Thursday, December 11, 2008

Trim The Tree Thursday

It is Trim The Tree Thursday again and Today I am going to show you my blue and white family room. This is the most lived in room in the house. The cats sleep on the furniture and under the tree! : )

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The big thing in our Family Room is the "White House Christmas Tree" . I started this tradition a few years ago because I had collected so many of the ornaments from the White House Historical Society. The are absolutely beautiful in their detail. I have given many of them away as gifts over the years. I also recently started the US Capitol ornaments too. There still isn't quite enough to fill a tree so I supplement with blue birds, and other blue and white ornaments.

These are some close ups... sorry! some of the close ups are a bit blurry... It is very difficult to get a close up with my camara.... However! I think that Santa is bringing me a new one.... I HOPE! I HOPE! I HOPE! Okay... I'm pretty sure... : )

If you are interested in the White House Ornaments or the US Capital Ornaments just click on the links for each.


cinnamongirl93 said...

How elegant your family room is. I had no idea that you could purchase ornaments from the White House. That's so cool. I love the ornaments. I will have to go to your link to check it out.
Thank you for sharing your home with us.
Merry Christmas!

Rue said...

Good morning Liz :)

I love your tree! I want those ornaments now too :)

Your Thanksgiving table looked gorgeous! Any kind of chocolate is great with me, so pumpkins are perfect ;)


ellen b. said...

Love your family room. What fun to have all those White House ornaments!

brettinsky said...

I love your tree! And I am coveting those nutcracker snowmen! Too cute!

The centerpiece on your kitchen table is so homey too-love it!

Merry Christmas!

Terri Steffes said...

Liz, I have the same white house ornaments! I have them on a silver tree in my dining room. Maybe I'll post those next week! It was fun seeing some of "my" ornaments on your tree!

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Melissa Miller said...

~~~WOW~~~I do love the White House Ornament! :)

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Love your centerpiece, love your tree! Happy Trim a Tree Thursday Liz!

Terri Steffes said...

I was so enamored of the white house ornaments that I missed the darling snowman display and the santa display! Cute, cute and more cute!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Liz, your White House ornaments are just wonderful. How sentimental to have a tree that symbolizes the USA!! Just gorgeous!

How nice of Santa to bring you a camera! I have that on my list of "must buys" for next year.


Anonymous said...

What an interesting tree. The ornaments are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Bo said...

I wish I had been smart enough to start a tradition of collecting ornaments years ago...Your tree is WONDERFUL! I love the 2007 ornament. ;-) Bo

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Liz, Your blue room and festive decor is beautiful! The ornaments are really neat! ~Rhonda :)

Megan said...

Love your tree and decorations. I notice the bench seating in front of the window. My husband wants to do that in front of our window too! Looks so cozy. :)

Miss Janice said...

Well, that White House Tree is awesome and what a nice idea! I am definitely going to check out that site. It's very, very nice!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Liz, oh wow! every thing looks gorgeous and so cottage cozy too!! I actually have the same white house ( blue background ) ornament too!! how funny! but I love DC and my sister in law lives there so she got me one a few Xmas's back!

Everything looks perfect! xo Cynthia

Designs on 47th Street said...

Everything is so beautiful! I just learned about the White House ornaments this year. I think that would be something really nice to collect.
Nice blog!