Hooked on Holiday House Tours: My White Christmas Tree

by hookedonhouses on December 8, 2010

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Last Thursday I showed you how my dining room was shaping up for the holidays and promised to show you my new white tree. It’s a new addition to my Christmas decor this year, so I still had some more ornaments to buy for it before it was ready for its close-up. And I added a few more things to my room, too, while I was at it. So come on in and look around!

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I usually go with red and silver this time of year, but I was ready for a change. The dining room is only a couple of years old, and this is the first year I had all of the furniture in there (it was pretty bare last Christmas). I decided to go for a silver and gold scheme.

mercury glass christmas trees

Long-time readers will recall that this used to be an unused sitting room with carpet. We put in the hardwood floors and Dave added the chair rail and crown molding to pretty things up a little. Someday I’ll have to do a proper before-and-after post so you can see how far it’s come.

I’m really digging these gold and silver snowflakes (I found them at Lowe’s of all places) and got a little carried away, hanging them all over the place…

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I was also excited to try a white tree, something I’ve never had before. It was a nice surprise to see how it glows at night with all of the gold and silver ornaments on it.

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Come back Thursday for my 3rd and final holiday party, and I’ll show you my red and silver family room. If you missed the other photos of my dining room, you can see them here. Now it’s your turn to show us how you’ve been decorating this year!

*Nesting Place, Kelly’s Corner, and Thrifty Decor Chick are hosting parties, so check them out, too!*


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Christi at A Southern Life December 8, 2010 at 9:52 pm

My husband has been wanting a white tree. Love yours. I stuck with traditional green this year. Thanks for hosting yet another fun party!!
.-= Christi at A Southern Life´s last blog ..Christmas Around the House =-.

Stacy@RedDoorHome December 8, 2010 at 9:55 pm

I just adore your white tree! It looks so pretty in your dining room. I have seen several white trees but none as pretty as yours. Where did you find it?
.-= Stacy@RedDoorHome´s last blog ..Christmas Dining Room Reveal =-.

hookedonhouses December 9, 2010 at 10:02 am

Lowe’s! I wasn’t there to buy a tree at all, but I couldn’t resist when I saw it. :-)

Ricki Jill Treleaven December 8, 2010 at 9:59 pm

Your white Christmas tree is absolutely beautiful, Julia! I love it! It is so elegant, yet festive. I think the snowflake ornaments truly make the tree. Tres belle!!! 😀
.-= Ricki Jill Treleaven´s last blog ..Our Cottage Kitchen =-.

Desiree December 8, 2010 at 9:59 pm

love, love, love your tree!!! A real beauty!
.-= Desiree´s last blog ..Beach-Inspired Christmas =-.

Anne December 8, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Thanks so much for hosting the linky – I love to see how everyone decorates for the holidays! And I really love the white tree with the glittery ornaments – so pretty!
.-= Anne´s last blog ..Christmas House Tour =-.

Liz@HoosierHomemade December 8, 2010 at 10:04 pm

Love your white tree!! Gorgeous! And your buffet too!
Thanks so much for hosting!
.-= Liz@HoosierHomemade´s last blog ..Grateful Giveaways Round 2 Winners =-.

lindy December 8, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Love your beautiful white tree. I glows!
.-= lindy´s last blog ..O Christmas Tree =-.

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish December 8, 2010 at 10:15 pm

Love your white tree!!! It is the perfect accent in that room!! I am looking forward to seeing your Red and Silver family room!! Those are the colors on my tree!! :)
.-= Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish´s last blog ..Bling and Sparkle aka my Christmas Tree =-.

melissa @ the inspired room December 8, 2010 at 10:20 pm

Your tree is fabulous! Your whole dining room is looking amazing. Great job Julia! Thanks for hosting. I tried to RT your party and it turned to chinese or something, I can’t get rid of it! I’m off to try again!
.-= melissa @ the inspired room´s last blog ..The Dining Room Humble Silver Spoon Tree =-.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman December 8, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Such pretty decorations! Love the white & gold. Thanks for hosting this blog party, just linked up about my ornaments. :-)

Beth@A2Z December 8, 2010 at 10:35 pm

Julia, this is just gorgeous! I love the clean and elegant simplicity of it all. Thanks so much for hosting!
.-= Beth@A2Z´s last blog ..Ballard Designs Inspired Christmas Tree =-.

Karena December 8, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Really beautiful Julia. I adore white gold and silver, glitter and gleam!

Art by Karena
.-= Karena´s last blog ..Fifi Flowers Giveaway 200 Value =-.

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top December 8, 2010 at 11:13 pm

Ahhh the white tree is so pretty! I love it!!!! Your whole dining room looks beautiful.
.-= Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top´s last blog ..A Super Simple Christmas Wreath =-.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality December 8, 2010 at 11:17 pm

Hi, Julia, thanks for coming to see my tree! I was coming over to tell you how beautiful your white tree is! I just love it. you always do elegant & simple so well & it fits your house perfectly. You have great taste! That white tree is stunning. thanks for another fun party.
.-= Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality´s last blog ..O Christmas Tree! =-.

Kathryn Bechen December 8, 2010 at 11:32 pm

Love your white tree Julia! You do a beautiful job with your blog!

Myrna December 8, 2010 at 11:35 pm

Hi Julia! Love the elegance of your white, gold and silver decor! Thanks for having this party..I’m playing along!
.-= Myrna´s last blog ..ChristmasDining Room =-.

Sharyl@Thelittlebrownhouse December 9, 2010 at 12:18 am

I am so sorry – I accidently linked mine up to my blog home page instead of the specific post. It is number 43, I will link up again the right way, can you delete the wrong one? I am so sorry!

hookedonhouses December 9, 2010 at 10:03 am

No problem! It’s fixed. :)

Sharyl@Thelittlebrownhouse December 9, 2010 at 12:20 am

And by the way – your tree and home are incredible! I may have to look into a white tree next year, yours looks fantastic!

PK @ Room Remix December 9, 2010 at 12:27 am

I LOVE your white tree with the gold and silver! SO pretty. (and I’m still loving the turquoise chest too). Thanks so much for hosting the party. Hopefully my post qualifies since it’s just my Christmas tree?
.-= PK @ Room Remix´s last blog ..My Christmas Tree =-.

Mary December 9, 2010 at 12:40 am

Your tree is so pretty!! I love white trees and had several up last year but am doing things as simply as possible this year and have limited myself to only one tree – I have to have a real one so it’s the winner.

Thank you for the fun party!

bee blessed
.-= Mary´s last blog ..A Little Victorian Christmas =-.

Skooks December 9, 2010 at 12:59 am

What a elegant and classy tree! Thanks for sharing. :)
.-= Skooks´s last blog ..O Christmas Tree =-.

E. George December 9, 2010 at 2:39 am

Hi Julia love the white christmas tree it looks absolutely beautiful and the snowflakes they are my favourite and hanging them off the chandelier love it….. Till next time Regards Esther from Sydney…. Oprah looks like she is having a great time over this side of the world… PS have a wonderful weekend…..

Bella Michelle December 9, 2010 at 6:59 am

Love, love, love it! The white tree is just the thing for that room! Merry Christmas!!!
.-= Bella Michelle´s last blog ..Welcome to THE Dining Room! =-.

Lauren December 9, 2010 at 8:17 am

Gorgeous! I LOVE a white tree, and your’s is absolutely beautiful:)
.-= Lauren´s last blog ..christmas tree =-.

Alison Agnew December 9, 2010 at 8:34 am

Looks very elegant and sparkly…love it.
.-= Alison Agnew´s last blog ..Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange Link-Up =-.

Christine December 9, 2010 at 8:55 am

I am in love with white Christmas trees! I’ve seen so many photos of them this year. I’m still lugging around ye olde plain green tree. I feel so behind the times! 😉
.-= Christine´s last blog ..Ninth Day of Christmas =-.

hookedonhouses December 9, 2010 at 10:04 am

I’ve got a green tree in the family room. I’ll show that one next week! :)

cassie {hi sugarplum!} December 9, 2010 at 9:35 am

I love your decor…I’m crazy for the snowflakes this year too….I went overboard hanging them everywhere. I just told myself I was creating a ‘theme’ :)

Thanks for the link party….been a big fan of your blog for ages!
.-= cassie {hi sugarplum!}´s last blog ..Christmas Snowflake Placemats &amp Another No-Sew Table Runner =-.

Susan December 9, 2010 at 10:11 am

Julia…I love your tree! It’s beautiful and so perfect in your dining room! Our dining room was a “playroom” for the first 7 years until we finally bought dining room furniture. :) Those big snowflakes are great! Isn’t it amazing what you can find at Lowe’s? :)
.-= Susan´s last blog ..Christmas Tablescape with Italian Countryside! Welcome to the 120th Tablescape Thursday! =-.

Mary @ Very Merry Vintage Style December 9, 2010 at 10:15 am

Love that sideboard & your tree looks amazing. Those silver & gold snowflakes are really nice… they go with the whole mercury glass look. I am off to Lowe’s! Come on over and link up to my holiday link party–love to include it! http://verymerryvintagestyle.blogspot.com/2010/12/something-old-something-new.html
.-= Mary @ Very Merry Vintage Style´s last blog ..Something Old- Something New Vintage-Modern Christmas Village =-.

Tamara @ Etcetorize December 9, 2010 at 10:25 am

Oooh la la! I love the white tree. Très élégant!

Lamp Tramp December 9, 2010 at 10:50 am

Hey Julia, I love your white tree. All the snowklakes and mercury glass touches are so beautiful. Thanks for hosting your party, I’ll be joining.

Merr Christmas…
.-= Lamp Tramp´s last blog ..Flocked Christmas trees =-.

Teresa @ Get Nestled In December 9, 2010 at 10:59 am

My, what a GORGEOUS tree!! You have me hooked on white now too!! I’m so crazy about your buffet. Happy Holidays to you!!

.-= Teresa @ Get Nestled In´s last blog ..Trimming Our Christmas Tree =-.

Luciane at Homebunch.com December 9, 2010 at 11:00 am


I am LOVING your white tree! I read somewhere that white trees look better by a colorful wall (like blue, light green, etc) and I actually thought of buying one, but I was scared it wouldn’t look very good by my wall (almost the same color as yours), and I was wrong. Judging by your pictures, it goes perfectly together! Especially because you toned well with the gold. I also LOVE, LOVE your credenza. Where did you get it? I love the color. You’ve a very beautiful dining room, Julia.


Luciane at HomeBunch.com

hookedonhouses December 9, 2010 at 11:10 am

Thanks, Luciane! I got it at Arhaus earlier this year and I love it. :)

Gretchen December 9, 2010 at 11:52 am

Love your holiday decor! It looks lovely. I also appreciate you commenting on my blog post about wreaths. What a wonderful surprise! I am also “Hooked on Houses” and enjoy following your blog. Happy Holidays!
.-= Gretchen´s last blog ..Holiday Wreaths for your Nest =-.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy... December 9, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Wow. I love it.

Sharon December 9, 2010 at 12:43 pm

Your white tree is delightful! One day I long for one of my own.

Now to go check out some of the other Christmas trees!
.-= Sharon´s last blog ..Poinsettia Open House =-.

Becky @ Farmgirl Paints December 9, 2010 at 12:46 pm

Your white tree is so elegant Julia. Looks fab in that room girl. I linked up today, not really about decorating…but kind of holidayish. Hope that’s okay. I do have a pic of my tree thrown in there.
.-= Becky @ Farmgirl Paints´s last blog ..The perfect gift =-.

Amanda @ Serenity Now December 9, 2010 at 1:43 pm

Julia, I am seriously in love with your dining room. It’s so lovely! The tree is completely fabulous…love how sparkly and shiney it is. Great job! I’ve had my tree up since last week, but I haven’t posted about it yet. :s
.-= Amanda @ Serenity Now´s last blog ..Dear Santa Claus- =-.

cbean December 9, 2010 at 1:57 pm

Dear Julia….you’ve “almost” weaned me from red and green. Lovely, lovely ambiance.

Maaike Quinn December 9, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Beautiful! And I think I mentioned it before, but I love that blue cabinet SO much :)
.-= Maaike Quinn´s last blog ..Day 16 – Read an Email from FlyLady =-.

Sixty Fifth Avenue December 9, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Your white tree is spectacular! Love your dining room too! I just linked up to your party, thanks!
.-= Sixty Fifth Avenue´s last blog ..Winter Branches =-.

cristin @ simplified bee December 9, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Love all the white – so elegant. Have a very merry Christmas!

.-= cristin @ simplified bee´s last blog ..Tips on How to Wrap a Gift =-.

Julie December 9, 2010 at 3:49 pm

In my previous home I always did gold and white decorations in the living room, which was more formal, and green and red traditional decoration in the family room. So fun to have two different themes to play with. Your tree absolutely glows and adds sparkle to a sophisticated room. It really looks gorgeous!

Deb in Oz December 9, 2010 at 4:02 pm

Love! Absolutely beautiful.

Julie McNeil December 9, 2010 at 4:49 pm

LOVE that white tree and the silver. I heart mercury glass!
.-= Julie McNeil´s last blog ..Dreaming of a White Christmas =-.

Kristen@High Heels and a Hammer December 9, 2010 at 5:05 pm

I would love to have a white tree… maybe next year. Your decorations are beautiful!! Thanks for hosting this fun party and Happy Holiday wishes!!!
.-= Kristen@High Heels and a Hammer´s last blog ..The Tale Of Three Trees =-.

Pat December 9, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Just as I would expect from you..absolutely beautiful. A white tree can sometimes look “cold”, but yours is all warm and fuzzy! That room is perfection, and I can’t imagine it without out the buffet!
I went to Marshall’s today and bought out all of their Mercury Glass. I’m just a little obsessive! LOL!
.-= Pat´s last blog ..My Brother and I Are The Same Age =-.

Tina December 9, 2010 at 9:49 pm

I love everything about this room! The white tree is great, I’ve never really liked them that much, but yours looks perfect for this room! And the snowflakes are so fun!!
Have a Merry Christmas!
.-= Tina´s last blog ..The Christmas Trees 2010 =-.

Beck December 10, 2010 at 12:39 am

Just gorgeous! Great job!

Ami Allison December 10, 2010 at 2:03 am

WOW it’s BEAUTIFUL! I have ALWAYS wanted a white tree!!! I love it!

Thanks for much for hosting!!
.-= Ami Allison´s last blog ..Lil Late 200 Followers Celebration Giveaway =-.

Layla December 10, 2010 at 10:41 am

Holy Cow! What a BEAUTIFUL tree!!! Thanks for hosting the linky party too!

Layla :-)
.-= Layla´s last blog ..The Lettered Cottage Christmas Tree 2010 =-.

Dawn December 10, 2010 at 11:34 am

Very pretty tree!

Teresa December 10, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Thank you so much for hosting this party. It was so much fun, that I posted two different post. Thanks again.
.-= Teresa´s last blog ..Christmas without roosters Never!!! =-.

Anne December 10, 2010 at 12:45 pm

Your room could simply not be more lovely. The warm wall color with the silver and white is…. perfect!! (I’d love to know what paint color that is….)
.-= Anne´s last blog ..TOUCAN TALK- GUEST BLOGGER =-.

Bre December 10, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Your tree is gorgeous Julia! I love the silver and gold theme, you executed it beautifully. The mercury glass is a beautiful complement to your fabulous white tree! I think now I’ll have to make a little stop into Lowe’s and check out their ornaments!

Linda December 11, 2010 at 12:13 am

Hi there. I love your silver and white tree. You did a lovely job creating it.
I am inspired to get a white tree next year. Thanks for hosting this holiday party.
Happy holidays to you….Linda
.-= Linda´s last blog ..Red Cardinal Christmas Table =-.

Love Where You Live December 11, 2010 at 12:58 am

Beautiful! Like a winter wonderland….
.-= Love Where You Live´s last blog ..In My Mailbox- Waverly Shows How to Make Napkin Rings to Tablecloths Plus Pantones Color Pick for 2011 =-.

sarah macklem December 11, 2010 at 8:56 am

Julia, Thank you for hosting. I ‘m “Hooked” on your site. Your home is beautiful. I am so humbled to have you follow my blog. Thank you for visiting and for your comments.
.-= sarah macklem´s last blog ..Christmas Home Tour 2010 =-.

Anne December 11, 2010 at 4:04 pm

Love your decorations. And also love the color of your dining room. I’m painting soon – can you tell me what color you used?

hookedonhouses December 11, 2010 at 4:12 pm

It’s Eddie Bauer’s Pecan.

Elli Davis December 12, 2010 at 5:57 pm

I have to admit I have always been quite conservative about decorating my home. I mean, I have been using the typical colors of Christmas for decor. It was actually hard to imagine that decor of any other colors would look Christmassy enough. Oh boy, I was wrong. I have seen couple of white Christmas trees this year and I just love them! Your home looks amazing, a real winter wonderland!

Amy December 13, 2010 at 8:11 am

Your tree! Oh how I love your tree. Good to visit here again friend…I always love things here:).
Merry Christmas!
.-= Amy´s last blog ..Handmade Christmas Tutorials- A re-publish =-.

Lynda December 13, 2010 at 8:34 am

Love your white tree in the dining room! GORGEOUS!! Thanks for hosting another great Holiday Home tour link party!!

😀 Lynda
.-= Lynda´s last blog ..EASY TO MAKE FRIENDSHIP QUOTE WREATH =-.

Michelle Gallo December 13, 2010 at 11:12 am

Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures! I was so inspired that I went out and bought a white tree at Target. My husband wasn’t too sure about the idea at first, but now he really loves it. The kids love it too! A million thanks!

hookedonhouses December 13, 2010 at 11:19 am

That’s so nice to hear! I’m glad it worked out for you. I never thought I’d want a white tree, but I’m really loving ours. :-)

Joy December 13, 2010 at 1:07 pm

Your white Christmas tree is absolutely beautiful !!!

Jenna @ Unruh Photography December 13, 2010 at 8:06 pm

LOVE your blog! Where did you get your dining room table? I’ve been searching for a white set for 4 years now and can’t find the right thing!
.-= Jenna @ Unruh Photography´s last blog ..Our final days in BC =-.

hookedonhouses December 13, 2010 at 8:10 pm

It’s an IKEA bargain! :)

Roeshel@the DIY Show Off December 13, 2010 at 10:55 pm

Oh how I love white trees! It’s beautiful and glowing! I love all of your sparkly festivity! 😉

Thanks so much for hosting such an awesome party full of so much Christmas inspiration!
.-= Roeshel@the DIY Show Off´s last blog ..Christmas at our Houseand a DIY Holiday Highlights Party! =-.

Leanne December 14, 2010 at 3:30 am

I love your gorgeous white tree. Your dining room is beautiful. Thanks for hosting a party where we can peek into everyone’s homes.

etta December 14, 2010 at 9:31 am

Lovely decorations my dear!

Kristi~The Slipcover Girl December 14, 2010 at 9:33 am

i love your dining room and i want to come steal that turquoise buffet!
.-= Kristi~The Slipcover Girl´s last blog ..Christmas Tour 2010 =-.

Sylvia December 14, 2010 at 8:24 pm

Oh how I love your white tree and the mercury glass!! Lovely, I just linked up too!
.-= Sylvia´s last blog ..So you want a wall portrait =-.

Desiree @ chic coastal living December 14, 2010 at 8:38 pm

Love your white tree! It’s so festive!
.-= Desiree @ chic coastal living´s last blog ..Our Christmas Tree =-.

Liz@VioletPosy December 15, 2010 at 5:27 am

As always your home is just beautiful, I love the whites :) Happy Christmas!
.-= Liz@VioletPosy´s last blog ..The Gallery Sparkle =-.

Kelly @ JAX does design December 16, 2010 at 9:43 am

I think we might be sharing a brain – I bought a white Christmas tree this year and put it up in our dining room too :-) I just love how it glows :-) I used mostly old ornaments on it this year – I’ll come up with a decorating plan for it next year. And I’ve hung a bunch of snowflakes from the DR chandelier too :-)

So needless to say, I LOVE how you’ve decorated your DR for Christmas! :-)
.-= Kelly @ JAX does design´s last blog ..12 Days of Christmas with Kelly &amp Nancy- Day 7 =-.

Mary December 19, 2010 at 10:39 pm

Very nice – DH has been wanting one of those white trees for a while now. Thanks for sharing :)
.-= Mary´s last blog ..Christmas Tour of My Home =-.

Melanie J December 19, 2010 at 11:36 pm

Im waiting for an After Christmas Sale and I plan on getting myself a white tree. Im hoping for a great price because I’d like to buy some new ornaments too….possibly some great red ones. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring….you have a beautiful home.
.-= Melanie J´s last blog ..MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE BDAY Happy 4th Birthday Samayah! =-.

Yellow House Knits December 22, 2010 at 5:33 pm

I was so excited to see your white tree, and I laughed at your comment about how it glows on account of the white true and gold and silver ornaments. Mine is white too, and it times it’s practically blinding white. (http://yellowhouseknits.blogspot.com/2010/12/halls-are-decked.html).

I just stumbled onto your blog, and I love it!

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