Friday, December 9, 2011

Snow, Baby


My favorite of our Christmas trees is the one we place on the window seat in the dining room bay window. I call it the Snowbaby tree. It's special to me.

Years ago, when the kids were little, they gave me my first Snowbaby ornament for my birthday (yes, I have a birthday next week--a milestone number). I started decorating this tree with Snowbabies then and have continued the theme over the years, adding a few new touches each year.

I'm a white-lights fan. It's not that I don't like colored lights (our living room tree has colored lights), but I've always preferred white--the perfect light for setting sweet little Snowbabies aglow.



I have lavished a multitude of crystal ornaments, white beaded garland, and silvery sticky/twiggy thingies (descriptive, but clearly not the official name of those  widely varied decorations) on this pretty tree.



It's interesting how different everything looks in the natural light of day. Whether by day or by night, it's equally pretty, I think.



We selected this pretty tree years ago. It was pre-lit, which was a prerequisite then. It just saved so much time when my attention was divided between preparing the house for Christmas and all the activities that come with having young children at home (little did I know the nightmare it would be to change the lights when they finally gave up the ghost). But, what really sold me on this tree was the unusual "ice" on the branches, a feature that made it sparkle even without decorations.


Ha! That's my reflection in this Waterford snow ornament.


To add a bit of color to our sparkly white scene, I use a vintage handmade felt tree skirt I found at an estate sale a few years ago. It was one of three beauties I bought at that same sale--the only one small enough for this space. I'll share the others with you another day.


It's Christmas time. Snow, baby, snow.

Make it a great day!

15 comments:

  1. It looks so beautiful, such a warm glow. I love the ornments, particularly the santa with birds in his beard!! We are getting our little tree on Sunday, I'm feeling the christmas vibe now! x

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  2. Ann, I love your snow baby tree. It just sparkles with the glittery ornaments you have added. And I Love the reflection in the window.
    Happy Birthday next week and Merry Christmas.
    Barb

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  3. Your tree is beautiful! I love the idea of a snow/ice themed tree. Some years, after we take down the Christmas decorations, I put up ice garlands and snow flakes and such in the kitchen as "January" decorations.

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  4. Ann, Love the tree it is beautiful, I like all the white. Nice to a have a special collection of ornaments. I have a birthday next week too! Happy holidays and Happy Birthday, Laura

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  5. Today a found a Snowbaby ornament titled "We see eye to eye" and it was priced 1.99. This ornament was retired in 2002. I totally love your tree, and the Snowbabies peeking out from the branches are so sweet!

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  6. Love your felt tree skirt. Your tree is beautiful. The all white and the 'ice' tips on the tree give it a bit of magic. Enjoy the season.

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  7. I love your beautiful tree. The snowbaby ornaments are adorable. Great spot for a tree!
    I really like white lights, but have always been out-voted!

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  8. Love the snow-baby tree...I have a special small tree for my folk ornaments... Love your blog!! :)

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  9. So pretty and festive! Love the tree! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  10. Oh Ann, this is totally gorgeous!!! I love your tree--It is so filled with Christmas magic!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  11. And I hope you have the happiest birthday ever!!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  12. Hi Ann,

    Your tree and unique ornaments are just lovely! :) And I too prefer the soft glow of white lights around. :) Happy Holidays to you!!!

    Cheers,
    Jessie

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  13. Your tree is beautiful, Ann, and so festive! Thank you for linking to the Christmas Tree Party at 2805!

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  14. lovely tree...I am a huge fan of Crystal decor...but i usually find that my swarovski ornament get LOST amongst all the light n branches! I wish they sparkled as beautifully as they sparkle in they sparkle at the swarovski store!

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!

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  15. That was a very beautiful christmas tree. That could be an additions to my Christmas tree decorating ideas and inspirations. Thanks for sharing! Feel free to stop by sometime.

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