When given a choice which would you choose? A Blue Christmas or a White One? This was a decision that I luckily didn’t have to make!
I am fortunate enough to have been invited for a third consecutive year to be a part of Our Crafty Mom, Michelle James, Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop! I hope you enjoy all of these talented bloggers who are bringing you beauty at the tips of your fingers below.
How about that previous one. What a magnificent tree over at Jennifer’s on FiddleDeeDee.com Make sure you check each and every one of them out.
Now, back to how I solved my dilemma… blue Christmas or white. When the after Christmas sale hit Wayne picked up extra trees.
It was interesting what he showed up with at home. A 4 foot white one and a 6 foot rose gold. I’ve decided to feature the white one.
Location, Location, Location: Size Matters!
Not every space where you want to add decorations can handle a large tree.
Yep, the white tree was perfect for a place in our entryway. We had the perfect antique table to offer extra height and keep all the elements (dog) off of it.
All I had to do was decide on what color to use for decorating. If you know my SCB(Wayne) at all, then you know he picked blue.
Let’s Get Lit! White and Blue Christmas Icicle Lights
This was a pre-lit tree, but that’s usually never enough for me. The attic hides many years of Christmas collections. There is quite a variety of colors, styles and designs.
Memories are stored, but dust is collected. When you brush it off it’s amazing what you can shop from your own totes. Therefore it surprises me when I find the exactly right item, that I forgot I even owned.
A white wire strand of white and blue Christmas icicle lights. These are so perfect for a small tree. You can work and wrap the trunk, while it will allow you to have a single small strand that lays on almost every branch, or it did with the size I had.
This tree was made for that strand of lights. the blue mix with the soft white was just what this little tree needed to light up this project to perfection.
A Perfect Mixture for a Blue Christmas on a White Tree
Let’s begin with what I usually always start with: ribbon. This navy velvet with silver stars seemed perfect for this job.
Our Blue Christmas Decorations Fill the Blank Slate
With choosing a variety of large, medium and small balls I filled in spaces to lay a foundation. A couple of finial’s here and there, too.
That’s not all that varied though. I had different shades of blue Christmas balls, as well as finishes. Some were shiny, a few were matte, while others had glitter.
Now to Soften the Look a Little
What was perfect to add a softening element? A blue poinsettia with a slight glitter trim. They came with clips on them for easy attachment.
Piece De Resistance…A Perfect Blue Christmas Touch
Last, but certainly not least for our tree. The piece de resistance is when I can take something that is old, special, and perfect for a place of honor to top it all off. My beautiful, heirloom, porcelain Angel. She’s been in the family for over 24 years.
Final Touches to Tie in ALL My Blue Christmas Tree Trimmings
The blue lemay tree skirt is the same age as my Angel. When something is good don’t discard it. If you have space, store it until it’s time to make all things old, new again.
The blue boxes have been acquired over the years at different times and places. My Blue and White Santa’s are part of a collection from over the years, also.
Chasing “The Blue” Christmas Away with Spirits
I pray that no matter what style, size, color or design you implement that it is done with a heart full of joy.
While doing this if you are looking for the perfect cocktails or specialty drinks check out our collection here at Redneck Rhapsody. Whether it’s the very best Eggnog you’ll ever taste, Apple Cider for killing the chill or a Loaded Hot Chocolate to fix all those sweet cravings, I’m sure you’ll be able to find a taste bud pleaser.
Enjoying This Holiday Season
May this year be packed with love, laughter and family.
Making memories is the one gift that you cannot put a price on!
Now, stop by and check out all of my friends’ beautiful decorations on this year’s Christmas Tree Blog Hop! Last, but certainly not least, make sure you start at the beginning with our very first tree. Our very “CraftyMom.com” host the talented Michelle James.
Merry Christmas & Cheers!
More Christmas Tree Decor Ideas
Be sure to visit all the participating bloggers for decorating inspiration for your Christmas tree…