The Christmas Tree 2012

Dec 10, 2012

I love decorating for the holidays. Well, that's not entirely true. There are parts of it that I thoroughly enjoy but there are others - the struggling with tangled strings of lights, the mess, the repacking - that make me glad this is only a once-a-year event.

One thing I always struggle with though is the colour scheme. I have wayyy too many decorations and its always difficult to choose which colours to go with - I feel like these ornaments only come out of their boxes once a year that its a shame not to use them all! Can you feel decorating guilt? I do. I managed to figure it out though. I started by putting the gold, silver, and bronze ornaments on the tree and instead of opting to keep it neutral like last year or sprinkle in some green like the year before, I went with red and dashes of icy blue...


It feels young and playful. I still overloaded the tree with too many ornaments though ;) I strung three Ikea Julmys mini wreaths across our front windows. I like how they look with the shutters.

Our tree is pretty huge and takes up almost a quarter of the living room. But somehow, magically, it doesn't feel that imposing. Or maybe I'm just distracted by all the twinkling lights?


I have a few more areas around the house to decorate and share with you. I really love how my home feels at Christmastime, all warm and cozy. Now I just have to finish my shopping and get some presents under that tree.

18 comments:

  1. Jen, your tree is gorgeous!!  And never too many ornaments!  I can't get enough of your holiday decor and projects lately!  Have a wonderful Christmas! 

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  2. It's gorgeous! And no way is that too many ornaments. My rule is that as long as you can still see the tree, you're okay.

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  3. Trisha Phillips12:43 PM

    I love you tree colors! I overload my tree with ornaments too! It's the only way to go:)

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  4. more is more! that's my motto for ornaments. granted my kid doesn't like my 'boring' black, gold & silver tree...she wants colour. maybe next year...haha. lovely tree! you're a pro.

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  5. ramblingrenovators12:43 PM

     Yes, I would have a rainbow coloured tree if I let the 3.5 year old decide too ;)

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  6. Gorgeous! Is that tree artificial? If so - what kind is it? It is awesome!

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  7. ramblingrenovators12:43 PM

    It is artificial. I believe its a Spruce tree. We bought it at Rona two years ago.

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  8. the colour scheme looks beautiful with your room! And I agree, there is no such thing as too many ornaments! Looks great

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  9. Your tree is beautiful! I've been using the same ornaments for quite a few years, so this year I decided to go with something different. I found a bunch of brightly coloured ornaments when I was out shopping last Thrusday, and now we have lots of purple & blue & green & pink holiday cheer :-) And I found the cutest penguin decorations at Michaels. Best of all, everything was half price!

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  10. Beautiful Jen - your decor always looks gorgeous, but I do love a bright cheerful red!  We are off to Ikea today or tomorrow to get our tree and I hope there are some of those wreaths left - I always get there too late. Where did you get the beaded garland?  I may have to take apart some of our Mardi Gras loot... :)

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  11. Amy Walters12:45 PM

    Classic with a twist! Love the colour palette...

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  12. You can NEVER have too many ornaments!

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  13. Chloe Moon12:45 PM

    I think your tree looks beautiful, not too crowded w/ ornaments! I love the bows!! =)



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  14. Jeff Seewald12:45 PM

    It is really beautiful ;)

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  15. Christine Dovey12:45 PM

    So pretty Jenn!!!

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  16. looking fantastic! I love those mini wreaths from IKEA at your windows and loving the scheme this year.  Why not do red and white with a bit of blue?  Can't wait to show you mine this year :)

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  17. It is beautifull
    xoxo
    Lulu

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  18. It's gorgeous! And I'm a huge believer that there's no such thing as overloading a tree with too many ornaments! :)

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