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Thursday, November 12, 2009

The Christmas Decorating Has Begun...Come And See!!

Hey guys! I've been busy! I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but I have to start early in order to get all my houses done. This is a client's home I worked on yesterday and today. She is the one that loves the mesh ribbon. And Yes...this tree took a while to decorate... almost 4 hours! I helped this sweet lady last year after she just moved into this beautiful home. Some of you might remember me posting some pics. This year we decided to add more ornaments and ribbon to the tree and stairs to make them even more fabulous! This tree is a 12 footer! I love the way it turned out. The whimsical lime green and red are really popular this year. Click to enlarge.

Wow! It's gigantic! She just found the cute tree skirt and it looks perfect!
She bought alot of the ornaments at Sam's and pier 1 Imports. See the circle garland? She bought it at the Cracker Barrell, it's really fun and contemporary!

I think she is going to have a family portrait done for the niche, that will be beautiful!
More ribbon and ornaments made the garland apear thicker and really add the "umph" it needed. The piece in the middle of the cabinet is a wooden sculpture.


The ribbon and oranments are all from Sam's. They have some wonderful things!



I dressed the chandelier up with garland, oraments and ribbon.


The jars with ornaments were perfect in the middle of her island.



This home was really fun, but I am glad to be done with that tree...lol! I have much more to show you! I will be doing several more homes in the next few weeks so be sure and stay tuned...

Visit the Bradford Exchange to find some beautiful and unique Christmas items for your home including ornaments, snow globes, music boxes and more. They also carry Disney and Thomas Kinkade.

Thanks for your visit!




64 comments:

Cathy said...

Kristen...I am always so amazed by your talent!!! You have such an incredible ability to put these things together and create gorgeous works of art...that's what they are really!!!

I remember this home from last year and I love all of the new things you have added to the mix...truly stunning!!!

Can't wait to see the rest of your client's homes...and yours!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Moments of Grace said...

Kristen,
I have followed your friend, Melissa, for some time and today decided to check your blog and etsy shop because I fell in love with Melissa's intial frame you made for her. Do you take requests? If so, I would love a couple of frames.
I am stunned by your floral creations. What talent you have and my eyes just can't get enough. Thank you for sharing what you do and providing inspiration for all of us.

In Grace,
Marie

Jenglamgirl said...

gorgeous... you have a dream job. I would love to do that stuff. ITS FLAWLESS, AND BEAUTIFUL!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Just beautiful! Really puts me in the mood for Christmas.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

So, you're coming to Long Island when? : ) What a fabulous tree, Kristen, and what a fabulous job you did! Is the ribbon in pieces and tucked in or did you go around the tree like you would a garland? The staircase looks great, too. I had always had a problem getting my faux garland to look good on my staircase, but last year was better. I'm hoping this year I can hit it dead on to what you've done. Can't wait to see more!

Julie said...

Wow I love it you did a wonderful job i love the colors they really pop!! Great job:)
julie

Anonymous said...

Oh Kristen...what a great job you've done....but Xmas already YIKES !!!!

All the best,
Kathy :)

nannykim/spindle cottage said...

This does look like a fun tree with all of those pokadots!

Tracy said...

Kristen, you were like "it took four hours to do the tree"...I'm like that tree ONLY took her four hours? Looks like days to me. It's beautiful! Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us :)
Tracy

ceekay said...

Kristen...this is lovely. The colors are very bright and cheery!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Now that is a tree! Wow! Everything looks so pretty, and I'm sure your client is thrilled. laurie

Sherry said...

That is some tree....it turned out beautiful and very colorful!! The ornaments was the perfect addition to the garland.. Have fun tomarrow!! Sherry V

Debbie said...

Wow, what a eye catching tree, I see in the stores that the lime green color is very popular. It is so bright attractive. You do just an amazing job.

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Oh how fun! I'm so excited for all the holiday decorating posts about to go around blogland. Everything looks beautiful!
~Michelle

Melissa Miller said...

How stunning is this! Her tree is magnificent and that staircase is a wow for sure! You know just the right thing to do to give it that magic touch everywhere.

Gorgeous job decorating Kristen! :)

Stacey said...

Very pretty Kristen! You've inspired me to really think about what's happening here.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Great job...We have 8 trees down this week and it has been A WEEK I don't won't to repeat....

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Kristen, this is beyond fabulous! I enlarged each & every picture to capture all your special details. WOW! Great ideas my friend! ☺♥☺

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Just WONDERFUL! I love the bright green. I am doing a white tree in my libray(office) with bright green and a touch for hot pink. I will be sharing it later.

Charla

Barbara said...

Kristen, I love the tree, I am going to do green and gold, I am not really into red for Christmas as strange as it sounds.

Can't wait to see what you do next.

Barbara

Tammy@InStitches said...

That is soooo beautiful ! It's getting me in the Christmas decorating mood.

Mammy said...

Beautiful work. I am sooooo ready to put my tree up!

Schluter said...

Love it! You should tell us how you do tree toppers like those!

Cindy said...

Wow, you did a great job on her tree. I just loved the colors she chose, can't wait to see some more, so I'm staying tuned.
Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Cindy
www.homesimplehome.blogspot.com

Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia said...

OMG that is one beautiful tree, I am so going out to get the mesh!!! Thank you for the inspiration. You are so talented!

Paula said...

Kristen, I can just imagine how much fun this is for the kids in the house. I remember this house from last year and wondered how you could top it, but you did! Love it!

Paula

Lou Cinda said...

Oh this is gorgeous!!!!!!

Lou Cinda :)

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Kristen you are so talented! The tree looks so pretty! I've been thinking of using the wide mesh ribbon this yr, is it hard to use?

Sara said...

Kristen, I am quite new to your blog and so thrilled to see your gorgeous work!!! this is stunning!!
I look forward to see more of your creations!!
Sara

karen said...

Kristan, what a fabulous tree! You did an amazing job! Everything is just perfect! The colors are so pretty and very modern. Looking forward to more pictures. You are always so inspiring.

Liz said...

Fabulous job, Kristen! I am speechless. I would seriously NEVER want to take that tree down, because it is so GORGEOUS! God has sure blessed you with a wonderful talent and thank you for sharing it with us. =)

Liz

Angie said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors!

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Kristen,
The tree and other decorations you did are just beautiful! Love the colors and fullness of the tree.
I'll look forward to seeing more pics as you do other homes.
Have a fun weekend.

Pamela said...

You can come and do my tree any day!;) It is all very beautiful and festive! Your clients house is beautiful but if I may say that wooden sculpture thing is well umm....lets say unique.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Mercy Me! Is that ever a beautiful tree, Kristen. Love that you shared all these gorgeous pics with us. So the lime green that we see...is that from Cracker Barrel?? It looks like netting. Tell me more! I wish we could work together. I would learn so much from you.

Just perfect!!

Paula said...

Wow! Your client must be so pleased with your work. I stared at your tree picture for a long time trying to figure out how you did the mesh. Is it one long piece or many, many shorter pieces?

Angela said...

That tree is absolutely beautiful! You really do have a talent for decorating. I love that polka dot ribbon!

Pat said...

Absolutely stunning! You truly have a gift of creativity. Thanks for allowing us to peek. Can't wait to see more!

philben5 said...

Looks absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!
Blessings
Roxanne

Jo said...

That would take me a week to create ~ you are so talented!

Jo

Tina said...

W O W !!!! This is so georgous!! I also love the lime green this year and am a HUGE fan of the mesh ribbon, it's the best!! Keep sharing, I need ideas! :)

Leanne~*~Harvest Moon by the Lake said...

Kristen it's just beautiful!!! I just love the lime green and polka dots! I'm really looking forward to more pictures.

Thanks for sharing,
Leanne

Did you put the ribbon on the tree before you put the ornaments?

Tardevil said...

Very pretty! Love the lime grren color combo! Stair garland is nice too!

kaylee gotreau said...

Hey kristen, I truly love your blog, and you do some wonderful decorating, can we get a tutorial, on the ribbons and garlands, I'd love to learn how to make the ribbons, but don't have a clue...
Everything looks wonderful!!!
Happy Holidays!!!!!

Jennifer @ The Craft House said...

I can't wait to start decorating for Christmas. Unfortunately, we have a policy around our house that there can be absolutely no Christmas talk until after Thanksgiving!

The tree is gorgeous, I love the circle garland especially. It has a fun 70's feel to it!

Betsy said...

My heavens, magnificent!
Beautiful green mesh around the tree. I am gonna pull out my Christmas decorations tonight, thanks for the inspiration.
Really want to see more.
Betsy

Brandielou said...

I emailed you about these because I am more than ecstatic about them! Are your polka dot bows just made of knots (kind of like your fall mesh and ribbon wreath) or are they much more complicated?

Brandielou said...

I did a mini version of your tree! thank you for your email as well!


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Carolyn said...

Gorgeous job decorating Kristen! Can't wait to see the rest of your client's homes.

led holiday lights

Jennifer said...

I found your your blog via pinterest! I love the staircase. I am helping a friend with hers this week. Did you use the wide or narrow on the stairs. I can tell it's the wide on the tree. I know either would work, but love the look you've created!

Kristens Creations said...

Thank you Jennifer, I'm glad you found me! I just posted this house again for this year, check out my latest post. I actually cut the mesh in half on the stairs. I don't like doing that, but if I remember correctly, we barely had enough and the place she got it was out, so I had to cut it. Thanks!

Bruce said...

Thanks for a great blog
Christmas Decoration ideas

Susie said...

What a beautiful tree and fun decor! Happy Holidays.
Susie of The Polka Dot Rose

Courtney W. said...

Love your work!
come check out my christmas series @ http://whycourtney.blogspot.com

Outdoor Christmas Decorations said...

Beautiful Ideas really love your style of decorating home like that. Really your work is awesome!

Miss Janice said...

Kristen,
I'm doing a "Parade of Christmas Trees" on my blog this month and I'm sure my readers would LOVE to see this tree and others that you have created. If you are comfortable with it, please send me some photos! www.missjanice@missjanice.com

Anonymous said...

Love the tree!! You have a lovely sense of style and creativity!!

amanda boykin said...

Gorgeous tree!! I am in love with the polka dots!! :)

Julie Gallaher said...

Hi I'm Julie, a publisher of Learn Your Christmas Carols Blog with more than 25,000 visitors. I've published lyrics and videos to nearly 100 different popular, traditional, funny and obscure holiday songs. This year, I will include links on Christmas recipes. Is there any content you would like to contribute with me? The only thing you would do is a link back in your sidebar or footer. If you are interested just email me at juliegallaher@gmail.com or tweet me at http://twitter.com/juliegallaher. I'm looking forward to your positive response. Thanks!

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postbox said...

Start by setting up the tree away from the wall so you have room to walk around it. Decide which side of the tree looks best to face out to your primary audience.

Heidi Szczepanski said...

Your decorations and tree are so beautiful. Really nice photos too.

Heidi
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sapin de noel artificiel blanc said...

I love your way of decorating Christmas tree and home. It's look so awesome..

Cuttysark said...

Nice blog! Your Christmas Decorations collection are wonderful, thanks for sharing them.

marilyn scott said...

I have three words for your Christmas decorating ideas: AWESOME, BEAUTIFUL, MAGICAL! I actually have more words to say but I think those three are the most appropriate. I totally love your decor!

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