Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Our Christmas tree

Every year after Thanksgiving we get all our Christmas decorations out and start putting them up on that weekend. I thought I would take a picture of before and after this year. Our tree is an artificial tree that I love. Many years I've had a real one and spent oodles of money on them. Then one year I found this tree at Ballards. It was clearanced and had the lights on it with pinecones tucked in it too! It looked real to me. Anyways ,I bought it and this is our tree. I also add colored lights because the kids love them and I do too. I think it adds more charm with all the colors. Our tree is made up of everything! There are many vintage glass bulbs and new bulbs,the kids baby ornaments and others they have made or have gotten through the years. I add gold wired mesh as the garland,glittered branches poke out and tinsel is the final touch.We all love the final outcome. It's like looking at a candy shop with all the colors!
Here's the finished product!

A peek into our tree!Wishing you all a great day full of fa la la!



  1. It's beginning to look alot like christmas at your hosue, Tracy. LOVE your tree! Haven't gotten ours up yet, but at least the lights are up on the outside of the house. Hubby actually got to it early this year. We have an artificial tree too, but much smaller and it is so old, trully in need of a new one in this family but I am so attached to that old small thin one, just can not find my way to part with it. It is a bit sad looking but it is full of memories of past christmases! hugs, Debby

  2. It's so beautiful and festive!

  3. fa la la!! love it!

    I wore your jewelry on Thanksgiving.....soooo many compliments btw :)

    I felt so girlishly lovely!

    wishing you well Tracy

  4. Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing a little bit of your Christmas with us all.

  5. Your tree looks beautiful Tracy.
    Thanks for sharing
    Have a lovely day

  6. OH!!! Tracy, your tree looks so gorgeous!!! i tired to take pics of mine...and it looked horrible through the camera's eye...and it is so pretty in person...i am really frustrated about that...i wanted pics for my blog...

  7. Your tree looks lovely....I too have an artificial tree after soooooooo many years of going out and selecting just the right real tree......the artificial is much easier to take down too!...LOL

  8. Oh your tree is so lovely!!!! I am looking for something different to use as garland instead of beads this year...your idea of gold mesh wire may be just the thing..thanks for sharing!

  9. I love the cupcake ornaments!! Your tree looks great!!