Thursday, December 6, 2012

The white Christmas tree....



Hello everyone!  Before anything else, I want to thank those of you who took time to visit me on the house tour.  Your sweet and kind comments warmed my heart.  

Admittedly, I felt a lot of pressure being among such an incredible lineup of women.  It's so easy to compare yourself to others and doubt your own abilities at times.  But so long as you remain true to yourself and put your heart into what you do, that will hopefully shine through in the end.

I love these little skates Bella and I made one night.  I drew and cut them while she tied the 'laces' with needle and thread.  Such an easy yet beautiful craft to make with your little ones.


If you follow me on FB, you may have been there when I first purchased this white tree at our local thrift store.  We were there to buy some chapter books for the kiddies and my son spotted it in the back room prior to them bringing them out.  We left without it but I couldn't stop thinking about it.  Two hours later, hubby convinced me to go back and there it was in all its white glory...$49.99 later and it's one of my favourite trees we have ever had. 


Everything looks better with glitter, right?
Another homemade ornament ...

Some empty boxes of crackers wrapped in plain white paper and beautified with a pretty creamy ribbon...


It's difficult to see in the photo, but I used some white feather boas to fill in any empty spaces in the branches.  It gives it such a warm and romantic feel. 


Of course I had to have pearls hanging as well.  I was fortunate I didn't have to spend a lot of money on decorating the tree as most of the ornaments we already had and or we made.

It has been unusually mild for this time of year and 
while there is no sign of snow (yet), inside our home...

There is warmth, love and dreams of a white Christmas...


I also need to share another little secret I have been keeping from you...

This Saturday I will be sharing my Christmas mantel at the new FOLK magazine blog, where yours truly has become their newest contributor.  I am extremely happy, excited and nervous at the same time.  I am joining an incredible group of people.


I truly hope you can stop by and cheer me on as I make my debut...:).  But just in case you forget, I'll remind you ;)

Thank you so much once again for sharing a little bit of your time with me.  See you tonight for HAPPY HOUR.

much love,








33 comments:

  1. Beautiful tree Lucy - it's perfect! I have loved seeing all of your ornaments too and I think that little skate is one of my favorites. Congratulations on becoming a contributor at Folk - you will be a treasured addition I am sure! :)

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  2. Carol Alexander DuncanDecember 6, 2012 at 12:48 AM

    Love love your white tree!! I have white snowflakes, white pearls, crystal ornaments, very Victorian-this is right up my alley!!

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  3. Oh, Lucy, it is absolutely magical!

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  5. Hi Lucy, beautiful Christmas tree and oh so magical!! I love the ornaments and your love for a white Christmas!

    -Rosy
    www.ajoyfulkindoflife.blogspot.com

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  6. It reminds me of the Snowqueen palace!Elegant and ...frosty

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  7. Congratulations on being part of the Folk Magazine Blog. Your decor is amazing!

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  8. its stunning Lucy. all your ornaments are beautiful.

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  9. Lucy- your tree is gorgeous! What awesome news about folk mag, I can't wait to see your beautiful mantel in their publication/blog. Happy Holidays!

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  10. Beautiful! I just checked out Folk and realized they are running a special. A year's subscription for $5! Yes, I'm on that. :)

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  11. Okay, after I saw it on your house tour I could not stop thinking about your white tree! I want one..really bad but might have to wait till next year( Just stunning Lucy and congrats on the Folk Magazine blog, you deserve it!

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  12. I adore your white Christmas tree! So beautiful and elegant! And congrats to you on being the newest editor of Folk Magazine! Well deserved!

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  13. You know I love that tree! And congrats on the Folk Mag contributing! That is awesome - so excited for you!

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  14. Beautiful, Lucy! That tree is just stunning and all your ornaments look fantastic on it. Love the little ice skates and it sounds like a great craft project for making some of your own ornaments.

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  15. Congrats Lucy! Great news, you will fit right in with all the other amazing people at FOLK :)

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  16. Gorgeous Lucy, congrats on being a Folk Magazine contributor. They're lucky to have you.

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  17. Thanks for this great post! We too have a white Christmas tree and I love the idea you had of using a white feather boa to fill in. That is a wonderful idea that I think I will try on ours...our tree really needs it! Thanks so much. I love your blog!

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  18. Your tree turned out to be so beautiful, love it. And, congratulations on being a FOLK Magazine contributor! Well done.

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  19. Congratulations,Lucy- I am not the least bit surprised that you are a contributor over there. What the heck took them so long?;>) Your white tree, like everything else you do, is beautiful- xo Diana

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  20. Your tree is absolutely stunningly beautiful! I love white Christmas trees, i have a little raggedy white one from the thrift shop too, and it's one of my favorites ever. Congratulations on being featured! Be sure and remind us to look!

    Cindy

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  21. This is one of the most stunning tree I have ever seen. It is so sophisticated and serene. I love the ornaments you made too. Very cute!

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  22. Lucy your tree is beautiful!Enjoyed seeing this again!
    xx
    Anne

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  23. Congratulations on the new contribution project! That is wonderful news -- they are lucky to have you! I love this white tree so much and all of your gorgeous, crisp decor. Don't you love when our hubbies send us back on a mission to fill our decorating desires? So sweet!

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  24. Lucy this is absolutely stunning! It looks like a magazine spread! Fabulous!!
    Jo-Anna

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  25. You inspire me as a decorator, as a mother, as a wife, and as a cook. Thank you for sharing your new tree and all it's glory.

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  26. Your tree is stunning and so dreamy! I never in a million years would have geussed you got it from the thrift store! It looks very high end!

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  27. Lucy, your tree is absolutely gorgeous!! I love your blog and all the inspiring ideas and beautiful projects that you share. Good luck in your new venture with FOLK magazine! Wishing you and your family a very happy holiday season!!!

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  28. Lucy, Just found your site through a link party at Lines Across. LOVE your site, your photography is really amazing. Can't wait to try some of your projects!

    Tracy

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  29. Congrats on the Folk contribution! How exciting! This has to be one of the most beautiful trees that I have seen this year! I love the romantic and soft look of it. Just beautiful! I also love the embellishments on your packages. Perfect. :)
    Kimberlee

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  30. I'm your new follower :) Just so I can dream.

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  31. Your Tree is absolutely amazing! I've never wanted to have a white tree but I changed my mind! It's so stunning!

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