Julie Lyles Carr: The Pretty Tree

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Pretty Tree

While I do believe wholeheartedly in allowing the holiday decor to be dictated for the most part by the younger population that lives in this house, I do keep a few corners for myself. The formal dining room plays host to my decorating whims, a mish-mash of severe girly-ness.

Come see for yourself...

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M calls it my scary bride tree since I wrap it all in white and cream tulle.

These magnolias were actually part of his parent's wedding rehearsal dinner center pieces over 45 years ago...

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So, in retrospect, maybe the wedding tree thing is apt--except for that 'scary' adjective...what so scary about a fluffy, fabric wrapped tree?

This year I added a little feature from on idea I saw on a decorating site. Check it out.

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I suspended these little birds from fishing line attached to the ceiling and hot-glued the bead garland in their beaks to make it look like they are trimming the tree...a la Cinderella and the scene where the birds trim her dress...

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And I just love the apothecary jars filled with some of my favorite ornaments...

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Hey, a mama's got to have a little fairy tale Christmas corner all her own, right?


Enjoy your Wordful Wednesday!

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