Oh Christmas Theme, Oh Christmas Theme . . .

Do you have a theme for your Christmas tree?  Since many people have more than one tree for Christmas, I think more and more are choosing to “theme up” at least one of their trees.   What’s more natural than a bird-themed tree?  

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 If you love the sea and all things beachy, this Christmas tree just might float your boat.

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Tick-tock, Father Time, and all that.  This tree of clocks boasts an unconventional color scheme of purple and metallic gold.

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Old-fashioned yet fresh and new – a candy theme is a fun and kid-friendly way to go with decorating the Christmas tree. 

Christmas Tree in Candy by country living

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My mother-in-law collects angels.  She should totally do a heavenly tree like this one – all stars and angels!

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If you really want to give them something to talk about around the watercooler,  decorate your office Christmas tree with colorful office supplies!

 

 

Christmas Tree with Letters by country living For the literary lover:  a tree decked out in all kinds of letters and fonts.

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I’ve certainly never seen an Asian-themed Christmas tree, I must say I love it!  A bonsai tree, even!

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Why not have a Christmas tree in the kitchen?  Better yet, have a kitchen-themed Christmas tree in the kitchen.  Trim it with miniature kitchen utensils, fruit, nuts, and food-related items.  My friend Tisha has just such a tree in her kitchen every year. kitchen christmas tree by country living

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I love the natural look of this Christmas tree.  Adorned with nametags and old photographs, it kinda reminds me of that famous Horton Christmas Tree on “Days of our Lives” that has all the ball ornaments with family members’ names painted on each one.  Please tell me somebody knows what I’m talking about. 

name tag tree from country living

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If you love retro or just love the color pink, this tree would probably suit you perfectly.  I know it would suit me!

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What do you want to bet that the lady of the house is a gardener?  Creating a themed Christmas tree is a fun way to display your collections or showcase your passion.

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So, are you pro-theme or anti-theme?  I’ll be giving you a tour of my house all decked out for Christmas as soon as I get a sunny day to take some decent photos.  Can you guess the overall theme of my Christmas decorating?  No fair if you’ve seen it before!

 

 

 

 

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Cathy Brown
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Cathy Brown

Kristie – I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. I am a decorating dunce – I know what I like, but can’t envision it before the fact. I love the different ideas you show! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Dianne Tant
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Dianne Tant

I love ALL of these trees….and YES I do know all about the HORTON FAMILY TREE- watch DOOl every day!

Jean Molesworth Kee
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Great post, Kristie. However, the worst comment I ever got from my 10 year old (ages ago) was his complaint that our tree looked like the one in the dentist’s office. Kids like color and ornaments that have meaning. ; ) I had to put the Snoopy ornaments back on.

And my kids definitely did NOT get my uber-creative Mom’s Xmas tree that was covered one year in sprayed gold artichokes.

That said, when the kids leave home you can do whatever the heck you want!

Amy
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I personally do not like themed trees. I find them very limiting. I love to pick up ornaments that have special meaning on trips, and my mother will often give us special ornaments that she’s picked up on her trips. They’re always different, and a tree with a theme would mean they can’t all be displayed. There is not room in my house for more than one tree – we are having a hard time figuring out where to put even one tree – and I find that lots and lots of Christmas decorations feel suffocating for me. I am… Read more »

Sheila Zeller
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I was just in an antique store today and they had a retro tabletop tinsel tree! Oh, it was so tempting… and your theme? I think it’s retro something. I used to have a Santa Claus / Father Christmas theme, but not so much anymore. Now it’s just all about the sparkle of the lights, and adding vintage/ vintage-like ornaments as we come across them… one-by-one.

Katie
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For the longest time I always had a Victorian (pink/green) tree with white lights. So very pretty! Then as my girls got older they asked “why can’t we have a traditional red/green tree with colored lights.” So that’s what we have now. We have always had real trees never ever fake! Love the fresh pine smell. I also have a small tree in my kitchen with just kitchen items on it. Very cute too…XoXo

Lee
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I feel like you’ve left off one very important themed tree…..The Sci-Fi theme! I know more than one person who has a tree with entirely Star Wars and/or Star Trek ornaments! 🙂

Kelly, Restyling Home by Kelly
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So many cool ideas! I love the kitchen tree and the Asian themed tree. My kids have ruled our tree for years with bright colored lights and homemade ornaments. It is just perfect! Thanks for sharing!

Coley
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Fun trees! I actually have 4 this year. One is all silver/white/blue, one is a peacock theme (on my blog) and one is in the kitchen as has utensils all over it 🙂 I love themed trees!

Robin
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Robin

The bird tree is from the Martha Stewart Page! I just finished making these beautiful ornaments with instructions there and they turned out beautiful!! Love you trees!

Reflections Interior Designs
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Yes, I must say I love themed trees. My son is grown and moved out, so I gave him all the childhood ornaments that he grew up with, he loves it. I kept several of the old ornaments for myself, and sprinkle them about the house. Now since my home is white and aqua – I have a white flocked real tree with aqua ornaments and I love it!

Cherie
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Cherie

I know this blog is a year old, but I think I’ll comment anyway, since you recommended it at the bottom of your most recent blog on themed trees. Our tall, skinny tree in the kitchen has a theme–babies and little children. I’ve framed baby pictures of my husband and myself and our children and grandchildren to hang all over this tree. Since the frames are all different, I’ve tied them to the tree with gold ribbons to give it a unity. Everyone comments on this tree. Since the first year, I’ve been adding all the little grand nephews and… Read more »