Monday, December 3, 2012

Our cheery tree

alex lighting the christmas tree
doily snowflakes and novel heart garland
christmas tree 2
christmas tree 3
We commenced Christmas decorating in our little home by bedecking our very first Christmas tree. We bought Christmas lights, and the Mister learned how to string them onto the tree for the very first time. I decided not to purchase any ornaments, because Craftheopolis is brimming with supplies to embellish the tree. I made a multitude of ornaments from my fabric stash, strung doily snowflakes with baker's twine, and reused our novel heart garlands to festoon the tree. I was hesitant about what to use as a tree topper, and ended up making a goldenrod tissue paper flower hurriedly. I feel like it appears a smidgen awkward, but we're growing accustomed to it. We used burlap we had on hand as a tree skirt, and I arranged some vintage decor around the tree to spruce up the corner it's in. We're rather enjoying sitting back with a cuppa tea to gaze with appreciation at our cheery tree, which transmits warm tidings every time we look at it, particularly as I think about the sweet story around how we acquired it. Happy December, and cheers to Christmastide.

15 comments:

  1. it's a lovely christmas tree! love how you trimmed it! love suitcases and side table as well!

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  2. love the tree topper!! I too used burlap on hand as a tree skirt :)

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  3. Well, I don't think the flower is too awkward, it makes it unique and exclusive! haha

    Your tree looks absolutely stunning! Tell me though, do you have a really big window in your living room, or how did you get so much light in there for your photos? It looks like natural light.

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  4. this is the most wonderfully decorated christmas tree! i seriously am in love with this! ahhh

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  5. I think this may be the most beautiful Christmas Tree I've ever seen :)

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  6. This is too gorgeous! I love that the decorations are handmade :)

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  7. LOVE your heart garland!!!!! we did something similar for our wedding, and I love yours with the Christmas tree!

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  8. Yay for your first Christmas tree!! I think it's beautiful.

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  9. this is simply perfection! i love the ornaments since it's so personal and very crafty! Love all the photos of course! have a great week!

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  10. Your tree looks perfect!! I love it!

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  11. I love handmade ornamentry, and you did such a wonderful job. The topper is perfect! How festive!

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  12. Oh, your fabric ornaments look so cute on your tree. I also love the heart newsprint garland.

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  13. Oh, now I see your tree! So pretty!! xo

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