December 13, 2010

Turquoise and White Christmas Trees and Decorations

I posted here about why I was not decorating for Christmas this year.

I didn't want to do "traditional" decorations; meaning, decorations from my last Christmas with my brother.

So, I decorated a bit differently.

After Christmas last year, I purchased from Target 2, two-foot turquoise Christmas trees. I believe they were $4 each.

For followers of my blog, you know I LOVE TURQUOISE!! Along with some white Christmas trees purchased from Michaels, my Christmas tablescape was set.
Using coupons of course, I purchased feather boas, Christmas picks, snowflakes, etc . . . I decorated each tree with a different garland and different ornaments.You may have noticed some dangly ornaments that look an awful lot like seashells. They are. With Martha Stewart glitter (of course), I went at it and I love the results.Every Winter Wonderland needs glittered polar bears and reindeer!

Every deer needs a doe.

Every tree needs an angel.

Every Christmas needs Santa.

And a crafter can never have enough glitter.These candle votives were purchased last season at The Christmas Tree Shops. They were something like 75 cents for two. I picked up three sets. I am really pleased with my choices this year for my non-Christmas Christmas.

"The perfect Christmas tree?
All Christmas trees are perfect!"
- Charles N. Barnard


Ain't that the truth!

46 comments:

Sarah {The Student Knitter} said...

Very Pretty! I'm glad you didn't just not decorate at all. Your turquoise and white Christmas Cheer is so pretty!

michelle said...

You have the pretties non-Christmas Christmas! :) I love the turquoise and white and all your glittery creations are perfect!!! Beautiful! SO glad that you did this my friend!

Moe said...

That turqouis is gorgeous! I love tinsel trees & plan on adding a white one to my collected soon!

Popping by from Mad Skills Monday :)

Lisa said...

Loving the turquoise for a colorful modern twist!

Where did you get that polar bear? I'm dying for one!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Love the trees!!! Very Christmas-ey in my opinion!! I was tempted to glitter (after featuring Marthas glitter shell ornaments), but then decided to use gold paint instead -less messy I guess.

Happy Holidays!!!

Catalina said...

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Beth said...

I love it! So peaceful!

Mary said...

You have fashioned something that is very beautiful. I hope you are having a great day and enjoying all that Blue Monday brings your way. Blessings...Mary

Barbara Shallue said...

I'm normally a traditionalist, but I think these are beautiful! I'm so glad you found a way to decorate, and thank you for sharing the result with us. I love the glitter on the shells, too, and those glittery animals!

Leslie said...

Beautiful! Love the colors!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love it, Carmie!

Lamp Tramp said...

Girl, I love it all! We are kindred turquoise spirits. I am so sorry about your brother. I went back to your April posts and read that he died. Please forgive me for bringing this up, but you need to know my prayers and thoughts are with you. I lost a brother, he died at 30 years of age. It was so difficult, so I can just begin to imagine what you are going through. Love and prayers...:)
Lamp Tramp

Janet Ellis said...

I'm with Barbara, normally a traditionalist, but ohhhhhh how I appreciate creativity. Your turquoise and white are such a beautiful combination. Love your sequence of captioned photos, your deer and doe, angels, Santa and glitter. Cute...fun...entertaining. And blessings to you as you "celebrate" this first Christmas without your beloved brother. Janet

Jana said...

Love the colors!!

Come enter my linky party as well as the current giveaways!!

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dnicolle said...

I think traditional red and green is a little boring myself, I love your turqoise. Check out my turqoise Christmas mantel at wwww.lifeisaparty.ca
Merry Christmas!

Diane said...

Wonderful job! Love the colour combo. It has inspired to start thinking turquoise theme tree! Thanks for sharing.

Vintagesouthernlife said...

I love your decorations. The turquoise is just beautiful.

Hang in there. The first Christmas is the hardest. My prayers are with you. Annette

Life in Rehab said...

I remember the post when you lost your brother *hugs*. Still, your place turned out dynamite! The polar bear is my favorite. We went for aqua and silver because we lost everything in a fire. Feel free to pop by!

Kristin said...

I totally understand your feelings about the holidays. I lost my mom in May and it just doesn't feel "right" this year. (Not that I can't, I just feel that missing void) Anyways, I love that you added glitter AND feathers, I am obsessed with those two things completly. My Christmas post was very similar...

http://marleymanor.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-time.html

Faded Charm said...

Such pretty colors together...they really compliment each other.

Wishing you much happiness the holiday season.

Take care,

Kathleen

Nikki said...

I LOVE turquoise TOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! I hit my goal of 50 links, so be sure to come back next week cuz I'm having a giveaway!!!!! Thanks for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day!!!!!!! :)

Dishesdone said...

It's all so beautiful! I love the color! And the sparkle! Such pretty decor!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

The turquoise and white are lovely together. I've got one small PINK tree and a white one a bit larger.

I really haven't done much decorating this year. My husband is traveling so much and I just can't seem to get in the mood so I'm passing for the most part.

But the good thing is that I keep my pink tree out year round and I found some new pink lights to put on it! So I'm happy about that..LOL It's those little things that make a difference and having the pink tree out all year is just FUN..it makes me smile.

I'm so sorry for the loss of your brother...Hugs to you and I admire you for reaching for you non traditional decorating this year...I think you'll find that every year is a new reason to try something new and different.

I wish you a wonderful White Wednesday and it's so nice to meet you!

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

Joy @ Thrifty Parsonage Living said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the little trees.

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

Ooh!!! I love turquoise too!!! We would love for you to link this up tomorrow! http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Your trees are SO gorgeous! I really love the turquoise and white together as you've shown them here. It's an unexpected combination, so really delights the eye!

Shaunna said...

I love the turquoise! Unexpected colors are making me happy this Season. Thanks so much for linking your decor to the Christmas Challenge! -shaunna :)

Scribbler said...

So sorry to read about your brother. I hope it made you feel better to decorate a little bit.

I like the turquoise a lot. I used it the last couple of years. This year I went back to tradtitional red and green -- very nice change.

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

nice colors! Love it. The animals and other vintagy ornaments are sweet

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh your tablescape makes me feel merry and bright!

Seasons greetings to you and yours.

Donnie said...

Everything you picked out is just so pretty. I enjoy seeing the ornaments you glittered. That really dressed them up.

Cristin @ Simplified Bee said...

Turquoise is my fav color! Love all the little details too.

Merry Christmas!

xo,
cristin

ps- here from the linky party #150!

April said...

so pretty! I love turquoise! It is such a nice twist on the blue and white!

BEAR's Mom said...

This is lovely :o
~victoria~

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Your trees are sooooo cute and I love the colors! I’m having a Christmas Open House…would love to have you join in on the fun. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Blessings,
Linda

Tiffany said...

Love it! Turquoise is my favorite color as well.

Found you via your linkup at Truy Lovely.

Jen T said...

Loveit,loveit,loveit! You did a fabulous job putting it all together. Merry Christmas! JenT

shopannies said...

love that color so very pretty all is super cute the polar bear looks as if he is on protective prowl

Entertaining Women said...

I'm sad for your loss. I think that your brother must be smiling that you would go to the effort for his daughters, even as your own heart is broken. I pray that you will give yourself grace... every single day is a first without him this year. I pray that you will find a measure of peace this year as you minister love to his children. Thank you for sharing your beautiful turquoise blue Christmas design. It's lovely. Cherry Kay

Steph @ BirdhouseFamily said...

I'm glad you decided to decorate a bit. I love all the turquoise and white!

Love of the Sea said...

So pretty. And I love turquoise too. I love how you pulled it all together. Especially the glittered reindeer. So cute.

Andy Porter said...

I would never have guessed that turquoise would be such an elegant Christmas color. So beautiful!

I am heartbroken to hear about your brother. My brother and I are best friends and I can't imagine how hard that must be. I am so glad that his children have you to love them! I wish I could give you a big hug right now!!

Small Holdings Farm said...

I have the same Aqua tree...love it but now I need to find glitter deer...Sherron

Stop by my blog by Jan 3 for a great candle give-a-way

Kathy said...

I think it looks like a magical winter wonderland

Amy said...

Hello! I found you at Life as Lori and I am loving your beautiful turquoise Christmas! I wanted to invite you to enter my $30 CSN giveaway going on this week! Keep up the great blogging and happy holidays!

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Mikey said...

So pretty! Where I live, we only have a 7% chance of a white Christmas, and it's been snowing since yesterday morning with more on the way!

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