Monday, December 3, 2012

Decking the Halls 2012

We just did something this year I never thought we would do!  We purchased a fake Christmas tree.....not only a fake one....but a 12 FOOT fake one.......that weighs as much as I do!  

We never let my mom get a fake tree when we were little.  We refused!  We loved going to pick it out, finding just the right one, and smelling that wonderful frasier fir smell the weeks until Christmas.  I never EVER thought I would be excited about a fake tree.....until last year.  Last year it took me three days to get the remnants of needles and sap out of our house and I swore I'd never do it again.  So, this year we decided to make it a bit easier on ourselves and get a prelit tree that was the right size and shape for our house.  When Beckett gets a bit older and has an opinion on it, we'll probably buy a small real tree for him to decorate, but for now, I'm enjoying the fact that my broom hasn't swept up one needle and I didn't have to string one light!  

Here's a view from the balcony looking down.
Very easy to apply the bow on top at least. 

Last year I highlighted some of my favorite ornaments.
I'll showcase some more when I post our decorations
from the tree downstairs, but here are two more I love that are new this year.
Mom got me these after Christmas last year.
They are massive and fit well on the massive tree. 
New heel from my mother-in-law and sister-in-law's recent trip to London.
They know me pretty well....
I love this burlap wired ribbon I found at Carolina pottery.
It blends so well with the decor in our living room.
Our great room decor is so neutral, I can't go with the traditional red and
green Christamas colors
Tis the season for candles.
In lieu of having a real tree and that wonderful
tree smell, I have a candle burning almost daily.
These smell fantastic and are my favorites:
WoodWick Mistletoe Magic 
WoodWick Frasier Fir 
and Thymes Frasier Fir
Since most of the remainder of my Christmas decorations are similar to last year, I won't show you around the house again.  However, if you missed my Christmas decor post from 2011, click HERE to see how I decked the halls last year!

Happy Monday! 


  1. Beautiful tree! How are you able to put on ornaments on the top half of it?

    1. Tall ladder.....although some I had to reach through the balcony posts and around to the front of the tree. Thanks Anne!

  2. Loving the gold decor! I got a fake tree to this year!