Friday, December 4, 2009
Holly Golightly Breakfast At Tiffany's Christmas Tree - Version 3.0
I am among zillions who love Audrey Hepburn. She inspires more and more as the years go by. She even inspires Christmas decorations.
This is the third Christmas that I have done my Holly Golightly Christmas tree.
It all started when someone gave me several gift boxes from Tiffany's. I already had the retro tinsel tree, and some aqua ornaments. The marriage of the two created the most fun tree I've ever done.
The elements are Tiffany blue, black for Holly's little black dress, pearls for the pearl necklace she wears in the movie Breakfast At Tiffany's, and glam and bling because that's what they sell at Tiffany's.
I have had the tree in every corner of the living room, and this year I really like this situation.
I added more black ornaments this year. The first year I did the tree they were hard to come by, and I did some home made ones (that I still use). I always used chartreuse lime green ornaments, because I just love the color!
I got some great designer ornaments from my friend Meg, and I hung some on the chandelier/lantern this year. I tie the aqua silk pillows with the same black gross grain ribbon that I tied around all those lovely boxes. The big clock gets a gilt leaf garland festooned around it.
An over size Lucite clam shell on the coffee table holds more aqua ornaments. I have a collection that has everything from vintage ornaments to plastic ones from Wal Mart. The chic black reindeer were purchased last year at Borders.
My Nativity scene is different. I use Brayton Laguna blackamoors as my wisemen, and a retro ceramic Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus. The little sheep were purchased last year, and the glitter reindeer was a damage from the shop I work in. The little packages tied with Tiffany blue ribbon hold candles, and are actually wedding favors.
I have had the Nativity vignette on the coffee table in years past, but this year I put it on a sweet little vintage Saarinen side table.
The tinsel tree is very much like a modern feather tree, and I layer the ornaments along the branches as one would on a feather tree.
I also found three strands of very rare lights with a a silver wire! I could use more, but I swear they are almost impossible to find. I found my three strings of silver wire lights on eBay last year.
This weekend I'll do the outside decorations. At this point in our lives we are not big on exchanging gifts. We have everything of material worth. We always say that our life together is our year long gift. So the decorating, and enjoying the magic it always evokes is the way we celebrate.
So Happy Weekend!
Have fun as the holiday season swings into full blast over the next couple of weeks!