I just adore silver and gold and a bit of elegant bling
for Christmas decorating.
Love the softer shades with more natural decoration
pale creamy colors and metallics
Inside our house,
Christmas looks a little different than the more traditional red and green
look I have been sharing in the guest cottage.
This is our living room tree
and it is one of my favorite trees to decorate
It is flocked with big chunky bits of 'glittered snow' and frosty branches
and dotted with pinecones, pine needles and twigs.
It's delightful even before draping it with lights and ornaments.
With silver beaded garland strung along it's branches here and there
it reminds me of New Orleans Square at Disneyland-
which I pretty much could happily sit in all day long with a cup of coffee
just taking in all the gorgeous Christmas inspiration.
If you have never been to Disneyland at Christmas time- I highly recommend it.
I placed the tree inside a cast iron urn instead of a tree stand.
I love the way the branches seem to float a bit instead of sitting low to the ground.
and since it is only a 7' tall tree - it gets a boost in height as well.
I love it's spindly little top too.
Covered simply in silver and gold and pretty whites- I love it.
I am so saddened by what happened in Connecticut on Friday. There are no words.
Please keep the victims and their families in thoughts and prayers