Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Transitional Autumn Tree and a Christmas Home Tour Link Party

Last weekend  I was left to my own devices, like I am every start of deer season. I took advantage of the open garage space and decided I'd try to look through my Christmas tubs and boxes. Over the course of the Fall I've managed to combine a lot of smaller tubs into bigger more heavy duty bins, that stack easier and ultimately take up less space. But the Christmas decor situation is another story...

I put away alot of Fall decor and concentrated on getting the garage ready for finding some Christmas decor that I will use. That means moving all the Fall stuff to the back and bringing the Christmas goodies front and center. It's much easier access now, than at the old house. There, I had a small storage room downstairs that caused me fits.

I decided to have Hubbs bring up the White Christmas Tree from last year. Treetopia gifted me this amazing white 7 foot tree, but this year I decided to just use the top 2/3 of the tree. I didn't want to move the clock and frankly I wanted a smaller tree to deal with. I wrangled it into my olive bucket and really like how it turned out. There were a few minutes of prayer to get the electrical part attached correctly, but I wasn't going to give up. I really wanted it to work.

I was afraid the white tree would be a little too "elegant" for the rustic French olive bucket, but I'll be using naturals to decorate with, so hopefully, that will keep it from being too foo foo. Right now I'm using Fall leaves and berries, some faux vibernum, and my flock of birdies. I never get tired of the look of nature adorning a Christmas Tree. Everyone has their own favorites, but it just seems to fit for me. Here it is lit for night. The tree puts out lots of subdued glowing light.

The tree is in a little bit of an awkward spot...
 right in the middle of the walk thru from the hall to the dining area. 
This is a small living/dining space and my options are really limited.

Here are a few pics from the past where I put up a tree before Thanksgiving. I think a lot of us do this, maybe just leaving it unadorned with the lights aglow for our Thanksgiving Celebration. Either way, I love the idea of an Autumn Tree, and then again, it feels great to be a little out front for Christmas!


And I'd like to personally invite you to a little 

"Come As You Are" 
Christmas Open House Link Party

There are a lot of Blog Christmas Home Tours, 
but this one's for YOU.

Sometimes it's sort of like "not being invited to the party".
We're all dressed up and nowhere to go.
No need to feel left out of the fun.

So put on your party attire, or just come as you are...
Link Up your Christmas Home Tours, 
Vignettes, Mantels, DIY, Trees.
Even if your not finished decorating,
 share what you're working on for the Holidays.
Recipes can be linked if it's Christmas Themed,
and to spread the invitation, please have a link back 
and this invitation image within your post.
You can link up to 3 posts, past and present of your Christmas fun!

Share and Receive the Christmas Inspiration!
If you'd like to share the Invitation Image in a post or on your sidebar,
that would be wonderful,
thankyou, my Friends, in advance.

*Update...Brenda from Cozy Little House 
will be joining me as Co-Host of the Come As You Are Party

Early Party Link-Up starts Tuesday December 8 at 6 pm Central.

I'll be sharing features from the party,
 the rest of that week.

joining in here:

Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Dream Create Inspire at Lehman Lane


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