Saturday, December 13, 2008

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

I love decorating for Christmas each year and the Christmas tree is at the top of my list. This year I decided to do two trees. My pretty tree as I like to refer to it and a woodland tree. My "pretty tree" is the perfect combination of elegant and casual with a hint of character. This year I decided to go with traditional red, green, and gold. For this tree I went all out on the top with lots of stems in red and gold and two big red dragonflys that were used for decorations at my wedding. I have a large variety of ornaments( no more than 4 of each) this works great so you don't have to worry about having repeats next to each other. Once the ornaments are on I add in stems and ribbon to fill in where you can't put ornaments.

My woodland tree is a casual tree with very fun unique ornaments. I have done a tree with this theme in the past but this year I added the painted boards and I think they turned out great. There are five boards total and they say Santa, Believe, Joy, HO HO HO, and Noel. I found the boards on sale at a boutique and they were brown and said lemons, apples so I painted them a barn red and then stenciled on the words. I just love how this tree turned out, it has some really unique ornaments that I have collected through the years. Oh and go check out Tip Junkie she is having a Christmas Tree Contest.


Cecelia---Sis---Mom said...

I love, love your trees!! The bear is adorable and the wood word tree is too cool.

Merry Christmas


Jennifer said...

Your tree is beautiful!!

Merry Christmas!!

Jerri - Simply Sweet Home said...

I love your trees. I like the topper on the first one!

Vanessa Ray said...

So so Pretty Taya!! I love that you do two trees...thats sooooo YOU!! ;)

Tip Junkie said...

Your tree is one of the finalists in the Tip Junkie Christmas Tree Contest.

Be sure to ask your readers to vote for you. {{wink}}


aj perkins said...

Hey, I am glad you found me. Your tree is beautiful and your kids are growing so much. Mackena (sorry if I spelled it wrong.)looks just like you, shes gorgeous. Hope you have a Happy New Year.

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Jared and I were married March 1st 2002. Yes that makes 8 years happily married. Shortly after getting married we moved to Utah for work and while there we were joined by our daughter MaKena on June 16, 2003. If I had to describe MaKena in one word it would be personality, she is bursting at the seams with it. We were in Utah for a year and a half and then moved back to AZ. After a long wait we happily welcomed Kayli to our family on June 12, 2008. Kayli is a whirl wind and keeps me on my feet. She is talking like crazy and has no fear. She is her daddy's girl through and through. Makena looks more and more like me all the time and Kayli is the spitting image of her daddy(yet feminine). We are so excited to add our first little boy to the family in May of 2010. Jared stays very busy with work and I am loving being a mom and wife. I love to do anything crafty(sew,crossstitch, paper crafts, etc)reading, and organizing my house. I always have way to many projects going at one time.

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