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Monday, December 12, 2011

The Great Room Tree

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Thank you all so much for your sweet comments about our Christmas dining room, decked out in silver and gold with our new flocked tree ... I truly appreciate each and every one of your kind notes!

Today, I wanted to share a few pictures of the tree that is in our great room ... this is the tallest of the 7 trees that we have in our home this year.

Thar she blows:


We'll start at the top.  I love to do "crazy" toppers, with things sprouting up and out here and there.  This year, though, I decided not to add our two *ha-uge* bows ... thought I'd give them a rest this year.


I added gold mesh this year, which I'm lovin' combined with the red:


You may have noticed that I love adding our Christmas cards to this tree ... not only are they great fillers, but I love being surrounded by friends and family during the holidays!  I also add our family Christmas cards from years past ... it's all going by too fast!


Not only are the Christmas cards great fillers, but big ol' snowflakes (from Dollar Tree) are, as well!  I also love the white popping against the red and gold mesh, as well as against the tree itself:


Not only do I fill this tree with budget friendly ornaments, but also ones that have sentimental meaning, like this angel one from one of my sweet sisters:


Jax's "first Christmas" ornament:


A fragile and festive Santa from my sweet parents:


And, I also love this White House ornament (given to us by my brother-in-law) ... the blue background is beautiful:


I can't believe we get to enjoy the evening glow of this tree for only a few more *short* weeks!


Thank you so much for stopping by!


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28 comments:

Sherry said...

Becca, your tree is beautiful!

Judy said...

Your tree is gorgeous. Did I read correctly...7 trees...you are ambitious. I'm so impressed.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Gorgeous tree Becca! I was thinking the same thing today, this month is going by way to fast!! Martina

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

SEVEN trees??!! Wow, not me. This one is quite stunning.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

BEAUTIFUL, as always! I love the toppers and things coming out all over the trees, too. When are we going to see the rest?

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Becca...

Ohhh my gosh, Girlfriend...seven trees? What a creative and industrious woman you are! I'm loving this gorgeous tree! Isn't the mesh awesome? I used it for the first time on my tree this year. It makes the tree so "poofy and pretty"! Hehe! I love that you combined the red and gold together...very rich and regal looking! I also enjoyed getting a peek at a few of your beautiful ornaments! It's all gorgeous, my friend! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas home with us!

Warmest Christmas Wishes to you and your family!

Chari @Happy To Design

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Becca, you just never disappoint!! LOL!! I love this tree! LOVE the topper; and the colors are just beautiful! Incorporating the Christmas cards was a nice touch! I could just sit here and admire for hours! Now, when do we get to see the rest?

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

So pretty, Becca! Your tree is amazing! I love the top and the garland. I can't believe you have 7 trees in your house!

Girlie Blogger said...

Wow. Beautiful job.

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Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your tree is so beautiful, Becca! I love the "sprouts" you used for the topper! I just stick my angel on top of ours every year but maybe next year I'll get a little wild and crazy! : )

Andrea said...

It looks gorgeous! I really need some more trees-you're putting me to shame lol!

Shannon@FoxHollowCottage said...

Glad I didn't do a tree this year, I think the poor thing would feel insecure ;) You sure know how to deck the halls girl! Beautiful... again.

At The Picket Fence said...

That is a fabulous tree Becca! I just love that you tuck the cards in and I'm totally going to be stealing that idea...shocking I know! LOL!
Vanessa

Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful! I love the cards and special ornaments. I don't have a clue how you do 7 trees ~ :-)

It really is going by wayyyy too fast! Less than 2 weeks now...

Enjoy this beautiful time of year and many blessings!

xo
Pat

Michele Smith said...

Becca, your tree is gorgeous. I love all the ornaments and the mesh. Your topper is fantastic too! Love how you added cards to your tree also...too cool!

Lori said...

Of course it is gorgeous as I have come to expect from you! I LOVE the idea of putting the cards on the tree! I may just have to copy that idea! Hope y'all have a wonderful Christmas season!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your tree is gorgeous! Seven trees, now that's decorating. You are a busy and creative lady

Blondie's Journal said...

You are amazing...this is gorgeous!! You have so many good ideas, from the topper to the mesh to the Christmas cards! I never thought to use those! And some are just too darling to throw away!! Lovely tree!

XO,
Jane

Savvy Seasons said...

Becca~
What a gorgeous tree full of fond memories. I love the cards and pictures, such a great idea. Great job, you are on a roll! =)

Marianne said...

Gorgeous tree Becca, the topper is just gorgeous...and I'm loving those Dollar Tree snowflakes. I bought a ton of them this year. If it wasn't for that awesome store I wouldn't be able to change my theme's every year, ha, ha.
Marianne :)

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Becca, Your tree is so pretty. Love all the traditional colors. When my kids were young i always had reds, greens and golds. Wow 7 trees, do you decorate them in the same color or all different.

Gail said...

Your tree is beautiful Becca! I love the sentimental meaning you added to your tree especially Christmas cards of years past.

Have a wonderful day,
Gail

Maria Elena said...

Oh, Becca, it is so beautiful! I would love to learn how to make those beautiful tree toppers. Yours looks gorgeous!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

Gorgeous! Love the idea of using the greeting cards as fillers! Nice touch!

Town and Country Gals said...

Becca,
your tree is gorgeous! Love the card idea, I put pictures of my kids, their baby shoes and lots of my favorite things, so much fun with special things. Looking forward to seeing more!
Rebecca

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I am just totally amazed. Every one of your trees are more lovely than the last. You have a definitley knack for decorating trees along with everything else. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

Sweet Tea said...

Becca, your Winter wonderland of trees is a sight to behold. Beautiful, each one of them!

CAS said...

Your tree is beautiful, Becca! It's always fun visiting your blog -- loveliness and inspiration!
CAS