December 2, 2011

Simple Bling

While everyone seems to have their tree up and their home decorated for the holidays...
I am stil contemplating the kind of tree I want this year.

My husband wants a real tree for sure,
Our space is limited so it will have to be quite narrow!
That won't be a problem ~ there is an abundance of
fir trees here in Oregon!

My dilema is ~ how I am going to decorate it?
I am striving for a simple Christmas.
A season of truly celebrating Jesus' birth, His life on the earth
and His death on the cross for our salvation!

I love the season and all of the celebrations to come...
but I have challenged myself to slow down, "do" less of the things that don't really matter,
enjoy special time with family and friends....and for me...spend time in my kitchen baking treats to
share with those I love and those I have yet to meet.

So here we are...back at the beginning...
what shall my tree be?

 A tree of fruit & popcorn?

 ~or perhaps everything in red!

~ white decorations are simple & pretty ~

~ or maybe even snow ~

 I could decorate my tree with cards?

Last year my tree was small and colorful and covered in paper umbrellas!

Hmmm ~ well we are off to cut down a tree this weekend ~
please let me know if you have any suggestions!

I will share my decorated tree with you soon!
In the meantime ~ Stay Cozy ~
and enjoy the Season!

Warmly,
Carrie

20 comments:

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Carrie,
I'm sure it will be lovely no matter what you choose. Love to see it when you do. Pat

Julie Harward said...

Hi Carrie..I hear you, I am doing the same thing this year..cut back and focus on WHO this is all about. I like the first pic and the one with just lights and snow..cards too. Good luck! ;D

vivian said...

cant wait to see what you do with your tree. I keep saying I'm not doing so much decorating next year.. but its just what I do! lol!
I know what every you decide to do, it will be beautiful!
have fun
xoxo
vivian

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

WHITE, WHITE and White with a touch of your favorite color??!! I'm decorating less this year and loving the freedom it brings! Come see my tree when you have a chance!
Happy Tree cutting and Decorating!
Warmly,
deb

Holly Days Closet said...

Since we don't get snow I really love that one that is so me. But you need to decorate the way that expresses you. I look forward to seeing what you do.
Holly

stefanie said...

gorgeous photos!!!!

Christina said...

All those trees are gorgeous but there is something extra special about the "red" tree. It's very Christmas-y

xo

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I am still doing my tree this year but the rest of the house will be simple. I love what you shared and I would love that first picture to be my house!!!!

flowersandhome said...

We don't have the room for a big tree. I wish! But I'd be like you, wondering how to decorate it.
I love the idea of the branches with the carddecoration.
Have fun decorating!
Bye,
Marian

Country Dreaming said...

You could go:
Country
Vintage
Victorian
Fun and whimsical

Can't wait to see what you come up with.

melinda

Diane Mars said...

Cannot wait to see what you and Michael come up with our Small Trees have always been just perfect for us, simple can be better~ oxox

wendy said...

oh goodness, I don't have any suggestions BECAUSE each and every tree that people put up is a reflection of what they LOVE...and that makes it fun. To see all the Different trees.
Your's will be lovely I am sure and I can't wait to see it.
And I agree, this is the time of year for people to SLOW DOWN, and think of Christmas, their families, and the JOY's of their lives.

Thoughts for the day said...

We have a Costco fake one. At least I am healthy and can breathe.

camp and cottage living said...

Carrie
I'm striving to do the same thing this year. I would like to make it natural & disposable decorating
this year.
Thanks for the ideas!

Leslie said...

I just love them all! I know that whatever you decided to do that it would be stunning. Can't wait to see.
Have a wonderful sunday.

grammy said...

I remember your little tree with umbrellas last year. I wanted to try it...alas...where to get those umbrellas???
Liked all the ideas... I vote for all red (o:

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I'm on the same plan.... slow down, don't try to do EVERYTHING and spend more time on the things that really count.

Hope your tree is just perfect for you.... ours is of the "box" variety... simply sinful here, in the Pacific Northwest.

Hugs to you!
Spencer

pollydove said...

I have thought that same thing for this year too! Cut back, do less, focus on the true meaning and joys of Christmas. I started decorating though, and just can't seem to stop. It has been days and is still a work in progress! BUT, this year I am taking my time and keeping the house clean in the process which has been nice too.

I couldn't decide on how to decorate my tree either, but last night decided to do it all in white and silver. Not quite done but I like how it is turning out.

Oh, and I LOVE tall skinny trees! I'll look forward to seeing yours!

GardenofDaisies said...

I do love that bare branch tree for the cards! But for a fir tree... well you love to bake, so maybe you could do a sweet treats tree. Can't wait to see what you choose.

vintagegirl said...

This year I'm really into snowflakes and decorated our tree in lots of snowflakes ~ it really looks pretty...I think a whole tree in snowflakes would be beautiful! Have a wonderful christmas and enjoy the beauty of this season:)

Sharon

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