Hello Dear Friends,
I love Christmas and all of the wonderful things that make up the most joyful season of all.
Knowing that our time at the Berry Patch House is temporary and I was not quite certain
if we were going to set up any large trees this year. Maybe just a table top tree with
visions of how I will display and decorate trees in our future home.
However, it’s not me to put a tree on a table and call it a day!
So today, I bring you Our First Christmas Trees at the Berry Patch House.
We are celebrating with beautiful trees from the wonderful Tree Classics
and participating in their fabulous Home For the Holidays Tour.
I am joining fellow bloggers with 12 Days of amazing Christmas tree inspiration.
Links to the tour are below.
Also the complete product list links will be below too!
I did something different this year and love it.
I have done this in the past and thought why not do it again
as I have the perfect trees!
Other than the beautiful trees itself, my inspiration for some of the tree decor
started with a gift tag. A gift tag of some of my favorite things . . .
blue and white and topiaries!
I took a faux topiary that was in a plain white container
and inserted it into a blue and white vase. . . tied a red ribbon around it
and now it is a lovely piece to coordinate with the gift tag.
I have another topiary that has traveled from room to room in the past and now
sits on top of my vintage nesting tables next to the trees.
All the topiary needed was a red bow.
Below is a little peek of the colors I will be using
in the Great Room for Christmas.
So let’s talk Christmas trees!
As we set up the trees which are the Kennedy Slim LED Changing Lights in 9 and 7 /12 feet,
I could not help but think of how amazed my dad would have been with the technology
of today’s beautiful artificial Christmas trees.
After seeing how each section of the tree when placed into the stem starting with the base,
. . . . lights miraculously lighting up . . . . no searching for the cords/plugs
to connect to each other. I could hear my dad’s words, “Well I’ll be darn, how did they do that?”
And then I would have followed up with, “If you think that is the Bee’s Knees
(term he often used) . . . take a look at this!
With the push of the button on the remote, it will change to multi-colored lights!
My dad would have truly been even more impressed …. as he loved the traditional colors
of lights on the tree. The bigger the bulb the better!
Oh how I remember him loving that color wheel!
As for me and my hubby, I love the twinkling of the clear lights,
as if I am looking up at a starry, starry night sky. . .
while the hubby loves the wonderful multi-colored lights.
When we want to enjoy both of our favorite looks, then with another push of the button
on the remote and you get both …
the clear and multi-colored lights transitioning back and forth.
. . . Clear . . .
. . . Multi-colored . . .
When putting up our Christmas trees, I know we all tend to go down memory lane.
Thinking about Christmases past either as a child or with our very own family.
Memories of the traditions we all had.
I remember the “no opening gifts till Christmas” as a child; however, I remember
vividly one year, a couple of my siblings carefully opened up some gifts that were hidden
(so my mother thought) before Christmas and my mother caught them in the act.
Not me!! Oh no!! I was a “go by the rules kind of gal!”
The only thing at the time that interested me is the way the tree was decorated.
I would re-arrange the Christmas ornaments and straighten out the tinsel every day
as I know my brother would mess it up on purpose!
My hubby and I started a tradition of our son opening one gift after Christmas Eve dinner
and church services . . . a gift from Mom and Dad . . . as he would have to wait
for his gifts from Santa the next morning.
Oh the gift of memories a tree can bring to us!
And these trees in particular!
From my childhood . . .
To today . . . creating memories every year . . . in each phase of our lives.
As children, parents, grandparents . . .
and memories of the the treasured moments of those we who are no longer with us;
however, oh so with us in spirit and in our hearts.
Traditions we hold dearly in our memories . . .
countless photos by the Christmas tree in our PJ’s . . .
traditions we observe and hope that continue through the generations.
Traditions that so many times involve the Christmas tree.
Oh the joy they bring!
Hope you enjoyed our first trees at the Berry Patch House. More to come! 🙂
And speaking of “Joy” Tree Classics is having giveaways on the
Tree Classics Facebook Page. Don’t miss out!
I want to thank Tree Classics for partnering with me to provide you all with
great Christmas Tree Inspiration. The trees, gorgeous sequined skirt and
many beautiful ornaments were provided….All glorious reviews of these products
are joyfully and entirely my own!
Links to all beautiful items are below along with the links to the Home for the Holidays
Tree Classics tour.
Have a most beautiful and joyful day! ….. and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!
TREE CLASSICS SOURCE LIST
TREE CLASSICS HOME FOR THE HOLIDAY TOUR NOV 12th thru 24th
November 12th ~ ~ Jessica of Domicile 37
November 13th ~ ~ Linda of The Home I Create
November 14th ~ ~ Jen Lutz of Tree Classics/Jennifer Lutz at Home
November 15th ~ ~ Caroline of Caroline Bivens Home
November 16th ~ ~ Haley of At Home with Haley
November 17th ~ ~ Kathy of Up to Date Interiors
November 18th – ~ Heidi of Home by Heidi
November 19th ~ ~ Jennifer of The Ranch Uncommon
November 20th ~ ~ Shirley (Me) Housepitality Designs
November 21st ~ ~ Monica of Monica Wants It
November 22nd ~ ~ Cindy of Edith and Evelyn Vintage
November 23rd ~ ~ Ashlee of Ashlee and Her Tribe
November 24th ~ ~ Leah of Life as Leah
For more inspiration you can visit the Tree Classics Blog too!
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