Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Red White and Blue Christmas


My patriotic tree is all done in the den. We have our main tree in another room so I like to have a little one in here to enjoy. I am laughing as I just noticed the happy fall sign in the background. Oops. Forget to pack that one away.


Red stars, glass flag ornaments and star lights are the simple decorations for this tree.


A few flags tucked in for good measure and this tree is done.


A patriotic banner tucked in the old garden bucket is the finishing touch.


This year I decided not to take down all my everyday decor, but just add Christmas touches. Less work after it is all done is what I am aiming for. I want decorating to be put up and taken down in an afternoon. That was my goal this year and we pretty much achieved it.  Here in the den some simple Merry Christmas blocks were placed right in front of my fabric angels.


I have one of my huge bins completely cleared out. I put a big box of old decor no longer wanted out for Goodwill. I have been purging for each holiday this year. You always buy new stuff so you have to get rid of the old toads I say. Who really wanted a fabric reindeer wreath anyway. Not me. How is it I ever thought that was cute?

26 comments:

The Open Window said...

I love this red white and blue tree. My living room is all patriotic so I might have to do a mini tree in addition to my regular christmas tree. Thanks for the inspiration

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Elaine...

Oooh...I love your pretty Patriotic Christmas tree and decor, my friend! All the ornaments are so pretty and I love how you used the patriotic banner in the bucket for the base of the tree...very creative and very pretty! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas with us!

Warmest Christmas Wishes...
Chari

Gina said...

Your patriotic tree is great! Great idea to use the bucket & the old banner.

Beth said...

great idea!! love red, white & blue. (:

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

I LOVE your r/w/b tree. I did one years ago and still remember what a beauty it was. I also love the bucket. My living room tree is in a large galvanized wash tub and my little dining room ones are in red and white enameled buckets and pots -- LOVE that look :)

CHRISTmas Blessings!
Gail

Emily Fay said...

OH I love it!!! What a great idea! The tree is beautiful!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love the tree! And I'm with you on trying to incorporate the Christmas decor with my every day decor! Looks really pretty!

acorn hollow said...

love it so cute good for you for weeding out. It makes you feel better.
Cathy

Kris said...

Love the tree! That's our motto...something must go out for anything to come in!

Kerin said...

Love that patriotic tree.

I too have to get rid of one thing (or two) for every new thing.

If I didn't you'd see me on 'Hoarders.'

Daisy said...

Great decorations! Looks like so much fun! :)

Comeca Jones said...

Sooo patriotic!but very beautiful!

LV said...

A very nice patriotic holiday decorations. I like the idea of having the tree in a bucket.

Leslie said...

I love the decorations, the tree looks gorgeous.
We used to have a patriottic tree in the diningroom ~ gosh.. there were trees all over this house ~ like you, last year I decided that I was going to cut back. We are down to two full size trees. Packing that stuff up will be so easy this year. : )
have a great thursday

Olive Cooper said...

Yay for the patriotic tree. I think I donated two boxes of decorations this past weekend and need to give more.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

There must be some kind of prize for The Most Patriotic Tree, mustn't there?

A DAY WITHOUT SCARLET

A day without scarlet, they say,
Can color the soul ashen-grey;
For if there’s no red,
The soul feels half-dead,
And has no incentive to play.


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Red blossoms here, red buds here

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

I love your red white and blue tree. I love your angels too. Everything is lovely.

Sweet .n. Simple said...

That tree in the bucket is so cute! I hear ya about the purging and keeping it simple. Your little angels are sweet, and I just love all your prims!!!

deb said...

the red white and blue tree is awesome!!!!!
so funny, I have been purging too and I cant believe I kept some of this stuff this long...this year, if I dont put it out, its getting tossed!!!!!

Debbie Kay said...

I love that tree! I am going to do the same with my decorating, just adding little touches rather than removing my everyday decor.

Would love to take a peek in your Goodwill bag before you drop it off. LOL.

Smiles,

Debbie

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Maybe a competitive Republican Presidential Candidate will appear at the base of your lovely Patriotic tree (a girl can always hope)...

;P

Your blocks are cute in front of the angels. But you have me thinking because I am getting ready to take everything but the books off of our shelves before I decorate, and store the stuff. Lots of unnecessary work...maybe....

xoxoxoxo,
RJ

Pamela said...

Love it and your red toile chairs! Thanx for linking up to THT!

SueLovesCherries said...

That looks so nice! I just finished a patriotic Christmas tag. Will post soon!

carol ann said...

I like your idea of just adding some Christmas to what you already have displayed during the year! I do not get rid of much from year to year. I only have things that were given to me in years past or were from a loved one who now is gone. Love the memories these Christmas decorations bring as I plae them around my house and tree:)

❁Velma ~Down Our Country Road❁ said...

what a cute little tree!! I love the theme.
Don't you just love it when little things that you don't notice in 'real life' but then you see them in your photos! I've done that, too. LOL

Another thing we have in common other than the little chicken lamp...I've got the same little Merry Christmas blocks!! Seriously. ;D where did we get those anyway? I can't remember.

St. Michael's Wife said...

So loving this tree!

Grins,
Pamm

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