Oh Christmas Tree…

by Tania Ginoza on December 12, 2011 · 9 comments

For those of you follow me on Facebook, you may remember my claim that I would never have a Christmas tree again. Never say never…

I came home one night this past week to a little tree on the entryway table that my BF had picked up. Now that I’ve decorated it, I feel it does add some much needed holiday spirit to the casa.  I had initially planned on displaying just a few European tabletop wooden miniatures I bought during a visit to Solvang, California at the year round Christmas store, Jule Hus.  I can now see the tree ties everything together; the miniatures would have looked quite lonely without it in my open living and kitchen space.  I picked up a few lovely gold ornaments at Pier One, accented by a few fuchsia elephants.  I used a black scarf as a tree skirt and tied some crown fabric ribbon in a bow in lieu of a tree topper.  I bought the ribbon from Etsy about a year ago thinking I’d use it as curtain ties but that didn’t work out so the ribbon has been sitting in the stack of “decor inventory”.  I considered painting my own wooden ornaments but decided I don’t have enough time this year. I will save that project for 2012 .  I would love simple wooden ornaments painted with teardrops, polka dots and chevron stripes!

Here is my adorable little wooden Danish Christmas town!

I have several snow globes given to me as gifts from my sister Gabi, including this cute Tinkerbelle globe on my nightstand.  The woven owl was my favorite ornament as it could pass for vintage.  My German wooden Santa always brings a smile to my face.  This is just a sample of my set of five mini Hello Kitty ornaments, also a gift from Gabi.  Rather than hang them on the tree, I’m displaying them on the porch of the Neville House.

Have you finished decorating your home for the holidays? What are your favorite pieces?

I adore the simplicity of German and Scandinavian wood work art.  I’m a quarter German and a quarter Danish on my mother’s side.

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Tiffanie December 12, 2011

I LOVE your little Danish set! I have one piece like that on our tree, an angel I showed in a tree post recently, and my brother has its twin drummer boy. They are my favorite ornaments!

Very pretty!

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Tania December 12, 2011

Thank you! If you are ever in the area of Solvang (~ an hour out of Santa Barbara), Jule Hus is on the main drag and they have a ton of European holiday decorations. I bought my santa and the Danish set there plus some wonderful wooden snowflake ornaments which I gave to my mom a few years ago as a gift.

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Tiffanie December 12, 2011

Oh, p.s., I just received from a shop on Etsy 10 little paint/decorate your own little family kits for my daughter’s winter party on the 21st. They came with a big box of acorn caps for hats! We’re going to have fun!

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Tania December 12, 2011

I can’t wait to see (I’m assuming you’ll do a post on it?)!

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Jana Ireijo December 12, 2011

I love the danish town! Now I wish I had bought some, too! I’ll have to when I go back…

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Tania December 12, 2011

Do you remember how excited I was when I bought it? It wasn’t cheap though! The quality is really good however.

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Ann December 12, 2011

Love your Christmas tree post today ; ) Also really like your wooden carolers set!

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Tania December 12, 2011

Thank you Ann!

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