The presents are wrapped and finally under the tree.  
This year the Christmas tree is very different from years past! I left all the family ornaments packed away… all the colorful balls and happy garland too.
I have always been captivated by flocked trees, and I wanted to create a snowy tree this year…

This tree was very hard to photograph for some reason… the images don’t do it justice.
Lots of snowy picks and white painted branches and snow crusted balls and snowflakes…. and powdered covered nests filled with pinecones and lots of white lights.
The small icy balls were made with inexpensive clear balls that I painted with tacky glue and rolled in Epson salts.
From the bottom of the tree…
To the tippy top… It is decked out in wintery white!
I wrapped the presents under the tree in brown or white paper this year… I used one of the tin snowflakes from the tree to make the snowflake patterns on some of the brown paper.
Brown twine and black and white plaid ribbon were used to tie up each gift. For a splash of Christmas fun a red bow was added here and there…
Greens were tucked into some of the bows… they are not real… that will be our little secret!
I used baskets to corral all the gifts… we are having a big crowd so there are gifts under the tree for everyone…
Even gifts for Scamp… he loves Christmas too!!!
Doesn’t he look dapper in his sweater… It has a moose on the back of it!
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  1. says

    Love how you used baskets to corral the presents! Simply lovely Yvonne. I especially like how the neutral colors make everything so peaceful. Blessings for a wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas!! Gloria

  2. says

    What a beautiful tree. Oh goodness, Yvonne. Scamp is a precious little thing. Great idea to use baskets under the tree! Wishing you and your family the most blessed Christmas celebration!

  3. says

    Yvonne, this is hands down the prettiest tree I have ever seen. It is perfect in every way. Did you make the snowflakes? I just loved your snow-covered balls. I love the packages and snowflakes on the brown paper. Just simply LOVE it all. Merry Christmas, my friend! xxoo Barb

  4. says

    it’s just beautiful yvonne…i didn’t even put up a tree this year and very little decorations as we’re heading to the beach on christmas day…i usually take everything down on the 26th but it will have to stay up a little longer until we get back.

    i love that black & white plaid ribbon but i’m having a hard time finding any around here…did you order it or find it locally?

    i hope you and your family have a wonderfully blessed christmas and happy new year!

  5. says

    Your tree is just beautiful, Yvonne! Love the “snowball” ornaments. Your packages look great, too. I’m going the kraft and white paper route next year. Used up just about all of the paper I would get on clearance after Christmas this year. Merry Christmas!

  6. says

    What a beautiful tree! I love all of the snowy touches… Absolutely gorgeous! Your presents remind me of Kelly’s from The Lilypad Cottage. So, so pretty! Every detail is stunning.

  7. says

    Yvonne: The tree is so beautiful. It certainly projects the feeling that you were after. Everything from the gifts to little Scamp are absolutely wonderful and just scream Christmas in a very perfect way..Have a Happy One..Judy

  8. says

    Happy Holidays to you and yours..
    Everything is perfection:) My gifts? Not so much..6 got wrapped absolutely cutely..and all the rest.. mass’s the kidlets..w/ their stockings plus the adult stockings..Mme of wrapping:) etc..Oyoyoy..
    And Santa brings them Christmas no one sees them:)Yay!
    The cute ones went under the tree..Must admit your pooch is very festive too.
    All the best..

  9. says

    It is just stunning, Yvonne. I don’t know how your tree could look better in person! I really like your painted snowflakes on the wrapping paper and your icy ornaments with Epsom salt. (I decided to put real ribbon on packages this year and it took about one spool per gift!)

  10. says

    Yvonne, your tree is absolutely gorgeous! And the snowflake theme blends in with the natural and rustic look. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Have a wonderful time together!

  11. says

    Just beautiful!!!! Love everything about it. You will have to do a tutorial on the snowflake gift wrap. Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas.

  12. says

    Such a beautiful tree. I have been wanting to do a flocked tree as well. You have inspired me and I think I will go for it next Christmas…. a year to prepare so no excuses. Thanks for the visual push I needed.

  13. says

    Trying to take a few moments and catch up with everyone. Yvonne, you tree and gifts are beautiful. The snowy ornaments you made are so frosty and cute!

    Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a Wonderful New Year!

  14. says

    You put an end to my sugared fruits on my pencil tree near our piano. Next year my pencil tree will be a somewhat copy of this gorgeous tree. (I know, almost all the above comments use this same adjective, but that’s the word that came out of my mouth as I read your blog.) I’m hoping to pin your tree to keep as my visual. Charting snowflakes and white sprigs and twigs on my after Christmas sale list.
    Merry Christmas and thank you for a fabulous year, especially “On the Menu Monday.”

  15. says

    Love the tree! The wrapping paper is neat-o. So glad you have shared.

    May you have a wonderful Christmas. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas.
    God richly bless you,

  16. says

    Lovely Decorations! Just found your fantastic sight! Looking forward to a new vision! Have a lovely holiday! Sweetly, Susan, Chocolatier with Sias For Sweets!

  17. says

    I love, LOVE, L O V E your SNOWflake Christmas Tree!!!
    How creative to make your own ornaments by embellishing with glue and epsomslats!
    I, also, adore the white twigs inserted to bring more brightness to the tree!
    Your gifts are so elegantly wrapped…nice natural touches with the greenery and I LOVE the homemade gift wrap!
    Merry, Merry Christmas, dear friend!!!

  18. says

    Yvonne~ What a beautiful winter wonderful of a tree down to the snowflake covered packages! Sweet little Scamp looks downright dapper in his sweater! Doggy kisses from Chloe & Gracie and Merry Christmas wishes to you & yours!

  19. Anonymous says

    Your tree is BEAUTIFUL!!! I SOOOOOOOOOO ENJOY your Blog and all the lovely changes you have made to your home!

    Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!!

  20. says

    Holy toledo that tree is amazingly beautiful!!! It was worth the wait for sure!!! You REALLY outdid yourself! The snowy theme is gorgeous and HOW did you have time to even make the wrapping paper!!!!??? You are amazing, now I feel like a real slug!!!!!!!!!!!! Wishing you and the whole family a MOST blessed Christmas and much Christmas love to you all. XOXO

  21. says

    Beautiful. Why with a whole woods full of twigs have I never thought of spraying them white and enhancing our tree? Well maybe next year because I love that.


  22. says

    Your tree is so pretty, just like everything in your lovely home. I loved seeing your photo of Scamp. I always wondered what your dog looked like. I would like to ask where did you get all those great tin snowflake ornaments? You have some on your mantel too? Where did you find them? Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  23. says

    What beautiful photos Yvonne…a pinning festival!!! I love your doggie photo, how adorable. I hope you enjoyed a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a perfect start to the new year!
    XO Barbara

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