Tree Trimming with Family: Part II

And now for something a little bit different…

Remember how I showed you the fun colorful Christmas decorations in my mother-in-law’s dining room yesterday?  Now take a look at the beautiful blue and gold tree we decorated in her sitting room!

Adele found this beautiful champagne colored tree at Frontgate, and I think it suits this feminine room perfectly!  I used the same mesh ribbon as in the dining room in a light blue color to add dimension to this tree.

So much light comes in off the lake through the two sets of french doors, that the tree just shimmers during the day.

Aren’t these shimmery beaded piks Adele found great?  There are several of them scattered around the tree with one at the very top.

She also used quite a few of these antique-looking iridescent ornaments in a few different shapes and sizes.  I love how well they match the colors of the tree.

We also used a couple different sizes of these matte teal ornaments – wired in place.

Here you can see a portion of one of the larger teal ornaments nestled among the lower limbs and another glittery glass ornament.

The tree looks beautiful during the day, but it GLOWS at night!

I bet it looks great from the lake on the other side of those doors!

I’m a big fan of using what you have for tree skirts.  For this one, we already had the shimmery transparent fabric on the top layer, but I was worried that it would show the base of the tree if it was the only layer.  The solution?  A king size fitted sheet destined for the rag bag was tossed around the base with the shimmery fabric on top.

So what do you think of this non-green Christmas tree?  I think it complements the colors in this formal living room/ sitting room so nicely.  Can you imagine how different the room would have looked with a green tree in this corner?

I hope you’ve enjoyed getting a little peek at my in-laws’ home.  Maybe someday I’ll give you the whole tour. 🙂  Thanks for visiting!

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