Monday, December 7, 2009

O Christmas Tree


O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!

Thy leaves are so unchanging;
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy leaves are so unchanging;
Not only green when summer's here,
But also when 'tis cold and drear.
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
Thy leaves are so unchanging!

Welcome! I'd love to show you my living room tree, one of 4 in my home here at The Blessed Nest!

I am totally in love with the look of this tree! I've decorated our more "formal" tree in the living room this way for the past 3 years.

The inspiration for this tree came from my love of birds (of course!) and from all of the real pheasant feathers I've collected from my shooting trips with my Dad over the past few years.

Just because you have a "theme" to your tree doesn't mean there can't be plenty of your own personality and family memories added to it! The more of "you" that you put into your decorating and your home, the better, I say! :)


This tree is filled with warm reds, champagne-y golds, and rich browns and ambers.
Wired ribbon cascades down the tree, and pinecones, pheasant feathers, glittered leaves and berries, and little glittered birds peek from the branches.


I love birds! Watching them, preparing homes in my yard for them to build nests and lay their little colorful eggs, learning about the different species, I love it all! What beautiful creatures!

Since I decorate with birds & nests throughout the year, it was only natural to have a few on my Christmas tree!



Our Christmas tree in this room is directly centered across from a large bay window on the front of the house. I love to leave the curtains open in the evening so that neighbors driving by can see the pretty tree lights inside, looking all Christmas-cozy!



I added matching leftover ribbon to my lamps on the entry table too.
Simple & festive!

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!
Thou bidst us true and faithfu
l be,
And trust in God unchangingly.
O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!
How richly God has decked thee!


I can't wait to show you all the rest of our little cozy home all dressed up for Christmas!
My favorite spot has to be our little kitchen, with a "Mrs. Claus's Sweet Shoppe" theme! My girls just LOVE that, let me tell you!! LOL!

Till next time, my friends.....

9 comments:

duchess said...

Looks lovely. I just love this time of year. Glad you're settling in.

Melissa Miller said...

Stacey I'm glad you are back!

What a stunning Christmas tree with the rich colors and the feathers. Just so classic and elegantly beautiful.

Your new home is really lovely!

~Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Beautiful! I love the color scheme you have going on, and the theme is perfect. :) Can't wait to see the Sweet Shoppe!! Thanks for stopping by for the Giveaway. :)

Darlene said...

It looks so BEAUTIFUL! I love peeking in everyone's windows to see their trees.

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

Stunning!

Shannon said...

It looks great! I love the bird theme too.

Sonia said...

I love your color selection for the ornaments on your tree, the feathers give it such a sophisticated look too! What a beautiful tree and room! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

Cheryl said...

Love watching the birds too. This is a very beautiful tree!

home stager said...

I like your living room tree very much. All the decorations fit very well, especially the ribbon. And I think it was great idea to use leftovers from ribbon on those lamps, very inspirational.

Good luck,
Ella