I think I am obsessed with putting up multiple Christmas trees! And themed ones, at that. This year was no different, other than the fact that I never finished putting up the purple and green tree. It took me so much longer to get organized this year, so I was rushing up until the last minute to get things done today. Now that may not seem a daunting task, but taking three weeks to put up seven trees IS a bit long, wouldn’t you say? * Edited on Dec. 12 to say that I cannot count~ I actually have eight trees! And I still have one more to go! * So as not to overload you with pictures, I’ll show you bits and pieces of three of them and show the others in another post real soon.
Let’s start with the tree in the dining room. This tree is slender and wound with about 2000 clear and white lights. It was originally a display tree at the department store where I used to work. Back in those days, artificial trees did not come pre-lit and the “nice” stores had a visual department that decorated them. There were usually about a dozen themed trees and we had to wind the light strands in and out of the branches so you couldn’t see the wires. That was SO time-consuming and was not one of my favorite jobs! Over the years, some of the light strands have stopped working, but I’ve added in my own clear lights. Last year I got lazy and just placed them the “normal” way- I wasn’t in the mood to spend a couple of hours removing the dead light strands and weaving in the new ones. I call this tree my royal colored peacock tree. I bet you can guess why….
There are vibrant reds, blues, purples, greens, and gold in the many ornaments and garland on the tree. Can you see the light wires woven around the branches?
One exception to the royal colors is this vintage pink glass bear that I found at an estate sale a few years ago. You can see some of the peacock feathers in the background.
This is one of several peacocks living in the tree.
This is another vintage ornament- it’s a beaded bird cage with a small red bird inside of it.
Here’s a larger shot of the peacock feathers.
Couldn’t you just like to reach out and touch this bunch of purple grapes?
The gold ladybug is made out of metal and wire.
And this guy reminds me of a hot air balloon!
Now for some bling in the sunroom….
The tree in the sunroom is a rustic and rather primitive looking, skinny thing. Originally, I used it for one of my country themed trees; so to dress it up, it got “glammed” with clear beads and lights and lots of silver ornaments.
Lots of shiny bling on this tree!
Woven in among the ornaments and bead garland is some shimmering silver wire ribbon.
Moving on into the study for some ornament overload…..
The Pink Tree, as this one is known, is absolutely the most full tree I own. Plus, it is loaded to the hilt with decorations!
This carousel horse ornament glows because it fits on top of a light. The hand painted angel on the pink star is vintage.
I’ll be back soon to show the remaining trees. For now, I’m linking to the following parties: