Sunday, December 6, 2009

I'll Have a Blue Christmas, Please

Yesterday we ran out and bought our Christmas tree. We selected a Douglas Fir that was supposedly eco-friendly, meaning that it another tree was replanted in its place. Who knows for sure, but it made me feel better. Palm Springs has a tree recycle pick up in January, so they end up as mulch somewhere and return to the earth's soil rather than in the country garbage dump. Anyway so we put the tree in the stand and let it spend the day falling into place to find its shape. I went rummaging through the garage to find the Christmas decorations. I discovered we had blue lights. I don't even remember buying them. So I pulled out just the blue and white balls, the silver pearl garland and went to work. It's hard to see it well in this photo, but the blue and white actually looks OK. Normally I prefer lots of different colored decorations. or at least reds and greens. So this year we'll have a blue Christmas, and I'm happy about it. After the tree was up, I light the fireplace, and sipped a glass of wine to enjoy the fruits of my labor.

above: I bought two 22" fresh wreaths for the front doors, I think they look pretty good. If you look closely, you can see Sheldon inside the house behind the glass doors! So I feel like the house is starting to feel like Christmas. So how about you, did you put up your Christmas tree or some decorations yet? What colors or theme does your tree usually have?
-Rick Rockhill

14 comments:

© Karelian Blonde said...

Silver and blue look really good. I am not much for any x-mas decorations but my flat mates always take care of that.

I had to enlarge the picture before I could spot Sheldon :)

kenju said...

I've been busy for over 2 weeks, doing trees, wreaths, garlands, etc. for everyone else (plus the Governor's Mansion) and my tree will have to wait. I have another private home to do and then mine. I may try to lighten those photos for you.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh how beautiful rick!!! we aren't decorating, just enjoying everyone elses this year. well most years! ha ha ha

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

bunnygirl said...

I like your blue tree!

My aunt sent me a lovely wreath for my front door, but I suspect the rest of my decorating will go the way it goes every year - I keep thinking I have another weekend, another evening, plenty of time, and then...oops.

KathyA said...

The doors/wreaths are gorgeous and so classic looking. For a minute there I thought you were going Elvis on us! The tree is beautiful -- it's nice to change things around a bit, isn't it?

A Lewis said...

What a beautiful doorway and entry! Tis the season....

Mags said...

I clicked on the picture to biggify it and it looks beautiful!! I like the blue and white-I typically have red and green but this year I might do something different since I'm having a Christmas party.

Your front entrance is beautiful. I don't remember ever seeing it before, but it's gorgeous! I love the wreaths too. Great choice. Simple and elegant.

I am waiting until next week to decorate...I'm painting today!

Lois Grebowski said...

silver, gold, red and green. Decided to put a tree up. my brother asked for it.and told me it had to be "red". Will post a pic tomorrow or the next day.

Jeni said...

The tree is beautiful -silver and blue make for an awesome color combo. And the wreaths too -very nice, indeed. I really have to get a move on and take some pictures of our tree and especially the wreath a friend of ours made for our front door. This place has never seen a wreath the likes of this one. It is absolutely, a knock-out!

C said...

Ohhhhhh! Soooooo beautiful, Rick! Your photos definitely put me in the Christmas spirit! Absolutely gorgeous!

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Your home looks so warm and inviting. The blue tree is quite pretty and festive.

grace said...

I love the colours, it looks beautiful and warm and cozy.

xo

Diane J Standiford said...

I adore blue lights on trees!

MeMe said...

Your house looks so beautiful. Just like the ones in a magazine. Wish mine looked like that. Sigh.

Blue is my favorite color.
We usually have multi-color lights, but last year we bought all white. They look nice, but I like more lights and little to no ornaments or garland.

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