Thursday, December 13, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree (2012)

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Happy pre-holiday fun!

I thought I would share this year’s Christmas tree with you.  My daughter and her friend helped me decorate. 


We went on a warm but rainy day to our local greenhouse and there weren’t a whole lot of 8’ Fraser firs (our preferred tree), so we took home this balsam fir instead.  They are more fragrant than a Fraser but they drop a ton of needles and their branches aren’t as sturdy (but they are also half the price!)

And guess what? I didn’t purchase any new ornaments this year!  You can see close ups of the ornaments in my previous posts here.  They are a mixture of vintage, handmade by my daughter, gifts from friends with pink and gold being the main colours. And the lone blue ornament on the left – that’s my husband’s Mets ornament from years ago.  I try and hide it near the back. :)

I also need to get shopping and wrapping! Nothing much under the tree right now, athough I have done a few gift exchanges with family and friends already.

(Oh, and if you clicked back to the previous trees, doesn’t the wallpaper add so much to the entry? And the neutral drapes and rug look much more quiet than what I had before.)

Is your tree up yet? And real or artificial? I’m linking up here.

PS Congrats to my niece who is getting married today in Scotland! All the best Marie and Ben! xo


  1. So lovely Vanessa. Everything...the ornaments, the tree, the wallpaper peeking out in the background. Just beautiful. Happy Holidays! xo

  2. It's very pretty Vanessa. I look forward to catching up in the new year.

  3. Your tree looks great! It's nice that yo include hubby's ornament, even if you do tuck it into the back :-)

    I usually put up three trees, but there's only one up so far this year. It's an artificial white tree with white lights and lots of colourful ornaments. With two foster puppies in the house, I'm afraid of putting up the usual tree in the family room. I think it would be an accident just waiting to happen!

  4. you are miles ahead of me, i have done nothing......yet!
    stunning tree, so soft and feminine


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