Dec 13, 2012

O Christmas Tree..

It's about time for
my Christmas tree reveal...
 

 
I feel I have been quiet a tease :-)
 
but,  really I just loved it "just flocked" so much,
I sat back and enjoyed it that way for a week or so...

 
all dressed up...

 
I love icicles
and always use them...
 
snow and ice
are a constant Christmas theme
in some form for me...
 
growing up in sunny California,
I always dreamed of a White Christmas...
 
here in the Northwest
White Christmas's are still pretty rare,
so I create my own :-)
 

in the beginning I was a purist
and used only glass icicles...
then at an after Christmas sale,
I found a big box of plastic ones,  cheap...
I tried them,
and when they are hanging
it was impossible to tell the difference...
 


a pop of Pink Shiny Brites...
 


white doves,
perching...
 



 
there is always a bell for Clarence...

 

 
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Much pleasure thou can'st give me;
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Much pleasure thou can'st give me;
How often has the Christmas tree
Afforded me the greatest glee!
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Much pleasure thou can'st give me.

I have had a lot of questions about my new flocked tree,
 
I bought the tree at a local hardware store
McLendon's for you local gals...
 
The flocking has been so much less messy
 than I expected...
 
the flock is stiff,
so wide wires on ornament hangers helps...
 
and don't be silly like me
and buy lights on a green cord,  haha!!
 
I LOVE MINE...
 
Tonight I am joining,
and
 
Thanks for stopping by...


43 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Bella- Oh-I am so interested in a flocked tree. Is it a REAL tree that has been flocked or a faux one? Did you BUY it flocked or did you do it yourself?
Rebecca-A Gathering Place did one that she flocked with white paint and it looks gorgeous...but I wonder if it looks as much like "snow" as yours does. It is gorgeous, Bella, just gorgeous! Next year...I am gonna be a flocker!;>)

I looked at Bethlehem trees but the bigger ones start at about $600 and go up from there. Ummm...I'm thinking I will NOT be getting one of theirs! xo Diana

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Oooh how beautiful Bella... it is so soft and romantic looking... love your icicles and the vintage pink Shiny Brites... pure Heaven... xoxo Julie Marie

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Wooooow! It is so beautiful and magical!! I love it!

Vintage Gal said...

Your Christmas Tree is absolutely stunning ~ love it

Gayle said...

I'm swooning Bella!

Mrs.Rabe said...

It's lovely....

Deanna

Karen said...

So pretty, Bella and what a perfect little corner you have found to display it! I love the view of it through your sweet door. Lovely. xx

Susan said...

Oh Bella, your tree is stunning. I love the white and pink touches. Soooo pretty.

And the icicles! So lovely. Great job! Susan

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

It's beautiful Bella! I love it!! <3

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

love, love, love. One of the prettiest trees I have seen all year! Love for my Pretty in Pink blog. Not as pretty as yours, but I rather enjoy it!

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Perty pichures! Well dear, you do go all out! I absolutely love your tree next to the staircase. Such beautiful drama! I would love it bare too, but you just can't go wrong. I love the icicles and your gorgeous pinks. Sweet, sweet, sweet. (The view through the door is gorgeous too!) xx

Marie Arden said...

I have wanted to flock our tree too but Pink Boy says it is dangerous to pets. I looked it up and I also asked at the nursery and they said it is not poison. Your tree is so pretty and so magical. Merry Pinkmas!

Jody and Stan said...

What a beautiful flocked tree. One of the prettiest I've seen. Thanks for sharing!

Jody

Junkchiccottage said...

Bella,
So so pretty. It is romantic and beautiful. Thanks for sharing this lovely with all of us.
Kris

jeanetteann said...

Oh Bella it's like your name Beautiful.xx

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Your tree is just beautiful--love the flocking and the icicles! The white doves are the perfect touch also.

Janneke said...

Your tree looks so beautifully romantic. The white doves and icicles are lovely!

Cindy said...

Flocked trees are wonderful, and yours is pure magic. What a treat seeing it glowing with light and crystal icicles ... and in your house, with the soft lavenders it's insanely BEAUTIFUL!

Cindy

sweetinspirationsbyjpdesigns.blogspot.com said...

Oh, Bella...your tree is to die for!!! I could just sit here all day and stare in amazement at your gorgeous photos but, I can't so I'll just pin them to my Holiday board so that I'll never lose them!
After the Holidays, I hope you'll do a "winter tree" to enjoy it's beauty longer and share more fabulous pics...
I be waiting in hope that you will!!!

Tricia Hays said...

You have such a beautiful Christmas tree, gorgeous! And, I love the wooden chair sitting next to it. =)

Rose L said...

It is lovely! I am enjoying all the holiday blogs but not doing anything myself this year due to husbands recent death in Nov. Next year...
I am going through things and deciding to lighten my load of stuff--too many knickknacks, dohickies, and stuff. I have a few items on my blog for sale. After new year starts I will be selling more things, even an antique wood sled with metal runners. Too much to keep. Will eventually sell off lots of Christmas ornaments, mostly Hallmark, dating back to when they first started making them.

Passionate for White said...

That is one gorgeous tree and well worth the wait for the reveal!!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a gorgeous tree, Bella! I love the flocking and the icicles, birdies, and the pink! A tree worth swooning over, my friend! I had to laugh when you said it's rare to have a white Christmas where you are. It's rare indeed for us to have a green one. Have a wonderful weekend.

Christmas blessings,
Sandi

victoriantailor said...

Stunning!!! will have to try this next year,

Linda Primmer said...

Bella, your tree is gorgeous. I have always wanted one. There's something so classy and serene.

The Spanish Dahlia said...

Ho my ! I LOVE your flocked tree! It brings back so many chilhood memories for me!!!! I completely forgot about them til I saw your ever so beautiful Christmas tree. Thank you so much Bella! Sending you and your family tidings of good will and peace on earth !

Xo~ Steph

The Spanish Dahlia said...

So sorry, I meant to write ~ Oh my ! Oopsies....

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Bella
The flocking has made for a gorgeous wintry looking tree. The ones in the stores I've seen only have a bit of the flocking, not nearly as nice.
It looks lovely with the pink balls and glimmering icicles, and birds should be on every tree.
Hugs,
Judith

Nella said...

Dear Bella, everything looks simply beautiful here, lots of love and thought put into every little thing!! Thank you for sharing this lovely festive post, N.xo

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your tree is just gorgeous! I'm going out to get myself some icicles, they are fabulous! And the dove, .... sigh. I love it all!
Hugs,
Patti

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

So pretty, Bella. I am loving your flocked tree. The icicles look beautiful hanging among the branches and I love the pink mixed in.

~Shanon

Ann said...

We had flocked trees when I was a young woman. Yours is stunning with the icicles and the doves. Dreamy.
Ann

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The flocking is spectacular and I love how you kept the rest of the decorations simple.

Angela

Haworth said...

Your tree is just beautiful, Bella! The lights, the icicles.... all perfection. And it suits your lovely home so much. I hope you enjoy it!

janice15 said...

It's just beautiful your tree..love it fully... I love icicles too ...very pretty...Happy Holidays with love Janice

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

This is absolutely beautiful!
Merry Christmas!

Linda said...

Frosted trees have always been my fave, and I adore yours, Bella!
Merry Christmas to you,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Ascension said...

Es un precioso arbol!!!
Feliz Navidad!!
besitos ascension

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Oh, Bella. Your tree is breathtakingly beautiful. I have no other words..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Sherry said...

Oh Bella! I just love your tree. I want one just like it! Have a Merry Christmas!
Sherry

Pamela Gordon said...

Hi Bella, I love your white flocked Christmas tree. It looks heavenly in your entry hall. Very pretty!

sandyland said...

I love Christmas so much just wish it would last longer

Jana said...

what a beautiful white Xmas tree! a very happy+lucky 2013 from me and wishes for a great new year:-))