I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas
My childhood memories of Christmas always has this song playing in the background. Christmas was my mother’s favorite holiday and as soon as the first of November arrived, she would start planning for the holidays.
Bing Crosby’s Christmas album would be on the stereo, and “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” would be played many times over the weeks leading up to the big day.
As I decorated the foyer this year, those childhood memories kept popping up and I couldn’t get “I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas” out of my head.
It was appropriate since I was decorating a gorgeous flocked tree, brimming with “snow” on it’s beautiful branches.
I’ve wanted to put a Christmas tree in our foyer for several years, but I always felt like the space was too narrow. However, this flocked Alpine Spruce tree has a slender profile, making it perfect for smaller spaces.
Placing a Christmas tree in an urn or a basket is a custom detail that I love.
With this tree, I placed it inside a large urn, and decided to decorate with ornaments in neutral colors of gold and silver, with touches of blue. Those colors are so pretty against the snowy branches of the tree.
If you’ve followed me for awhile, you have heard me talk about the tradition of adding birds and nests to a tree for good luck through the upcoming year.
My mother always insisted that a tree have at least one bird’s nest tucked in somewhere, and following our family tradition, this tree has birds and nests.
Another family tradition that we started when our children were small, was hiding a pickle ornament somewhere in the tree.
The old stories claim that the Christmas Pickle was a very old German tradition and that the pickle was to be the last ornament hung on the Christmas tree. The first child to find the pickle got an extra present.
Decorating the Christmas tree always evokes so many memories from the past.
As we were adding ornaments to the tree, we were reminiscing and telling stories, and laughing at shared memories. There are so many that revolve around a beautiful tree.
I’m loving this stunning flocked tree in our foyer, topped with a star crown, with gorgeous ornaments and ribbon gracing it’s elegant branches.
It’s so full and lush, with snow piled on the needles. I’m definitely dreaming of a white Christmas!