Trim the Tree Thursday…..

Back for another fun and inspiring Trim the Tree Thursday hosted by Brett who is The Southern Hostess (with the mostess) ! this is just too much fun, isn’t it?

These are some beautiful mums that I had purchased last year for Thanksgiving…and 3 or 4 weeks later they still looked like this! So, I put them on the entry table and added some feathers! (they have long since passed!)

This little tree is in my breakfast “room”, previously my dining “room”…I don’t think it qualifies as a “room” in and of itself as it is actually part of my kitchen. When we built this house… 19 years ago…I left the kitchen and dining room open to each other as my children were small and we never really used the dining room in our previous home. As I mentioned in last weeks Trim the Tree Thursday post, I later turned this area into my breakfast “room” and the family room into the dining room. Which we do now use!

I selected this wallpaper, a Lynn Hollyn design, many years ago because I wanted to feel like I was in a garden year round, and I STILL LOVE it! Lucky for me, Prince Charming does as well! The breakfast area is also home to my prize Susan Rios “Tea at Summer Hill” canvas, a rattan love seat with really comfy cushions, a pretty handpainted table, two chairs and a small pale green china displaying part of my beloved teacup collection!
(someday I’ll share pics of this “room” with you)

These little Victorian angels were on my coffee table last year…simple but beautiful!
I have not finished this years vignette….feel better now?!
The base is a mirror, I placed the angels then filled in with inexpensive iridescent garland (you’ll see the other way I used this soon!) a few ornaments and a sparkly candle…easy and elegant, right?!

This beauty was compliments of nature “trimming the tree” during an ice storm right before Christmas last year…it was soooo beautiful, but it did cause my pretty curly willow to shed a few major branches… but she did recover!
Isn’t it sad that something so pretty can be so destructive?

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit, I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I have! Come by again real soon. Hopefully next week…my great room!
Have a happy Thursday!

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  • cinnamongirl93 December 11, 2008, 2:11 am

    What a beautiful tree. Also the wallpaper is so lovely. The colors are perfect.
    Another idea for those feathers!!!
    Thank you for sharing your hoem with us today!

  • ellen b December 11, 2008, 10:40 am

    Hi Kathleen,
    You are such a creative decorator. I love the angel vignette you created. I enjoyed all your photos. Beautiful…

  • brettinsky December 11, 2008, 10:49 am

    I would love to see more pics from this “room” what I see so far is beautiful!

    Thanks for joining!

    Merry Christmas!

  • Terri and Bob December 11, 2008, 11:32 am

    I need more, too! How beautiful!

  • Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda December 11, 2008, 12:07 pm

    All three of your last Christmas post are stunning! Everything is beautiful! I enjoyed the tour! 🙂 ~RHonda

  • Cary December 11, 2008, 12:18 pm

    I love those mums, they are beautiful! Where did you find them?

  • Cami @ Creating Myself December 11, 2008, 12:48 pm

    I am loving that rattan loveseat. And I’m eager to see more of that room! *hint hint* Happy Trim a Tree Thursday!

  • Liz December 11, 2008, 4:41 pm

    I would love that wall paper too! I can’t wait to see pictures of this room it sounds lovely.

    You tree is the perfect color for this room.


  • laurie December 11, 2008, 8:09 pm

    How pretty it all looks. You always know how to add a little extra bling to make something more special than it already was. laurie

  • Miss Janice December 11, 2008, 9:33 pm

    All of your Christmas decos are gorgeous! Those red “Christmas toile” boxes and tins were purchased last Christmas season at Hobby Lobby. I’m really not sure if they have them this year…:)

  • Mary Ellen (megardengal) December 12, 2008, 2:49 am

    Oh Kathleen I just came across you blog and had to tell you how beautiful that tree is with it’s shiny coat of ice!

    Look forward to reading more of your blog!


  • Bo December 12, 2008, 1:06 pm

    Hi there…just coming by for a peek at your pretty Christmas decor…I love your breakfast room and would love to see more! That is a lovely tree in there… 😉 Bo

  • DESIGN BY CATHLEEN December 14, 2008, 2:26 pm

    So beautiful, your really creative! What a beautiful Tree!

    Ho, Ho,

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