Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Golden Christmas Tree 2012


As the title implies, I have chosen GOLD to be my Christmas Motif this year. I GO CRAZY with Christmas and decorating for it. I am not ashamed also to admit that I am a self-confessed Christmas-A-Holic, so bear with me as my next posts are all about my Chrismtas decors this year.

And of course, to start of this series, I am sharing with you our tree this year.  I really love how our tree turned out this year, take a look...

Tada!

Our home's centerpiece for this year
It all started like this....


My $86 Walmart Chrismtas tree bought 6 years ago
I added about 1000 regular Xmas lights - I still have not shifted to the more eco-friendly LED lights for my Christmas tree, I just feel like that light looks different with the newer ones. I grew up with these kind of lights on our tree back home and I think I will keep on putting the same type of lights for as long as it's available!

I then added this...

Sinamay from the Philippines
I bought it on our trip last year from the Philippines. It's kind of like "natural-fiber" kind of MESH with gold strewn in. I love this because it reminds me of home again.

Here is the Sinamay on the tree
Glittered Gold and White Ribbon added from Sams Club
So, after the lights and mesh and ribbon, I then added all the ornaments. The capiz ones again were from  my last trip back home..



And it came out like this...


Big gold stars are from Dollar tree





As you can tell from the number of picture I have of my tree that I am seriously inlove with it!

Despite my motif though, I still put our trip ornaments and ornaments made by my kids in it becuase in the end, a Christmas tree is not only a symbol for Christmas, it also embodies a families likes and loves!
Have a Wonderful week!!!

Linking back to Serenity Now, The Dedicated House, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Carolyn's HomeworkChristmas Tree Link Party, Holiday home & Dare to DIY

17 comments:

  1. Oh how pretty! I just mailed your wee elf and he will fit in perfectly. :)

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    1. I bet it will Laura , that little guys will be in our tree year after year. :-)

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  2. ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE INSPIRING ME TO GET INTO THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT.

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    1. I am glad to know that dear, thank you for your sweet comment! Happy thanksgiving!

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  3. WOW! I love it...all of it. I need to go to the Philippines. I worked with some women who spoke Tagalog, so I won't be surprised by the language....and I love Filipino food.

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  4. Love, love, love! :) I spy Mickey Mouse!

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    1. Hahaha! Yes you did! Got that on our last trip to Dinsey over the summer, I have Elvis somewhere in the tree too!

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  5. Love it Vel! Love the capiz stars! Have to get some the next time I go home.

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  6. I adore those stars!!! So pretty and such a great tree.

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  7. Wow! I love it! :) Very beautiful. My tree looks naked compared to yours. lol ;)

    Julie

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    1. Thanks Julie! I doubt that your tree will look "naked" compared to mine expecially with your creativity!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Absolutely beautiful tree! Love all of the gold and really like how you did the ribbon.
    Heather from Friendshiplifeandstyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Heather!!! The ribbons are pretty simple to do too! :-)

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  9. It's really beautiful. You have presents wrapped already? Wow I am so behind :) Love how everything looks.

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  10. THIS is a tree! I love the meshy fabric you used, just lovely.

    Thanks so much for linking this up to Dare to DIY!

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  11. Fancy. I went the gold and silver route this year too. Great minds think alike. Thanks for joining in the on the Dare to DIY!

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  12. Your tree is so amazing! I am so jealous of your skill at putting the ribbon on the tree! I add it every year but it never looks this good.

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