Thursday, December 8, 2011

Oh Christmas Tree

The tree decked in silver with touches of black.
A couple of years ago my daughter was working retail and the store was going to throw away all of these pretty silver balls left over from the holiday decor. She's been around me long enough to know trash vs treasure. So she brought home boxes of them. Love that girl!
Have you noticed how difficult it is to photograph reflective ornaments?  Hard not to make a self portrait.
This year we added black tulle, beads and ornaments. $20 for a little different look. 
Our tree is skinny but tall. I love tall trees.

Podso recently wrote a post and asked, "do you decorate the back of your tree?"  Thought maybe I'd get by without it but the mirror tells all. Yikes! I see some big gaps.
Reflections...

May your Christmas be merry and bright!

Posting to-
2805   Christmas Tree Party

48 comments:

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

This is beautiful, Tammy! I also love the diamond shaped paper you have used to wrap boxes with.
Normally I don't decorate the back of my tree because it is in a corner, but after taking pics this year, I have some naked spots. Were gonna make do tho! See ya at the party.

Olive Cooper said...

It it tall and splendid in all that silver glory. Those silver balls were treasure indeed. Smart dear daughter. Happy Christmas.

Gina said...

Your tree is beautiful, Tammy! I love the black & silver combination. I also spied the black & white harlequin wrapping paper & I love it.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love the unique colors you used. Looks wonderful.

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

That is one amazing tree. LOVE the silver touches!!

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

Oh and I cannot believe you already have your presents wrapped. I am so jealous...and they are soooo pretty too!

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

So pretty! My niece is using those same colors for her tree this year. Merry Christmas to you too!

Mari said...

Oh your tree is just gorgeous :) love the way the mirror reflexes the lights and shiny Christmas balls!!

Marcia said...

There's nothing like black and white. Love it with the silver. Simply beautiful. Your entire room is dreamy, Tammy. I love it.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Your tree is gorgeous! LOVE the black tulle in there...it adds the perfect touch! LOVE THAT!! Silver and black is SO elegant and timeless! I see no gaps...it's all good :)

Lou Cinda

Honey at 2805 said...

Your tree is so elegant! Love the reflection pictures! This tree is adorable! Thanks 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.

Nani said...

Your tree is so elegant!

Its a shame, but in a good way for those who can take advent age of it, how many really nice decorations retail just g throws out! I have the most luxurious gold garland because my Mom got before a retailer threw it out. I mean commercial gar lad, like the silver balls, is better stuff than they let Joe Average buy!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

What a sophisticated tree, Tammy! I love the black and silver, and the adorable presents under the tree. Looks terrific!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

What a pretty tree. I love when they're stuffed with ornaments! The black and white wrapping paper is a nice touch, too. Thanks for visiting my blog today. I'm now a follower.

Amy Kinser said...

Very very pretty! Love the black and white.

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,

Well...very stylish look again! Really...you are so good! Black, silver and white look like a million together!


Gabriela

Karen said...

Come on over and see my tree.
Kind Regards
Karen

Sarah said...

Oh, beautiful Christmas tree! Love the black and white details. ;-)

Pamela Gordon said...

What a pretty tree and a different colour combination. Very elegant!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a neat looking tree Tammy.I see you like to match your giftwrap...I do too!


Blessings,
Linda

Heather said...

When I first read "black" on a Christmas tree, I wasn't so sure. But combined with silver, the black on your tree looks fabulous! I especially like how you wrapped the gifts too. It all works so beautifully in the room!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

The best tree I have seen yet. Totally adore the black touches and the silver. Goes perfectly in your room. Bet it took a while too but it was definitely worth it. Enjoy your weekend!

Natasha in Oz said...

Your tree is so pretty! I love the mirror shots!

Isn't this a wonderful time of year!

Best Christmas wishes,
Natasha.

Pamela said...

Beautiful Tammy!! I love the black and white.
I want to redo all my decorations to white and silver!! I have so much red!
Love your living room!!!

Cindy said...

Oh Tammy!!! Your tree is gorgeous! I LOVE it so much. It is very glamorous, very shiny and so lovely, even the back!
I love the reflection in the mirror, very nice!
Hugs, Cindy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh it is fabulous! My son does the same thing, he drags things home, he knows I will do something with them...Love our babies! The silver balls were a welcome treat, I think they especially love when they see what we do with their finds!

Carol

CHH said...

Looks beautiful, Tammy.

Happy Holidays!

mrshinesclass said...

Such a classy tree!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Wow you are a talent there girl! I think that tree looks stupendous in all its tall skinny glory. One can't be too rich or too skinny they say.

laxsupermom said...

Love the black & silver! Your tree looks so dynamic and gorgeous! I would have never thought to use black in my holiday decor. Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Tina said...

So very pretty. I love it.

podso said...

Thanks for the "nod" to my blog. Your tree is beautiful... and you definitely need the back decorated. You get even more of the beauty with the mirrors! So nice! Have a good weekend,

ReFresh ReStyle said...

Wow that's a gorgeous tree! And the wrapping paper is perfect!
Debbie

thistlewoodfarm said...

Your tree is beautiful! Glad you saved the silver ornaments....they are perfect!

Marydon said...

What an elegant & formal tree, Tammy. Would never have thought of black but I love what you've created. Debonair beauty.
Merry Christmas
TTFN ~
Marydon

Bristol said...

Oh Christmas tree is beautiful!
Bristol

Barb and Dell said...

I would never have thought of using black on a Christmas tree, but yours is gorgeous! I love how it reflects in the mirror. Just great
Barb

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your tree is similar to mine...I like the black on it! In fact, I have a small black Christmas tree I posted earlier...Your tree is beautiful!

Kathysue said...

Love it!! I use a lot of black and white as a backdrop too! Your tree and packages are perfection.
Kathysue

Sally Lee by the Sea Nautical Cottage said...

It's gorgeous and your daughter is a treasure for bringing you all those ornaments!

Happy holiday hugs,
Marie

Dayle said...

It's beautiful!

Veronica said...

It is simply chich and gorgeous your tree!!

Veronica
Tassels Twigs and Tastebuds

michelle said...

Tammy your tree is GORGEOUS!!!! I love love the silver and black and that tree topper is so chic!!
The back of my tree is very bare, I need to work on that next year! lol!!
Enjoy your week!!
xoxoxo

Honey at 2805 said...

I have featured your tree in the Christmas Tree Highlight Part 3!

A Vintage Vine said...

A black and white tree, you had me there for sure! I love it, what an awesome idea and that was a great buy on those ornaments, it looks so wonderful in the living room!

Jo's This and That said...

Beautiful tree thanks for sharing Joann

Ashley Perry said...

i'm your newest follower! i LOVE this tree!!! woooooozzzaaa!

Zane Wooder said...

I can't believe they were just going to throw out these beautiful sliver balls. These are useful for so many crafts. I can think of so many ideas. It's crazy what people throw out these days.

-Zane of ontario honey