Dec 22, 2013

~ christmas trees


Thanks to Pinterest, I rediscovered one of my favorite Christmas trees featured in Veranda. Love the green pots, the chandeliers, the chairs, the dog, and the tree is fabulous...

Pinterest provides great Christmas tree inspiration during the holidays...



MacKenzie-Childs Christmas tree...

And how about this beauty? 

Or this one?

The Rockefeller Center Christmas tree… 
(from 2012)

I'm fascinated with some of the images of Christmas trees featured in the White House through the years…

The Obama's Christmas Tree in the Blue Room...
(2009)

Another tree in the Blue Room...

Look how darling Jackie is… 
(1962)

Lady Bird Johnson poses with the Blue Room's 1965 White House Christmas tree...


Christmas trees in the State Dining Room at the White House...
2009
(source)

2010...

2011

2012

Behind the scenes... 

As much as I enjoy the tree during the month of December, I must admit, I'm typically just as excited to take it down after Christmas. Especially this year… I don't know about you, but I've been watering like a madwoman and my tree is drying up before my eyes. Needles fall at the slightest hint of air movement. I will be primed to pack up the ornaments and get cleaned up on December 26th. I just hope the tree has some needles left for Christmas day.

Hope your holidays are happy and healthy...

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6 comments:

therelishedroost said...

All so beautiful makes me wish I had a really high ceiling to have one of those tall beauties! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Holiday!

Denise said...

Thank You :) That was fun and so easy to enjoy.Merry Christmas Denise

Libby said...

Yes indeed, one of my favorite parts about having a tree is the clean up! I look forward to it all week…but this year we have no tree, so no problem. Keeping it simple.
I'm with you on the White House trees: there is something fascinating and almost magical in seeing those trees, and maybe watching a video of behind the scenes. I was in DC last December and saw, at night, all the trees on the Mall. I highly recommend doing that if you ever have the chance!

Cheryl said...

We kept it simple this year. Did not take out the ornaments from the attic, went to home goods and bought balls only. And I too look forward to clean-up every year on December 26th!
Happy holidays

BRASWELL said...

We had a tradition about the tree, it must be taken down before the new year comes in + mine comes down on the 26th also. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Merry Christmas Jan and thank you for a year of beautiful and inspiring images and posts! I love your blog and I wish you the best in 2014. xo Nancy