Sunday, December 5, 2010

Dining Room Tree

Sharing our new Dining Room tree with you today.  You might remember that I previously shared photos of last year's tree, which was a table top tree with a "sugared fruits" theme.  I have been imagining a full height but slim tree in this corner of the dining room for quite a few years, and now it's here!

Because I don't have enough sugared fruits elements to decorate this newer, bigger tree, and I couldn't find any more elements to match, I changed up the theme a bit.  I'm going for a rich green, brown and cream feel.  I picked up a couple boxes of new ornaments at Michael's to tie things together, and some new ribbons.

From start to finish, here is the metamorphosis of the Dining Room tree.   First, straight out of the box pre-lit with white lights.

I added two strands of green lights to get the theme started.

Next came the star topper.  Just simple and pretty.

I had three different ribbons to choose from.

I put them all on the tree to see how they looked.  All three are very pretty, and all would help convey the look I was going for.  In the end, I chose two of them, and put them on the tree in alternating spirals around the tree.  This took one spool (10 yards) each.

Next I put in some cream and gold glittery florals.  These were bushes that I picked up at Michael's and cut the stems apart to spread around.  

Now time for ornaments.  Some of these are new purchases this year, and some are taken out of my ever-growing stash of ornaments.  I did put in the sugared fruits from the past few years, but they turned out to be fairly insignificant in scale and importance.  I think they add a small detail, but wouldn't call them a "theme" anymore.

Finally, I added a tree skirt and my family of gold-tone deer.  The tree skirt was made by my mom about 20 years ago, when my husband and I were just starting out and we had a more Victorian-themed tree.  We still have all of those original ornaments and use them on our family room tree as keepsakes.

 Merry Christmas, everyone!

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  1. What a beautiful tree!! I love the deer sitting under it. BEAutiful!!

    Yes, the paperclips are double sided. Just think, we could do all different types of paperclips... Halloween, Valentine's Day, and so on. I love going to craft fairs!

  2. Love the tree ... the blue/green is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Jenny it is a gorgeous tree! Love the deer too.

    Blessings, ~Melissa :)

  4. Hi! I'm just coming over from Amaze Me Monday and had to tell you how gorgeous I think your tree looks! Really, your entire home looks just lovely and I can't wait to peruse more of your posts. Hop over and say 'hi' sometime! :-)
    P.S. I'm your newest follower!

  5. How nice! I love slim trees...I have one for my cabin that is 12 feet tall. It takes forever to decorate. You tree topper and those little birds are so pretty :)

  6. Gorgeous tree but my favorite is the deer sitting at the base of the tree! So much nicer than leaving it empty. Thank you for linking up to "Amaze Me Monday" blog party. Hope to see you next week!