A Blue Christmas

We’re having a blue Christmas around our house, tucking pops of my favorite color into most of our holiday decor this year.

Since childhood, blue has always been my favorite color, and in renovating our house, we’ve decorated it in neutral grays, whites, and creams, and adding in different shades of blue.

You’ll find little bits of green, pink, and lavender here and there, but I tend to lean toward the blues. So it’s quite natural for me to be drawn to blue in our holiday decor as well.

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Today I’m so happy to be joining eleven other bloggers for the “12 Days of Christmas” tour, and partnering with Tree Classics to showcase their gorgeous holiday wreaths and garlands.

I know that traditionally, wreaths and garland are usually used to decorate the fireplace mantel or the front door, and those are wonderful places to use them, however, I love using them in unexpected ways.

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

The wreaths and garlands from Tree Classics are gorgeous right out of the box, all they need is a bit of fluffing.

They have such a natural look, and they’re full and thick, with beautiful embellishments of pinecones, berries, and a variety of greenery.

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

The wreath makes a stunning table centerpiece, which is how I chose to use it in our dining room.

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Both the wreath and the garland are pre-lit, making it so easy to use the wreath as a table centerpiece without having to worry about extension cords running everywhere. And my favorite feature?

The battery pack has a built in timer (6 hours on, 18 hours off).

I can turn it on in the evening and it will automatically go off after 6 hours without me having to worry about it!

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Hubby surprised me with a blue poinsettia the other day……have you ever seen one? I’m sure they have spray painted it with some kind of special paint, but it’s still beautiful!

It nested into the center of the wreath perfectly!

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

The garland is so pretty and the perfect adornment for our antique Italian mirror.

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

The luxuriant foliage reminds me of the beauty of a lush evergreen forest.

It features noble fir tips complemented by pinecones, faux berries, and assorted leaf accents.

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

I keep large plastic bins filled with assorted faux greenery, as well as another one filled with dried hydrangeas, so I pulled out those bins and started randomly poking a few of these pieces into the garland.

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

I added a few of my blue Christmas balls that I’ve had forever, but the pièce de résistance is the stunning gold finial ornaments from Tree Classics.

They’re crafted from blown glass and they added the perfect finishing touch to the garland.

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

One of my most cherished childhood Christmas traditions was that every Christmas tree had to have a bird’s nest in it.

For many years, we always cut a fresh tree, and I can remember tromping through the woods with my brother looking for the perfect Christmas tree, and my sweet mama encouraging us to find one with an old abandoned bird’s nest in it.

She insisted that having a Christmas tree with a bird’s nest in it would bring good luck through the following year.

To this day, I will always add a bird’s nest somewhere in our holiday decor. It’s a small way to pay homage to my mother.

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

I brought out my old wooden goose that hubby gifted me with many, many (almost 20) years ago, and adorned it with a petite boxwood wreath.

It sits center stage on the built in china hutch.

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Adding a grapevine tree with white lights, and a few moss balls completes the dining room……oh wait……

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

…..no room is complete without my little monkey making an appearance.

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

I had been making pom poms to adorn some of the packages, and Miss RubyLou kept stealing them and running through the house.

So I draped a couple around her neck and made her pose for me.

A Blue Christmas | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

She looks a bit like Santa Paws……don’t you think?!?

Thank you to Tree Classics for making holiday decorating so easy with their gorgeous wreaths and garlands!

To see more details about the products featured see below:

SOURCE LIST:

Woodlands Deluxe Noble Fir Wreath

Woodlands Deluxe Noble Fir Garland

Silver and Gold Collection – Champagne Gold Finials

Cheers,

           Cindy

~I partnered with Tree Classics, and all opinions are my own~

 

25 thoughts on “A Blue Christmas

  1. Another beautiful Christmas post by Cindy! Love the blues and tradition of bird nest. I used blue, gold, and silver in my sunroom this year……and love it! I want to kiss that RubyLou! So adorable! Wishing you and yours A Merry Christmas!

  2. Beuatiful blue color to add this christmas. Such a unique idea. I have loved all your posts and have been following you silently :). I was a travelling therapist in Missouri in late 90’s and lived in springfield for 6 months.
    I have just started blogging.

  3. Cindy: This is a gorgeous post – but then all your post are gorgeous. However, I guess because it is a Christmas it is a bit extra gorgeous to me. I love how you have used the garland. And, I too am a blue girl – so the blue is quite happy to me. I wish I could pull Miss RubyLou through the screen and hug her. The reason she was stealing the pom poms is because she wanted her own. You know how spoiled children are. Truly a wonderful and joyful post. Wishing you and your family a Joyeux Noel !

  4. Hi Cindy, I love what you have done to the mirror! As usual it all looks beautiful. I think what helps is that you are so creative in adding to your garlands, etc. I’m going to try it today!! Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  5. You made Miss RubyLou pose for a picture? Of please,we all know she is a camera hound! Cindy,that table centerpiece is beautiful and so easy and fast. Love your blues and how they compliment your decor.

  6. So beautiful Cindy. My heart is in pain this year because my dear husband is very sick. But looking at your beautiful house always brings joy to my soûl. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  7. Well once again you have made blue look so inviting! The garland on the mirror is inspirational enough that I will be getting garland this weekend!
    Your Ruby Lou is looking sweet as always!
    Side note I have been painting a built in hutch that looks very similar! I painted with fusion paint almost the same color as yours. But it was lacking something and I was not happy with it! Seeing yours with thee gold accents made my day! Again genius. Your are a true artist. So mine will look ok but not stunning! Any time you want to post another paint project I would love a step by step of how you finish your pieces!!
    Merriest of Christmas!
    But hope this isn’t last post of the year!

    • Thank you, Gaylin! I’m working on a few small paint projects now and I have a large piece that I’m wrestling with a decision as to whether to paint it or not. We shall see….Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  8. Such a beautiful room! I too love all shades of turquoise…and try to add a touch of it in every room as my ‘feel good color’! Have a Merry Christmas!

  9. Wow, just so beautiful. You truly have the magic touch. Love to see Miss Ruby adorned. She does like to accessorize! I had forgotten that I tossed my faux tree at the end of last season-so we bought a real tree. It fell over last night-breaking many of my vintage ornaments. So sad to lose any of my ornaments…I’m going to invest in a Tree Classics tree! Thanks for your review-I trust your opinion!
    Merry Christmas!

    • Oh, Shelley, I’m so sorry to hear about losing your vintage ornaments! How sad! I love a real tree, but after working with Tree Classics and their realistic trees, I may never have another real tree again! Merry Christmas!

  10. The garland that adorns that gorgeous mirror is exquisite! I love the shade of blue that is in the centerpiece and the ornaments. Such a festive and elegant shade. I love your Christmas tradition. My dad always told me that a bird’s nest was good luck too so I have included one in every tree and sometimes an ornament….so loved reading about those special traditions and treasured memories of your family Cindy…Merry Christmas to you and your family … may you have a most wonderful one! And a big hug to Miss RubyLou a.k.a Santa Paws!

    • Thank you, dear friend! A bird’s nest in our tree and decor has been a part of our Christmas tradition since I was a small child. Decorating doesn’t seem complete until the the nest is added! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!

  11. Hi Cindy,
    Beautiful as usual…I adore miss ruby,how you get her to pose isa hoot.
    Best wishes to you and your family for a very Merry Christmas.

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