If you like watching It’s A Wonderful Life during the Christmas season, going Christmas caroling, drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows or hanging your stocking on the fireplace mantel… then you will probably like my Christmas tree this year. It’s a classic just like a great Christmas movie or drink or tradition! I’m using lots of Christmas colors… reds and greens and golds! And I’m adding my favorite touch of black to keep those Christmas colors looking fresh! The black adds drama and class and a dash of sass! It’s a traditional Christmas at StoneGable… with a twist!
This year’s Christmas theme is STARS! And you will find a milky way of them flung across the tree. Strung together to make a stellar garland. And large stars too that are lit up by the tree lights! This year’s tree is star studded and filled with the most beautiful glass blown ornaments in the Christmas colors we all love the best!
This beautiful Castle Peak Pine from Balsam Hill works perfectly tucked into the corner of my living room! This is where we gather on Christmas morning to hear the story of the Christ Child’s birth and to spend hours opening gifts and telling stories and spending time together in are jammies!
I want this part of my home to be comfortable, beautiful and filled with family because it is where we make most of our Christmas memories!
Christmas trees have always held such a special place in my heart! As a little girl, I would lay under the tree with the house lights out and just take in the beauty of the tree and it’s colorful lights. As I got older, white lights replaced those large colored bulbs and I think I love the white lights even more. One of my favorite things to do to this day is to sit in a dark room with just the tree lights on listening to Christmas music. It’s magical!
I love love love this year’s tree! It has lots of beautiful and realistic needles, space for my longer ornaments to hang and a trunk that looks amazingly real! It comes prelit with lots and lots of tiny white lights I just adore! No putting lights on the Christmas tree. I think it’s the only Christmas job I don’t really like!
I’m using the Mistletoe and Holly Glass ornaments to decorate the tree. Whimsical glass figures of Santa, snowmen and even an air balloon and a Christmas train peek out from the boughs! The Crystal Drop Set and Red and Green Floral Sprays were added to give our tree a little extra sparkle. So pretty!!!!
The presents under the tree are wrapped in the same classic Christmas colors that bring my tree to life! I love to add some unexpected black and white graphic designs to the familiar red and green colors of Christmas!
A beautifully wrapped gift is a present itself! Big fluffy bows and sweetly tucked greens are a signature design of mine!
Packages are stacked on an antique sleigh.
A chair is cozied up with pillows. The red VW reminds me of my very first car!
This year I made a garland of tiny stars just like the ones on the OPEN SHELVES and the MANTEL. I used my Cricut electronic cutting machine and whipped out fifty at a time! The stars are meant to remind my family that Christmas is not just Santa and presents… it’s much, much more! The stars are to remind us of the star that stood over the Nativity where the Christ Child was born!
I also made some dimensional stars that shine brightly on the tree. I put a little white light through the center of each of the stars!
Did you notice the monogrammed Christmas balls? I made those too using my Cricut. Each member in our family has a ball with their monogram on it! What a fun and easy project!!!! I think they add an extra layer of pizzazz to the tree! I’ll let children take their’s home and add them to their own trees!
When the tree at is up and decorated it’s a sure sign of fun and festivities beginning at StoneGable! I hope your tree, no matter how grand or humble, is a place of family gatherings and precious memories this Christmas!
Stop back Wednesday and Thursday for my Christmas Home Tour!
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