We did some changing with our Christmas decor this year
and here is the newly decorated Christmas tree.
The tree changed from a Woodland Elf tree in
jewel tones to
this icy aqua tree.
It just sparkles and glows with lots of glitter and lots of
silver in addition to the aqua blues.
I kept a few touches from the old tree, including some amethyst
and some gold.
I think the light amethyst is a perfect color combination
with the beautiful aquas.
A glittering silver star tops the trees along
with iced branches.
Our Woodland Elf tree came on a table that looked
like gnarled wood. We had it when some of the kids
were little and loved how it added height without having
to store a huge tree. It was also great when grandkids came along
because everything was up and away from their little hands.
So with the newly decorated tree, we swapped that wood
table out for this mirrored table. I had picked this table up
at Tuesday Morning a little more than a year ago and had
it in the basement. I am glad it has moved up into the
living room now.
Of course I had to pluck off a couple of the elves that were
dressier and matched the colors on the new tree.
This elf was the tree topper on the old tree. He is over 20 inches
tall. He just had to join the new tree and is tucked into the front
of the tree now.
There are plenty of touches of white and silver
that brighten the tree. I love these feathered balls.
They were from Wal Mart this year.
My favorite ornaments are the blue crystal balls on the
left of the picture. They were from Tai Pan. Of course I
had to get them before Thanksgiving. They are all gone now.
The little tear drops were carry overs from the old tree too.
This beautiful aqua glittery leaf garland was from
Tai Pan. Most of my ornaments and stems
were from Tai Pan this year.
The hardest part was stripping the wired on ornaments off the tree.
It is a blue spruce look with a slight frosting. I finally had to
put on gloves while I was working.
As I mentioned, I am used to a pre-decorated tree that we put
away with all the decorations intact, so I was a little afraid
of decorating from a barren tree!
I hadn't done that in over 10 years. It was really a lot
of fun, but I do intend to put this one away all
decorated. We built a storage closet under the basement
stairs. My husband carries it out the double front
doors and down through sliders. My sons usually help
and they have me go into another room with music or
the TV playing so I can't hear any breakage!!!
This year most of the ornaments are unbreakable
so that will help! My dream home (not that this isn't
a wonderful home - but in my dreams) would have
double door closet
on the main floor with 12 foot high
doors. I would store the tree on a rolling stand
and just have it roll out each year! All of my holiday
decor would be in this room so no more up and down
the stairs with boxes! Now that would be a DREAM.
I love jewels hanging off the tree.
This is a long grouping of them. This was from
Tai Pan too.
This is a stem of jeweled baubles just tucked in.
You can imagine how this glitters and sparkles.
This little bauble is a leftover breakable. It is really light
amethyst but looks pink in this picture.
Here it is at night and I love how this photo
captured the blue hour.
Decking the halls, and the mantel, and the staircase,
and the doors, etc. these are my favorite things about
Put a little Christmas music on and I can decorate
This is a before picture,
you can really see the blue spruce color in this photo.
(We had to search back 3 years to find any photos.)
You can see it a little better in this close up photo.
It came with the huge woodland elf to the left on
another tree stump type stand.
It definitely isn't as photogenic!
She really was better looking in real life
especially when she was lit up, but now she
looks like the ugly duckling compared to the
new tree. No wonder I never posted her in the past!
I love the transformation
from the old tree to the new!
I will be posting this with
Feathered Nest Friday
Home Sweet Home
Wow Us Wednesday