Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas Tree 2011

Whew! Two posts in one day!! In the previous post, I shared our holiday kitchen. This time, I'm sharing our family Christmas tree!


As you enter our home, our tree stands ready to greet you!





We place our tree in the foyer each year, because it can be enjoyed from the family room, living room, and dining room.  It also has a great reflection in the foyer mirror, giving us twice the 'bling'. 




But, wanna know what I like most about it?? It sits in a revolving tree stand! The tree slowly rotates 360°. Thus, we get to enjoy the ornaments on all sides!







With this being our family tree, we have all of our ornaments that we have collected over the years.  These are a few of my faves:


Our first Christmas together:


Our first house:


The annual Swarovski crystal ornaments...


...and, Baby's First Christmas...


I don't use very much ribbon or garland...I just fill it up with ornaments and flowers...lol!! The topper consists of pheasant feathers, berry stems, gold calla lilies, and various copper stems.  



And that's our family tree for 2011! I hope you have enjoyed your visit today! Thanks for joining me this week for the 'Christmas Blogger Block Party'. I wish you all a blessed and joyous holiday season!


I am so honored to have my tree featured on:


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Linking to:
French Country Cottage-Feathered Nest Friday
At The Picket Fence-Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home-Home Sweet Home
Michaela Noelle Designs-Holiday Decor
Kristen's Creations-Share Your Creations
No Minimalist Here-Open House Party
Southern Lovely-Show and Share
Ivy and Elephants-What's it Wednesday
The Shady Porch-Rock N Share
Junk In Their Trunk-Link It Up Wednesday
DIY by Design-Fall Into Fall
Savvy Southern Style-Wow Us Wednesday
Type A Decorating-Anything Goes
My Uncommon slice of Suburbia-Tuesday's Treasures
DIY Home Sweet Home-More the Merrier
Colours Dekor
Eye Heart-Anything Goes
Be Colorful-Motivated Monday
Under The Table and Dreaming-Sunday Showcase
Homemaker on a Dime-Creative Bloggers Party
Dittle Dattle-Amaze Me Monday
You're Talking Too Much-Meet Me Monday
The House in The Roses-Show Off Your Cottage Monday
Debbiedoo's Newbie Party
Home Is Where My Story Begins-Home and Family Friday
My Romantic Home-Show and Tell Friday

76 comments:

  1. Shenita, I always enjoy my visit over here! You never cease to amaze me! This tree is just over the top beautiful, along with everything else. LOVE it!

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  2. It's just breath taking, Shenita! And what a wonderful idea to have it rotating. You have such a lovely and warm home and I can see that your family takes pride in it. Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us. :-))

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! I love the feathers added to it! Gorgeous!! It looks beautiful! You are so GOOD!

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  4. So festive! I hope you're entertaining a lot so many friends can enjoy your hard work.

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  5. Gorgeous and so lush and abundant! Love it!

    Thank you for linking to the Christmas Tree Party at 2805. I do hope you will take the time to check out the gracious sponsor of the $100 Pottery Barn giveaway by becoming a member of Hometalk or liking them on Facebook. Links are provided for each.

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  6. Shenita your tree is beautiful and luxurious.To have it rotate is such a great idea. Your house is so beautifully decorated it should be in a magazine.

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  7. ok I only have one word.........STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. It is beautiful!! Warm, vibrant.....i want to just look at it !!
    Wonderful!!

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  9. Just gorgeous...as usual! You are quite the decorator. I also love the kitchen and your dining area. I have very little space so my decor is minimal...and this year, I'm really loving that.

    I know your family must really enjoy all the beauty and festive atmosphere! Those Santas are all dynamite. :-)

    xo
    Pat

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  10. Your home is gorgeous! Your tree is a knock out! I love all of the ornaments and the pheasant feathers at the top! Your garlands are so full and striking! Your home is so festive! I love it!

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  11. GORGEOUS! I love how your tree is just covered in ornaments! :)

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  12. How gorgeous your tree is! Wonderful that you get to enjoy it from all those rooms.
    My tree is covered in ornaments too. Hubby loves it that way; holding a lot of memories. Thanks for sharing yours.

    Christmas blessings,
    Sandi

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  13. I feel like bursting out in song. Fabulousness Shenita.

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  14. Oh Shenita this is beautiful! I love your application of the ribbons they have a nice graceful flow and how cool is that- that your tree turns!! Sweet! All your ornaments look beautiful and you did a beautiful job of placing them. What a pretty home for the holidays!

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  15. WOW Shenita, where do you find time to decorate to the nines like this and visit us bloggers. Your tree looks gorgeous!

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  16. Your tree is stunning and I love the ornaments that have a special personal meaning to you....Christine

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  17. That is a beautiful tree! You did a really wonderful job making it look perfect!

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  18. Your home looks beautiful! I love your tree! xo

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  19. Shenita, that is just gorgeous, gorgeous and more gorgeous! What a grand house you have and you do such a beautiful job making it so welcoming. LOVE it all!!

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  20. Bling-a-ling-ling! Your tree is gorgeous!

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  21. I love all of the ornaments, the color scheme, and the magnificent topper. How cool to have the tree rotating!

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass.wordpress.com

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  22. Very, very pretty!!! Of course I wouldn't expect anything less from you. Everything looks wonderful.

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  23. Oh my, your Christmas tree and decorations are gorgeous! The swag over the mirror and arrangement on the table is so beautiful. Your talent is sparkling all over your lovely home. I am going back for another tour of all your Christmas post.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    ~Emily
    The French Hutch

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  24. Gor-gee-ous!!!..So beautiful!....Your family is fortunate to have you make such a stunning home for them..and I am sure they know it..:)

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  25. Just flat out GORGEOUSNESS!!

    m ^..^

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  26. Oh Shenita, you continue to WOW me!!! Your tree is gorgeous and I will be helping my daughter do a similiar tree next year. She told me she wants to do browns, coppers and golds!!!! Where do you find alot of your ornaments in those colors? LOVE that the tree rotates! We sold those revolving stands at the place where I use to work. Your home is TDF!!!! XO, Pinky

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  27. It's so pretty and soooooo tall! Gotta have a tall ceiling for that tree. It's decorated so lavishly and sparkly. I bet that took a long time to decorate. It looks professionally done. Your house is so decked out, you should have a Christmas party there. Your house just looks like the perfect house for that. I didn't know there was such a thing as a revolving tree stand. That's really neat!

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  28. Beautiful, stunning,Tree! Love your colors! thanks for sharing your lovely home.You are very talented.

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  29. How grand and beautiful Shenita. Love the feathers on top too! Have a great day my friend.

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  30. Beautiful tree, Shenita. I love it.
    How cool to have a rotating tree stand!

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  31. lovely decorating - and awesome rotating stand idea - I want one!

    I love reading, and sharing, about Christmas tree decorating - can relate to your special ornaments - we have many of our own and each year when we unveil them we remember good times!

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  32. What a beautiful tree! I absulutely love the tree topper. It looks amazing in the foyer. :) Happy to find your creative blog!

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  33. Oh how stunning. I think you have decorated a lovely tree. Very nice..
    Enjoy the time...
    Shirley

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  34. Thanks so much for stopping by and your sweet comment. Your home is absolutely beautiful!! I love your trees and your kitchen decorations--especially that pot rack. Just gorgeous!! Thanks for following me and I am your newest follower!!

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  35. WOW - feel like I stepped into a movie set. Very, very festive. I love the idea of a rotating tree.

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  36. Shenita.......this is GORGEOUS! It is like a winter wonderland! I LOVE! Thank you for linking up! Love, Me

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  37. Your home is fabulous! Thank-you for stopping by, and I'm following you now!

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  38. This is amazing! You have such a beautiful house too! Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I'm definitely following yours now :)

    Kristen
    Sophia's

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  39. It's beautiful and so is your home!I've never heard of rotating tree! That is amazing!

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  40. Wow. Beautiful Christmas wonderland. I love it. I would like to invite you to link to http://www.eyeheart.ca/2011/12/anything-goes-at-eye-heart-5.html

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  41. Wow Shenita it is breathtakingly beautiful!! Where on earth does one get atree that revolves?? That is super cool!

    Holiday hugs

    VEronica

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  42. Wow!! Breathtaking!! I would LOVE to visit your home. You must have a holiday party every year to share your gift with family and friends!! You home is unlike anything I have ever seen!!!! WOW!!!!

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  43. Your house is so beautiful. I live in such a simple house I love seeing your elegant house

    I love the featers on top of your beautiful tree so chic

    Merry Christmas

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  44. Hi Shenita, simply gorgeous! Love every single thing. So welcoming!!

    Barb ♥

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  45. Wow, You have a gorgeous tree. I loved your entrance area with the 2 chairs and the accent piece decorated. Now I see your tree and I have been staring at it for a while. Beautiful.
    Your home is so warm and inviting.
    TFS.

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  46. Just lovely! Beautiful tree (and home!)I also have the collection of Swarovski snowflakes - don't you just love them?

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  47. Hello,

    Greetings and good wishes.

    Enchanting photos and a lovely write up. Very refreshing and enjoyable.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Joseph

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

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  49. I just have to say that your tree looks like it belongs in a magazine! Your tree and decorations are dazzling. Everything looks so beautiful. We just did a tree post today too, but for some reason, the pictures weren't the best. You certainly know how to decorate, my sweet friend.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  50. Love your Christmas tree. Everything about it is just gorgeous. I found you over at Debbie's party and had to stop by.

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  51. Fantastic!!! I LOVE the tree and your beautiful home is so welcoming. I really like the use of the feathers in your decorating. I'm your newest follower.
    Merry Christmas,
    Sue

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  52. Your house is beautiful. Beautiful Christmas decor too. I love it all..1

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  53. Hi Shenita.....you asked about the Christmas Cactus you have. I do leave mine in the same spot though out the year. Do you move yours around or put it outside? Also do you water yours a lot? I keep mine more on the dry side and they are in a west window. That's too bad that after three years it has not bloomed. If anything I tend to neglect mine. I hope you can figure out what it needs so you can enjoy some lovely blooms soon!
    Sue

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  54. Such beautiful Christmas decor! Your house looks so pretty and festive.

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  55. Your tree is beautiful, especially the feathers on top and I especially love the lighted piece over your mirror. You have a very good eye. Hope you stop by and see me sometime. I just joined your folllowers.

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  56. Shenita,
    All I have to say is GORGEOUS!! Everything is fabulous, your decorating and your home! I love using ornaments collected over the years also, makes it so special!
    Hope you are having a Merry Holiday season!
    Rebecca

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  57. Thank you for showing us your home all decked out with holiday decor! Beautifully done :)

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  58. What a fantastic christmas display, Your home just looks fabulous. Thank you for sharing.

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  59. WOW, this is totally breathtaking!!! Your tree and your whole house are completely stunning!!!
    XO
    Cindy

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  60. GORGEOUS! What a treat...and the revolving tree is the "icing" on the cake!

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  61. Just stunning Shenita...I can't even imagine how long it took to do all of this. Well done! Happy Holidays to you and your family.

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  62. beautiful, simply beautiful, awesome, you have done just a fabulous job

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  63. everything looks so sparkly!!
    i love that there are many christmas lights in your place

    Hong Kong property

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  64. Wow, what a tree and banister and mirror! Everything is just lush and gorgeous. I am sure it is more spectacular in person too. You have such talent! This was truly a treat for the eyes.

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  65. My kids are using a new word to describe all things amazing.... amazeballs! So in a word, amazeballs. :0 This is truly spectacular. I was watching an HGTV special on extraordinary Christmas trees. They should have come to your house. :0 Thanks so much for sharing this on Motivated Monday at beColorful.
    Pam

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  66. Very pretty! Love how special and festive your tree and the rest of your decor is! Thanks for linking up with me for our Christmas Cheer party (:

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  67. Oh WOW! What a beautiful room. That tree is gorgeous Shenita! Love your lighted garland too. It just looks so cozy.

    Merry Christmas!

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  68. Hi! I'm a new follower! LOVE that tree! Can I have the chairs and pillows next to the mirror? Absolutely wonderful!

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  69. Hi!

    Just wanted you to know that you were featured in the Christmas Tree Party Highlights! Please feel free to take the "featured at" button if you like!

    Wish you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season!

    Hugs, Honey

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  70. Shenita your tree and entry are absolutely stunning!!!

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  71. Your tree is beautiful. I love that it spins! Have a very Merry Christmas! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  72. Wow, everything is just gorgeous!! Love everything. It is beautiful! :)

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