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Monday, December 7, 2015

Silver Bells ♪

I had considered leaving the tree bare for that lovely look
 of simplicity, but it ended up getting some frosty
  looking ornaments and silvery sparkle.

It's my favorite look for a tree....with white and silver
only, (and just a smidgen of gold) it takes on a look 
of frost and snow...and you know how I love winter!



Pine cones and birds.....




and white lights in two different shapes and sizes...




And my favorite...an Irish made antique tree topper
with starbursts and etched shamrocks.
I found it at a thrift store years ago.  It's hand blown
and as thin as an egg shell.  I can't believe it hasn't been
damaged with 4 boys, pets, and the tree toppling more than once!




A few more vintage ornaments and crystal icicles....




...and that's about it!




45 comments:

  1. it looks amazing, it does look frosty, its one of my favorite looks for sure,, I love the birds and pinecones,, so lovely,,,
    our tree was decorated by our grand daughter Gracie
    ( all unbreakable ornaments, ) and it is a tree of many colors,, lol,, but I wouldn't change a thing, she is so proud!

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    1. I just loved seeing her picture on Facebook..what a sweetheart! I'm sure she loved decorating your tree!

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  2. It is amazingly beautiful. Almost spiritual.... I think I saw an angel whisk by.....oh no...that was you!!!! I think this may be my last year for total red and green. An I too old to start over and go with something totally different?

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    1. You're never too old! haha. I love my kids ornaments and the colors...and still have them. But you know me...I love to bend the rules. And the rule I like to bend lately is that you don't have to drag it all out and you don't have to do the norm. I did do something with all the colorful ornaments, though...I'll show you tomorrow. :)

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  3. Turned out grand
    My kind of reminder snow in any land
    Beats the actual wonderland
    A wonder I won't give a hand
    Sometimes the ones we think will break last
    And the ones we don't think will break break rather fast

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    1. We have a few break every year
      with boys and cats, it's part of the cheer.
      Haven't had a cat touch the tree yet, though
      so maybe they're getting old and mature, you know.

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    2. haha or just wise as can be
      And will attack when no eyes are on them at your sea

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    1. Thanks, Deb...it sure is fun to sit and look at!

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  5. Very nicely done!! Totally classy and sparkly!! Refreshing, like the cold of a winter's wind.

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  6. OH my....I have tree envy!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  7. Beautiful job, Betsy . . . . :)

    Seems we were both busy . . . lol

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  8. Your tree and ornaments are beautiful Betsy. I spied a Shiny Brite just like one I have.

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    1. Oh, Shiny Brites...may favorite! :)

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    2. I'm not sure I know what me is...

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    3. Shiny Brite....it's a vintage brand of ornaments...
      most of the classics from the 50's and 60's are Shiny Brites.
      Now they are really collectible....and my favorite, I think!

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  9. Very elegant! We still go for the 'tradition' tree with a collection ornaments the boys have made or we've been given over the years.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! We're enjoying it! A tree always makes a house feel
      very festive!

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  11. It's lovely! I love the frosty look. It looks like it belongs in Winter Wonderland. I like all white lights, too. And I'm very fond of a lot of red and white ornaments in some fashion. Got my tree this weekend and it's sitting in the family room waiting for the painters to get finish so I can decorate it.

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    1. Do you blog with Lucy at Craftberrybush.com? She always does a beautiful red and white Christmas there. Her tree is beautiful! Hope your painting gets done soon!

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    2. No, I don't believe I've read her blog. Thanks for recommending her. I hope the painters finish by tomorrow.

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    3. yay...I'm sure you're excited about that! Fresh walls...gotta love it!

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  12. Your tree is stunning. Every year I think that I might try something. And then out comes the salt dough gingerbread boy, the glob of glitter from preschool, and the Boston terrier on a sled. It has its own sort of magic I guess. Not too sure about the star with braces though...

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    1. Star with braces....aw. I always look through the kids school ornaments and enjoy them...but they haven't made it to the tree in a few years. haha...still, they are very sweet.

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  13. Hi Betsy - looks amazing ... just so lovely - I'd love to see it in person, and just sit and let my eyes feast on its simplicity, yet decorativeness (not a word!). That Irish antiquarian tree topper find is just brilliant ... as too are the decisions re decorations. Gorgeous ... cheers to your Christmas tree cheer - Hilary

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    1. Decorativeness....I love the word! ha.

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  14. This is simply beautiful, Betsy. Looks like it could have taken its inspiration from the hoar frost. Elegant and crystalline.

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  15. p.e.r.f.e.c.t.!!!! very elegant, yet warm despite the cooler colours! love love your tree Betsy!

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    1. Isn't it pretty? I'm liking it a lot. :)

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  16. So beautiful, what a gift you have for making your home beautiful. Hope the cats ignore it all though!

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    1. So far so good with the cats. A few sniffs but no climbing or batting ornaments!

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  17. Quite a unique look. Very impressive.

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  18. "Never worry about the size of your Christmas tree. In the eyes of children, they are all 30 feet tall". - Larry Wilde

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