Monday, December 6, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree.

Christmas decorating in our house is in full on sparkle mode. Honestly, our little home is waaaaay too small to hold all of my treasures, but I have tried my best. I actually started out thinking that I was really going to edit this year and keep it fairly minimal. That didn't last long. With every box I opened, there were oohs and aahs and "Oh! I *have* to put these out." I especially like to decorate multiple trees in different sizes, shapes and styles. So far, (yes, I said so far) I have finished three. Take a look!
My Shiny Brite collection has been growing over the years,
and this is the first time I've had them all on a tree together.
I think they look happy and content.
Some look better in the original boxes, so these got stashed under the tree.
My big tree is loaded with all of my older vintage ornaments...many German or Czech in origin.
I like to layer them up and really pack them on to create a stunning effect.
Oh yeah.
My collection of vintage Christmas boxes fills the space underneath the tree.
(Ok-and spills out into other corners of the room:)
The best thing? These are all still filled with other collections waiting to find a spot in the madness!
These ornaments were a score at a thrift store many years ago.
The combination of colors and simplicity in design won my heart.
I think they look delightful on this vintage white tree.

How do you decorate your tree? ( or trees!?)


  1. Christine, I'm the same way at Christmas. I think we have decorated six trees this year so far and many little table top trees. I also have shiny brite and a few other collections that I like to group together. I love decorating and Christmas is a perfect time to put on some more glitz! You did a fine job at your home... so pretty.... Thanks for sharing, Dawn

  2. Oh my sweet friend...these vintage balls are amazing!!!! Your trees are specatular!!

    We did do our tree and it is packed on there this year too...I usually do have a few trees too but this year I did stick to one and just a few tabletop vintage silver trees...

    Isn't this all too fun!!! Wishing you a blessed day my friend...enjoy every minute of the JOY!

    Hugs and love....oh guess what...I am off to a cookie exchange to make my cookie boxes pretty.

    I will eat a few to celebrate your beautiful trees. xoxo

  3. I think you nailed the stunning effect.

  4. Your trees are fabulous! Wish I was going to be in Minnesota for a tour of your house at Christmas-time! :) We decorate one tree. Most of our ornaments are handmade and several of them are beaded. Over the weekend I was looking at the tree and wondering what was missing...then I realized it was missing candy canes!