Monday, December 5, 2011

White Christmas

I'm pretty much a traditionalist, when it comes to Christmas decor. 
I like pine, cedar, magnolia, natural elements that are found in the north Georgia region where I live.
I enjoy cutting the cypress limbs, and magnolia boughs from the trees down the road,
and collecting pine cones from the deep woods where I live.

But, lately I've been eyeing these
from Google images
from Southern Living
from Google images

White Christmas trees...
This year I find myself longing for a white christmas tree.
White...I've always thought so "fake" "cheesy."
One cut above an aluminum silver tree.....

And, I have these....
Vintage Ornaments from my Grandmother and Mother.
Ornaments I remember as a child.
Last year I found a box full, in my dad's attic.
I took them home with me,
 and now they sit in a crystal bowl each year, as part of my Christmas decor.
I'm afraid to hang them from the tree, they're so fragile.

But, I love this idea....

And, I really love the thought of my vintage ornaments....
On a white Christmas tree.

I know I'll never replace my traditional green Christmas tree,
With all the ornaments I've collected through the years.
Ornaments inheirited, ornaments given by family members and friends,
Ornaments that are like seeing old friends each year as I gingerly unwrap them from their boxes.

But, I would like a White Christmas tree, filled with Granny's and Mama's vintage ornaments... my bedroom.


Beaufort Belle said...

Love this post. I am a traditionalist, basically the same every year. But lately I have been thinking about doing something different. What that is, I don't know. My heirloom ornaments I want to stop using just so I can pass them down to Brooke. By the way, I too want a white tree for some reason!

That was the price on the coffeepot. I definitely did NOT buy on Black Friday... I stay home that entire weekend!

Shelley in SC said...

Oh . . . do it, do it!! And then post the pics! I do love something slightly crazy to break up the tradition now and then : )!

Miss Char said...

Rebecca, I love the description of your Christmas style, much the same as mine except I can't go down the road to cut some magnolias. When I was down in your neck of the woods a couple of weeks ago I picked up a lime green tinsel tree, wayyyyy out of my comfort zone but it looks great in my kitchen. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment.

Liz Owen said...

I would love a white tree. Or a flocked one. But the hubs says no way. And since he has, like, five strong opinions in all of life, I don't push it. But I do have lots of vintage ornaments!

Rebecca @ heartland farmhouse said...

Visiting from Paige...because I liked your name.
Your living room looks great, kind of reminds me of home. The ornaments in the window are a fantastic idea. Wish I would have thought of it before 3 glass angels met an untimely fate today. ;)

God Bless!