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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Our 2012 White Christmas Tree

Last year was our first year with a white tree.  We all loved our little white tree and were very excited to pull it out of the North Pole a few days after Thanksgiving.  Then it sat empty for a few days, and I even considered leaving it that way.  Honestly there really is something beautiful about a tree with nothing but lights on it, but my kiddos couldn't stand it any longer.  So I busted out the bins of ornaments and let them trim the tree.


Then after they went to bed I did a little (not much) rearranging.  I mean, one branch doesn't really need 10 ornaments on it - does it?


It's a happy little "whatever goes" tree.  Rather than loading it up completely we selected only our favorites so that each ornament could really shine.

We've got everything from a skiing Santa.......


to a sledding snowman......


with a few special childhood ornaments thrown into the mix.


I wrapped a few ornaments in winter wear cutting up a thrifted scarf to make ribbon.


I just taped the fabric on so it's not a permanent change.

So that's how we dressed our little white tree this year - colorful and fun with magic and sentiment!


It sits in a corner of our family room where we can also see it from the breakfast nook and kitchen.  I love seeing it all lit up from the table during dinner.  There's nothing better than a Christmas tree at night!


It's like magic.


And I think this is my favorite picture of the whole year. 


Have you trimmed your tree?




*Linking up with Honey We're Home, Thrifty Decor Chick 

17 comments:

  1. beautiful Carmel! I love how all white trees showcase the ornaments.

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  2. The tree looks great! I also love the last picture you posted. It's gorgeous!

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  3. The white tree really is magical and let's the ornaments stand out. Love it!

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  4. aw so pretty! i think white trees are fun. i have a little one with blue lights and a more traditional one. you can never have too many trees!!

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  5. Love your tree! My very first tree (when I was single and living in an apartment) was a white tree.

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  6. Love the white tree! When I have more than one room in my house, I will maybe do a white tree. The green and red ornaments really pop!

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  7. Love how the white tree pops off those red walls!

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  8. It looks fantastic. The white is so fun and that photo at the end really is magical. So sweet.

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  9. I've never had a white tree, but the way you and you're family have styled yours is sure making me think about getting one eventually. Yours turned out beautifully and I love that picture of your children and the tree at the end. Beautiful!

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  10. LOVE it! that photo of your kids is adorable, too. :) and i love the way the red pops against the white- it's gorgeous!

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  11. ooohhh I love this!! My Grandma just bought a white Christmas tree after last year she attempted to spray snow on their green tree and it ruined it. I walked in her living room and it just glows. I love your ornaments and I did the same thing with some old ornaments and wrapped them in jute then a piece of lace through the mid section...I am considering doing all of our ornaments that way next year.

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  12. Awesome pics of the kids shadows with the tree. Beauitful tree too!

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  13. What a pretty tree Carmel! I agree with you, that last pic is the sweetest :)

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  14. Beautiful! I love that last picture too- how priceless!

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  15. Thanks everyone! Yes- that really is the fun thing about a white tree - each ornament really shows up so well!

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  16. Makes me want a white tree :) I love it,so pretty!
    XO
    Kristin

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  17. This post makes me want a white tree next year. Gorgeous!

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Be nice or I'll tell your mom! xoxo -C

 
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