Monday, December 9, 2013

Aqua Tree with Owls and More

Remember my friend Jana, from Georgia? 
We ran a post on her gorgeous Ashton-Drake Christmas dolls a few days ago.
Here's another post she wrote for readers of Writing Straight from the Heart.
The photos are hers, too!
Thanks so much, Jana. Great job!


                                    By Jana

Last Christmas the was the first year this tree came into our home. 
 I had been watching the presentations of the beautiful flocked trees on television and got it into my head that I had to have one.

  

The only problem was that I wasn't going to pay the asking price for those I had seen.

  Then one day advertised in a store circular was THE tree. 

 It was manageable, 7 feet tall, and the flocking wasn't excessive.
 

 I wanted something with an icy look and chose aqua, silver mercury glass and clear ornaments to achieve the look. 


There are also picks which look like icicles and silver netting. 

 But this year some feathered friends are nesting in the tree and under the branches.


  I saw a lot of owls being used in Christmas themes and decided to go for it.
  I found some small ones to hang on the branches and larger ones to nest in the tree.  

Most have real feathers and others are mercury glass. 




 I also found some  bird ornaments on clips to use on the tips of the branches.
 The tree itself is sitting on a coffee table in front of the window with an aqua and damask tree skirt which I made to pick up the colors in the tree.  


I like this year's version with the bird additions better than last year's version. 



I think I'll continue to use the birdies!
 
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE THING ABOUT THIS LOVELY TREE?

8 comments:

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Absolutely stunning!!

Hugs,
Deb

diane.stetson said...

Stunning..I LOVE the blue and silver...so so pretty!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: beautiful pictures of Jana.El Christmas tree is very beautiful. I like the colors of Christmas decorations. My favorite is the bird. Keep in touch

Linda O'Connell said...

My friend used to change her colors/decorations every year, and we always looked forward to her color combinations. Blue is my favorite color, and this is gorgeous.

marianne said...

The blue/white color scheme is very pretty and I love all the owls. Seems to evoke a forest feeling, perhaps an icy blue morning in mid December. I can just feel the cold, air and hear the owls hoot in the distance. Very nice.

Merlesworld said...

I do like the colour it's just a bit different.
Merle..........

Chatty Crone said...

I love that it is different. I love that it has my favorite color on it - AQUA. I love the white furry owls.

Love it - love it - love it.

sandie

Dee said...

Everything....it is breathtaking....and so creative. it is good to be back to my blog...i am enjoying catching up reading your previous posts...:)

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