Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Tree 2010...


well the first week of december has come and gone...

yes, i might have spoken a little early in my whole christmas shopping...

but when does it end??

so no fruitcake for this prairie girl until this weekend...

my thighs are thanking me...

so after our whole adventure hunting for the perfect christmas tree, i have to admit i wasn't too sure...

but i do believe this has to be our very {best} christmas tree yet...




the kids have a little tree in their room so i was able to go all neutral and romantic with the decorations this year...


i usually have red poinsettias but thought the white would bring everything together...

i really have to say i'm in *love* with them...


i did all new handcrafted ornaments this year...

really raw and natural...

prairie {linen} round ornaments...

and antique doilies turned {snowflakes}...

the doilies have to be my absolute *favorites*...

i will give you better photos and a little tutorial tomorrow...

really easy and add a touch of raw beauty to the tree...




sorry about the blurry photos...

i'm wanting a new tripod for christmas...

but since i received a early christmas to myself i'm not betting on one...

i couldn't be more *excited* about my early christmas though...

the new lens is divine and i can't believe i have lived without this long!! ;0)

the gingerbread man has been spotted in "someplace far away" so says my little mccrae...i'm hoping for a little more detail to pass onto you all but you know 5 year olds...;0)



38 comments:

Heather from Post Road Vintage said...

I love your Christmas tree! It has such charm and character!

cityfarmer said...

oh my .... I'll have to agree ... your best ever!!!!

let's chat

Cat said...

Seriously charming...love your Christmas touch :)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

What a pretty tree!

You know I always notice your decor. I love the white chair in the left corner. Also, the (I don't know the proper name for them) but the corner things on the window top. Lovely!

Cheyenne said...

Oh my! I am in LOVE with your living room. In love. I would like to curl up in front of that tree right. now. Beautiful!

I think that's brilliant that the kid's have a tree in their room, then no one's school ornaments get left out and they must be so enthused to have their own tree. Again-such a good mom!

Sarah at myyellowhouse said...

I loved seeing the full room and yes, it is the most beautiful tree! So white and bright!

Smart thinking with the tree in the kids rooms ~ I'm having an all white tree this year finally. :)

My gosh that bowl with the poinsettias is amazing!!! I got pink ones this year...they are so pretty by the fire.
Hope you are enjoying the season ~

Anne Marie said...

Hi Kristin.....that is just a beautiful shot of your living room....
I'm working on a post of my favorite Christmas pictures on the net, and I would love to include this one.......is that okay??

xo+blessings,
anne marie

Sure Fit Inc. said...

How Charming... so simple yet beautiful! A blast from the past, great post!
Sure Fit Slipcovers

Kacie Leah said...

oh i love it!!!! so simple and gorgeous, and i just adore the ornaments, it's all just so pretty!!

Tammy said...

I love your tree! The ornaments are perfect! and that big dough bowl (?) with the white poinsettias...LOVE IT!!!
Happy Holidays
Tammy :-)
JUNK WILD

chickie said...

Very cozy and warm.I love the hand-made touches yu have added to your tree.Pretty !
I cant wait to her all about the gingerbread mans travels.How fun !!! I am just as excited as the kids are ! Keep warm and have a bright day..Chickie

Tina Eudora said...

What a beautiful tree Kristin! I love the doilies used as snowflakes and I may give that a try with some of the old ones I have and a little starch...thanks for the great idea!
Have a joyful Wednesday!
Tina xo

Alabaster Rose Designs said...

Hi Kristin,
Your tree looks spectacular!! It's so beautiful!
Have a great day.
Sincerely,
Melinda

Rachel said...

~*~*Beautiful~*~* Hugs,Rachel

*French Farmhouse 425*

time worn interiors said...

Oh my! Your tree is fabulous!
Theresa
aka:tot

Sanctuary Home said...

Your home looks so beautiful. I like the simple handmade ornaments, and I love your pointsettas in the antique wooden bowl.
Susan
http://sanctuaryhomebysusancooke.blogspot.com/

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

It's gorgeous Kristin! So pretty with the lights and handmade decorations!
We have a little tree in the kids room too so Mom can have "her" tree :)
XO
Kristin

michelle said...

Kristin, as always it is gorgeous!! I love the neutral colors and your room looks so cozy! Your poinesettias are beautiful!! I love having a tree to "me" Both my kids have their own little tree as well! :)

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

How absolutely beautiful! And yes the gingerbread man has been to some pretty far places! ;-)
Cannot wait to hear more about his exciting adventures.

traci said...

a gorgeous tree and with your beautiful ornaments....stunning.

KerrieLynn @ http://www.KLsCupboard.blogspot.com said...

I love the tree it makes such a statement and looks like something we would have seen a 100 years ago (minus the lights of course). Will you keep the theme by wrapping your gifts in natural papers and colors or will gifts be placed somewhere else?
Thanks for sharing your little piece of paradise!
-KerrieLynn

Heaven's Walk - said...

Kristin - that is a beautiful tree! I truly believe that simple is always better. It really lets the beauty and shape of the tree shine! And what a fun look at your living room! Loved seeing that! :)

What lens did you get? And what type of camera do you use? Your photos are always so stunning.... :)

xoxo laurie

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Love the tree!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy Kinser said...

Beautiful tree!

My children will not allow anything but colored lights and "fun" ornaments. The rest of the home decor is mine, the tree is theirs.

Blondie's Journal said...

Your tree looks beautiful...I love the shape and the pretty ornaments are simple and perfect!

XO,
Jane

Leah C said...

Love, love, love it...a beautiful tree!

Ormolulu said...

That tree is just stunning . . . my preference runs to the more *open*, natural tree (instead of the shaved-within-an-inch-of-their-lives "cone" trees). The ornaments show up beautifully. (I'm taking a crocheted angel tree top ornament to 2nd Saturdayz this weekend.)

Look forward to hearing how far "Gingie" got!!

Bay hugs,

~ Debi

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

Oh my... your tree IS perfect~
Gwenny~

LuLu said...

ohhhhh i love it!!! it is so romantic! Great job,
xo,
LuLu

Farmgirl Paints said...

your tree is so beautiful. i like the blurry, glowy pictures...very sweet.

MODERN Prairie Girl said...

Lovely, Kristin! Everything looks so warm and inviting.

I have that very same dough bowl in my home. My husband calls it my "birch canoe" and said he was going to strap it to the top of the car when he picked it up for my b-day a few years back. Silly, boy...it's an accessory holder!!!
ox
Lara

slommler said...

Love your tree and those white poinsettias are amazing!! I usually think red too...hmmmm! Maybe white this year?? Ha!
Love the look of your room...so elegant and natural!!
Hugs
SueAnn

hometown girl said...

beautiful! i sent my card yesterday!! xo susan

bayrayschild said...

Oh, how BEAUTIFUL!

Audrey

Tracey said...

Kristin, WOW, it's so beautiful over at your house!!! Your tree and ornaments and tree skirt and your whole room are just so, so pretty!!! I LOVE it!

Hugs ~

:) T

Martha said...

Kristin...your home and tree looks absolutely beautiful....I love *love* it!!!
xo

Kim Klassen said...

oh kristin.... how completely perfect!! and your home...your tree...every morsel... LOVE to the moon...

it may even inspire me to get to it! :)

xxo, kim

Secret Garden Cottage said...

I absolutely love your Christmas tree Kristin and the way you've decorated it with all of your beautiful handmade ornaments! I love the picture looking towards it with the white poinsettias in front of it... gorgeous!
I know what you mean about the fuzzy pictures... I wanted to chuck my camera when trying to take pictures for my last post... grrrr... lol! ;-)
I wish you and yours a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!!
Big Hugs,
Jo :)

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