27 January 2010

More on Christmas Decorating

Speaking of Christmas decorations, I have to tell you, I saw the most stunning tree at Target this year. It was an all white tree, and they had it decorated with these beautiful aqua ornaments. Just one color, various shades. I wanted to take it home with me that day. I checked out the other stores' trees while Christmas shopping, and found the best price at Sears. But even on sale for $90 was just too much right now. Plus, Lewis hated the idea. Mind you, he had not seen the white tree, so I think he was having trouble picturing it.
It looked something like this one from Apartment Therapy:

That was more than a month ago and I am still thinking about it. I still love, love, love it, but am having second thoughts. I can't quite picture this beautiful, crisp, bright tree in my bungalow, with its earthy tones. So I started looking around. Did you know that artificial trees come in nearly any color you can dream up? And I could have fun with almost any of them, but I really can't picture decorating an orange tree for Christmas. But, hey, you never know, maybe if you have the right space...

Meanwhile, I'm kind of liking the idea of the champagne gold tree. I don't know, though, maybe that's too plain, it might get lost in the living room, with the butter yellow walls. I think I want something dramatic that will stand out. But then I always pictured the living room tree having a slightly rustic, woodland theme. You know, with pine cones and silvery ornaments. I even have a string of wooden cranberries. And this little guy I found on flickr. I saw him at Target this Christmas season, too.The trouble is that I like too many styles. It is a good thing I'm lazy or I could be one of those people with a tree in every room!

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