Tuesday, December 7, 2010

christmas decorations at my house...

i put up our new white tree this year...its very bright, and happy, and i love it!

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i wrote about how i wanted a white tree last year, and a few months ago my mom found one for me. i also have quite the vintage christmas decor collection, thanks to mine and my mom's finds over the years...if you ask me, vintage santas are about 100 times cuter than present-day santas.

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elf's view.

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big ben ornament my mom gave my brother and i the year we went to london. i love the memories that each ornament brings up! sounds quite cheesy, but it's true.

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jordan's mom gave me a bunch of these vintage ornaments a few years ago..

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a long time ago, my grandmother made a bunnnch of ornaments similar to this brown one. i have most of them, and put them up on my tree every year...i always appreciated the colorful christmas ornaments, so i guess this is how i inherited them. i love them!

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i also have this grinch that moves around the house...i have mentioned before how much i love dr. seuss (i even did this painting for my dad last year), and the grinch is no exception! he makes me smile.

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my mom found these vintage japanese santa mugs, too. aren't they cute? i like how one of them (but only one!) is winking (second one to the right, in this photo).

and last but not least, i have a tree in our room. red vintage tree (this is the one i usually put up in our living room every year...2008...2009):

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i am aspiring to be like my mother, who has a tree in almost every room! i'm pretty sure her "bedroom" tree was up even before thanksgiving :) i think it's the lights...they just make everything prettier.

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i used some of my leftover pink zig zag fabric from this project as a tree "skirt"







20 comments:

  1. LOVE your white tree, reminds me of all the trees I saw in windows as a kid, I thought whites trees were so beautiful! :) (That is the 60's for you.) The fabric wrapped around the tree is a great idea...
    Janell

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  2. yes! i also have one strand of colored lights on my tree, because when i was a little girl i LOVED colored lights, and we never had them on our trees...every time i see them, i think of how much i loved seeing them when i was little! thank you :)

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  3. kristen you are so amazing. i love everything you do! i actually wrapped some random fabric as a tree skirt too, but my tree looks like the charlie brown one next to yours ;).

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  4. The white one looks nice and that red retro tree is really cool too. I remember as a little girl we had at least 7 strands of lights I would put on the tree, one strand for every color. I don't think they make as many colors any more.

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  5. katie - whatever! everything YOU do is beyond cute.

    thanks,e veryone. to be honest, my tree and christmas decor, in general, could use a little work, but i just haven't had a lot of time for it this year. i'd really like to add some larger ornaments to my tree - something to tie it all together....it hasn't come to me what i need to do yet...and im not really caring a whole lot! hah. oh well.

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  6. I think it looks fine, in fact, I think the older and more personal a tree is the better. Last year the fam and I decided to hand make a different theme of ornaments every year. We are short on money this year so we can't do it, but last year we made a candy themed tree out of craft supplies. When I get a chance to put it up (I know... I'm so bad) I'll post it on the blog.

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  7. I am in LOVE with white trees! And yours does not disappoint! Absolutely lovely!

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  8. Love the way all the bright ornaments contrast against your white tree! Beautiful!

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  9. Love the white tree! And how great is it that you have all those precious ornaments! It looks fantastic!

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  10. I love your white tree. It makes such a dramatic statement. I have always wanted a white tree with black and gold ornaments. (A little Halloween sounding I know, but I think it could be very glamorous!)
    You have inspired me...NEXT YEAR I AM GETTING A WHITE TREE.
    xoxo Ashley

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  11. Wow Id never be game to get a coloured tree other than green. But the white with your antique decorations is just stunning so unique and precious. Just like its decorator :)

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  12. That white tree is stunning! And I love the Santa mugs... hilarious!

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  13. Stumbled upon your blog via little green notebook and L.O.V.E.D. viewing photos of your projects! Your work is inspiring and I love your design taste. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. A tree in every room - what a great idea 'cause I really want a pink one and The Husband would definitely not go for it. BUT he did want to get a mini tree for our dogs.

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  15. I love your tree and all of your decorating! I've looked several times now at your photos. You did a fun job! It's happy! I have 2 of those vintage Santa mugs...aren't they great! Your grinch is the perfect touch. I have Cuious George festivally dressed up and he gets moved all over the house. I adore your tree skirt. Very clever to use the fabric. That fabric is gorgeous! Is it a hot pink?

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  16. Really loving your fabric tree skirt! I think my kitty would have way too much fun with a fabric tree skirt. She already loves batting at the ornaments. I could just see fabric strewn all over the living room.

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  18. Hello Kristen. I have a question. I have been doing nursing work in Peru and brought back some fabric from there because my office is done in all Peruvian children pictures, pots I brought back, and other souviners. I have a chair in my office that was my grandmothers that desperately needs to be redone. I love the fabric from around the bottom of your christmas tree and it matches my fabric perfect. I have searched fabric stores for something similar. Do you have any idea where I could find the fabric or something similar?

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