


To bring in some of the purple, I tucked some purple and gold ornaments along with a few pine cones inside this little sleigh basket and for some added sparkle I threw in a mercury glass candleholder I had laying around the house.

I also added some purple and gold ornaments to the mantle along with some pine cones, lighted faux greens, a golden sleigh and reindeer...



I kept the sunburst mirror I made above the mantle as it kind of reminds me of the Christmas Star that led the 3 wisemen to the Christ.  If you would like to find out how I made this mirror and learn how to make one of your very own, you can read all about it HERE...

Atop the china closet in the dining room, I used my lighted Christmas tree trio (these are pathway lights from Big Lots), tucked in some lighted faux greenery, ribbon and ornaments to carry the theme into the dining room...



I love the night shots when all the main lights in the house are off...the lights on the tree and garlands are so illuminated.  It's truly magical...









So now I am officially ready for Christmas...HUGE tree and all.  ROFL!!

Wishing you and yours the very best Christmas ever.  May God bless you richly this holiday season and please don't forget the true reason we celebrate.

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.  
Isaiah 9:6

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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1 comment:

  1. your home looks beautiful! love the accents of lavender- unexpected and pretty!

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