“Pink”??? The Captain repeated.
“Well, not just pink” I said as I stuffed a mouthful of lettuce salad into my mouth.
I stared at his face hoping for a positive reaction.
Encouraged, I went on….
“There will be pale blue, white and a little gold too”!
The Captain shrugged and said….
“I trust your decorating, pastels sound interesting”.
And with that, I began the hunt for pastel ornaments for the tree in our master bedroom.
I have to preface this with the fact that each year we put up 9 trees, which include one 12 foot tree, four 9 foot trees, two 7 1/2 trees, and two 5 foot trees and they each are a themed, bright colored tree…other than the living room tree which is a flocked all white tree. I believe each of my rooms should have a tree.
I was inspired by a tree I had seen decorated in pastels in a magazine at the doctor’s office and an idea had been born to use pink, blue, white and gold.
And I love it.
The look was so easy because the Master bedroom is mostly white, so the addition of any color gives the room a different look.
I also found a pink deer as well as a snow globe with pink and blue trees that somehow found themselves in my basket.
The pictures really don’t do this pastel tree justice, especially since it was a dreary day with very little sunlight. I didn’t bring out any additional lighting which I probably should have done.
I do love the soft glow in our bedroom that this tree provides as I sit in my favorite chair reading or catching up on a sports game. (by the way my Kansas Jayhawks are unbeaten…so far! Just sayin’ RCJH
I couldn’t resist adding the two little lambs which represent the reason for the season. As you know Jesus is the Lamb of God.
John 1:29… The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
Before I go, I have another confession to make.
I LOVE little houses and villages.
I have collected all sizes and shapes and will be sharing tablescapes and vignettes all during December using villages.
But for a taste of what I will be sharing…I want to show you part of my Dickens Village.
I LOVE Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Here is Scrooge and Marley’s Counting House.
If you look closely, you will see Scrooge at his desk.
And this is Scrooge’s house.
And here is the past, present and future dancing around in Scrooge’s house. I love to watch the moving characters.
And my favorite is of course Tiny Tim and his family, The Cratchit’s!
This house is a bit in need of repair which is so endearing.
I love the Tiny Tim on his dad’s shoulder figurine.
If you look close, you can see the family inside preparing the food.
I have just started setting the village up…there is more to add and some things to “hide”…like wires, but I wanted to share the beginning of this Dicken’s Village I love so much.
Thank you for visiting the beginning of my Christmas Decor.
Do you like pastels for Christmas?
More to come.
Meanwhile, I am joining Chloe Crabtree and many other creative bloggers for Chloe’s Celebrate & Decorate’s Holiday Home Tour blog hop.
There are so many great ideas out there if you are looking for inspiration.
Everyday Living | My Kentucky Living | Panoply
Savvy Apron | Hey Fitzy | Celebrate & Decorate
Belle Blue Interiors | Red Cottage Chronicles | Dining Delight | Bluesky at Home
The Painted Apron | Corner of Plaid and Paisley | Living With Thanksgiving
From My Carolina Home | Supper Table Talk | Me and My Captain | HolidOur Crafty Mom
Everyday Living says
Kari, your pastel tree in your master is beautiful and romantic! I love your Dickens Village and it is displayed so perfectly! I can’t imagine how tiring it is to put up that many trees! You and your captain are energetic! Merry Christmas and I enjoyed blog hopping with you sweet lady!
the Painted Apron says
Love the pastel tree Kari!! How pretty for your bedroom! Your captain is a sweetheart for being so supportive!! And your Dickens village is so so special!! I love the way you used books and snow to set the Christmas scene! Merry holidays!
Thanks Jenna….we are enjoying the softer look in the bedroom. I think I will keep the Captain around a little longer as he has been so supportive. hahaha! I love Dickens and plan to have a Dickens Christmas dinner this year…or as close to it as I can. We shall see what happens as we get closer. Thanks for stopping by. Merry Christmas.
gwynette thacker says
Traveled to your blog from Carole at My Carolina Home. Saw a lot of Rock Chalk Jay Hawk signs while visiting my daughter in Central Kansas last week. Love your pink tree and would love to see photos of the others when you get them decorated!!
Thanks Gwynette for stopping by….and yes, we are definitely Jayhawk fans. College basketball is so much fun.
Only daughter says
Just love your tree so elegant 💙💙
it was so much fun to put together….send me pics of your trees…yours are always beautiful too. Hugs
Oh, I love both the displays you’ve shown us here! Your pink pastel tree turned out perfectly and I’m sure your hubby was impressed. It looks soft, glamorous and festive all at the same time. I can imagine how wonderful it looks as you lie in bed all cozy. And the Dicken’s themed village on your table looks fantastic! I love the representation and the way you’ve added to it with the snow, etc. We watch A Christmas Carol every year and this year, when we do, I’ll be thinking back to your lovely vignette! So fun stopping here on the Blog Hop!
How kind of you Lori, for such nice compliments to validate my Master Bedroom decor. I do believe I have enjoyed these calming and soothing pastels more than any of my other themed tree decor. We will be watching A Christmas Carol too….as we love all the Christmas movies. Merry Christmas from our house to yours.
Belle Bleu Interiors says
I love the pastels you used in your Christmas decor! They are so pretty and elegant! Your home is just beautiful adorned for the holidays! Merry Christmas!!!
Thanks Shannon, it brings me pleasure to bake and decorate for the Holidays as I am sure it does for you too. Merry Christmas!
Ann Krucek says
Wow! Nine Trees!!!! I can’t even imagine all of the work that goes into 9 trees!! Your pastel tree came out beautifully. I love the paper and boxes under the tree, I think sometimes I have more fun picking out wrapping paper than I do ornaments for the tree!! Thanks for sharing you new tree and your Dicken’s Houses on the hop! It’s fun to see how everyone is decorateing for the holidays!!
Thanks Ann….I truly love Christmas and as I said in my detailed response to Bonnie….I have two wonderful ladies and the Captain who do all the busy work. The cooking and planning for the Christmas party are all on me so it is not like I am left out in the cold so to speak. 🙂
However, I did enjoy doing all the decorating for the Master bedroom tree. I also have to confess that I am the first to decorate a tree if it is a new color scheme…I take pleasure in “creating” the look I am going for. After I accomplish “the Look” by myself….then I take pictures for the next year and the ladies get ‘er done!
Thank you so much for stopping by….Merry Christmas to you and yours.
I love pastels for christmas. Just a soft and beautiful way to transform a space for the holidays!!!
Thanks Tammy….it is so relaxing in the evenings with such a soft glow. Thanks for stopping by. Merry Christmas!
bonnie morgan says
Kari, I love your featured pastel tree. I am amazed that you have a tree in every room! I was glad to read that we put up nine trees. I can’t imagine not having help with that many trees.
Your tree is delightful. I love the striking boxes underneath the tree. Your sweet lambs are very special as is the beautiful scripture from John 1:29.
It was enjoyable to share in your delight with your Dickens village. We enjoy watching the Christmas Carol every year.
Nice to blog hop with you again.
Thanks Bonnie and although the Captain set the tree up, I did decorate it by myself, which includes fluffing and all that jazz.
I do have a confession to make…(after all, my Blog’s sub-topic is Confessions-over-the-hedge)…The Captain brings in all the trees and places them in the room noted on the box. He does the same with the ornaments…and the vignette pieces.
…I hire the two sweet ladies who clean my house every three weeks to decorate all the trees, (under my supervision of course).
I am good at sipping hot tea, munching on Christmas cookies and giving directions on what goes where on the tree! But you know what? They really don’t need instructions because they have been doing it for so long that they know my style and do a very good job.
I may move an ornament after they leave, but that is so I keep my “touch”! LOL
I do all the vignettes myself as many times I change them from year to year (or add new) and I actually change them during the season too…much like we change our tablescapes.
I also plan and prepare or cater food in for our annual Christmas Open House Party. Christmas is a celebration in so many ways, isn’t it?
Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas to you and yours.
God Bless you.
Chloe Crabtree says
WOW! That is a lot of trees, Kari! I don’t know how you find the time! You need to share your secret! Your soft pastel tree is lovely in your bedroom! I imagine it must be lovely to lie in bed with the soft glow of the lights on the tree. That little vignette is just adorable and you accented it perfectly! Thank you for joining us in another blog hop and Merry Christmas!
Thank you Chloe for hosting. Actually, I need to take lessons from you as you always have something in the works and your ideas are an inspiration….only, I don’t know if I will be able to find the time to make them. 🙁
Merry Christmas to you too!
Rita C. says
Kari, your new-found color scheme definitely works in your bedroom. It’s very dreamy and romantic! I read your comment on the hats and boxes – tres chic! I love hats too.
Happiest of Holidays to you!
Thanks Rita, the pastel tree is definitely a first for me, and it fits my romantic nature…you know the eternal romantic, loving knights in shining armor, etc. etc. etc…
Each year we put up a turquoise and silver tree, a lime green and gold tree, an all white tree, an all red tree, an all purple tree, a copper woodland tree, a white and gold tree, a neon tree and finally two smaller multi colored trees that flank the entry.
I always say nine trees because the entry trees are only about 3 foot tall, I count them as one. LOL
Thanks for stopping by. Merry Christmas!
Great Christmas decor. And I love pink anytime, anywhere. I’ve seen it alot this season, so you are right on track. I really like your presents around the tree. Hat boxes are super cute.
Thanks Carol, of course they are empty….LOL. I love to wear hats to church, trying to bring back an almost lost art. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by. Merry Christmas!