December 10, 2012

My Turquoise White and Silver Christmas Trees

It seems that as I get older, I want to decorate more simply for Christmas.

While I still seek bargains and love to shop, I just don't feel the need to go all out and decorate every surface of my home in every color possible.

My favorite color is turquoise so this year, I used many items for my Christmas decorations that I have on display year round and stuck to turquoise, white and silver.
Hand-glittered deer snuggled in white feather boas.
On my coffee table, trees purchased on mega sales at Target and the old Borders store.
Fully decorated with glitterly fabric purchased at JoAnns for $3.49/yard. I want to snatch up every color.
This tree is a perfect match for my decor - $1.99 at The Christmas Tree Shops.
My turquoise glitter foam tree I made along with my Orange Glo ornament atop a dollar candlestick from The Dollar Store.
A beachy ornament made before Hurricane Sandy destroyed my beach.
The clear votive on the left is so sparkly and was recently purchased at IKEA for $1.99. The mercury glass votive on the right is just as sparkly and was $1.99 at Target.
Another tabletop with turquoise fabric from JoAnns.
Not sure if I simplified things but sticking with one color scheme in my favorite color sure does make me joyful.

What colors are you decorating with this season?

22 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty Carmie! I use all the colors on my tree but from this point on new purchases have to be red, green, white, gold or silver. I'm trying to narrow things down to that. Happy Christmas Season-Have Fun:@)

Kristie Franklin said...

Very lovely, Carmie! I'm a big fan of turquoise...really any shade of the blues will do. This year I will be decorating very simply with fresh greens and a color scheme of red and white. :)

MJ said...

I love it! My Grandmother's tree always used this color scheme. It brings back such nice memories of Christmas at her home. Thanks for sharing.

SmilingSally said...

I use different colors for different rooms. The living room is what you see today; the family room is traditional reds and greens, and everything else. Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday.

Crystelle Boutique said...

turquoise for Christmas... does it get any better than that...???
I think not! Love your decor!

hugs x
Crystelle

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

Hi Carmie! I'm more traditional when it comes to Christmas colors but I really love the turquoise.

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Denise Marie said...

very festive and gorgeous blues!

creativeblossoming.com said...

I've also decorated with turquoise & silver, but it's not as elegant as yours! My faves are the beach ornament & the deer in the feather boas. Beautiful & so creative!

feelincrafty said...

Love it! I use these colors, but also pink! And Silver and White. we were just glittering more of these colors today!

Cassandra said...

Beautiful decoration and I don't like decorating our Christmas tree with many colors too..

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Gorgeous!! Thanks so much for linking up on Monday! You are featured on my favorite features post: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/12/the-tuesday-ten_11.html

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Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful, love the color. I've been using it in my kitchen.

Yona Williams said...

Love this color scheme - very pretty.

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Paris Pastry said...

I love it!! I'm really starting to love white Christmas trees! Very pretty. Xx

Calypso In The Country said...

I love your colors, Carmie! Your tree is beautiful! My family is very traditional and would totally lose it if I didn't pull out all the red and green! Merry Christmas to you!
Cheers! - Shelley

Gretchen said...

love the turquoise! I passed up a white christmas tree at the thrift store the other day, and when I came to my senses and went back for it, it was gone! this makes me see just how much I missed out on. /cry

Sooner Laura said...

Beautiful! Turquoise is one my favorite colors at the moment. I love those deer in the feathers :) and I have a piece of that same turquoise fabric I use for decorating (leftover from a Halloween costume). Great job!

Jennifer Hicks said...

This is so fun and sparkly. Great combos of color and texture.
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Katherines Corner said...

beautiful, I love this combination for Christmas. Thank you or sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

joanne said...

I love your decorations and admire your spirit and creativity! Such fun and sparkle for the holiday...

Heather said...

love the turquoise theme. i stick with burgundy, it seems to work best with the oak floors and trim. Thank-you for sharing all the lovely photos.

Jan said...

Hola! I came across your blog while doing a google search for decorating a Christmas tree with feather boas, LOL! Even though it was nearly a year ago now, I wanted to write to tell you how lovely I think your 2012 tree was with just the few colors and how wonderfully your carried the theme through in your other holiday decorating. A friend of mine gifted me with eight white feather boas that also have silver and light purple tinsle sprays springing out here and there, LOL! I had intended to do a mainly white tree this year, so now I'm wondering if I should try and snip out the purple tinsle strands or just leave it as it is and go with the glory. I don't have many white ornaments but I have some silver, lots of gold, and lots of clear glass, so I'm going to just wing it and see what happens once I put the feather boas on the trees. I suppose adding French ribbon would be too much???

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