ic Kathe With an E: A Tale of Two Christmas Trees

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Tale of Two Christmas Trees

Happy Friday!
We made it through the week!
I am feeling much more in control of the holiday season now.  
All of the shopping, wrapping and shipping is done for another year.
We can now sit back and enjoy all that this wonderful time, my favorite time, of the year has to offer.

One of my favorite parts of the season is the decorating!
It is a serious obsession with me.
I have bins upon bins upon bins
of all kinds of Christmas stuffs!
I am really trying to only use what I have on hand from now on and 
donating what I no longer use.  
I am also trying to not go to any after Christmas sales...I can't promise I won't but, I am gonna try...
For the past couple of years we have put up two Christmas trees in our home.  
One I decorate and the other Mr. B decorates.
Here's something you might not know about Mr. B and me.
We are kinda like Donny and Marie Osmond.
No really! 
Mr. B is a little bit country
and I am a little bit rock 'n roll!
 You can tell by how we each decorated our trees.

Mr. B's tree

My Tree

The tree Mr. B decorates resides in the family room by the fireplace. His tree is covered in all kinds of homey ornaments.  Things like birds nests, pinecones, gingerbread men.  Ornaments that look homemade but are really purchased after Christmas in years past from Hobby Lobby, Target etc..

My tree? The white slim design is by nature contemporary, which I love about it.
If you remember my copycat table post from a few weeks ago you know that, if I see something I like, I file it away in my inspiration folders in hopes of someday duplicating it.
My tree this year is another example.
I had come across this photo from Apartment Therapy  a year ago or so and loved the purple and brown on white.
I went with the same color scheme and shape of the ornaments they used.  I didn't use any pinecones on my tree, yet.  I still might.  Imagine if you will, the cutest Jack Russel Terrier laying calmly under my tree. Yeah, Max was having none of that!!

While Mr. B's Tree is full of decoration, mine, in keeping with contemporary style, is sparser. 

The funnest part about our two very different tress?  We both love them both.  
Mr.B's tree in the family room is perfect for the warm style and cozy feeling we like in that room.  
While mine, in the dining room, conveys the simple elegance of that room.
I hope to get a post up this weekend showing you some of my favorite decor around the house so check back m'kay?

I leave you now with the photo of Mr. B & I that we used for our Christmas cards this year.
Have a great day!
♥ ♥ ♥

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  1. Love both trees ........... have a Merry Christmas.

  2. They both look great! I like that they both fit the room they reside in as well. Have a great weekend!

  3. Cute I love them both! I think I have a little of both in me! Merry Christmas! I'm now a follower!

  4. Isn't it fun to have theme trees!!! Yours are wonderful ... fun!

  5. Wow, that really cool that each of you decorate your own tree. Our house is smaller so we only put up one. But I so loved Donnie and Marie and watched it faithfully, and remember there song that they sang. Great post and I enjoyed the memories it brought back. Thanks for sharing over at Sunday' Best.

  6. Love your Christmas photo picture. My favorite tree is your slim white one. Like the color combo you used.

  7. Love a little bit country and love a little bit rock and roll.....love the trees...I think the skinny one is so cool...I am a new follower come for a visit...

  8. love your christmas trees they are both beutiful

  9. Your trees are very lovely!! Merry Christmas!

  10. Love your blog!! You have such cute ideas.. I also like your picture at the top how it is all faded.. Anyways!! I am your newest follower.. If you would like to check out my blog to that would be so awesome! I actually have a giveaway going on right now for Mineral Makeup. So you will have to enter..


  11. Two trees are always better then one and both of your trees are so beautiful. I love trees that tell a story. I would love it if you would link this fabulous post to our What's it Wednesday Linky Party. I hope you can join us.

    Paula, your newest follower

  12. How nice to have 2 trees that you each get to decorate in your own style! They both look fabulous!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  13. I think both your trees are beautiful. Merry Christmas.

  14. Both are beautiful but I love the white tree the most. Merry Christmas. New follower.

  15. His and hers trees...Great idea!! Thanks for sharing at "Anything Holiday" Linky party...

    Merry Christmas!


  16. I cant decide which tree I like best! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday! Merry Christmas!


  17. Donny & Marie...hilarious!!! Love both trees...

  18. Great Trees my Lady!! Thank you for linking up at the No Rules Christmas party!! This party would not be complete if Kathe with an E didn't show up!!!!