Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Living Room Tree

This year I decided to try something new with the tree in the living room. At first I was just going to use all of my cranberry colored ornaments and then realized that it needed a little something more, so I combined cranberry and gold.  I used lots of cranberry colored ribbon. and this beautiful pale yellow tulle with metallic gold detail I found on a sale at JoAnnes; I just cut the fabric into long strips and tucked it in amongst the branches. I had the icicle garland and the crystal garland. The tree topper is a simple bow. Under the tree I set my rocking horse and a doll in a high chair, both gifts from Santa to my daughter years ago. And some packages of course. For the past few years I have used this smaller tree instead a big one, it is just so much easier for me to set up and I don't have to move any furniture, but who knows maybe next year I will bring back the floor to ceiling tree. In fact I am already thinking pink and pale green...





























...and As Santa said, 'ere he rode out of sight, "Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night".

This post has been linked to: http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/ , http://www.theshabbychiccottage.net/ and http://myromantichome.blogspot.com/

22 comments:

  1. Very Pretty ! I have always liked the look of a smaller tree on a table, used to do that when my kids were small to keep them away from the ornaments. Love it.

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  2. Just absolutely beautiful your tree.....I love your blog and I'm now a follower. hope you have a great day!!!!

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  3. Adrienne,

    How did you learn to decorate the way you do? It really is something else. I was thinking about your candy display yesterday and how it made me feel like I was a little girl again, peering into a department store's window. You are so talented!

    Adrienne

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  4. It looks like it could be in a storybook about Christmas...I like the image of you taking the photo reflected in the gold bauble :)

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  5. I love ribbon on trees. Yours looks so beautiful, and that was a great use of tulle!

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  6. Your ribbon really adds a very classy touch. I love the highchair and doll along with your precious rocking chair. Beautiful...as always.

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  7. Hi Adrienne, I am enjoying looking back over your Christmas decor posts! Your rocking horse story is enchanting and perfect for the season of giving. Your tree with the ribbon is beautiful. I am finding many inspirations here. Linda

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  8. My hubby and I laughed at eachother when it came to taking all the boxes down from the rafters and said maybe a tree on the table would be better. If it looks as lovely as yours I would be a happy Girl!!

    Thank you sooooo much for your lovely comment today on my post. It was an eye opener for me, that was for sure!!! I so appreciate all your support, Merry,merry Christmas
    KATHYSUE

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  9. Oh it is just lovely.The Gold really is a perfect accent. Your house is so beautiful I love all the little scenes you set up. It almost looks like a doll house. So wonderful you just want to keep looking and take it all in ~Enjoy all your decorations ~Merry Christmas ~Love Heather

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  10. Oh, your photos turned out so nice. I could see your reflection in some of them. Did you give your header a makeover? I don't recall it looking like that...very pretty :)

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  11. Small tree...what a great idea!! Mine are big ones, and while I love the work they require, it's too tiring!! A small tree is a good idea. To put it on a table, even a better idea!! I love how yours is, and the way you decorated the entire corner. It's really lovely.
    have a jolly day!!

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  12. You have the neatest set up there. I love the colors you've used and the gold ribbon adds so much festive charm. Your rocking horse is stunning. (I read your story about the rocking horse) Liked how you were peeping at us in the gold bulb as you were taking pics.

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  13. Your Christmas tree is beautiful! I like the colors you used...some of my favorites. I also like how you put the cute little rocking horse and doll under the tree.

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  14. I can never get enough metallics--so of course I love your color combo! Looks great!
    abby

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  15. Love the bow as a tree topper! What do you have in store for us in January? ;)

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  16. Absolutely breathtaking, Adrienne! The tulle looks so sumptuous and lux!

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  17. Il est bien joli ce sapin!!!
    ✿◕ ‿ ◕✿

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  18. Beautiful tree and love the flowered wallpaper too. Love the flowers.
    ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

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  19. Oh Adrienne,
    Everything is just so beautiful!! I think you have created a wonderland. Enjoy every moment of this blessed season.
    Fondly,
    Ann
    @
    The Tattered Tassel

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  20. Your tree is so very pretty and I love that sweet doll. I’m having a Christmas Open House…would love to have you join in on the fun. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Blessings,

    Linda

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