Friday, November 30, 2012

My Christmas Tree 2012

{UPDATE: click HERE to see Christmas Tour 2013}

After hauling our tree home on Sunday and my hubby finally putting it in the stand, we realized that the tree was a little too tall to fit our star. He wanted to shorten in on the top, but I just couldn't get myself to  do it. I think the shape is perfect the way it is. Lilly is so proud of picking the tree all by herself this year too and I didn't want to mutilate it.
I love it just the way it is. Oh wait there is one more problem...the hubby and I got into an argument over it being straight or not. And it is totally leaning towards one side, at least I think so. I hope it won't fall. Is it visible in the photos?
Can actually believe that I had to run to the store 3 times to get new lights because they failed once I had them up on the tree? What is it with me and Christmas lights?

gold, silver, tan and white Christmas tree with cat
I love my little Christmas fur ball under the tree. Every year he loves it under there. It makes me so sad because I think that this might be my little loves last Christmas. His kidneys aren't doing too good. He isn't suffering yet but at 16 years old there is just not much to expect anymore. He's had such bad health :( the little fella and now this. Breaks my heart!
Snowflake Christmas tree

brown moravian star, silver globes and disco balls

silver, gold, tan and white small christmas tree




Every year I move the desk next to the sofa instead of my white side table. The side table has a new home for December in our bedroom.

I wish I could take better pictures in the evening. I love the glow of all the lights. It just looks so much better than during the day.


I added a small christmas tree to the corner of the dining room, which you can see on the first picture of this post. And I added the silver Christmas balls to the window that you can see below. I forgot to take more photos.






I wish you all a beautiful first advent this weekend. Growing up it was always a big deal for me in Germany. Doesn't seem to be in the U.S. but my parents always had a wreath with 4 candles on the coffee table. The first Sunday of December we'd light the first candle, the second Sunday the next, the third the next and the fourth was lit on Christmas. Which for me has always been the 24th not the 25th. In Europe it's always been about celebrating baby Jesus' birthday not about Santa Claus, but that is changing now too. I try to combine the two for our children, but I'll tell you about it next time.

I just might get an advent wreath for our table.
Talk to you on Monday und guten Tag.













see more of my Christmas decorations herehere and here



Linking to The Nesting Place's 2012 Christmas Home Tour


23 comments :

  1. i love all the silver! so pretty!! that ikea fabric tree i still am in love with.

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  2. Your home looks stunning, I too love all the silver. Sorry about your cat, I know he will enjoy the season with you...he seems real happy to be under the tree.

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    1. Thanks and yes he is happy under the tree. I try to keep him as happy as I can.

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  3. Your home is very welcoming and I feel that you love Christmas as much as me
    I wish for your kitty to be well
    And also lots of magic for your family during Christmas
    Enjoy your weekend!
    Sonia xo

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    1. Thanks and same to you. I wish I could make him better again :(

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  5. Beautiful tree but I see the little furry cutie that really owns the tree...Haha Merry Christmas

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    1. Thanks Marisa and yes he does. Love him!

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  6. Just found your blog! I LOVE your curtains! You have beautiful style. And I agree with you - most people don't celebrate the first day of advent...we just do stuff at church but never really did as a family. Maybe it's time for a new tradition!

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    1. Thanks for coming over. I'm checking out your blog right now!

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  7. I love all the wonderful holiday additions youve added to your lovely home! We went with all silver this year as well. I really love the hanging silver ornaments you added to the window.

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  8. Your home is beautiful all decked out for Christmas. Stopping by from The Nester's party. I just liked you on Facebook and am going to follow you. I also pinned one of the photos. Merry Christmas.

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    1. Thanks Judy for all the love and Merry Christmas to you too ;)

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  9. Beautiful!! Love all the grays and creams!!

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    1. Thanks Amanda, I'm a huge fan of your blog!

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  10. The tree is so pretty and all of your decor is so lovely. The tree doesn't appear to be leaning. Our tree has been leaning in two different directions and that's probably why it fell twice. LOL! I love your chandelier.

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    1. Oh no...it fell over twice! LOL
      And thanks Michelle!

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  11. Your home is very stylish and your tree is especially pretty. Love the deer pillow too.

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  12. Your home is magazine-worthy. Its beautiful! (I have the same hole-punched star). I used to work at Pier 1 and we sold different sizes of them.
    Have a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. Sorry this reply is late. Don't know how I missed your comment. You are right, it's the Pier1 star. I love it! It has special meaning to us, since we live close to Bethlehem where they sell the Moravian Star that looks like this one.

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