Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmas Tree with White and Gold

I have never shared our Christmas tree
all dressed up in white and gold.

I figured I had better do it today before it's too late!

(Warning: pic heavy!)

I was inspired to do so this year
 due to a very lovely surprise in the mail recently-
from an old tea society friend and fellow blogged
Sylvia from A Grandma's Blessings

So I wanted to show our tree
 and a few of its ornaments
 so you could see just how perfect
 my newest and precious Friendship Angel looks on it!

Here she is! Isn't she absolutely lovely?

(Thank you so much, Syl!)

So many of our unique ornaments are gifts
over the year from very special loved ones.

This shamrock St. Nick was from my sister and her family.

This beautiful swan is from dear Cindy and her husband Ben.

And this delicate artisan spun glass fountain
 is from their daughter Nicole.

We hired two of our nieces decorated our tree this year - they needed the money and I loved the help
 so it worked for everyone for the good. I couldn't find most of my pearl strands - lent a bunch to a friend for one of her projects and when she returned them I was careless
 and didn't get put back into the right bins,  so you can see from the top of the tree 
the nieces were trying to "make do" with the couple they had to work with...
only after the entire tree was finished did we find the other ones.
So you can tell it isn't quite how it should be, but no one was interested in starting over.

This is from my tea sister/friend Mary D
 who said it's a heart full of angel feathers!

I always wrap gifts up using  white or shiny silver or gold
 or muted or ivory under this tree.

When I took this picture and was posting
 I saw in the pic there was something I never noticed.

It was a hostess gift my friend who came to the tea social
the other day placed under there I hadn't seen till posting!
Sneaky! I told them all no gifts!!!

It was a nice selection of homemade cookies -
good thing I found it before the cat did! LOL!

This tree has lots of white birds sitting on its branches! 
I love birds!

There are so many on my tree I'd like to share,
 but this is getting long - so I will just end
 with one of my very favorites
 from our first married Christmas together:




  1. Love your white and gold Christmas tree. Sweet memories! Merry Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  2. Why am I not surprised to find your tree and wrapped presents look like something out of a magazine! You make everything special for family and friends Michele. Hiring your nieces was a good solution to help each other and they did a magnificent job. I enjoyed seeing your ornaments that are dear to you.
    Christmas blessings my friend.

  3. Merry Christmas Eve, Michele! Oh, your tree is so beautiful and how nice to hire your nieces to help decorate it! It's lovely and I love your white and gold theme, even down to the packages.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family,
    Shelia ;)

  4. Lovely ! Merry Christmas Michele…
    XO Mary

  5. What a beautiful tree, Michele--and I loved all the pix! Also love that you found a present tucked there as a surprise. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

  6. Love the shamrock St. nick! A blessed Christmas to yiu!

  7. We wish you a Merry Christmas! !
    I pray a lot of "happiness".
    And for the children of the world. . . .

  8. Just stopping by to say Merry Christmas! Your tree is stunning!
    God Bless you in the New Year!

  9. Merry Christmas blessings, Michele! I love your tree all adorned with beautiful ornaments and sweet memories.

  10. Just gorgeous Michele! Hard to pick a favorite, but I do love the swan. And we have a First Christmas Together ornament that is almost identical!
    Win/win to hire the nieces.

  11. Very beautiful. Elegant and stunning are words that come to mind. It is special to reflect on all the memories our ornaments hold.

  12. Your tree is beautiful! You can't go wrong with gold, white and silver. So elegant. Your nieces did a great job. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.


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