Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree…

Over the years, I’ve added a tree here and there, throughout the house. This one is in the family room and it’s decorated with just glass-blown ornaments.

A few of the ornaments on this tree…you can see the beaded garland that drapes the tree…

One of the Christopher Radko ornaments…

Since I have kind of a “hunt” theme going on in my judges paneled family room, I decided to carry that theme on into my guest bath…hence the Thibaut “pheasant” wall paper. πŸ™‚ I have a small Christmas tree in here for guest to enjoy. You can just make out the pin point lights if you look really close. (Lighting in here is terrible for pics.)

Since we spend so much time in the kitchen, I placed the family tree with all the hand-made, family and “vacation” collected ornaments here. This is my favorite tree because of all the memories it holds.

These are the ornaments that mean the most…the ones made by my son when he was very small…
A finger print from when he was only 5 years old…irreplaceable.

I made this little angel from a kit about25 years ago. I hand-stitched her hair and all the design work. I found the red wooden, bead garland around 20 years ago at Macy’s…it reminds me of a tree draped with cranberries. I thought the garland was awfully expensive when I bought it so many years ago at an after-Christmas sale, but it has lasted and lasted and is one of my favorite items to decorate the tree with each year.
You may remember this little tree from a winter tablescape I did on the Twelfth Tablescape Tuesday. It is covered in Swarovski ornaments, collected 1 each year, over these past 17 years.

A feather tree awaits visitors in the guest room…

The tree is covered with delicate glass ornaments that look just like big bubbles.

Can you see the crystal bead garland?

I love the sparkly reflections in the pictures behind it…

And finally, you know the screened-in porch has to have a tree…

with dragonflies…

And as we say here in the south…

Tomorrow is Tablescape Tuesday…click on the pink TT logo in my sidebar for the details. I’ve already heard from lots of you…looking forward to seeing all the great tablescapes! πŸ™‚

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  1. Kim@ForeverWherever says

    Beautiful! I loved the little fingerprint ornament along with all your really nice ones! Merry Christmas!

  2. Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ says

    Hi, I thought I would just stop by and check out your blog. I was pulled by your title because I love porches. I can just see myself taking a nap on a porch. Anyways I really enjoy your blog. A woman with nice style. I’ll be putting you on my blog favorites. Thanks

  3. blessed mama says

    What beautiful trees! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  4. What beautiful trees! I enjoyed this so much. And just look at that darling mouse ornament that Chip made. So cute!

  5. Your trees are all so beautiful,wonderful post.

  6. Linda/ "Mom..." says

    Well, you've gone n' done it AGAIN, m' dea' Suthen' Lady!~~~ Just mahhhhvelously delicious~~~I can't get over the beauty (n' PERFECTION!) with which you create every fabulous setting! Am so grateful you "do" a blog, because sooo many of us truly enjoy it & all its glorious beauty! Everything is SIMPLY STUNNING!!! Thank you for SHARING it!!! Hugs, Linda

  7. "Hello... It's Me Again..." says

    I love your decorations! Have a Merry Christmas!!

  8. imjacobsmom says

    Oh Susan your house must feel like a winter wonderland or a Christmas fairy tale with all the pretty and perfectly decorated Christmas trees. I used to put up three trees in my past house – family room, living room, and a kitchen tree oh yeah and a small tree in Jacob’s room. But I am down to the one living room tree here. It’s makig me long for that….thanks for sharing yours! ~ Robyn

  9. all your trees are fab.

  10. All your trees are beautiful and so are your ornaments . I just can’t stop looking .I love the swarowski ornaments in your tree. Very special.

  11. Such beautiful trees, each and every one..Thanks for sharing..
    love, bj

  12. Your trees are just beautiful. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a feather tree before, veey pretty.


  13. What a delight! THANKS for sharing… Lori

  14. Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) says

    Your trees are truly magical. My favorite is the one in the kitchen. Those ornaments Chip made are priceless.. Yes! I do have mice “everywhere”.
    Merry Christmas Susan. hugs ~lynne~

  15. Pat@Back Porch Musings says

    Absolutely gorgeous, Susan! Beautiful trees in beautiful rooms!

  16. Lady of the Mote says

    just beautiful!!

  17. Gorgeous! I can’t decide which tree is my favorite, they all look wonderful. I may like the small one in the bath the best, it is so sweet.

  18. Meadowsweet Days says

    Just lovely, Susan. My son started a collection of the Swarovski ornaments for me a few years ago, I loved seeing your collection on the tree. Thank you for sharing your lovely home!


  19. Totally awesome Susan…I don't know how you get time to do all you do with your demanding job… I guess you sleep very little!
    Wonderful & memorable! πŸ˜‰ Bo


  21. The ornaments from our family…made with those tiny hands are indeed the truest treasures πŸ™‚
    I so loved being part of your visual Christmas tree tour!

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  23. Cami @ Creating Myself says

    Your trees are so beautiful Susan!

    I’ll be playing in Tablescape Tuesday this week.

    Thansk for hosting it…Tuesdays are always such fun!

  24. Glenda/MidSouth says

    All of your trees are beautiful. It would be hard to pick a favorite. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Enjoy the holidays.

  25. Sigh….. so pretty! Everyone!


  26. Beautiful trees; I am out of town on Tuesday and will be back on Wednesday morning. Making a short trip to see my mother before christmas; hence the early posting of the tablescape tuesday.

  27. Susan,Merry Christmas to you!All your trees are perfect for your lovely home.My favorite is the family tree full of memories.I cry every year when I put up our tree,just looking at the picts.of my 3 sons and the little ornaments they made.Oh the sweet memories!Thank you for inviting me into your lovely home via blogland.I have my home at and would love to invite you there for a visit to see my Christmas tree.Come on over and sit by the fire,I always have hot cider in the crockpot so help yourself If I am not home. Merry Christmas,Kathysue

  28. Stunning! Your home reflects the holidays in all their glory.

    Love the pillow.

  29. Hi Susan! All of your trees are just beautiful! You really have made a lovely home. Count me in for Tablescape Tuesday! Deb

  30. I have come to expect spendor and magic when I pop in for a visit, you haven’t disappointed!

  31. Kim Chalfant says

    Beautiful trees!!! I don't even have my 1 tree decorated yet & Christmas is in 3 days. Yikes!! I better get with it.

    Put me down for Tablescape Tuesday tomorrow.

  32. I was going to post my meager Christmas decor – but no one can top yours!!

  33. The Blonde Duck says

    I love the Merry Christmas ya’ll pillow! It’s so cute!

  34. Just wanted to stop by and wish you a very Merry Christmas! I enjoy your blog so much!

  35. Jan and Tom says

    I still love the FEATHER tree the most!!!

    Thanks for stopping by!!!

    ~Christmas Blessings,

  36. Raggedy Girl says

    What beautiful trees. Because hubby had surgery this year and I am the nurse I went for just one tree in the front room so seeing all your trees made me dream about next year when I will make sure each room gets its own tree. Before it is next Christmas I am making the mice prints for my grandbabies.
    Roberta Anne

  37. As you know, I hadn’t seen the thumbprint ornament Chip made. Way before we ever had a computer and many, many years before the ability to transfer pictures via e-mail. It is way too cute. I know you will cherish it always.

    While all the trees are beautiful, my all time favorite tree of yours was the one you and your DH had your first Christmas. If I remember correctly, everything you put on that tree was handcrafted by the two of you. You put together several dozen ornaments and painted each one. It really made a statement in your student housing apartment. It was so reminiscent of times long ago when everything was handmade.

  38. Susan everything is gorgeous! I don’t think I can pick a favorite!

    The guest room is soooooooo inviting!!

    I’m planning on participating in Tablescape Tuesday tomorrow!!

  39. Too beautiful, Susan!! I love all your trees.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ˜‰

  40. Lady Katherine says

    A very lovely home all decked out for Christmas! Thank you Susan for giving me the gift of Christmas.My daughters Thank you too. I have enjoyed your home as you worked so, to make it so lovely for the Holidays. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  41. Love all the trees, especially the one in the guest room.

    That tree on the porch is much better than last year which is the last time I saw your porch, by the way.

    Have a very Merry Christmas! I’m so thankful I decided to not come home this year. I doubt I would have ever made it out of Portland. We’re definitely having a white Christmas!

  42. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says

    Susan, what beautiful trees, every one of them! You do such a great job with your home & it really shows in your Christmas decor. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!

  43. Oh, I can't choose what is my favorite! I think the white feather tree is WONDERFUL! And all the Swarovski Ornaments are so special. LOVE those & wish I had a collection like yours! WOW! Every one of you trees are so unique. I used to do 3-5 trees/villages every year & I just didn't have it in me this year! Only did two. πŸ™ Now I'm feeling shamed looking at your wonderland. Thank you so much for sharing.

  44. Cynthia's Cottage Design says

    Susan ,

    wow your home looks fabulous! I have the same beaded garland on my tree too! Is yours vintage ? I have such old strands of it, that the string which its strung on is basically disintegrating, I would love if someone sold it now, I love the look of it!

    The other trees and rooms are simply stunning!! you did a beautiful job!!

    Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas!

    Hugs, Cynthia

  45. nikkicrumpet says

    So many trees!!! And they are all so beautiful! But I think my favorite is the one on the porch with the dragon fly ornaments…those are just so much fun!!!! Your home has always been one of my most favorite…who knew it could be even more beautiful at Christmas time!

  46. Each tree is spectacular and all of them are divinely unique. Hey, kind of like you!!!! Thanks for the tour. Love all of it!

  47. The Quintessential Magpie says

    I love all of your trees!

    I would love to participate in Tablescape Tuesday if it’s not too late. I have a post someone in my household would love to share!


    Sheila πŸ™‚

  48. Debbie @ says

    Hi Susan! So beautiful. I love coming here and seeing your beautiful artwork….what ever you put your hand to is art in its finest form. I enjoy it. Hope you are having a great week.
    Merry Christmas!

  49. What a lovely home with so many beautiful holiday decor touches.
    Have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones.

  50. profenretraite says

    Hi Susan…All of your trees are sooo beautiful! The photos of the ones that I saw do not do them justice! Merry Christmas and have a wonderful holiday!…Debbie

  51. Oh my goodness, Susan! This post is magical – the only word to describe it. And the music! I have stereo headphones on so as not to disturb Mr. ESPN Watcher. Fantastic! Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

  52. Kristens Creations says

    Your trees are beautiful!! Kristen

  53. Absolutely gorgeous, Susan!

    I want to take the opportunity to wish you a wonderful, merry Christmas and a new year filled with love and joy!

  54. Merry Christmas! Beautiful trees!! Love them all

    I am so late to let you know I will participating tomorrow in Tablescape Tuesday!

    It has been a trying day with trying to travel from Seattle to California! OH MY!

  55. Sweet Susan, would you be so kind as to add my name to your list for tomorrow…? I am sorry to be so late…so much to do and so little time…
    Thanks and much love, bj

  56. Beautiful display of trees, Susan!
    You have them EVERYWHERE it seems!
    How fun!
    Please sign me up for Tablescape Tuesday tomorrow!!

  57. White Iris Designs says

    Simply Gorgeous…each tree is just beautiful!

  58. Hi Susan,
    I just love all of your trees. Perhaps once my children are older, right now it’s exhausting trying to decorate the one with them! I also love the wreath idea, to hang them out the windows. so easy! What a fabulous way to decorate the second story without a really tall ladder! I might have to steal that one next year. My hisband and I have only been married six years, I am looking forward to years ahead, as decorations for the home come with memories attached. Your home is lovely, thank you for sharing it with us!
    Have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones!

  59. Ma'dame French says

    I don’t know where to start, the tree gorgeous well all of them are! Love the one with the crytal…love the dragon fly, ohhh so much eye candy hard to choose what I like best;) French

  60. Lady Katherine says

    Hi, Thanks, I have decided to share my gingerbread and peppermint dishes. Trying to get it together, but had grands last few days, or weeks. lol But before Christmas, I will do a post on it! Wish I could have joined in on your Tablescape. Hubby promises tomorrow he will have 3 sheet of sheet rock up, better back ground than Insulation. lol I gave a Spanish buffet away, I have this dream one I want. Now, wish I would have kept the other and just painted! After thought! So I am going to make do with the sideboard I made from wall of our house and just paint it. Merry Christmas

  61. Cottage Rose says

    Hello Susan; I am so loving all of your Christmas trees. They are all so amazing, you did a wonderful job on them. Boy I need to take some lessons…. lol

    Merry Christmas.


  62. I’m back, Susan! I forgot to tell you, I will Tablescape with you tomorrow!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia πŸ˜‰

  63. lvroftiques says

    Gorgeous Susan!! As ALWAYS!! I don’t know how you do it??? But I’m so glad that you do, and share with all of us!! I’m giving you a standing ovation! Vanna

  64. Mary Ellen (megardengal) says

    Oh Susan your trees are beautiful! Makes me want to put up another tree real quick- on second thought- nah!

    Thanks for sharing the little thumbprint ornament too- What a cute idea!


  65. Terri and Bob says

    That was a fun post. Your trees are lovely. I have that same silver tree in my DR. I have my White House ornaments on it. I like what you did with yours!

    The white feather tree is adorable too, with the clear bubble ornaments. The tree with the glass blown ornaments must be gorgeous in person. All that sparkle!

    Merry Christmas to you!

  66. Kathleen Ellis says

    Susan…all your trees are stunning…one more beautiful than the next…LOVE them!

  67. I love all your Christmas trees and ornaments, Susan, but my favorite is the finger print that your son made when he was little. That is just so precious! Merry Christmas to you and your family!…Christine

  68. Holy cow! That first tree looks like something out of a magical Christmas movie!

    And I love how you have so many other trees as well. I have never thought of that (Of course my husband might have a heart attack if I told him I wanted a tree for multiple rooms – haha!) And he thinks *I* decorate too much (with a grin, though. I know he enjoys it, he’s just happy I do it on my own.)

    I found you off of my friend Envoy-ette’s blog. You are some truly artistic people. All these photos are breath taking! Thank you for sharing.

  69. Susan, Your trees are sheer perfection! I love each and every one of them! Merry Christmas! β™₯ Diane

  70. Liz@ says

    I know it's old, but such a pretty collection of trees! The feather boa tree is so sweet! I too used to put up a tree with the kids hand made ornaments and special ornaments that were given to them, like Baby's 1st Christmas. Since it's hit and miss any more with their being home I stopped putting it out. Perhaps if Grandkids come along I will resume it's life again! I love your big family room tree too! A perfect room to relax in with some egg nog and brandy! Happy Holidays!! Liz

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