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Winter Wonderland on a Green Tree

The past week, I have started and finished decorating the house for the holidays. It took me only most of the week off and on with a few breaks here and there, birding, shopping, laundry, etc. But it's done for 2012!! Starting with the tree. Again, as I did last year, I did the same this year. The evergreen [artificial tree] is all dressed in white and red. The red...simple bows and the tree top is my animated Santa....while the rest of it all is white. From white lights to white and silver ribbon. Added are white decorations from white poinsettia flowers to white Santa heads...along with white dripping icicles, white snowflakes drizzled with glitter. White Doves, angels and crystal snowflakes.









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All Aboard!!!---Santa Train
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42 comments:

  1. Very festive! Anni, you have a lovely tree and ornaments.

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  2. Bet your decorations are gorgeous... I have been decorating this week---but mine aren't nearly as elegant as yours... I am a 'hodge-podge' person and love it!!!!! ha

    Happy Advent Sunday.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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    1. ...of course, I'm biased as we all are when it comes to holiday decorations...our own is always gorgeous each and every year. Right?

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  3. Annie, your Christmas wonderland on your tree is gorgeous!! I love the look of white ornaments. I keep saying every year I am going to do an all white tree. I never do!

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    1. I actually thought I wouldn't like all one color lights, but it's quite bright and cheerful.

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  4. Girl your blog and your decorations are just beautiful. I love the month of December - It is just a great month. sandie

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    1. ...Sandie, you know how to flatter me. ;o)

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  5. Anni that is a very simple and cool idea for decorating your tree. When ever we don't go home for Christmas our tree is a hodge-podge of ornaments...mostly Mickey-themed. That train is too cool...had one until the dogs chewed it a up a few years ago and now we cannot have anything on the floor under the tree they might think is gnawable!! Happy holidays! Hopefully I will have some snow pictures to display when I get back from Ohio after Christmas.

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    1. Okay....snow pictures are okay, but driving in it sucks.

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  6. Very Pretty Anni! I am so enjoying seeing everyone's decorations!

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    1. ...blogland is fun this time of year.

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  7. Oh my this is just marvelous!! I am enjoyiing everyone's Christmas trees and decorations so very much! My husband has buried mine and we can't get any decorating done until next week.

    Thanks for sharing this beauty with us!
    Jackie:-)

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    1. ...and thank YOU for the compliment.

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  8. Enjoyed the pictures.

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    1. ...glad to know you enjoyed Denise.

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  9. WOW ~ Stunning!!!
    Loved it
    {{{HUGS}}}
    Donna

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    1. {{{Donna}}} What a pleasant surprise!!

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  10. What a beautiful tree. I am still in the thinking about getting things decorated.
    I did not feel well this weekend so I need to really get busy. Maybe you could come and help me.LOL
    Hugs

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    1. no rush...I know families that actually decorate on Christmas Eve.

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  11. You house must be beautiful!
    LOVE the angel!!

    Finished my tree last night. Time to enjoy the rest of the month. :)

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    1. yep....the decorating efforts are so worth it.

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  12. Very elegant macro shots ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

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  13. Oh how beautiful Anni! I just don't know if I feel like putting up my tree that I love so much this year! Our house is on the market and I just don't feel Christmassy! But .... I think I just might! :)

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    1. ...sometimes Christmas isn't a good season, and I can understand what you're going through.

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  14. What a pretty tree. Love all the white decorations. I want to take a ride on that train too...lol

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    1. The train was a garage sale find!

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  15. You have a lovely tree Anni.

    Hopping by from MYM.
    Here's my Mellow Yellow entry.

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  16. Anni, Your tree is FABULOUS!!! I wouldn't miss Christmas at your house for anything. I always love seeing how you decorate.

    This year, since we are moving, we aren't going to have a tree or decorate. :-( Makes me kind of sad. Christmas is the one time I like to go all out with decorations.

    Hope all is well with you and Bud. Sure miss visiting with you. Thanks for stopping over at the Writing Nook. I always enjoy your visits.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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    1. Mary, it's so understandable why you're in no mood for decorating. There is always next year.

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  17. I just had to drop over and enjoy this page again. I can't get to my decorations due to technical issues which involve my husband's wonderful effort to clean up our storage area before he hit the road.

    Thanks Anni for taking the time to visit the other day. I was thrilled you came by!
    Happy day!
    Jackie:-)

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    1. ...Jackie, you can come back to visit anytime!!! I enjoy your company.

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  18. Your tree is beautiful!!! thanks for linking up. Do you know people can't reply to your comments cause you have noreplycomment on your blog. Just letting you know.

    Happy Holidays!!

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  19. Beautiful tree!

    You have lovely ornaments.

    ~FringeGirl

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