12.14.2010

little elves...

Andrew Henry and I were like little elves over the weekend.  We had to finish getting the house all Christmased for the daughter's arrival today.  Got our trees up in the living room.  Seeing as there are 3 in there, we don't decorate them, just lights - wouldn't want it to look over the top or anything...


We've got the modern tree with colorful touches in the kitchen - our white tree (yes that's 4) decorated in green and pink...


Don't forget my favorite snow globes and the Advent Calendar...


My ever thoughtful parents brought me some poinsettias for my entryway and I snagged these old metal champagne buckets at an estate sale for a few dollars...


A little pink and red spray paint later and voila...


Here's how they all look together.  I think I should move them so they are on both sides but AH likes them all along one side like this...


What do you think?  One side or both?

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30 comments:

Indie.Tea said...

I think one side looks nicer.
And four trees - wow! I can't even get one up. Partially 'cause I'm afraid my cats will knock it down or try to sit on it...

Gifts of Serendipity said...

Oh wow!
You really have three trees in one room?
Your home looks amazing and whether you have the pots on one side or both, they are a very welcoming way to arrive at your front door.

Enjoy the time with your daughter,

Felicity x

Krystal said...

both sides! And I LOVE your tree set up! That is such a cool idea to have 3 - it looks so beautiful - I'm in awe.
Sorry I've been so MIA...just playing catch up today :)

Diana Mieczan said...

Everything looks magical:) I love that you have three trees. I adore how they look:) Such a beautiful home
Kisses, my dear

vintch said...

LOVE IT! Those three trees are just beautiful! And I vote for one side-it's a nice asymmetrical entrance. Of course, two sides would look fabulous as well. I believe it would take a LOT to make your beautiful home look anything less than awesome:)

Maria said...

Love all things elvish! "cause you're SO right - ornaments on the first three tress - now THAT would have been SO over the top (heh, heh).

Bray has a thing for snow globes too - in fact it was all he asked for this Christmas - one with the nativity (but he wanted one with ALL the participants - wise men included).

Love your ornaments - would like a full shot of that tree please....you know, the one that got ALL the love.

And while, once again, your vision and creativity blow me away - I have to go with AH - they make more of an impact all on one side.

sarah said...

very festive! not over the top at all! i agree with the all on one side... yeah i gave up on balance too! counter balance seems to be the idea this season! love to you all this Christmas!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Ah, 4 trees and I haven't even finished one. :)

Have fun with your daughter.

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kroney said...

Hmmm...agreeing with AH on this one, all on one side!

Nicole said...

beautiful! And that advent calendar is great!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Your house look so great! I love the entrance way!

Teenage Bride said...

oh my godness!! You two are amazing! I love it ... all of it!!!

French Basketeer.com said...

Wow I LOVE it, four trees! I haven't got my first one up, though I usually have a second tiny one. I love the idea of painting the champagne buckets too; clever clever!! I like symmetry, so I usually place one one side, but here I like the grouping to one side....

Andrew H. said...

Welcome home to the daughter. Time for some Christmas cheer!

Kristin said...

Totally loving your green and pink color scheme...and that gorgeous door!

Vintage Home said...

...so excited for you to have your girl home soon!...She will surely appreciate the SUN...being in up here its been RAINY!...I love trees with just lights on them!...especially mulitples!....
I wish you could come for the open house....just double click to see the mouse tree up close!

RockinJ9designs said...

I'm just gonna come over and sit in your house. Can I do that? You want to know how I decorated (probably not)? I bought Gold Canyon Holiday Candles. They smell yummy. If you close your eyes, you would think my house was a winter wonder land. Chow!

Kellie Collis said...

I think it would look nicer if they were in both sides. You have 3 Christmas trees? I envy! Have a lovely day, Kellie xx

Punctuation Mark said...

beautiful... i love all the trees and the sparkling decor!

Beatnheart said...

WoW! all those trees! I have a branch in a Jar! love your front door. Glamourous!! Your daaughter is one of the luckiest girls alive!

angryparsnip said...

wahahahahahahaha...

yes we would want to be over the top now !

If we are voting, love the pots on one side they look fabulous. Your Front Door is fabulous !
I like to group things but I would have kept the old champagne buckets plain because I am a "type" person but that is just me.
love you kitchen tree the colors are brilliant.

cheers, parsnip

Debby said...

Three trees! I LOVE it!! What a grand idea. Enjoy your daughter's visit. xo

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

I have the same green glass tree - we're Christmas decoration twins!

Brenda Kula said...

I think on one side just draws the eye toward the door. So pretty! Love your colors!
Brenda

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Yeah for green glass trees! We ARE decoration twins (I have 5 of them:).

Seems most of you like AH's way on the side so we'll leave them like that, oh he is going to LOVE this one.

Julie-Inspired said...

Amazing...3 trees! They all look beautiful!

Stacey said...

I LOVE what you've done! Love the colors on the white tree and the drama created from those three trees together. Everything is GORGEOUS! Your daughter will love it all, i'm sure:-)

bronwyn said...

Four trees!! And three of them grouped together! You live in the north pole! Abby would freak. You have been busy. Yay for the daughter's homecoming! Enjoy.

pamela said...

lovely! always so festive and fun!

lisaroyhandbags said...

wow - everything looks AMAZING! and i love the one-side entry. simply awesome! :)