Tuesday, December 11, 2012

O Christmas Tree


It's the third day of our Christmas Cheer link parties. Today Megan of Honey We're Home is hosting! Head over and link up your Christmas tree posts.
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The Christmas tree is my favorite part of Christmas.  I have such fond memories of decorating our tree each year with my mom. In our house, it's definitely a girl thing...my dad and brother couldn't run farther when we say it's Christmas tree decorating day ;) My mom and I make a whole day of it.  We wake up, go grab our holiday Starbucks drinks {now with Hope in tow}, and come back to the house to get the lights on the tree.  Next up, we get out the three boxes of ornaments, unwrapping them with care.  Reminiscing over each ornament is always so special-- it feels like just yesterday that I was a little girl waking up on Christmas morning.  Now I'm a big girl coming home from college for the holidays!

This year we decided to go for a natural, glittery, neutral & cranberry look.  Much like our mantle, our tree follows suit with these elements.  We started by wrapping the tree in the gold ribbon {found at Joanne's Fabrics}  then added the glittery pinecones, trees and cranberry-colored ornaments.  Next we layered our West Elm snowflake felt ornaments, personal ornaments and finished by filling in with red berries to add more color.  Our tree topper is a sparkly gold star.  One of my favorite new additions this year is our new tree skirt.  It's a fuzzy white fur skirt from West Elm. Can you tell we love that store?! If Hope lays on it, we couldn't find her :)  By the way, she's a terror with the tree. While she looks rather harmless laying there for the picture, do not be deceived. Sometimes she goes in the living room and pretends to "sniff" when really she's moving the ribbon and rearranging the ornaments with her nose. Silly girl. 


There you have it! The perfect glow. What's your tree look like this year?
I'm linking up my tree with Honey We're Home

Have a lovely Tuesday!
Love,
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16 comments:

  1. The tree is beautiful! I love the little birdie ornament! Can't wait to see more Christmas Cheer!

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  2. I love it! Decorating the tree will always be my favorite. I can't wait to collect more ornaments over the years!

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  3. Sigh...your tree is gorgeous!! My family doesn't have our tree yet because my poor dad has had the flu all week, but I can't wait to head over to the tree farm once he's feeling better!

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  4. Love the shot through the doors. I can so relate to unwrapping the ornaments. Now my children do it with us. Wow, does time fly. Such a pretty tree!!

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  5. What a simple and classic tree. Gorgeous :) And of course and adorable pup always makes things better!

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  6. Your Christmas tree ornaments are beautiful xx

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  7. Your tree is the perfect shape and decorated beautifully! Add the pup, and this could be a Pottery Barn catalogue!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  8. Totally gorgeous. Your photography lately has been really lovely...that opening shot of the lights and Hope is great!

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  9. i love your tree. :) and hope looks so cute and innocent. zac's dog scout has decided to rip up the tree skirt so she can eat the piece of cardboard we put under it to keep the tree level. we have to barricade the tree with chairs now. and we cant put out any presents or she will rip them up like she has done to all the fed-ex boxes. and my dog bailey has taken to eating the ornaments of the bottom of the tree.

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  10. Holy smokes, did you take all of these pictures? Girl, they are good. I just said the same thing to Megan about the shot of her tree in the mirror... but the shot of your tree over the piano looks like it belongs in a magazine!! Talented lady, the tree is gorgeous!!

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  11. What a beautiful tree Michaela. I love the photo shot through the double doors. Like you, we love to take our time decorating. So fun unwrapping each ornament and sharing stories. Lots of wonderful memories. Hope is a doll.

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  12. Love love love the tree! It looks so good. And how dare you talk about sweet little innocent Hope like that. Haha.

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  13. your instagram pics are some of my favs!! you have amazing talent!! so wish i could morph to CA next week to hang with you and Ash!

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  14. I absolutely love your tree! It's so gorgeous!

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  15. I absolutely love your tree. It's so beautiful. (We're looking at buying a house that has a pitched roof like yours so I'm especially inspired.)

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  16. Wow Michaela! That is one seriously gorgeous tree! All of the shots are swoon-worthy. Merry Christmas to you girlie!

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