Sunday, December 13, 2009

Oh Tannenbaum

Susan at is hosting Metamorphosis Monday. Head on over there are lots of great blogs to browse.This is our family room before the decorating began this year. We had just assembled the tree. This was hectic and fun at the same time. Last year we were unable to put up a tree because my hubby had just undergone open heart surgery, so we are celebrating the Christmas season and his one year recovery and good health.

Come, see the transformation.

Hubby wanted to put up a 12 footer this year. A little hard to decorate when you're only 5' 1". Even his being 6' 1" frame was a challenge on a 6 ft. ladder.

Good ole Sam's club made decorating easy this year with matching skirt and coordinating ornaments.

Some slightly different angles.

Hubby got the fire through the globe on the table.

The tree is in reds and golds.

Sam's even had the tree toppers pre-made.

When decorating a large tree, don't be afraid to use large ornaments. This next pic shows the large ones we chose. Look at the regular ornaments next to it.

One last pic taken in the daylight.
We added greenery, finials and swags on the windows this year.

I hope you're enjoying the festivities of the Christmas season. We are so blessed! I wish you all a blessed Christmas!


Michael Lee West said...

Your tree is just beautiful! I agree with you about the big ornaments. I have some that are, I swear, like beach balls--and orange! Love them!

D said...

I love the way your room turned out. It looks so cozy.


Sandy said...

My first visit, wonderful blog. Your whole room is so warm and inviting, love the tree. Thanks for sharing and for visiting.

Mrs. G said...

OMG, I love your tree. Your room looks gorgeous and perfect. Even your tree skirt is laying flat. Mine keeps curling up on the edges. You guys did a great job tackling that huge tree. I will be back next year for tips on how you did it. We have had our little tree since before we moved into this house with the tall ceilings about 6 years ago. This is its last year. The branches are so floppy that the ornaments are hard to keep on. After Christmas we are going to look for a taller tree.

Love, love, love your Christmas decor and am off to look at it again.


I love seeing everything you do with your great room because we are great room twins;)

Blue Creek Home said...

Your tree is wonderful!

Lovin' your round mirror over the fireplace, too.

Terry said...

Wow, that is a wonderful tree in a wonderful room. We needed mountain climbing great to decorate our little 8 footer.

podso said...

Enjoyed stopping by your blog. Beautiful transformation and your room looks so festive. Now settle in and enjoy! Also appreciated your Messiah post...I am working on a similar post, as we had ours last night. So I know just what your daughter was singing! Merry Christmas!

Shelia said...

Oh, how gorgeous everything is! Your tree is magnificent! I love your tall tall ceilings. Your living room is so beautiful!
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Beautiful simply beautiful Rose, I know you both had so much fun decorating.
Thanks for sharing.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

So with color & texture! Enjoy that tree this year. Looks like you figured out just how to reach each & every spot of it!

Michelle said...

WOW..what a great tree! And I love how you can see the tree thru 2 windows too!


Miss Janice said...

Your room looks absolutely gorgeous--it's very classic and cozy! I know you are not looking forward to the day you take down the blog header photo--I LOVE it!

Melissa Miller said...

~WOW!!!! Rose you tree is just spectacular! One of the prettiest I have seen this year for sure.

Your Christmas decor' is all so gorgeous and just breathtaking. ~Lovely job! :)

ceekay said...

tree already! The garland and the tree skirt is so pretty!
Love your decorations - as always...long way from the little cupcakes huh????

Deb @ Confessions of an Ugly Mom said...

Your tree and entire room are beautiful -- and indeed lots of blessings to celebrate.

Celestina Marie said...

WOW, your tree is gorgerous and I love what you did with the windows too. Everything is magical and magnificent. You have reason to celebrate, one year since your DH's surgery and good health. Let's pray for this to continue.

Your room is such an inspiration and the spirit of Christmas certainly lives in your lovely home.

Have a special week. See you again soon.
Blessings, Celestina Marie

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

I'm stopping by your blog for the first time! Your tree looks beautiful and I love the gold ribbon and warm Christmas colors you used!

Best Wishes,

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Your tree is absolutely gorgeous!!! It looks like it should be in the middle of a department store or some place really fancy! Love the topper! Great job! The rest of your house looks beautiful as well! Thanks for your comments on my blog, I'm very happy!

Happy@Home said...

Your tree is spectacular. You have created a beautiful room in which to celebrate Christmas and your husband's successful recovery.

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