Third annual Christmas tree blog hop - A Life Unfolding

Third annual Christmas tree blog hop

Hey all!

Welcome to our 3rd annual Christmas Tree Blog hop. Hosted by the lovely Michelle at Our Crafty Mom.

This year we have over 40 trees to share over two days. You will find holiday inspiration for just about every kind of tree you can imagine. It’s time for some Christmas Tree magic! So let’s get started.


Peace Christmas Tree

Christmas trees have always been my favorite part of Christmas decor. As a child growing up, my mom was all about the trendy tree. One year we had a white flocked tree (I know she was way ahead of her time) with pink ornaments, and the next year it was an aluminum tree with brightly colored balls. As we moved into the late ’80s, our tree matched the earth tones of our living room (brown and gold with huge velvet bows). No matter how I begged for a real live tree with popcorn and all the traditional trimmings, she wouldn’t hear of it. So the first year I lived on my own, I gathered some friends, and we made a trek to the great outdoors to chop down a live Christmas tree. It was -15 degrees, and the little ax they loan you got firmly stuck in the trunk! It was a bit of a lopsided little thing, but I was hooked. The scent, the shape of that little 4 ft pine, and the live popcorn I strung (soooo time-consuming) were my childhood dreams come true.

I’ve kept up the tradition of real trees through the years, although I confess to having second thoughts at the end of each season looking at those needles as we drag the tree out. I have also found that as I’ve gotten older, I have come to love a theme tree just like my mom once did. Usually, I decorate a smaller tree in a theme and a larger tree that is a traditional mishmash of memories.

This year I almost left our small tree naked except for lights. It’s in our master bedroom (which I find so romantic and cozy), and I loved how it glowed with just the pretty white lights. But I found these little wooden peace signs while traveling, and I fell in love with them. Peace was also my mantra word this year, so it seemed fitting.


Peace neon sign from Potterybarn

I turned the little wooden ornaments into a garland using some twine. I also added the handmade clay ornaments I made last year. You can find the easy DIY tutorial here.


DIY Peace ornament

I used a favorite glass ornament from Pottery Barn as the tree topper.


Peace Heart Ornament as Tree topper (From Pottery Barn)

Peace Heart Ornament as Tree topper (From Pottery Barn)

I added a few other peace-themed ornaments I had on hand, as well as some natural colored wooden beads and faux white berries. It feels soft, neutral, and oh so cozy. I wrapped the bottom in a fluffy white throw.


Peace Christmas Tree

Peace Christmas Tree


Peace and Love Pillow

Peace and Love Pillow

When I finished the tree, I knew I had the perfect final touch. My neon peace sign (also from Pottery Barn) I bought because I loved it but had yet to find a spot. I LOVED how it looked when we hung it up next to the tree.


Neon Peace sign from Pottery Barn

Neon Peace sign from Pottery Barn


Neon Peace sign lit at night

Neon Peace sign lit at night.


Featuring Peace Sign Ornaments and Neon Peace sign.

Features Peace Sign Ornaments and Neon Peace sign.

That’s it for my little peace tree. My blogger friends have plenty more to share, so peruse all the beautiful trees they are sharing and tell them I said hello!

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Let’s Meet The Hosts!

Friday

Our Crafty Mom | Kippi At HomeTribe Of Burton

Simple Nature DecorCreative RamblingsSustain My Craft Habit

Simply Beautiful By AngelaVirginia Sweet Pea2 Bees In A Pod

Celebrate and DecorateSonya BurgessCreate and Babble

Upright and CaffeinatedTo Work With My HandsMy Life On Kaydeross Creek

Dragonfly and LilypadsOne Thousand OaksRedneck Rhapsody

Welcome To The WoodsTeadoddles

Saturday

Across The BoulevardMy PinterventuresIntelligent Domestications

Daily DIY LifeZucchini SistersFrom House To Home

Weekend CraftMama Dares To DIYJust That Perfect Piece

Oh Fiddle Dee DeeHappily Ever After, etc.Red Cottage Chronicles

Southern Yankee DIYNorthern FeelingA Life Unfolding

County Road 407Sand Dollar LaneThrifted Nest

Modern On MonticelloFirst Day Of Home | Domestic Deadline

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  1. This is the first year I tried a theme and I love it. Yours is so unique and so beautiful. The simple decorations are perfectly festive. It gives me a calm feeling. OH! It’s peaceful! Did you do that on purpose? Love it.

    • Libbie says:

      Thank you, Cindy!

      I did plan it that way. It’s in my bedroom so I wanted to keep it simple and soothing. I love the way the lights twinkle at night.

      Thank you for stopping over, I am loving all the beautiful tree inspiration.

      Libbie

  2. I love how you turned the peace symbol ornaments into a garland for your tree. The garland along with your DIY clay ornaments look so pretty.

  3. Great theme! Unique and fun… Love it, Libbie!

  4. Trina says:

    Cozy & peaceful are spot on for how I imagine you feel that way every time you sit looking at it & pondering this holiday season.

  5. Lia says:

    So pretty! I love the beaded garland!

  6. Sonya says:

    Libbie I love your Christmas tree it truly is cozy and peaceful. That neon sign is the perfect added touch.

  7. I love your simple style and the strong theme with your tree. Thank you for sharing!

  8. The Evolista says:

    Love the Peace Tree and hearing about your traditions. Hope you have a wonderful holiday this year!

    Xx Jenifer

  9. Bliss says:

    Peace, what a wonderful thought. Pinned!

  10. Regan says:

    LOVE the Peace theme. Simple, understated, powerful!

  11. Heike Yates says:

    How beautiful to create a peace tree and yes, I love a natural tree too but opted for a fake one to safe more trees. Love the decoration and pillows. Heike

  12. Ali B says:

    Your peace tree is beautiful!

  13. Sarah says:

    Your tree is gorgeous, I love the simplicity and message of peace.

  14. Liz says:

    What a gorgeous tree! Unique, but also classy and cohesive. Happy holidays!

  15. Pamela says:

    Love the color scheme!!

  16. michelle james says:

    Libbie, I really love the simple and fun Peace theme you went with. It’s so pretty! Thank you so much for participating in the Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop! Happy Holidays!

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