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Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Theme Tree 2011: Peacocks!

At last Christmas decorations are starting to appear at Le Beau Paon!

I've really been slacking getting things set up for Christmas. So many people I know have their outdoor lights and their trees up..........many blogs that I follow have had Christmas decor featured in their posts since before Thanksgiving.

I never decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving is over and technically it is only December 2nd, so I guess I'm not as much of a slacker as I thought!

As some readers probably remember, I put up two Christmas trees every year. This small tree that we put up in the front entry hall by the staircase is my "theme tree". Every year I plan a different theme. This year, I did a blue and green peacock tree. To see last year's theme tree, click HERE.

Here it is with lights on, although it's hard to see them..........

Typically I have white lights that go on this tree, but I decided that a peacock tree should have colored lights. I always have fun planning out what my tree for the next year should be. I purchase all the ornaments and decorations for the next year's tree during all the after-Christmas sales. This way I can load up without spending a lot of money. If I hit the sales in January, I can usually find everything at 70% off and I can get more than enough decorations and ornaments for my theme tree for about $20 or $25.

This weekend I hope to get the outdoor decorations set up and also have Erik help me drag the big tree for the parlour down from the attic!

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Marigene said...

♥♥♥ your peacock tree! I love the tree topper, would love to find something like it. I am thinking of doing lime and aqua this year.

Heather said...

Wow, your peacock tree is amazing! We have peacocks regularly visit our yard, and they truly are a beautiful bird!

Pam said...

Your peacock tree is gorgeous. And I love the huge guy (girl?) on top. You're ahead of me, but maybe I can get one tree up tonight if I get off the computer.

Richard Cottrell said...

Peacocks are very popular thus season, I just posted about some I used in a house transformation. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That looks so pretty! At my previous house we had peacocks roaming around--so this brings back memories!

Pam of Eastlake Victorian said...

Hi Katie-

I love your peacock tree... it's so YOU! You must have hit several stores to have amassed that many beautiful ornaments. I always love a blue and green color scheme at Christmas. :-)


GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Katie, I had to go back and see this peacock tree! How I LOVE peacocks and your tree is absolutely divine! The peacock on top is great as are all the ornaments! Gina