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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Cream and Crystal tree.....Finally!

Oh my, I thought I would never get these loaded, it took me hours! The pain of a sporatic internet signal, it has been this way for longer than what I care to admit. But, here they are, hopefully better late than never?


I hope every ones Christmas was wonderful. Mine was great, I was able to share it for a few hours of gift opening and Christmas dinner with my DD and her SO...table setting photos to follow....permitting the pleasure of the internet gods...








The Swarovski crystal snowflake on the right was one of my gifts from my DD and her SO for this Christmas, I have quite a few of the large and smaller ones from her over the years and I treasure them.



I decided to dress up the "lady" this Christmas with pearls and jewels, she looks quite content don't you think?




Here are a few closeups of the tree, there are many Lenox ornaments that I have collected and that my DD has given me as one of my Christmas gifts, it is a tradition that I love between us.









The sphere like ornament in the middle is one of my favorite Lenox ornaments, luckily there is a Lenox outlet near me, so I can get them fairly affordable if I am patient enough to wait to purchase them after the holidays.




All over my tree I have hundreds of glass icicles that I have purchased over the last few years, always at the after Christmas sales. I have quite a few chandelier crystals too, the crystals and icicles add such a nice sparkle to the tree, plus they go with what ever color theme I chose to use for the year.






I also like to use silk flower in my trees, they fill up the spaces quite nicely and add in another element of style to the tree. In this tree I used poinsettias and roses.


I hope you enjoyed my late addition to the holiday, I am already looking forward to next year!

27 comments:

Glenda said...

I love it Judith. You would be a person to hire if I lived close enough, that you would decorate my tree, if you were for hire.

I know your email spits back my emails, but hopefully you'll get it through a miracle.

Happy New Year

Gollum said...

This is outstanding!

Susan said...

Gorgeous Judith!

Worth the wait too!! I am glad to hear you had a wonderful Christmas!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Judith , I was wondering what happened to you . So glad you had a wonderful Christmas and your tree is fabulous !

Diane said...

Your tree is amazing! I love all the glass icicles. I have a hard time finding the glass ones. Where do you usually see them? ☺ Diane

Anonymous said...

I was getting concerned about you Judith, it had been so long since you had posted. Was thrilled to see this post and your beautiful tree. Glad you had a good Christmas and I hope the computer problems are behind you. Kay aka Luvs

Helen said...

Your home, style, photos are just amazing! So glad I stopped in for a visit.

Sue said...

Well worth the wait to see your gorgeous sparkling tree. I'm going over every ornament picture and so enjoying their beauty.
I have not blogged in a while but hope to get back at it after the new year.
Hugs,
Sue

Mary Ruth said...

What a beautiful tree! I know you really enjoyed decorating this one! I am so glad you had a wonderful Christmas!
I was waiting for the unveiling! It is so worth the effort you put out girl! WONDERFUL and EXCEPTIONAL, and Incredibly CLASSY!

Naz said...

Nothing compares to the sparkle of crystal ornaments. Your collection is very beautiful.

Barb said...

Spectacular!!!

Just Being Crafty said...

Breathtaking!!! and I love your lady!! Have a Happy New Year!!!

Kathy

texasdaisey said...

What a beautiful Christmas tree. I just love it. Can't wait to see more of your posts.
Debbie

Kathleen Ellis said...

Simply elegant and beautiful! Worth waiting for!
HAPPY NEW YEAR, HAPPY NEW DREAMS!

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

WOW~~~ absolutely STUNNING!!! How DID you DO that?!?!?

Mimi said...

Stunning!

Susan S. said...

OHHHHH....all that crystal is gorgoeus. Pretty, pretty, pretty! The lady bust with the pearls is awesome and you could probably get away with leaving them on her for a while. She deserves so glamour! Happy New Year!

Charm Hill - Lena said...

Once again....Absolute Perfection!

Happy New Year!

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Hi Judith,
Your tree is gorgeous! And I love the lady in all her finery...so elegant! :-) Happy New Year! Susan

Country Girl said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I didn't have a tree this year and it was wonderful looking at this one. I think I clicked on every photo to enlarge! I love that pinecone Lenox ornament. It's all beautiful!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous tree!

Cathy

Cathy said...

Stunning...Gorgeous...Breathtaking!

Cathy

Kathleen said...

Your tree is fantastic!
We have missed you at Holidays!
Kathleen

Carol Beck said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL! Lots of great ideas too!

Anonymous said...

So elegant! Thank you for sharing your pictures with us...a beautiful picture can bring such pleasure. I check your blog daily anxious to see more pictures of your gorgeous decor. Have you considered participating in the Tablescape Tuesday?

I appreciate all you decorating tips.
A Sweet Designs Fan

carolinajewel said...

What beautiful Christmas decorations! I love your tip about using silver and/or gold balls in the interior of the tree to add depth and reflect light! My family insists on using glowbright colored lights which are colorful, but do not give off as much light. I will try your idea next year!!!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Hi Judith!
Guess what? I'm giving you an award...stop by to receive it! I'm passing it on to you because the creativity you displayed in your holiday posts really inspired me to look at some of my holiday decor elements with a fresh eye...so, thank you!
xv Kathleen