Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Goodness





I just wanted to share a few images of our Christmas tree and such. This year, except for the red bows on the garland, we went with a simple white theme. We don't have a big house or a lot of decorations but I so enjoy what we do have!

For the first time in the 20 years my husband and I have been married we finally have a real tree, a Concolor Fir. The artificial tree we have is so large that I really didn't want to have to remove furniture to put it up, so, we looked everywhere trying to find a slender artificial white tree like Jesse's but there wasn't anything available. As we strolled the field trying to find the perfect tree, my husband thought all the trees my daughter and I kept picking out were to small. Even though we brought a tape measure with us he just wasn't convinced. I told him it's going to look a lot bigger once we get it home. Wouldn't you know as soon as he and my daughter brought the tree in he said, "This tree just got a whole lot bigger!" LOL!

Now that we've bought a real tree I'm not sure if we'll go back!



I'm loving this ornament! It's a teardrop shaped glass ornament that I found at JC Penneys this year. My husband and I scoured all the trees they had trying to scoff up every single one we could find. Normally they're $4 but were on sale for 50% off. The glass reflects the light and just add a nice sparkle to the tree.



Again, another ornament from JC Penneys, purchased a few years ago. And again, I bought every single one I could find! They weren't cheap, even at 50% off, but they're good quality and will last forever.

On a whim my husband started adding plumes from the enormous ornamental grass we have growing out by our mailbox. I like the soft look!






Ooooo, yummy! A Homegoods find! 
My favorite place to shop ; )







Santa's sleigh has held our Christmas card for years



I hope you enjoyed the short tour around the tree. There is a bit more decor on the other side of the room but maybe I'll save that for another day. 

Thank you for taking the time to stop by! I do hope the season is not to stressful and you've been able to accomplish some shopping. Me, not so much on the shopping.





24 comments:

Kristine said...

Sharon that tree is out of this world ! So pretty !! You should be an interior consultant ! Your house is so beautiful, makes me want to completely redo mine!! That skirt is the best !! I would not have had that vision .
Kristine

Country Girl said...

I love those ornaments, Sharon. And your tree ~ oh, my gosh. It's perfect. It's the tree I would want for my house. And once again, we're not having one. But I'll put my little one in the window and that will have to suffice.

~xo

Angie said...

Your tree is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I love the grass plumes mixed in ---and those clear teardrop ornaments---I called my sister to ask her to run into Penneys and see if there are any here in our neck of the woods. :) I've been doing clear glass icicles for years and those would be perfect with them. I'm out in the country; my sister is in the 'big' city. ;)

Mary said...

Oh Sharon, how BEAUTIFUL! I love your ornaments, and the serene beauty of white and gold. My daughter is coming home this weekend to do some decorating. Hopefully that will get me more in the spirit of Christmas, which has been sadly lacking here so far... ;)
xoxo

Gone Country said...

Everything is beautiful and so festive!

I'm just about ready. I'm waiting for a couple of items to arrive in the mail and a few gift certificates and I'll be done! I like getting finished early so that I can enjoy the season!

injoyinmylife said...

The tree is simply beautiful. I love all your decorations. We aren't having a tree this year because we will be visiting the kids. I've decorated a little anyway. It's great because I can get my tree "fix" by visiting my blog buddies and see their trees. Thanks so much.

Nancy Medina said...

Oh deep sigh Sharon. If I go crazy at HomeGoods this week it will totally be your fault. Your house looks wonderful!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Oh my... the tear drop ornament is wonderful... HomeGoods... one day I plan to live near one again so I can dilly dally around in their store aisles dreaming of all their pretty things I want to buy.

I have not purchased even 1 Christmas gift yet.... better start searching amazon for the perfect items!

Carol Mattingly said...

That tree is oh so to die for. It is truly gorgeous Sharon. I know you must be loving it. Carol

PS Your image and header is beautiful. Just beautiful.

Jesse said...

Sharon your tree is beautiful! I did always love having a real tree when i was growing up. I love the cute little santa you have too!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I want you to come decorate MY house! For the first time in our 34 years together, my husband and I have a 'fake' tree. Really fake. If I can't have Frasier Fir I am having a silvery-tinselly tree!
Beautiful!

Georgianna said...

Hi Sharon,

How beautiful your tree is! And very clever to use the plumes of the grass on the tree. I love the texture they add.

Shopping has not really happened here much. We saw David's family in Chile in October and took their gifts then. The rest we probably will wait until the last minute. :) One of the advantages to having Amazon headquarters in the same city. We can get same day delivery.

Have a lovely Sunday. xo – g

Carolynn said...

You have the most beautiful, welcoming home. I love how you've decorated - very tasteful and festive. I'm pretty stubborn when it comes to trees - only real ones will do.

Cindy said...

Beautiful.

Tricia said...

Your tree is so pretty! I love your bokeh photos too :)

Pat said...

I really enjoyed the photos. Your tree is so beautiful. I love the ornaments and how you decorated the tree. This really made me ache for my Christmas decorations....haven't put them up since we've been on the road....7 years. Sure do miss them!

O. Joy said...

Such a beautiful tree & decorations! Love the ornamental grasses tucked in! I miss Christmases past when I had a big tree & decorations - now I like looking at others beautiful decor!! I do a very simple holiday now! xoxoxox

Dawn Fine said...

Beautiful photos and decor Sharon!
I know you wanted that white tree..but yours is lovely.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Sharon your so crafty at thinking up so many things. I love your photos. How awesome and Beautfiul

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Sharon, I haven't checked on your blog for a while and found this post of your Christmas tree and living room. The tree is just beautiful. I hope you are doing well and wish you a very happy Christmas. Blessings, Pamela

Sweet Annabelle said...

Wow! Your tree, and all your decorations are just beautiful! The family always wave off my 'too little' tree choices, too - but they are happy with a huge tree!

Kerri said...

Beautiful!
And that bokeh is awesome!!

Oliag said...

Oh how I did enjoy the tour! What a talent you have for decorating Sharon! Your tree is wonderful and so are all the other little touches around the house! Your husband is obviously also talented for what a marvelous idea to use the plumes from the garden! I love it! We have always had a live tree but it does seem to get smaller and smaller each year...and each year it has to have the same decorations...nothing glamorous but homey:)

Chy said...

Beautiful tree! We finally got a real tree about 4 years ago and love the mystery of what it will look like once we get home. And have never been disappointed. They look small and skinny and then we unravel the rope and poof!! Big bushy tree to fill our bay window.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful blog. May I add you to my list of favorites? I'm new at blogging and finding so many that I would love to follow.

Sincerely,

Chy