We have several trees in our home for Christmas, a few in the dining room and some over our closets in the open foyer. These are either lighted or have picks added for detail. The two main trees are in the living room and the great room…these I do in a very traditional style, just lights and ornaments for a simple elegance.
Our great room ceiling is very high so we purchased a 9ft. tree a few years ago. This tree has is beautiful before it’s decorated; full down-swept branches touching the floor and a realistic color and feel. People are never sure if it’s real when they see it for the first time they are here for the holidays. Then they realize if a real tree had this many ornaments on it, it would fall over.
I love glass ornaments and have a very large collection, some of them are Olde World ornaments and some are from Poland and Germany. I had to squeeze some Irish in for John and one Italian for me. The topper is mercury glass and very traditional.
In our living room we have a 7.5 foot tree, this too is decorated with glass ornaments, some Olde World and some Polish and German. I enjoy having the tree in the living room…since it’s a bit more formal room it encourages guests to stop in and have a chat or a cocktail in there during gatherings, when the others may be in the kitchen or great room.
Here are some shots of the trees, lit and unlit, along with a few shots of some of my favorite ornaments (even Reese’s and Peanut have their own too; I showed one of Reese’s) Sorry if there are a lot of pictures, but no big deal; just keep on scrolling.
Great Room Tree:
Living Room Tree:
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