Tuesday, December 14, 2010

O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum...

I guess it's about time I show you guys the Christmas tree I've been mentioning for weeks.

It looks a little bare because most of the ornaments are white and clear!

I LOVE this tree-topper I found! It's glass, it was only $6.00, and it coordinates well with the ornaments!

Barbie shoes from one of the ornaments my grandmother gave me. I believe this was the 2005 ornament?

We don't have any "personal" or "collected" ornaments besides the ornaments I get from my grandmother every year (which just happen to match the color scheme). She did give me one that was a black and white kitty playing with a poinsettia. Um... Not sure where that came from in the middle of a decade of Barbie ornaments. Plus, aren't poinsettias poisonous to animals? Weird. I am sure if we had children our tree would be covered in glittery macaroni reindeer, candy canes, and fat Santa paper cut-outs, but we don't.

You can see in this shot that I did not get the tree skirt made to coordinate with the stockings... Oh well. It matches the tree well enough. I'm actually lucky that, besides the old green and red stockings, everything I bought for the green tree still went well with a white tree. I was pleasantly surprised when I started unwrapping everything. I hardly had to buy anything this year.

This one is my favorite. When I was looking for a dress for prom I desperately wanted this poufy ivory princess dress with sequin icicles coming down from the strapless bodice. It was soooooo pretty. But I am super pale with naturally strawberry blond hair and the color made me look deathly ill. This ornament reminds me of that dress! lol

More barbie shoes! I hung all of the ornaments with fishing line so they just hover on the tree. Plus, I didn't have any hangers and I was too lazy to run out for something that would be visually distracting anyway.

Barbie shoe box. The ornament came as one shopping bag, but when you open the bag there are three shoe boxes inside with a pair of shoes in each! And each item has it's own little hanger. Awesome.

I really love this little bird too. So quite and unassuming, you can barely tell he's there.

A larger velvet shoe. I think my S-I-L got me this one.

This was 2008's ornament.

All lit up! You can see the ornaments better like this.

It makes me so happy to walk past our tree every day. It's just so pretty! We did have a green one in our last house, but this house is soooo dark (we are surrounded by trees) and the dark green was just depressing. Especially in front of the window.

Diamonds are a girl's best friend...

The Mr. came upstairs after I finished putting it together and said it looked like something out of a magazine. Now I know it doesn't, but it still made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Next year I am going to try wrapping the tree in ribbon before I decorate it.  I'm not sure if that is an old trend come round again or if I just wasn't paying attention last year, but I am loving the idea.

What do think? Do you hate the idea of a non-traditional colored Christmas tree? What does your tree look like?


Kristina P. said...

Oooh, it's so glamorous!

inthewoodstoo said...

I love your tree!! And those ornies! When you take the tree down be sure to wrap all the branches in plastic-big garbage bags work. Dont let the branches come in contact with the cardboard box or they will yellow badly. Our first white Martha Stewart tree did so after the first year- the plastic branches react with the cardboard chemicals and yellow..I love white trees! Ours is done with all blue ornies and lights= so pretty at night!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Your tree is beautiful, and I love it framed by your new drapes!

LizzieBeth said...

Confession: If you told me you had a white Christmas tree with clear and silve ornaments I would have given you the side-eye.

however, now that I see it, it's actually quite lovely! Very glamourous indeed!


Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

I love the white tree and all the ornaments are lovely. IT's just so sparkly and pretty. I love all your ornaments, especially the Barbies. All of them.

And, I'm loving that window area. Looks like it was made for that Christmas tree.

Comeca Jones said...

I adore your tree!! Mine is also white and has been in varying heights of course for the last six seven yrs even before white was cool lol. You did a great job.

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Your white tree looks great, especially when it's lit up - it's so bright and glowing! I don't think a white tree would look good in our house, but in your room it works! All your little ornaments are so cute. I enjoyed your prom story... lol.

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Oh, and I like the ribbon idea for next year! I meant to try that this year but didn't get around to it.

designstiles said...

You do have a white Christmas tree! I love it. Maybe it really is just me behind on the trend. I think you're way ahead because it appears that other bloggers are still searching for theirs.

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Very pretty! I like the non-traditional tree!