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My 2012 Christmas Tree. Day 11

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My Christmas decorating is drawing to an end. The ‘piece the resistance’ is of course my Christmas tree and we put her up this weekend. 

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Lots of handmade ornaments in white, silver and gold make this my favorite Christmas tree ever….



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Last years burlap ornaments, the wooden stars and hearts from two years ago and my snowflake doily ornaments are all handmade. I loved seeing them again, they are like distant relatives you love to reacquaint yourself with over the holidays.


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The color combination works really well. The white and silver light up the tree while the gold adds a bit of warmth. 


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 I find photographing a tree so difficult, somehow the magic of it never quite translates onto the picture. But I gave it my best shot…. 


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It was my love who came up with the suitcase tree stand idea. I am loving it! We had to fill up the bottom one with wood to stabilize the whole thing  but then the tree stand fit in there like a charm. I used the tree skirt the hide the stand and fill up the trunk. The Christmas light cords are hidden in that basket with pine cones. 


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 Yes this tree is exactly what the doctor ordered. Fun, classy, sentimental and totally me…..

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 My tree is up, my house is decoratedl: I guess I am ready for the hot cocoa and the Sound of Music and for eating why too many Christmas cookies.

Let the good times roll in….


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 You know who else is ready for Christmas? My fellow 12 day-ers….




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  1. Gorgeous tree, and those suitcases are beyond creative! The magic translated perfectly!

    • Marianne Songbird says:

      Thank you! Photographing Christmas trees must be one of the hardest things to catch. I am glad you liked my tree.

  2. What a beautiful tree! I love how you have it in those white suitcases! Too perfect. I’m not a a fan of traditional tree skirts. What a great idea!

    • Marianne Songbird says:

      I love it too. I actually had already altered my tree skirt to go with this years tree, but I like the suitcases much better. My decorating thing must be rubbing off on my love because he came up with this idea.

  3. Absolutely stunning and charming all in one fell swoop! And your hubby was right, those trunks are perfection! I’d take this tree off your hands in a heartbeat!

  4. I love your tree in the suitcase–brilliant! And your decorations are lovely. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful ideas and decorations.

    Merry Christmas!

  5. Ellie Van Caster says:

    I love it, I love it! So casually elegant. I think all those wonderful sentimental ornaments make it so loving.
    I really don’t want the series to end-lol

    • Marianne Songbird says:

      Well thank you! I am having fun with the series too, but I will be glad when it is over, it takes an awful lot of time. I want a chance to enjoy my decorations. Thank you so much for following along and leaving me all your lovely comments.

  6. Simply beautiful!

  7. Hi Marianne, oh so lovely and I think your photos came out just fine. The warmth you have shared with us about your ornaments has come through with your photos. The suitcases are just the most wonderful idea, and hiding the light cord in a basket of cones, amazing. Thank you so very much for sharing with us all out here, and sorry to hear about a picture of your bedroom showing up in someone elses blog. MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS.

  8. The handmade ornaments absolutely make this tree…and the suitcases are a perfect touch!

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