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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas Tree 2012

Well, the Southern feel continues with our Christmas tree this year. I shared our mantel with you earlier this week; and today, I am sharing our tree. For the first time ever, the tree is not in the foyer. We decided to place it near the fireplace and enjoy it in the family room, since this is where we truly spend most of our time. The tree sits in a rotating stand, so that we can enjoy all sides.


The tree is decorated with the remaining magnolia branches that I brought back from Alabama. I allowed these to dry faster, to enhance the copper and gold colors used on the tree. I used them to fill in any gaps in the branches.





The tree is also decorated with more of the pewter fleur de lis ornaments from Hobby Lobby. (I think I cleaned out the store!) I also purchased the coordinating poinsettias.



I didn't use any ribbon on the tree this year. I just wanted to fill it up with ornaments. I love all of the sparkle and glitz! I pulled all of the gold, copper and crystal ornaments from my stash; and went to work!


I added snowflakes and tons of our collectible ornaments...

If it was copper, gold, ivory, or crystal, it went on the tree!




I raided my stash of the remaining magnolia branches, glittery flowers, stems, and pheasant feathers to create the topper; and my tree was complete.


Thanks for taking the time to stop by today! As I complete more of the house, I'll be back to share! Hope you're having a wonderful time decorating your own homes!! Have a great day!

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Debbiedoo's Newbie With A Twist Party
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House On The Way-Deck the Halls 
Be Colorful-Holiday Highlights Living and Family Rooms
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating-Flaunt It Friday
My Romantic Home-Show and Tell Friday
At The Picket Fence-Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage-Feathered Nest Friday
The Charm of Home-Home Sweet Home
Katherine's Corner-Thursday Favorite Things
Imparting Grace-Grace at Home

69 comments:

  1. Love the tree, Shenita! And you know I heart the South. xo

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  2. Absolutely Beautiful! I love your tree.

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  3. Your tree is stunning Shenita! I can't wait to see the rest.

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  4. Stunning and elegant! LOVE your tree and it blends effortlessly with the mantle, AMAZING job!

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  5. Wow! Your tree is so glamorous! I love how glittery and sparkly it is. I believe you would be a great tree trimmer at holiday stores. You have the knack! Looks like it was professionally done.

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  6. Shenita, it looks beautiful. You have done a wonderful job! :)
    ~Audra

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  7. Looks so pretty, Shenita!! I have to get the tree up today almost finished decorating yay!

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  8. Its just so very Beautiful. You have done a superb job on your Tree and other holiday decor.

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  9. Oh Shenita, I love it! So elegant - you do have that golden touch. I think I can get my big tree finished up tonight after work - finally! It's not as elegant as yours, but I love it!

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  10. Love it! My hubby wants me to use my southern elegance themed tree this year. It was needing a little va-voom...your tree has helped give me some great ideas! Beautiful! Thanks!
    Gina
    www.totallygina.com

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  11. I knew it would be absolutely perfect, and beautiful!It is so full and I love the fact that you can't see the tree for all of the decorations.

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  12. Beautiful Shenita! Your ornaments are gorgeous!!

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  13. Shenita

    Your tree is spectacular!!! I love all the details and the ornaments. The tree topper is amazing. Just gorgeous.

    Cynthia

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  14. Hi Shenita! Your tree is truly glorious! I love your goldness of color. It looks so rich. You really have lots of pretty ornaments! You do everything wonderfully.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. What a beautiful tree, Shenita. The magnolias are lovely. I'm not using any ribbon or bows on mine this year either.

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  16. It's stunning! Such a beauty!

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  17. That is one well decorated tree!!!

    Carolyn

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  18. Wow, your tree is gorgeous, Shenita! I just love your color combo and those magnolia leaves are the perfect addition.

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  19. Your tree is gorgeous Shenita. The color scheme could not be more perfect in your gorgeous home.

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  20. Your tree just takes my breath away. It is just PERFECT. The colors are so pretty. and here I am, nearly all red and white Santas on my tree. ba humbug....now I want all new ornaments in YOUR colors...Well, maybe next year. :))
    xo bj

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  21. Shenita, your tree is magnificent!!! We did our daugters tree with the same colors and it is beautiful too. I love all the SPARKLE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will share my Christmas decor SOON. I am almost done:):) Have a great weekend. XO, Pinky

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  22. Wow! Shenita that is truly beautiful. I love the magnolia leaves tucked in and it is just so elegant. Thanks for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  23. Seriously, in love with your tree! Love the fluer de lis, and all of the gold! Beautiful!

    =)


    Brooke

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  24. It's gorgeous! Should be in a magazine. Patty

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  25. Beautiful Shenita! I love your magnolia leaves tucked in among branches! Your copper and glittery accents are gorgeous and I love the addition of the pheasant feathers!

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  26. Shenita,
    Oh how I love those Alabama magnolia leaves:) You have one stunning tree my friend...you should be very proud of it.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  27. Your tree is exquisite....stunning....I just love those colors...and so glad that you were able to use the extra magnolia branches...Copper and gold seems to be the theme in my media room...like last year....glad you move the tree so you can enjoy it all the time!!....I love that you mix the "decorator ornaments" in with your sentimental ones....as I so love sentimental ornaments!!
    Have a great weekend!

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  28. Hi Shenita~ I love how you have used the magnolia leaves this year! They are perfect with all your bronze and copper colored ornaments. I'm sure you are enjoying the tree by the fireplace, it looks perfect! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  29. beautiful, stunning gorgeous...oh I need more adjectives.... thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.xo

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  30. Your tree is absolutely gorgeous! In our previous house the tree was always in the foyer. In our new house, it's in the family room where we get to admire and enjoy it. I think you made a great choice by moving it. A tree that beautiful deserves to be admired!

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  31. Your tree is so beautiful! What a great idea to have it on a rotating stand so you can see all of the beautiful ornaments too! Have a great weekend :o)
    ~Des

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  32. It looks beautiful. You did a wonderful job....

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  33. Your tree is absolutely gorgeous! I love the magnolia branches and your topper is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing it at my Deck the Halls party! Have a great weekend!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  34. Gorgeous, I love the colors, Your home is alway so warm and welcoming.

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  35. I love the magnolia that you've incorporated and all the gold touches. Your fleur de lis' are beautiful in there too!

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  36. Oh my!!! I love your tree! I may have to make another stop at Hobby Lobby to get some of those poinsettias. GORGEOUS!! The colors are soooo pretty! You have such an elegant touch, Shenita!

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  37. Ok my friend - you need to pick up that tree and transport it right over to my house cause that is exactly what I want for my Family Room which is decorated in rusts and reds. I have always wanted a copper and gold tree for that room. Sigh. Maybe one year. Your tree is on the same level as the ones I see in showrooms. Awe inspiring. Your mantel is equally beautiful. You sure do have "the touch." xxoo

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  38. OMGoodness Shenita, your Christmas tree is gorgeous!!

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  39. Hi Shenita, what a gorgeous tree...I love all the sparkle and glitter. Your mantle is equally as beautiful. It must look like a Winter wonderland at your house.

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  40. Stunning, stunning, stunning, Shenita! Seriously! I LOVE that you moved it by the fireplace so that you all can enjoy it! It looks incredible right next to your fabulous holiday fireplace. And, I love the colors ... it truly sparkles!

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  41. You have a beautiful tree. I really like the tree next to the fireplace.

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  42. Oh my goodness Shenita, it looks beautiful.

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  43. Shenita, I love how your tree complements your mantel. And your ornaments match the magnolia leaves...how stunning!!! Your living room should be in BH&G!!!

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  44. Shenita, your tree is stunning. I love to have our tree by the fireplace, but in recent years moved it out to the sunroom. It's a toss up for me because we are in both rooms a lot of the time. But we can see the tree from the dining room and when you first walk into the house, so I like that. ;-)
    Thanks for sharing this beautiful tree. The new ornaments are gorgeous. I do love fleur de lys..........Sarah

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  45. Your Christmas tree is absolutely beautiful. I love those colors. It's so pretty.!
    Karen

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  46. I'm getting caught up with my blogging ...so far behind!

    Your tree and mantel are STUNNING!!! Oh Wow! The tree is gorgeous with the brilliant golds and bronzes! :)

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  47. Absolutely beautiful, Shenita! You make Christmas decorating look so easy and effortless... what a talented lady you are!

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  48. Your tree is stunning, Shenita! It looks wonderful next to your fireplace, too.

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  49. Wow, Shenita! I just knew your tree would be gorgeous and I am not disappointed. Love the mantle too.

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  50. Shenita, you know my life has been crazy when I am the last one to comment on this post! So sorry I missed it!!! I am truly in love with your tree. It is stunning!!! You do such a fabulous job every year, but, this time, you have outdone yourself! It looks amazing next to your fireplace! Love, love the colors and every special ornament on it. Just gorgeous!!!

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  51. Shenita - Your tree is just fabulous! Love, love, love the colors and all of the sparkle. Lucky you to have a rotating stand. How do you like it?

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  52. Shenita! Your home is gorgeous all year long but it's absolutely stunning all dressed up for the holidays! So very pretty!

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  53. Beautiful, beautiful decorations! Thank you for joining HSH!
    Sherry

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  54. Gorgeous and I love your stockings!
    Jennelise

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  55. Everything looks so gorgeous!! I love it. You did a fabulous job! Thank you so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

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  56. Seriously Shenita -- everything you do knocks my socks off! Featuring you today!

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  57. Gorgeous tree ,Shenita ! Love the colors !Very elegant !

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  58. Elegant beyond words!!! I love the color combination (it's akin to what's going on in the front of our house this year), and the sheer volume of the ornaments makes the tree just sing!!! Your topper is fab-u-lous!!! Those magnolia leaves have really earned their keep for you! I'll bet you'll be making another trip or two down to Alabama next year right around this time! :-) Gorgeous, Shenita!

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  59. Your tree is gorgeous! I will be featuring it tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  60. Your tree is amazing!!! I am hosting a contest and I think you should enter :):):)
    http://atozebracelebrations.com/2012/12/christmas-tree-contest.html
    Contest open until tomorrow and you can win some fabulous prizes!!!
    New visitor -Nancy

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  61. Your tree is beautiful! Love the gold! Have a great week! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_12_11_archive.html

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  62. Your tree is gorgeous, Shenita! I love how full it is decorated. The magnolia leaves is a perfect touch for a southern tree! I did my holiday decor this year in copper/ brown, gold and silver. I love the traditional colors but wanted to change things up this year.
    Merry Christmas~

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  63. Your home is gorgeous! Magnificent displays.

    Wonderful to have you be at Christmases Past at Seasonal Sundays.

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  64. Such a stunning tree!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  65. Shenita, your tree was lovely last year!! I truly love the addition of the dried magnolia leaves -- definitely classic southern. All the sparkle and glitter looks magical and festive. I'm glad you shared with us. :) Visiting from Seasonal Sundays.

    Hugs to you,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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