Sunday, December 6, 2009

OH CHRISTMAS TREE








The Christmas tree is in the living room, it's a skinny tree so it fits nicely in this space and can be viewed as you walk down the hall past this room....












Mr. S. always puts a timer on the Christmas tree so it goes on around dusk and stays on until around 10pm. Tina loves the tree, sometimes she lays under it where it is warm, however she never touches the ornaments or the tree it's self, she just looks.....









She loves to have her picture taken as you know and today is no exception.....










I made those little gift boxes a couple of years ago as a tree decoration, I saw a designer use this technique and loved it...I found the inexpensive boxes at the Dollar Tree and the printed tissue paper at Hallmark. A christmas ornament or sparkly piece of fruit and a glue gun and your all set to go. I glued the lid halfway off and the tissue paper cut into a small square tucked inside and the ornament glued on top of the paper.... I like the look.












The wreaths on the doors were from Michaels at 50% off for about 2.95 each and I added the red velvet wire ribbon with a gold edge...

















This is the living room side of the fireplace, the den side has the white mantle with the garland and that side of the house is done in red and white candy cane like the kitchen table...This room is mainly red and gold and fruit theme...










The centerpiece is a fruit wreath on top of a globe shaped decanter ......




SPARKLY....







This is the table where we had the dinner by the fire, it is a cozy place to be and now with the tree it is even cozier...









I do use faux poinsettias, I am always careful just in case Tina takes a liking to a real one, I wouldn't want to take the chance..














Tina is toooo tired to continue for today, it is nap time...









What a beautiful sunny day, tough on the pictures though.....















I love the sparkly flowers in the tree.....












Thank you for visiting, hope you enjoyed the Christmas decorations. If you would like to leave a comment just click on the word comments. I do read all the comments, and if you have any questions just let me know and I will answer...Thanks again for hanging AROUND THE HOUSE, Thanks Susan @betweennapsontheporch for hosting Met Monday... Phyllis




41 comments:

  1. Wow, Mom...
    You out-did yourself this time. The tree looks gorgeous!!! I love the box ornaments...I'm going to have to do that.

    Love you,
    Shell

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  2. It is beautiful...I love your package idea on the tree. Everything is beautiful and very inviting. Thank you for having me visit!

    Sue

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  3. I am speechless. Everything is stunning. I adore everything you have done. My tastes and likes are all over the board. I love cottage, shabby chic, victorian, the modern farmhouse style, pottery barn style (was just there today :)) but beatuiful traditional furnishings and decor always stop me in my tracks. No matter which direction I go in my decorating I always come back to the traditional. I love your place.
    Sue

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  4. Your tree is absolutely beautiful! Your home is so warm and inviting. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. It looks like pictures right from a magazine! It is just beautiful!

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  6. Wow this is just stunning!! Tina seems like a very sweet girl to not touch the ornaments!

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  7. Hi Phyllis,

    everything looks beautiful! love the skinny tree. i look forward to your post. thanks so much for sharing.

    Merry CHRISTmas,
    janice

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  8. Beautiful! It is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Everything looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Oh what a tree! Your whole house looks absolutely beautiful done up for the holidays. Someday, oh someday, I will figure out how to translate that look to my own house... Thanks for the inspiration!
    : ) Meg

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  11. This is so pretty, Phyllis! I love your tree! The gift box with the ornament {as an ornament is a great idea}. Very different, too. Love the double wreath look and the touches of red in here really set the seasonal look with your furniture and decor.

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  12. Phyllis, your Home is so beautiful done, your tree is stunning, Tina look so beautiful to.
    Merry Christmas!.....

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  13. Your home is just beautiful! Your tree just delightful. You did an incredible job. Merry Christmas.

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  14. What beautiful tree! Thanks for sharing with us.
    I also have a skinny tree due to space, but love it anyway. Have a great week.

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  15. Your house is stunning and the decor is fabulous. TFS!

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  16. Love everything, the wreaths on the doors are beautiful, thats a great ideal. The tree is just breathtaking. I liked the orniment ideal with the box, very pretty. The whole room is just eye candy. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandy

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  17. Phyllis-Your home is beautiful and your decorations just add to its beauty. Love the wreaths on the French doors. Your music is perfect-I like it :)

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  18. Wow, you should put your house on a home tour! Well, I guess you did! Really elegant and rich decor. Lovely job.

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  19. Your home is beautiful and the tree is gorgeous!!! Very elegant.
    Jane

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  20. Sorry, the link was bad.

    I wanted to say I love your tree and your decorations. We also have similar taste since our living room table is very similar if not the same. ;)

    http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk224/mont-cali/048-7.jpg

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  21. stunning, everything... just gorgeous.. I would love an in person tour of your home! WOW!

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  22. What a wonderful job Phyllis! Your home really looks beautiful!

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  23. Cozy warm tones that really say "Christmas!". Just gorgeous!!!

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  24. Phyllis.....Your Christmas tree is gorgeous as is all of your decorating! The photos are wonderful!~Patti

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  25. Phyllis, totally stunning and fun to see, thanks for sharing. Got to love red!!!
    Linda

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  26. YOu do your tree very much like I do mine! I love the sparkly too!!!! I ahve always used poinsettias on the tree too but this year didn't for some reason???? I think I will post my tree for next weeks MM with Susan, maybe you will come see it? Hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season!!!! XO, Pinky

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  27. Oh my gosh-
    A kindred spirit-

    I am sooo glad I found your blog- via your daughter's- and I will be back often.

    I am now a follower.

    Please visit if you have a chance,

    Laura

    White Spray Paint

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  28. I love your beautiful home! Love your tree. I especially love the gift box ornament idea. I just saw that ornament today at Dollar Tree. Now I know what I can make with it! Thanks for the idea and thanks for sharing your home. Merry Christmas!

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  29. WOW! Everything is stunning! Your home is gorgeous!

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  30. What beautiful Christmas decor!!! As always, gorgeous!

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  31. Oh it is just stunning. I loved all the photo's and the captions. I had to look close at the one with the french doors showing. It almost looked like lights outside.
    BTW the horse print. I think I either have the same one or maybe a matching one. I am going to check. And let you know.

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  32. Your tree -- and your whole living room -- are simply gorgeous!

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  33. Your home is lovely and those decorations are just breathtaking. You'd better be prepared when you have guests...they're never going to want to leave!

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  34. Your home is so beautiful and I love all your gorgeous decorations! I've certainly enjoyed my tour!
    Be a sweetie and Merry Christmas,
    Shelia ;)

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  35. I am speechless!!! That tree and everything else is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ~Debra
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  36. Stunning tree! Love all the glitter and the reds! Your coffee table is beautiful...well darn...everything is!!! Enjoyed viewing your decor! Hugs!

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  37. Your home is beautiful. Your tree is stunning. Merry Christmas

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  38. Your home is just beautiful!!! Loved looking at all the pictures.

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