Sunday, December 18, 2011

OH CHRISTMAS TREE


Red White and Blue...Just seems to go with everything...


This year I thought the tree should blend with my livingroom as it is going through it's transition...


The white lanterns are from Target...2.50 each, then I sprayed them white...


I have a new camera...can you tell...I am taking a picture through the glass decanter on the coffee table...


This is the perfect place to sit by the fire with a warm blanket...


Love the starfish...I think I am in Nantucket, Ca....lol

Now I just have to work on some presents for under the tree...that will take a little time...lol




It's so cold outside, the tree lights sure do warm it up in here...



More lights...I think this is the last year for this tree...I am just dying for a tall skinny flocked artificial tree....



This next picture I took from the outside in for a little contrast...


I really love this new camera...such fun taking pictures...



Sparkly Sparkley


The last two pictures are purely playing with the camera....hope they are fun for you too...

Wow ...this all happens in the camera with no touch ups after ...love it....
Color Sketch...such fun...Thank you so much for visiting today...I always love it when you spend some time around the house...Please leave a comment and let me know what you think...Just click on the word comment...I appreciate you all and if you are not yet a follower...please follow me...you won,t be bored...Phyllis

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33 comments:

  1. Oh girl I love your whole house..when mine grows up it's going to be yours lol!! As always a beautiful post my dear friend..Thanks for coming by and checking up on me..I hope to be back next year..Have a great CHRISTmas my friend..Love and hugs Gloria

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  2. I love your tree!Such interesting ornaments too. Having it sit by those french doors is such a great backdrop.

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  3. I love your red white and blue! What a pretty idea and the french doors just set it all off. The new camera looks like a dream come true.
    Merry Christmas!
    hugs,
    Donna

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  4. Wow Phyllis, this is just stunning. I wanted to visit and say thanks for your comment and your tip about photography on my blog. Thanks for staying with me too as I'm not much of a regular poster. I'd like to do more and have lots of ideas and projects, but my kids are still young and active so I can't devote as much time as I'd like to blogging. One of these sad days, I'll have more than enough time. Anyway, thanks for your friendship and your counsel. I'm glad I hopped over to your blog. Your Christmas decorations are beautiful. What a creative job on the birdie bowl. And I think your tree is gorgeous. I know what you mean about getting something in your head though and just not being satisfied until it's done so if you replace with a flocked tree, I'll be eager to see it too. Merry Christmas, my friend. Enjoy your wonderful work as you go through the season.

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  5. Beautiful tree, indeed! I love the blue accents in there, too. Great new camera!

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  6. Oh Phyllis, your tree is beautiful! I love the red, white & blue ornaments. I spotted that lantern right away, I love it.

    You've taken some great photos. Have funw with your new camera!

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  7. Very pretty tree! I especially like the starfish. Dropping by from BNOTP. Happy holidays.

    Allison
    Atticmag

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  8. Love you patriotic tree! It sure photographs well! What kind of camera do you use?
    You did a great job! Merry Christmas from Alabama!

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  9. Your tree looks wonderful, Phyllis! How sparkly! I also noticed your old world Santa on the table just to the side of it. His blue coat goes so well with your tree colors. I remember when I got my new camera ~ so much better for me than the point and shoot I had. I still love it!

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  10. The tree is beautiful and I'm so happy to see a post from you. It's always something pretty!!! Merry Christmas to you!

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  11. What a fantastic camera!
    Your tree is gorgeous. The red, white, and blue are fabulous together!
    Merry Christmas!

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  12. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!
    Merry Christmas!
    Miss Bloomers

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  13. Phyllis, Your home and tree are gorgeous! Love your red, white and blue color theme and the little lanterns are so perfect. Great camera with the editing feature. I need that!
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas.
    Babs

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  14. Just found your lovely blog just in the nick of time to see your gorgeous tree. Love the red, white and blue and clever ornaments.
    Happy holidays!
    Patti

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  15. Your red, white and blue tree is beautiful! Your photos are great. Everything looks so bright and cheery! Stay warm and have a Merry Christmas! Hugs!

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  16. Your tree is just stunning...like everything else 'around the house'. I love all the beautiful ornaments.
    Your camera must be awesome...what kind?
    Have a beautiful Christmas, dear one.
    xo bj

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  17. I think this is my favorite tree this year. I am so jealous. Would love to have a Red, white and blue tree. Your photos are great too. You are already a pro with your new camera. What fun.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Phyllis.

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  18. CHRISTmas Blessings from my mountain top to your home…May it be the best one ever..Hugs and Love Gloria.

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  19. Beautiful red, white, and blue tree! Marvelous photography too!

    I subscribed to your blog!

    Merry Christmas!

    Katherine

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  20. Hi Phyllis! Thanks so much for your lovely comment and for becomming a follower! I love your Red, White and Blue tree - so unique and the accents are perfection. I think the idea of spray painting the Target lanterns was brillant! Merry Christmas and a very Happy New year.

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  21. Hi darling, I love your beautiful tree. All of your shots are incredible.. What kind of camera did you get? It is wonderful... Happy Holidays
    hugs ~lynne~

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  22. Hi Phyllis! Congratulations on your new camera. Your snaps are beautiful! Now, what a beautiful tree you have! I love seeing your ornaments and pretties! What kind of camera did you get?
    Merry Christmas, Dear One!
    Shelia ;)

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  23. Phyllis your home and tree are SO lovely! Loved how you played around with the camera and the color sketch effect is so cool! Thanks for stopping by. Following you back.

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  24. I love the tree and being a military mom would love to do mine in red,white,and blue.thanks for the inspiration!

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  25. Thanks for the invite! Your home is beautiful! I'm happy to be your newest follower!! XO!

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  26. Your house is beautiful and the C'mas decor..., love the French doors! I love your photos with your new camera...what camera is it? Yeah, I want a new skinny artificial tree myself for next year, I had this look for to long! I'm very happy you became my follower, thank you so much! I am your new follower as well. I love your blog! I'm going to visit your other posts before everything is over, if you have time you can see MY things and get to know me, as my last post is my friend Steph's. Hugs,
    FABBY

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  27. Your Christmas tree still blends with the appeal of your house. It's nice.

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  28. Perfect! Your tree is perfect! Love your room! I too got a new camera, but I'm still learning about it.

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  29. how nice. very very nice.

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  30. How did you do the sketch? I am confused. You say with camera? OR is it free hand?
    Either way its lovely and I would just love to be able to do that myself.
    having fun here thank you
    Janice

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  31. How did you do that? the sketch? Its awesome. I would love to do that.
    I am a follower already.

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  32. Last year my friend in her condominium has a beautiful Christmas Tree but yours is more beautiful! Loving this color so much! Wish my mom make a Christmas Tree this year! :)

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