Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Tree Lights Up Living Room and Hearts: Monday, Dec. 6, 2010




This post joins  a Deck the Halls Party sponsored by Susan at Between Naps on the Porch.  Susan's blog is always exquisite and fun! Be sure to visit there to see all the wonderful homes participating in this Deck the Halls Party. Her button is on this blog's side bar. Click it and you'll be there!






For many years, when our children were little, we had a fresh cut tree decorating the living room at Christmas time but not any more.



Once I discovered an artificial tree didn't require daily vacuuming and looked just as magnificent when adorned with gold, cranberry, and pink, I was sold.






Actually, a very dear friend gifted me with the tree, which juts up into the air seven feet high. Across its middle, it's probably another four to five feet. This is one humongous tree.




It takes my husband about four hours to assemble it every year, after it's brought down in a mountain of bundles from the attic. Then, once it's up, it takes me another four hours minimum to decorate it. But once done, all the hassle and time are worth it because it's a very beautiful tree that brings joy to us and to all the guests who come to visit during the holidays.




When my friend delivered the tree to our house, she mentioned that it came on a rotating stand. I had no idea how that was going to work out but it really makes for a magical Christmas tree. The rotation is very slow and can be seen  outside from the front window. The tree twirls in all her frilly glory. Angels, large gold balls and hearts, and pink ornaments tucked among the branches, do a slow spin as the tree rotates.





















 
Sending wishes for a beautiful holiday season to you from Writing Straight from the Heart! May your hearts be filled with happiness, laughter, peace, and deep serenity.


DO YOU TRIM YOUR TREE IN THE SAME COLORS EVERY YEAR? WHAT ARE THEY?

20 comments:

Nanniepannie said...

Your tree is magnificent!

Suzann said...

WOW your tree ins so pretty!!!!

Hope your Holiday is wonderful!!!

Suzann

Chandy said...

Wow, beautifully done! Love those ribbons and ornaments on that awesome tree! We have 3 children that have their own themes plus I do a blue and white "Let it Snow" filler theme for when I don't want to decorate. The kids love making their own snowflakes so it's a win-win. LOL Thanks for sharing!

Liz@http://infusewithliz.blogspot.com/ said...

This is very lovely! Pretty cool that it spins! The colors are very pretty and it feels very victorian to me! Great job!

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Beautiful, amazing, tree!

Anonymous said...

Susan,
You have a gorgeous tree and beautifully decorated house. My tree has no particular theme or color; I hang ornaments from years past, some store bought, some made by the children and also my students.
http://lindaoconnell.blogspot.com/

Stephen Tremp said...

Hi Susan, first time visitor. That is one amazing Christmas tree. Ours is up and partially decorated. Decorating is half the fun! And thanks for stopping by over the weekend and saying hi.

Chatty Crone said...

Your tree is outstanding! Love, sandie

Claus said...

Simple Gorgeous! It's very...Victorian to my eyes :o) All the work is worth the effort. You have a beautiful tree Susan!

diane stetson said...

Beautiful tree. I've seen it rotate in all it's glory in person. The pictures don't do it justice. Peace and love today and throughout the season. xo

T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh wow Susan! That is one gorgeous tree! I hardly barely decorate the back of our's because I figure no one can see it. But when it is on a rotating stand, you gotta make sure you hit all the branches. You have dressed it beautifully! That shot through the windowpanes of the door is magnificent. Best wishes, Tammy

Dayle said...

Susan, it's magnificent! Love, love!!

Susan said...

WELCOME WELCOME to Steve, this blog's 152nd Follower. So happy to have you, Steve. Please stop by often.

If I've missed welcoming any new Followers, please forgive me. Just want you all to know that EACH of you is sooooo welcome and appreciated. Love, Susan

Carolyn said...

Hi Susan,
That is such a beautiful tree! It makes me want to get my up but we still use a fresh tree so I will have to wait a little bit yet.
I love the shot of the tree in the mirror and I love how you decorated the mantel.
Thank you for all your sweet comments on my blog- I always love to hear from you.

Carolyn

Honey at 2805 said...

So pretty! Love the reflection in the mirror! My tree post will be up tomorrow & I have a reflection picture too. I just became a follower & hope you will stop by. At least my mantel is done.

Susan said...

Welcome to Honey, this blog's 153rd Follower! Come to visit often, Honey! Hugs. Susan

Diane said...

It's GORGEOUS! I love the ribbon colors.

LDH said...

Your tree is gorgeous!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What a beautiful tree!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Wow, Your tree is gorgeous! I love the colors of your ornaments and ribbon. Thank you for sharing this at my party. I wish you a very Merry Christmas.
Sherry

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