Friday, December 23, 2011

A little tree and fresh greens

I remember a time when you couldn't walk into your neighborhood Home Depot and pick up bunches of good looking evergreens and boxwood branches.  I would have to hunt them down at a nursery or find them in the woods. 

  

After popping into the Depot here and there for one more bunch of greens I would admire those cute live tabletop trees.  Have you seen them?  Well, the other day they were half off so for ten dollars I grabbed one up not knowing exactly where I would put it.


This is how he looked after spraying on some snow and giving him a good trim.  Mr. 65th asked me why I bought such an ugly little tree. 


When he saw it in the morning he had to admit that he was surprised it turned out so nice.  I used garage sale ornaments that I have been holding on to and hot glued a pine cone for a tree topper. 


The natural theme of the little tree fit nicely with the woodland mantel.  If you have been reading along for a while you might remember our faux mantel looking just like this last year.  I loved it too much to change it and will keep it through the winter....except for the Merry Christmas sign.


Pinecones are one of my favorite accessories, they go with everything don't they?



I finally found a spot for these faux birch branches...they have been moving all over the house until I tried them here in the living room.  I always thought that corner needed a little something.  I bought them last year at a nursery that was going out of business for cheap.  They will stay out after Christmas too. 


I am off to watch a Christmas movie and wrap the rest of the presents.  Our traditional Christmas Eve lasagna is made and the house is clean.  Let the countdown to Christmas morning begin!


 Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

17 comments:

  1. Okay, I LOVE your chalk Christmas tree. And your wrapping... okay, all of it!!

    Happy Christmas!

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  2. everything looks amazing!!! i love that white sideboard... it is all so beautiful, londen!
    merry christmas!

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  3. Very cute little tree! Love all the greens you put together, too.

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  4. I love your tiny tree! Your whole home looks so beautiful Londen. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

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  5. Everything is beautiful! So glad you posted. I see your hubby the artist has been hard at work drawing on the chalkboard! Guess he's hooked now!! LOL Merry Christmas!!

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  6. Londen, I love your style! Love it all - the chalkboard wall, the little tree - alllll of it.
    Hope you had a wonderful christmas and hope you have a great new year!
    Kristin

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  7. Love your decor, and that silhouette wrapping paper is gorg!

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  8. Happy Holiday !!!

    Nice articles. I'm just blogwalking and very happy to stop here. And also give you some comment here.

    Dont forget to give us some your comment into my blog too.

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  9. Love the tree and the wrapping, so pretty! Was also browsing through your past posts and I'm in love with your front door dressed for Christmas!
    XO
    Happy New Year!
    Kristin

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  10. Very pretty! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

    Judy@cutest-little-things.blogspot.com

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  11. So pretty! Merry Christmas to you guys and Happy New Years!

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  12. I just found your blog theough Honey We're Home and I already love it! The chalkboard fireplace is amazing.

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  13. Your holiday decorations were really pretty! Love that you used so much fresh greenery!

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  14. How cute! Love all the decor!

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  15. I just found your blog through raenovate and I'm so glad I did. I had to comment because I have that exact same sideboard as you that (I'm proud to say!) I trash-picked last month. I love mine and yours is beautiful too.

    You can see mine here:
    http://www.mysocalledhome.com/2012/01/dressing-living-room-windows.html

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  16. Christmas is best time to get relax and refresh. I like your christmas decoration. Its too good work and images.

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