Yes, we are not even close to Thanksgiving; however, now is the time
when I have to start the Christmas tree decorating process and planning.
Did you know that I absolutely love decorating Christmas trees?
It was not uncommon for me to have a tree in every room in the past
when I had a lot more time on my hands.
However, I still come close and last year I decorated many,
so I thought that I would take you down memory lane
for some Christmas tree inspiration.
For many years, it was a tradition that a group of us
would hit the after Christmas sales. . . getting great bargains of items
from 50 to 75% off of truly beautiful Christmas decor.
The above trees, house and angels were all on sale. I pretty much go for the 75% off!
Last year, I made a new vignette using that sweet house and all things silver.
The trees on the mantel in the background were also deeply discounted at the same store.
I carried the white, silver and gold theme throughout the Great Room last year.
The white glass trees on the silver tray also were on super sale (from the same shop).
Now, with the Berry Patch house Great Room being of a different look and color scheme
I have had to search for new pillows to go with the color of Blush.
White sparkly ceramic trees simply grace a table of blue and white in the room.
I so love these Santa “foodies” ….
I had gotten away from having a tree in the kitchen, but when I saw this cute fresh tree
at the garden center last year, it had to come home with me and it was perfect for the kitchen.
You can see my Great Room Flocked Tree in the background above.
Here were some glimpses of the dining room tree
that I decorated to coordinate with my MacKenzie-Childs Holiday table.
A tree simply decorated with ribbon, pom poms, candles, and pearl picks
that I lightly flocked myself!
We traveled to Bryson City, NC to take the Polar Express train
with our Sweetie years ago. The next day, we went to a shop in Franklin, NC
and they happened to be having a great 50% off Christmas sale….
so into my arms this tree went. It sits in-between the chairs in the former Media Room.
I minimally dressed the Media Room for Christmas that year. Actually I ran out of time! 🙂
This fabric tree was made by my dear friend, Ruth. I treasure all of the things
that she made for me. Such treasured memories come flooding back especially around
Christmas, as we so loved decorating our homes together and trying to come up
with a homemade gift to make for each other.
Funds were limited way back then when we were young stay-at-home moms
busy raising our families. Actually the Santa in the background was the
last gift we gave to each other….to each other? Yes, it seemed like we gave each
other the same gifts many times!!!!
I simply dressed the Media Room mantel with my wooden trees.
It was hard to decorate that mantel with the large TV above it.
In the Great Room was this beautiful Snowy Flocked Christmas Tree.
My Memory Tree last year in the Sunroom was filled with hundreds of special
ornaments from family, friends and travels.
Last year’s tree in the Master Bedroom, My Christmas Blush Tree.
was decorated in blush, white and bronze tones. I love the way it turned out.
And last but not least. I placed a 9 foot tree with changing LED lights
in the Guest Room. It had been a long while since I put a large
As I look back at these photos of the various trees that were in my previous home,
I think, hmmmm, no wonder I ran out of decorating time! 🙂
But it was all worth it!
So now, I struggle with the fact of, should I go all out for Christmas as I have in the past?
Or not. . . since we are in a temporary living situation waiting for our house to be built?
My thoughts are that I will go forward and decorate the Berry Patch House
as we will be spending the Holidays there with family and friends … and I just love
being surrounded by the beauty and spirit of Christmas.
So I shall end this post with what I have been doing.
i have been sitting in the bleachers watching my “Boy of Summer” play baseball….
baseball…not softball … playing in the Roy Hobbs World Series.
He plays many positions, but I took a pic of him pitching. You can see the “Green Monster”
in the background of the Jet Blue Boston Red Socks Training/Facility Stadium…
It is a beautiful stadium.
Yes, my “young at heart” with a big heart hubby…. loves playing ball.
I wish you a most beautiful day doing the things you love with the ones you love!
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