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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Pink & White Christmas

This year I banished the color red from my tree. I happen to love red, it is a close cousin to pink, one of my favorite colors. But there is not any red in the rooms the tree can be seen from. So this year I focused on pink, white, silver, gold or bronze.  It turned out to be a more cohesive look and flowed better with the rooms.









Every year we buy a tree a little too tall, so we have to lobe the very top off of the tree and there is really not enough room for a tree topper. This year I have a bejeweled bear holding court near the top of the tree.


Years ago I did paper cuttings to add to the tree. To me they are like icing on the cake, they add light and unexpected interest. At one time I had a whole heard of animals but they went missing in the holiday clean up one year. I keep hoping they will turn up, where oh where could they be???





 A little herd of menorah moose.



On the right you can see the hutch decked out with little houses and bottle brush trees. I'll give you a close up look at those a little later……





Despite taking about 30 pictures of the tree, I don't feel any of them captured it's true beauty and sparkle. And of course we are missing the wonderful smell.



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19 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Oooo, so pretty. You have some really nice ornaments, and they work together so well.

Casa De Luna said...

Your tree is very lovely! The glass bird ornaments on clips are my favorite! I have several of them.

Sue said...

Oh Laura, your tree is lovely! I love all the clear glass ornies and those paper cut-outs are the piece d'resistance! Not sure if I spelled that right, but I really do think they add so much whimsy to your pink tree. So glad you paid me a visit.
:-) Sue

Jann Olson said...

Oh I love your pink tree. You have so many gorgeous ornaments. Must say, I love that pink bird! Your paper cuttings are fabulous. They really do add a special touch. I love glittery houses and bottlebrush trees. I'll be back to get a better peek. I am not signing up for your give away. Not because I don't want to, but because I won a ramsign on another blog give away. One mustn't be too greedy. Santa might be watching. lol!

DANI said...

A beautiful Christmas tree, Laura !
I love the glass ornaments and you have so many ... Merry Christmas !

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

It's a beautiful tree! Just perfectly pink. :)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your tree is a stunner for sure. So nice to see a real tree. I hope ours last through the next week. I love your paper cut outs.

Cindy said...

Great Tree! And I love your beautiful Dish Display Cabinet. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I am a total "Newbie" but I am excited to be here in Blogland with such great and talented people! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Fab New Year!!!

Marydon said...

It is grand to see someone loves pink trees, as do I. Yours is gorgeous.
Merry Christmas
TTFN ~
Marydon

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage said...

I think your tree is one of the prettiest I have seen! I love how you have decorated your hutch too. It's so pretty and inspires me to want to decorate more!
Merry Christmas!
Faye

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Your tree looks amazing! I love the hot pinks and golds, silvers, bronzes, etc.
I am finding it so difficult to take photos of the tree. Any tips!? Your pics turned out perfectly.
Your house looks awesome.

:)
Merry merry!
Alison

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG and you said it smells good, so that means that gorgeous tree is real!! It is just breathtaking!

Carol

Monica @ Texas Fiesta Ware Fan said...

Hi Laura! Your tree and ornaments are beautiful!! I love your hutch!! Merry Christmas!

KP said...

Oh the memory of looking for the lost cutouts...never want to go through that again! Embracing the pink tree, but I miss a couple of favorite ornaments that didn't qualify. Taxi??

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Your tree is just fabulous. Love all the pink and those paper cut-outs!...oh my....how special are they? That took a lot of time, I know.

Gypsy Heart said...

Just gorgeous!! You have a special knack for decorating Christmas trees.

xo
Pat

Ann said...

Truth be told, pink isn't one of my favorite colors. But, I have to admit, your tree is stunning. You have some gorgeous ornaments (yes, even the pink ones) and the moose and candy cane garland is adorable. Love it all!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

Just delightful, Laura! I love the close-up shots of your ornaments...so pretty!

Hope your Christmas is filled with love, laughter, and joy!

Blessings,
Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Lori Burke said...

Hi Laura, I missed seeing your tree in person this year. Your photographs are simply scrumptious and make the tree look magical. Is there any thing my dear friend Laura cannot do? Your talents, grace, beauty and wisdom put you in such a select group of artists! Your dear Keitb and Andrea are so very lucky! Love you!

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