Trim the Tree Thursday….My Pink and White Christmas Tree…

This is such fun, isn’t it?! I don’t know about you, but I am getting so much inspiration from seeing all the wonderful creativity displayed by all of you! For lots more inspiration visit The Southern Hostess and visit those participating in Trim the Tree Thursday!

Thanks for stopping by….grab a cup of tea and a Christmas cookie and enjoy!

This is my “dining room tree”…it’s white with pink and green embellishments. My dining room has soft pink walls; pink, green and golden tan silk plaid draperies and lightly distressed white painted vintage french style furnishings. I LOVE this room…it used to be our family room but as our family grew (acquiring 2 wonderful sons-in-law) we found we needed more space for our family dining. Since our “dining room” previously was open to our kitchen I transformed that space into a breakfast area and the previous family room into a nice sized dining room (I’ll share those pics in another post).

Here are a few close ups of the embellishments. As you can see I used pink feather boas for the garlands…gotta have those pink feathers, right girls?!

I found rhinestone tiaras and pink “diamonds” at Target. The wonderful white and silver birds came from Pier One…most of them 75% off after Christmas! Several of the other ornaments came from Michael’s and A.C.Moore…again mostly after Christmas clearance sales.

I tucked some sparkly, glittery green “branches” that I cut apart into the tree for more depth and sparkle….what do you think?!

I just love it!

Easy Elegance tip:

Decorate “seasonally” rather than for a particular “holiday”. The amount of time most of us put into our special decorating is significant so why not design it in such a way that you can leave it and enjoy it for a few months rather than just a few weeks? This is especially rewarding in the winter. Winter months are long, cold, dark and sometimes a bit dreary. Why not incorporate more “wintry” themes that can lighten and brighten those winter days. I leave many of my “Christmas” decorations up at least until Valentine’s day. That way when I get home and it’s dark at 4:30-5:00, I can plug lights in on the trees and light candles that reflect off of the abundance of reflective surfaces I use in my decor at this time of year. It really does soften the harshness of winter. Not only that, it allows me to do post-holiday entertaining, when every one’s schedule is much less full, and still enjoy the festive feeling! Many times I do an open house in January and a Valentine dinner in February. My guests used to be surprised to see the trees still up and all but now they look forward to it and many have adopted the same practice!

How about you? Try it…you’ll like it!

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