Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas Tree 2012




It is officially Christmastime at the Edwards house, the tree is done! This year, if you read THIS post, you know I'm trying to take a stress-less approach to the Holiday season. So with the whole decorating thing, I took my time.....but I've gotten the glitter vacuumed up and I'm ready to reveal the Christmas Tree of 2012.  If you remember the tree from last year, you will definitely notice a slight difference in this years tree. First, it's a completely different tree! How's that for different! :) After 17 years of decorating trees as part of my career, we broke down and bought a pre-lit hinged Christmas tree. After dealing with the ginormous yard sale tree (and the massive undertaking of lighting it) last year, I knew that I couldn't handle it this year, so we bought a nice small tree WITH lights! I decided to donate the other tree, by the way. I had this puppy up in less than 15 minutes.

 A lot of the ornaments are handmade from over the years. I made these snowflakes using Stephanie Lynn's tutorial. Click HERE to see her tutorial. Yep, those are clothespins!
 The little mushroom ornament is new this year.  Isn't it cute?
 Very neutral, with a lot of browns and metallics with a tiny bit of green.
 I don't know what is up with me this year, but just like the front door, I didn't use any ribbon. See more of the mantle HERE.

 Anywhere.

 Some evening shots.


I hope you are inspired!

Joining Sarah

2011-12-013

45 comments:

  1. Love the tree, mantle, all of it!!!

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  2. Wow it's beautiful, I love the natural look with the browns and a touch of sparkle! Mantle is awesome too! Have a great day!

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  3. Love the natural. what is the tree skirt?

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  4. Gorgeous tree and mantle! Very nature inspired. I must admit I change my tree theme about every 3-4 years. I just get tired of the same ol', same ol' LOL

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    1. Thank you Deb! That's probably why mine is so full....I just keep adding and making and making and adding, but I gravitate towards the woodland stuff all the time, I love it when I see ornaments on the market to feed my obsession.

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  5. Michelle, Your tree and house look so pretty-natural yet elegant. Hope you and your family have a joyous Christmas!

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  6. Hey chickadee! I love your tree! It's so pretty! Come visit my home tour!
    Toodles-
    Sarah

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  7. Really beautiful! The tree, the mantel, love it!

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  8. LOVE your tree. I hope you are doing well.

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    1. Just stopping by to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.

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  9. Stunning! I love how every branch is fulled with pretties. My tree looks positively bare in comparison. I think next year I'll have to add some more.

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    1. Oh Robin, I've been collecting many, many years...and I have a more is more believe system firmly in place! :)

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  10. Hi Michelle, your Christmas decorating is absolutely stunning.

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  11. Just found your blog...love...Love...LOVE!

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  12. Your house is absolutely gorgeous--with or without the tree! I would LOVE to see an entire tour of it, I'm sure I would be drooling.

    ps-I rarely comment on here but just wanted to let you know you and your family are in my daily prayers. Enjoy the holiday season!

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    1. Thanks! I really do need to get a tour together...thank you for the prayers.

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  13. Oh wow!! You are truly gifted in your artistry. This tree looks absolutely stunning. No. No ribbon I've been searching kind of like that old book Where's Waldo? But truly I think a little someone thinks that the tree is not missing ribbon...he's waiting for something else to appear under it!!!
    Love and prayers,
    Gwen

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    1. Hee. hee Gwen! If I put anything under the tree now, it wouldn't last until Christmas Day! "Mom, when can I open my presents?" over and over and over....:)

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  14. One word....STUNNING! OK maybe 2...BEAUTIFUL! Love your style. It is classic, elegant and always right on.

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  15. Simply stunning, breath-takinly beautiful.

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  16. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!! You have a real gift!

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  17. This is stunning without the ribbon! I too use ribbon in my Christmas decor but may have to rethink it next year! Love the use of the browns and neutrals. I have an old artificial tree that stays up in my sunroom all year. I call it my family tree and it has quotes and family photos displayed on it. I'm going to redo it and freshen it up this winter and your color scheme will be perfect in there. Right now it has lots of rusty reds on it but I'm tired of the look and short of taking it completely down, you've inspired me to change it and leave it up!

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  18. Absolutely gorgeous and so tasteful. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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  21. Nice blog... thanks for sharing with us..

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  22. MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!

    Gloria in Virginia

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  23. Michelle, I wish for you and your family a Wonderful Christmas! And my wish for you is to soak up every moment as I know you will. Your Christmas is breathtaking, I really mean that! Carol

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  24. Awww that was a very beautiful and stunning Christmas tree. The ornaments and christmas lights are sooo divine. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy holidays,
    Anne walker
    Christmas tree decorating ideas

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  25. What kind of glue did you use on the stars? I made some, but I had a horrible time with hot glue. Thanks! :)

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    1. Most of the ornaments are hand tied. I don’t remember any of the stars requiring glue.

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  26. Also, did you spray "snow" on the branches in spots or are those add ins I am seeing?

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    1. The tree actually came pre-frosted.

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Michelle