My Alpine Home

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I’m Dreaming of Vintage White!

Thursday Miss Jenny will be having us study the letter D. My two words are Dreaming and Decorating.  I  have been decorating so much these last few days that not only do I decorate when I am awake, I find myself doing it in my dreams.

Anyone else do that?

For the past two years we have had a 7 1/2 ft. tree in our family room.  Our ceilings are so tall that even though I sat it on top of an antique washtub it just was too small.

Hubby and I bit the bullet and decided to buy a new 9 ft. tree.

It’s a bit hard to tell but it has snow, ice crystals, pinecones, and red berries.  PERFECT for my mercury glass bird themed tree.  I love it!

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It is mainly white with a touch of red and turquoise.

I bought the slim tree because my family room isn’t  huge.  This pic is with the lights on.

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No presents yet, that will change in a hurry.

I pulled a few bird items that I had and stuck in amongst the branches.

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I had the nests, but the blue birds are new.

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Some of my mercury glass ornaments.

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Here are a few other vintage type ornaments.

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I have a few of these bell clusters poked in here and there.  I love how they hang.

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Add some dried limelight hydrangeas,

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A couple of birdcages,

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A few red cardinals,

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A sweet note about a birds nest,

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A message for the world to see,

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This sign was the only thing my hubby didn’t like about the tree. It is a bit large, but I wired it in, so for this year at least; it’s staying.

And last of all, a star on top.

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I love how you see the bare branches of the tree through the window.

Even though my tree isn’t truly vintage, it gives me the feel of an old fashioned Christmas. How I cherish my childhood memories.

I hope you’ll take time today to reflect upon Christmas Past.

Happy Holidays!

Jann

I am linking this post with:

Honey Were Home for Christmas Tree Link Party

Honey at 2805 for Christmas Trees

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Faded Charm for White Wednesday

Ivy and Elephants for What's it Wednesday

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday

Jenny Matlock for Alpha Thursday and the letter D

Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday

42 comments:

Diane said...

Jann i's beautiful and your ornaments look great on it. Fits perfect in the Family Room. I love snow covered Christmas trees. Diane

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Jann,

What a lovely new Christmas tree!!
Love all of that snow and red berries too!
Nice colour theme as well. Your mercury ornaments are just gorgeous. Your tree must really shine at night. I love to sit in front of the tree at night with all of the lights off and just the glow from the tree on... Cuddled up in front of the fireplace...It is perfect when it snows at the same time.. I like the look out at the top of your window a birds eye view...
All the Best,
Christine

Sandy Ang said...

Totally charming your Christmas decorations !

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Jann...

Your tree is gorgeous, my friend! I love your vintage color scheme of aqua and red! It's unique...and I like that! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas with us, dear lady!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

lynn said...

beautiful tree! love the turquoise:)

Helen and her Daughters said...

Um, can you come decorate my house. Your tree is so beautiful! You do have a talent for decorating. I love the mercury birds, I collect them too!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Love your tree. You have some great ornaments. The mercury glass and the vintage style ones are beautiful.

LDH said...

Hello Jann,

Your tree is so, so beautiful!

Stopping by for the first time to your lovely place here. Nice to meet you :)

Kindly, Lorraine

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Jann, your tree is fabulous. I am in love with all of your decorations.

Paula

Kris said...

It's so pretty Jann! I bought a tall skinny tree a couple of years ago too, because our living room where we put it, is kind of small. Once you get the whole family and all the presents...it gets claustrophobic! I haven't even begun to decorate yet!!

rachel@Acts of Life said...

Hi Jann,
Such a pretty tree! I like all your mercury ornaments...very nice. It has a winter wonderland feel to it.

Vicki/Jake said...

Jann your tree is for the birds. And Beautified to the 9's...

Just doin a little vintage talk:)

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Jann,
My apologies in my last comment as I saw that you did see my Kitchen!!
This is an absolutely stunning tree....
I love the decorations on it and I love the tree itself with the snow and ice crystals!!
I would love to use the spray flocking on my Dining Room tree or spary paint it as another blogger did. Of course this will have to be for next year as the tree is already up for this year.
Can't wait to see more...
I will be posting my Living Room soon so I hope you will stop by as my Home Tour continues...

Hugs,
Deb

Shannon said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Your tree is just beautiful!TFS.
Happy WW.
XO Marie

cherry said...

Oh Miss Jann your tree is perfect, I love it ! Sitting here looking at mine and all I see is 2 kitties walking among the limbs.. Not going to be the same ole same ole Christmas around this house this year ..lol
hugs from Savannah, Cherry

CameraCruise said...

What a beautiful tree, love it!
Have a great day.

sabri said...

OHH MY !!! i love the tree...such a pretty blue and the decor is beautiful...

Nicole Blean said...

Oh, your vintage Christmas pictures are breathtaking! Happy (late) Rednesday and thanks for stopping by.

Pamela said...

Jann your tree is sooo pretty!! I just love it! The little turquoise picture frame with a nest on it is too cute! I am now following!:)

Donna said...

Wow, what a gorgeous tree! I love all of your birdie touches, the bird cages, and the ice crystals, too! Thanks so much for your nice comments, and for following:) I am your newest follower!

Ranu said...

Your Christmas tree is soooo beautiful..... I love the birds and the nests, the glass decorations and all of it. All so lovely and beautiful.

jfb57 said...

I love the idea of a vintage Christmas as long as we don't get vintage weather to go with it!

Maggie said...

A 9ft tree, how wonderful! I like your choice of colours and the vintage mercury glass ornaments, very classy.
Happy A-T.

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Jann, thanks so much for visiting me at my blog... I also live in Utah, and no, it is not often you find vintage Christmas available at sales here... your tree is just stunning!... xoxo Julie Marie

anitamombanita said...

Lovely tree. Love the birdies.

Paulette said...

Everything is gorgeous. Great idea using the bell clusters.❤

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your tree. What wonderful ornaments you have collected!

Sue said...

Your tree is nothing short of gorgeous!

=)

My post today: Divine Nature

Joanne said...

How pretty! My Mother-in-law loves cardinals and she would just love your tree! I love the little birdcages!
Blessings, Joanne

Peg said...

Your tree is truly lovely. I loved looking at it today and I loved just sitting in your bedroom taking it all in. You do such a great job at putting it all together. Love all the decorations and I have been thinking about what Christmas was like as a kid. Those were the days!

Queenie said...

What a treat for me to pop on over here again...your tree is the prettiest and one of my favorites that I've seen...love the touches of aqua blue and the natural elements of birds nests...one of my favorite things :)
Loving the lime and red in the above post too...everything's beautiful...thanks for sharing your talents Jann...I love your blog :)
Big hugs,
Queenie

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Jann...found your blog over at Ivy and Elephants...this tree is so pretty and thanks for showing some close ups of the ornaments, I love them!

taylorsoutback said...

Love your tree - very vintage and elegant. We always try to find a very tall, slim tree as our great room ceiling goes up almost 20 feet. Getting up on ladders is becoming iffy, but maybe a few more years...

Linda said...

Your tree is gorgeous!!

H said...

Your tree looks just right for your room, and beautifully decorated.

So far, we haven't even thought about whether we will drag our old one out of the garage or go 'real'.

Jenny said...

What a delightfully gorgeous tree!

I love the colors and sparkle! This is really a designers delight!

I'm envious.

Next year I think I need to break down and get a different tree. I'll have to remember to look after Christmas is over!

Thanks for linking!

A+

Honey at 2805 said...

Such a delightful tree!

Thank you for linking to the Christmas Tree Party at 2805. I do hope you will take the time to check out the gracious sponsor of the $100 Pottery Barn giveaway by becoming a member of Hometalk or liking them on Facebook. Links are provided for each.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Your tree is unique and magical. I love your bird theme and those nests. And the color scheme is gorgeous.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

This tree is simply lovely--thanks for sharing!

Michaela said...

Very cute! I love the believe sign...never seen that done before! Thanks for linking up to our Christmas Cheer link party (:

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Such pretty colors!! Thanks for linking up:)