Decorating The Tree …


December 4, 2014 by Terry

So the tree is up!  I absolutely love having a tree in the house, I wish it could be that way all year long! … well, it could but that would be a little wierd.

While the living room decorations are accented with reds, the family room and tree are decorated with silver, blue and white accents.

I didn’t go crazy with ornaments on the tree.  I tried to keep it minimal to let the greenery show through and also to be able to focus on the detail of the bulbs and crystals.  Sometimes the eye doesn’t know where to rest if it’s too busy.  While I love a full tree, I kept things simple this year.

(click here to view what a very full tree looks like.  This one was done for someone else and is also beautiful)

DSCN3848I kept the colors to just the silver, blue and white … and I couldn’t help but add in a little chocolate, I have a handful of antique looking chocolate ornaments with silver glitter designs on them.  There’s bells, balls, birds, icicles and crystals… I also added some white poinsettia blooms where I would have normally added bows.


DSCN3862DSCN3857Frosted mirrored balls and crystals make things shine

         even when the lights aren’t on



The tree skirt is silver with honeycomb smocking, fringe and velvet large buttons.  I’m finding it difficult to keep it on straight as “somebody” keeps playing in the tree! ….Hmmmm


(action shot!)

It’s so hard to find good help!  … following this picture she was forced to take a looooong coffee break in the laundry room!  Ha!


A couple of Christmases ago I made a Christmas ball chandelier out of ribbon and dollar store ornaments.  I think it looks pretty hanging in the corner by the fireplace and ties in with my blue mercury glass ornament on the mantle.

DSCN3852DSCN3850So pretty is the holiday season!  How one decorates is so personal, there is no right or wrong as long as YOU enjoy the environment you are creating with the decorations you add to it.

DSCN3903DSCN3919DSCN3915Happy Decorating!




2 thoughts on “Decorating The Tree …

  1. I love this! The colors are soft and elegant. It does not look simple at all, but I understand what you mean. I also chose silver and white to decorate my dining room this year. The tree and tree skirt are beautiful. I’ll have to put that tree skirt on next years decorating list. Lovely post.


    • Thank you Linda! I love this tree skirt too…When it’s not on the tree,it actually looks like a pretty cape you could wear …. no I did not try it on! … okay… maybe I did :) lol!

      Thanks for the visit! Have a great weekend!

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow on Instagram

Many times what others consider junk or garbage I consider useful! This table was constructed 100% out of other peoples garbage! Scrap wood and scrap balusters gave me one beautiful table! One of my favourite projects ever. This table went to live @cheekycouturesboutique I miss working in my garage on projects like this. #madefromscraps #thecuratorscollection #woodworking #imagination #designer #beautifulfurniture #farmhousetable
Meet the new man in my life ... Scooby. Talk about lazy coworkers! So hard to focus at work with ⬅️ this guy around!!! I just want to kiss him up all day! Can you believe he’s only 8 weeks old??? 😮 if he wasn’t going to grow up to be around 180 lbs he’d be mine. For now I’ll settle for him being my sweet coworker lol #thatguy #greatdane #baby #scooby #babysnuggles #babyfix #kissable #puppybreath #absolutepaintanddesign
Feels like a napping kinda day to me. Meet Hazel... aka “crazel “ because she’s a little crazy too lol. I’m in love with all her pink! Sooooo kissable! Wishing you all a restful long weekend friends 💕 #napping #restful #longweekend #familydayweekend #pink #kissable #furbaby #thecuratorscollection
So sad that my tulips are almost done 😔Even at the end of their life they are still so pretty! Happy Thursday friends! Stay warm! #tulips #happythursday #vignette #decor #flowerlovers #thecuratorscollection
When one of your best friends owns a Tulip Farm ... of course you never leave empty handed! Thank you sweet Trudie for my first taste of spring 💕🌷 #tulipfarm #sweetspring #flowerlove
Welcoming 2019 like... #newyearnewlook #interiordesigner #furniturewhisperer #paintlover #blogger #designer #maker #thecuratorscollection #faithafphoto

You May Also Like:

I’ve been featured on these amazing websites:

Revival Monday

Feathered Nest Friday

Orphans With Makeup

Painted and repurposed vintage and antique furniture. DIY . Home decor.

Redo It Yourself Inspirations

... Making Broken Beautiful

She Holds Dearly

Just another site

Found This Painted That

Decorating Solutions for the Dollar Challenged

Canary Street Crafts

Furniture Makeovers, Crafts & Home Decor

The Wood Spa by Pat Rios

Furniture Refinishing - Herndon, VA


Home Improvement Home Decor Tutorials

q is for quandie

from a vintage vantagepoint.

The Interior Frugalista

... Making Broken Beautiful

Orphans With Makeup

Painted Furniture, vintage goods, DIY

French Country Home Decor, Party Decor Ideas, Painting Tips

Casual elegant home decor for the collected moments in your life.

Saw Nail and Paint

Lovingly refinished furniture, vintage and thrifted home decor, urban farming and city chickens

Katherines Corner

Discover what women of all ages enjoy. Popular over 50 DIY blogger shares life stories, inspiration, giveaways, bridal shop, meditation shop, home décor, faith and crafts all in one place.

August Blues Slipcover Studio

Slipcovers, diy, and other musings

PicMonkey Blog

Tutorials, Tips and News from Your Favorite Photo Editor

Trois Petites Filles

... Making Broken Beautiful




... Making Broken Beautiful

The Blog

The latest news on and the WordPress community.

anderson + grant

... Making Broken Beautiful

West Furniture Revival

... Making Broken Beautiful

Velvet & Linen

... Making Broken Beautiful


American Farmhouse Living

Dreamy Whites

... Making Broken Beautiful


... Making Broken Beautiful

%d bloggers like this: