Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sleds, Bells, Roses, and Mittens on the Pine Tree

(My parent's tree this year)

What do you do with a FAVORITE tree skirt when you don't have a tree?!
Drape it over the entryway of course.

Pottery Barn Kid's Monogrammed tree skirt with our last name
with the rocking horse my Grandpa made me when I was little.

I didn't do Christmas cards (for the first time EVER!!)
a Big, Main Christmas tree this year!

But somehow Christmastime just goes on,
not noticing these 2 major holiday traditions I neglected.

I'm hoping the boys won't notice the absence of the Main tree,
since our home is spinning in other Holiday Magic decor.

We actually spend Christmas Eve night and Christmas Day at my parent's house.

It feels like we are away at a Rustic Retreat

with snow folding us in on every side.

Have I ever mentioned the talent my parents have with holiday decorations? They can put together some dazzling decor. Since we'll have our presents under their tree, I thought I would show it!


The tree topper

Mittens, Sleds of all sizes, Bird Houses,
Pinecones, Roses, and berries.
Complete Charm all cozy in a tree.

The kids can stand in front of the tree and find treasures,
like this Santa or the Snowman

A lime green pinecone?!! I'm in love...

Super sized bells rest on big boughs

Their Mantel

for the Night Before Christmas

This post is linked to:
The Nester
Southern Hospitality
Hooked on Houses
The Inspired Room
Thrify Decor Chick
It's So Very Cheri
Tip Junkie
Funky Junk
Holly Bash
Today's Creative Blog
Show and Tell
DIY Showoff
Don't forget to check out this post I have here on making the holidays easier and {almost} stress free!


Kristen Andrews said...

beautiful! We almost didn't put our tree up and I will not have time for xmas cards, this is the first year I haven't sent out cards it has been crazy busy and Will has been sick. Hope you are doing well.

Old Time Cindy said...

That is my type of tree! I also love your decor that you shared in your previous post. You went all out!!!
Living it up at Lakewood,

Autumn said...

What a lovely tree! I love the rustic and sweet elements.

laterg8r said...

what a FANTASTIC tree :D

b. said...

Their tree is beautiful!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Love your parent's tree. Is it real? I cannot tell.

Judy@cutest-little-things.blogspot.com said...

Their tree is beautiful! You're so lucky to have such a beautiful home to spend the holidays in (by the way, LOVE the photo of your boys above their mantle! Such proud grandparents!!)

Makes me a little envious that my parents are gone. I feel badly that my son doesn't have them to spoil him rotten.

Tootsie said...

girl...you ROCK!!! that tree is outstanding and that's an understatement!
good idea with the tree skirt too!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing your holiday cheer with us.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gorgeous, Lisa! I love their tree. And I love your tree skirt display. Something tells me the boys will think all is fine! :-)


Sheila :-)

Lori said...

I absolutely LOVE this tree! Your parents certainly know how to decorate! I never would've thought to put mittens on a tree or use over-sized bells as ornaments and/or a topper! Fantastic!

Charity said...

I love that you found somewhere else to put your tree skirt. GOD BLESS AND MERRY CHRISTMAS

Bonita said...

Your parents' tree is wonderful. So is the fireplace and that adorable picture above it.

Jane said...

Your parents' tree is so lovely...but the very best decoration is the photo of your children. (I bet they agree!)
Jane (artfully graced)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

We have not put a tree up some years-I like what you did with the tree skirt-very creative!

Dorey said...

I LOVE all the Christmas decorating! You can tell you have inherited your mothers creativity! I LOVE the tree, especially the topper! =) Everything is soo cozy and warm. =)

caveman said...

What, no Christmas card?! I NEED that Lissy! It's something that I look forward to all year long! In fact, I was hoping this years card would make it into Moore Minutes. Hmm, perhaps I can overnight a letter to Santa...

I scrolled right through the bottom of this post by mistake and into the next one. It took me a second to realize I had left their house and was looking into ours. It's obvious where you get your fantastic sense of class and style! Remind me to thank your mom for instilling that in you. I can't wait to be settled into their house on Christmas eve. It's a very special time at a very special place. Your mom does such a good job with all the details. Without her special touch's (like the tree) Christmas wouldn't feel complete.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I LOVE your parents tree!! I think it is perfect! It has a wonderful blend of rustic, yet colorful. So great! Very festive!

Kathleen Grace said...

Your moms tree is just beautiful! What a fantastic keepsake the rocking horse is. In my travels through blogland, it is the handmade gifts from loved ones that people seem to treasure more than any others.

Recaptured Charm said...

I've come over to look at a few of your fabulous projects. All great ideas, but OMG are your kids ADORABLE..LOL


Fabulous Finds Gal said...

I love the snow and all the old fashioned ornaments. So organic and authenically holiday. FABULOUS!!

Fabulous Finds Gal

Jenny said...

Beautiful tree. Looks like a magazine photo.

Katie said...

I just love your parents tree. It really is picture perfect.

Its So Very Cheri said...

I love it all-Your Mom's tree is GORGEOUS.
From what I've seen your home is filled with lots of Christmas Love.