White + Blue Christmas Tree

December 13, 2012

We’ve had a flocked tree for three years now and I’m totally hooked on them!  It’s the one way we can have a white Christmas in our home since we don’t get snow here.  I loved the idea of using blues and greens to complement the mantel garland, and this year the stand sits inside a gray Colonial Mills braided woven basket.  It’s our blue and white Christmas tree all decked out for 2012!

blue and white christmas tree centsational girl

 

I found this beautiful peacock blue ribbon with gold trim for half price at Michaels and couldn’t resist crimping and weaving it through the tree like party streamers.

peacock blue ribbon in tree

 

I also opted for two strings of white globe lights instead of twinkle lights… I think I’ll string them outside when Christmas is over… I ordered them from Novelty Lights a few months ago and they come with real glass bulbs so you have to be careful with them but I love them!

globe lights

 

 

Tucked inside are all sorts of ornaments that remind us of precious memories… like that trip to Disneyland the week before Christmas when it snowed on Main Street as the kids oohed and ahhed at all the lights in the parade.

mickey

 

And that sisters trip I took to NYC with my sister where at the end of four days we couldn’t speak our voices were so hoarse from talking and laughing non stop.

taxi cab ornament

 

And the John Wayne ornament we bought last year because my kids think he’s the coolest dude that ever lived.  They love his movies!

john wayne ornament

 

And that last trip we took to Hawaii as a couple before the babies were born because as you know traveling to Hawaii with kids and without kids is a completely different experience. ;)

hawaii ornament

 

And many more precious little ornaments tucked inside that I’ve saved for 15+ years.

white and blue christmas tree

 

I found a tree topper at Crate + Barrel this year that I loved, a silver Moravian star, I’ve always wanted one for our tree so I was excited when I saw it in their store this year.

moravian star tree topper

 

Our tree is the first thing you see when you enter our house, so festive and pretty!

tree view from entry

 

flocked tree centsational girl

 

More flocked trees from the past here:  teal and brown from 2010 and crimson and white in 2011.   Linking up to Sarah’s Christmas Tree Party to finish off the Holiday Home Link Parties.

holiday home link parties

Thanks so much everyone for joining in on the fun!

 

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