Monday, November 24, 2008

The Tree is up.....

The tree is up and the mantel is decorated. There is a dusting of snow on the ground and a real chill in the air. Mannheim Steamroller Christmas music is playing on the ipod so Christmas will soon be here!

The theme for my decor this year is cream and red. I put 6 sticks of red berries at the top of the tree.
Strings of red wooden cranberries came next.
I sorted through all my ornaments and picked out only those with cream and red.

There are a half dozen silk dark red hydrangeas and 4 cream ones tucked into the branches.

I finished off the tree with a cream and red toile tree skirt. I even found some cream and red toile ornaments.

But the angel said to them,
"Do not be afraid, I bring you good news
of great joy
that will be for all the people."
Luke 2:10


Anonymous said...

It's beautiful, Coleen! I love the tree skirt and tolie ornament! So, lovely. Did you make them??

Coleen said...

No, I did not make them. I was thrilled to find them at an after Christmas sale.

JenLo said...

VERY pretty! We're not quite to the point of doing themed trees yet, though I love them. We still have lots of hand-made school ornaments that we use every year, in addition to lots of keepsake ones. Some day we'll go with a theme, but right now, the kids would boycott it, I'm sure!

Coleen said...

You could get a small tree, like those seedling trees for each child and let them decorate it with anything they wish. Put the tree in their room or a playroom.