Sneak Peek – The White Christmas Tree

If you’re anything like me, I assume you’re winding down a little bit as the holidays approach.

Or winding yourself up. I’m more in the winding myself up category I guess. Scratch that bit there at the beginning where I said I’m winding down. I’m not. I’m winding up.

So, I’ve decided that for the last 2 days of this week I’m going to keep things a little bit mellow and feature some of the Christmas decorations I have around my house.

You won’t learn anything. You won’t marvel at my craftiness or knowledge. You’ll just enjoy a bunch or pretty pictures. And frankly … I was in a bit of a rush … so they really aren’t all that pretty. But they are festive and I hope, if nothing else they make you feel warm and fuzzy inside. Which is really what the holidays are all about.

Starting with the white Christmas tree you’ve been seeing in my bow posts.

The entire tree is decorated in pine cones. Only pine cones.

There are large gold, glass pinecones.

White Glass pinecones.

Regular, real pine cones.

And the odd winged creature.

I also stuck a few gold branches in the tree.

And yes, if you look carefully you can see the bowl of Klejner on the sideboard. Tomorrow … the foyer and living room trees. And bacon wraps. Tomorrow I HAVE to make bacon wraps. I’m gettin’ all wound up again.

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  1. Tigersmom says:

    Hi there,
    I was cruising your old holiday posts for mantle/tabletop inspiration and I finally found this one. I have a question about the gold tree on the buffet that appears to be in moonlight from your lantern. (A lovely effect by the way.) I’m wondering what your source was for that tree. Trees are everywhere, but not like that one. It is done perfectly.
    And I realize that this post is older and that you’ve probably had that tree for even longer, but any info would be appreciated. I did manage to track down your acrylic reindeer a year or two late and bought it and love it!
    And on the badly sprained ankle front, I managed to get the main tree decorated (my son decorated his tree himself this year) and lots of ornaments in bowls yesterday. The house is a mess with the remaining decorations spread out everywhere, but progress is progress, dammit! Thank goodness I took the pledge and got a good head start on things. Thanks for that.

    • Karen says:

      Hi! I got that gold tree at a furniture store my sister works at. They carried only one and it has no maker on it. I love it too for all the reasons you say. I’ve never seen another one. The acrylic reindeer I’ve seen all over the place since buying it, but not the tree.~ karen!

  2. teresa says:

    just found your site….AMAZING….do u send email updates for posts?? i need to be on your list…i am going to share this with 1 million pinterest junky friends

    • Karen says:

      HI Teresa – Well, thank you! Yes, I have a subscriber list. Just click here. You can subscribe to a daily email or RSS. If for some reason you need to do it again in the future, just click on the little icon on the top right of my site. The one to the right of the little email envelope. ~ karen!

  3. Lynn says:

    Yay for posting this! I love it!

  4. Erin says:

    OMG where did you get that tree!! its SO perfect, tall yet narrow for smaller spaces. LOVE IT!

    • Karen says:

      Erin! I got the tree at Homesense! If you’re in the States I think Homegoods is the equivelant. I know … I love my white tree too! I took it down today and it’s the only Christmas decoration I wanted to leave up! ~ karen

  5. Fifi says:

    That is soooo pretty. I want a white tree now.
    Merry Christmas!

  6. sharon says:

    You are one bodaceously (is that how you spell it?)
    talented and inspirational lady! Thank you for your wildy humorous and informative blog thatI look forward to reading everyday. I wish you a great old-fashioned Holly, Jolly Christmas! Now…. I think I will just sit here and watch the little snowflakes falling d
    n. (nice touch, Karen)

  7. tiff says:

    beautiful christmas & house decor! best white tree i’ve seen.

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  9. lori says:

    I totally agree with “jodi” wow
    i also like the “gold tree” in last picture!! where you have it sitting, makes it look like it is sitting out side under a full moon, and yet it is in the living room/kitchen!! I could sit and look at this all day. But I deffentlly need to get off this pc, so that when hubby gets home we can leave for my SNL house.

  10. Jodi says:

    I, too, am supposed to be wrapping gifts rather than perusing the web! Oh..and grocery shopping..and cooking..and and and! :) I am hoding on to the *procrasticreed* “There’s always tomorrow.” Your tree? WOW WOW WOWZA!

  11. Jennifer H. says:

    Modern + elegant and perfect for the room — thanks for giving us the full view!

  12. Todd@PhitZone says:

    I’m partial to color in my tree, but that looks fantastic.

  13. Shauna says:

    Gorgeous. I’m amazed that there may come a time when I once again could buy pretty glass ornaments. But to be honest, I’m still stuck on the Tiffany Bag, what a jerk!! Lol ;)

  14. jj jordan says:

    Your tree is unbelievably hot!! But then again my “winding down” is a day off and lots of drinkin. But regardless, your tree is super-awesome. Love the butterflies and the birds. My tree is a palm tree with white lights, a glittery peacock and some clear glass bulbs with feathers stuffed inside. You rock and I will try harder next year.

  15. Alyssa says:

    At least now I can stare at your pictures instead of the wall…. *gulp*

    • Karen says:

      Hah! I still haven’t done the things I was supposed to be doing while I was staring at the wall. There’s always tomorrow. ~ karen!

  16. Amie says:

    I’m going to email this to my hobo husband who insisted on buying an ugly green christmas tree, which is now funking up the living room. White is definitely the way to go. xx

  17. Alexandra Dare says:

    YAY XMAS TREES :) We don’t have a tree :( But we do have wine :D LOVE the gold branches.

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