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{O’ Christmas tree}

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This year Christmas has kinda been like Halloween – i had big plans to go all out on my decorating – i had so many ideas!!  But, i was just too busy.  I got my tree up, the kids trees in their rooms and a few little things here and there – but other than that i didn’t do much.  I will show you my tree today and then some other little things soon :)

I wish you could see this in person – its very glitterly and sparkly – pictures just don’t do it justice…you will just have to take my word for it :)

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My tree is not huge – i like the skinny trees – it’s only 7 feet tall so i put it in a flower pot every year to make it look a little taller – i know how it is being short – i don’t want my tree to have issues ;)

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When we moved in this house (almost 4 years ago now), i bought all new ornaments from Joannes – i got away from the traditional red/gold and went with teal, white and silver – LOVE them!!!  They match my house perfect :)  I actually considered my ornament colors when i repainted my house a couple of years ago!

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I also added extra lights that what is already on the tree, little glittery poinsettia lights and snowflake ones.  And i always add a ton of crap that sticks out from the tree – i really like all the texture that it gives – the tree is really boring until i add the sticks – if you don’t have sticks – you should totally try it!

I especially add a lot of stuff around the top of the tree – there are all different kind of glittery sticks up there – most from Hobby Lobby.

I haven’t put up my star yet – i have a little idea for that – but it needs to be painted- if it works out, i will show ya soon!

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For my mantle – i went with what i always do – next year i will be changing this up – i already have some ideas (i better write those down, cuz i will totally forget!)

I always put up white tin stars, then swag some greenery, and fill it with a TON of crap.  To keep the swag up, i use fishing line and then tie it to a screw that’s in my rock- its super heavy.

I do love the stars – its the only time of the year that i use them – and i love the contrast between the rock and the stars – they are rockstars – get it?!  haha :)

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All right – that’s it for now, i have some wrapping to do!!!  I will be back to show some other little christmasy things soon – hopefully before Christmas ;)

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Post by Sausha

12 Responses to {O’ Christmas tree}

  1. Jenglamgirl December 21, 2010 at 5:56 pm #

    Your Tree is GORG. I love the twigs, berries, and things you can stick in the trees these days. I adore your tree, but your mantel with the stars is MY FAV. AND SO GORG. P.S. how do you keep white white? do you have kids? MAN' I don't think I could do it, and I am a clean freak! WINKS!

  2. Tyrell December 21, 2010 at 6:10 pm #

    It all looks SOOOO beautiful!

  3. Tru@TRU TALES FEATS December 21, 2010 at 6:16 pm #

    I agree, your tree is gorgeous! I think putting the tree into a pot to make it taller is a fantastic idea. I put ours up on an end table that we fitted with a piece of plywood, so that we only have to use the top 2 sections of the tree. There is then room for presents under the tree and the grandkids are less likely to be grabbing at the ornaments or knocking it down.

  4. Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys December 21, 2010 at 6:27 pm #

    Everything looks sparkly beautiful! I love the swag.

    Please tell me that the clock is only gone temporarily.

  5. Allison December 21, 2010 at 6:28 pm #

    It looks beautiful! Love all the sparkle in your tree. And those 3 stars over your mantle… Gorgeous!

  6. Shaunna December 21, 2010 at 6:48 pm #

    It's beautiful!! I love the ornaments, the stars, and well, everything! I know, I'm like you, I had grand ideas that just didn't happen due to time. Better planning next year, though. ;-) Merry Christmas! -shaunna

  7. The Autocrat: Haley December 21, 2010 at 7:17 pm #

    I am lovin' everything about your decorations! Oh how I wish I could have white . .. I think I am to OCD for white. LOL Very nice job!

  8. Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm December 21, 2010 at 7:47 pm #

    Your tree is very pretty, and so is your mantel, and so is your home.

  9. Kim @ Starshine Chic December 21, 2010 at 9:47 pm #

    Gorgeous!!! Love the tree and I love, love, love your mantel.

  10. Brittany December 22, 2010 at 2:05 am #

    VERY adorable & crisp! I really like the candle posts….I saw something like that, made out of old (paint-peeling) stair-well posts…made into candle posts. I'm officially inspired! :):)

    http://lifeyasadiywifey.blogspot.com/

  11. Texas Preacher Woman December 22, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    Absolutely gorgeous! Total opposite of my own casa, so viewing your pics is like taking my eyes on an exotic vacation! So fun!

    Pamm

  12. Christa @ Stories of a House December 22, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    Beautiful tree, Sausha! I also really love your mantle and brick fireplace. Hmmmm.

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