Wednesday, November 25, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

...HAPPY THANKSGIVING...
I’ve been busy this week getting ready for Christmas. Unfortunately it was not for my house, I have been decorating for a few clients. I wanted to share with you some of my creations…
I’ve always been a traditional Red & Gold girl. I never thought I would like a Christmas tree decorated in white, but once I finished this one I was hooked on the color theme. Here was the tree before the transformation....



Now let me  share with you the completed transformation....

This tree just shimmered and had lots of bling. By the time I was done adding all the glitz the tree itself can barley be seen.





All the embellishments were covered with glitter. By the time I was done I had glitter all over me. My face was sparkling!




I added a wonderful glittered fern to the top for the tree topper.








I used three different wired ribbons. One was a gold glittered ribbon and another was a sheer white with  a gold design.  The third ribbon had gold glittered snowflakes.



I love using the new plastic bulbs. They don’t break and when it’s time to pack up all the decorations you can just THROW
lightly toss them in a box! It makes the clean-up much easier.
 Thrifty Tip #1....  The dollar tree is now caring these plastic bulbs in many different colors.  Unfortunately I did not discover them there until I had already finished decorating for my clients. I also found this nifty wide gold netting that came on a large bolt. I added tuffs of it throughout the tree.




Pewter glittered eucalyptus adds just the finishing touch to give the tree some texture.




  Thrifty Tip #2 ....  No need for an expensive traditional tree skirt. I just used about three yards of gold lame’ fabric  that was on sale and wrapped it around the base of the tree.





 No sewing needed, just tuck under the cut edges. You’ll be the only one who knows!







After finishing the tree it was time to start decorating the fireplace mantel that was located in the same room as the tree. You guessed it, more white and gold glam!








I used the same ribbon and bulbs as I used to decorate the tree.




These gold glittered ferns were so cool I had to use them. 





I used some large gold glittered ball ornaments to top off theses mercury glass candlesticks.




The mercury glass was the perfect with this color theme...







The same gold glittered fern as the tree topper was used to embellish the mantel. 





Three different types of beaded garland were hung from the mantel.  This is one of my favorite ways to add a unique look.





Here's a complete view of the tree and mantel.




I am hoping that my friend Linda’s family will enjoy the Christmas tree many evenings this Christmas season. It’s that what Christmas is all about. Celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior and creating memories with those you love. Come and visit this week and see how I transformed the spiral staircase into a winter wonderland. 

I’ll me linking up to some wonderful sites this week. Come and visit….


24 comments:

Destination Seaborn said...

Are you kidding me? This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Thanks for all the pics. I'm hoping if I study them, my decorations will turn out as pretty! ~ Lisa

Shawnee said...

Wow, that sparkles!!

alittlefrenchloven said...

Wow!!! Came out beautifully!!! Very nice job! I'm also a fan of Red and Golds, but I've never had the guts to try anything new... I may have to next year.

Tracy Suzanne said...

Wow Sherry. I'm amazed at the tree. All that ribbon is fantastic. My hands get so tired and my wired bows never look that spectacular. I think the ferns are genius. You can certainly tell you're a pro.

Hugs...Tracy

Tracy Suzanne said...

OOPS...I forgot to tell you, I hope you and your family have a very blessed and fun Thanksgiving...Tracy

Nela said...

Gorgeous! Wonderful!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You did a fantastic job, Sherry! The colors suit the room, too. Love all the little things you tucked in. I'm hoping to get my hubby to bring our tree out for me before he has to leave for work {Black Friday} so I can get started.

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Just beautiful and very elegant! You do one great job of decorating! Warm hugs, Esther

kado! said...

wow! Beautiful!

wishing you and your family a happy Thanksgiving!

Pat said...

The tree just takes my breath! The mantle is gorgeous too and yes, you are definitely a pro. Can you please come to my house & decorate? :-) I'm anxious to see more of your creations.

Hope you've had a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Wow! Thanks for showing. I might try to steal a few ideas. Just lovely.

Kammy said...

Wow - looks like that gold ate the tree - very polished - love it - great job !
Kammy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

What a stunning tree and mantle! I so want your job, how fun would that be! Great Job~ Cindy

Sonia said...

Now that is some tree! I love the fact you have filled it to capacity and it is just stunning! Love it to pieces! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Mimi said...

You did a stunning job decorating that tree...just gorgeous!

Peg @ Bloomfield Farm said...

I wouldn't have thought I'd like an all gold and white tree either, but yours is absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful job you did!

ButterYum said...

Stunning!!! Where in the world did you find the gold glittered fern fronds?

:)
ButterYum

PAT said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

GWENDOLYN said...

You have done a beautiful job with that tree, I bet it took some time.... I am sure your friend loves it!
Have a blessed day!
Gwen

Lara Harris said...

I love how the gold also brings out the gold in your painting! :)

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Your tree and mantle are stunning... that must have taken lots of time on the tree

9405018--Pat said...

Wow! you did a FABULOUS job...thanks for sharing....Pat H

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Sharon said...

OMG, I wasn't prepared for the after. It must have taken you hours and hours to achieve that level of fabulous!:)

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