Welcome to the third annual 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!

Welcome back to day 12 of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! It’s the last day of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop! Today, is all about Christmas tree and I’m sharing my gold entry Christmas tree + trees of the past.12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Stop by every day from December first through the twelfth for new ideas you can use to make your season brighter! Make sure to check out the host Christmas trees and the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop at the end of the post. 


Gold Entry Christmas Tree + Trees of the Past

If you had a chance to see my 2015 Christmas tree, you’ll notice that it’s red and gold. This year, I stuck to only red and white and I stole my daughter’s room tree to create an all gold entry Christmas tree.

Gold Entry Christmas Tree

gold entry Christmas Tree

This 4.5 ft. tree is the first thing you see when you enter the front door and is full of ornaments that I’ve collected for over 20 years. Ornaments bought at Kaneohe Marine Corp. Base, Honolulu Chocolate Company (they have an awesome Christmas selection), Neiman Marcus, craft fairs, and specialty Christmas stores.

Here is what my gold entry Christmas tree looks like in the day light. The angel on top was bought at a store in Hawaii that was going out of business. She has such a lovely face and her skirt is a cascade of beads. She was a little pricey, but it’s one of my favorite things to put on the tree, so it was worth it.

Gold entry Christmas tree in the day

In case you missed our 2017 main red and white snowflake Christmas tree…

Red and white snowflake Christmas tree lit

Trees of the Past

Here is a gingerbread tree that was in our entry last year. Lesson learned from this tree…don’t use real candy canes with kids in the house because the candy canes will mysteriously disappear.

Gingerbread Christmas Tree

I didn’t post a picture of our 2016 main tree, but it looked similar to our 2015 tree. This tree is red and gold and what my kids love the best. They tell me it doesn’t feel like Christmas if there aren’t red and gold decorations.

2015 Christmas tree

Our 2014 Christmas tree was the first time I mixed red and turquoise. I shared tips on how to wrap a tree with mesh, decorate with large ornaments, and make a topper. I thought this tree was cute, but the kids didn’t love it. My kids prefer traditional Christmas colors of red and gold, so it’s been tough for me to move away from those colors.

Red and Turquoise Christmas treeAnd last, here’s my 2013 Icy Wonderland Christmas tree. It’s was made with almost all silver and blue dollar store ornaments. Sorry, this was the first year of my blogging, so the picture isn’t very good.

Icy wonderland Christmas Tree

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed all the Christmas trees! For more tree inspiration, be sure to visit my fellow blogging buddies below ⇓⇓


Be sure to visit our fellow 12 Days of Christmas Bloggers below for even more creative ideas this holiday season!

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7 Comments

  1. Your trees all look so lovely Erlene. My favorite is definitely the red and turquoise one though. Love the color combination. Maybe you can try using them again in a few years time when the kids are a little older 😉

  2. I love your all gold tree, Erlene! It’s beautiful. What a treat to see lots of your trees from prior years, too. You definitely have a knack for putting together lovely trees!

  3. Love your ‘style’ of decorating the trees — so many beautiful ornaments and big ones too! You have a real flair for decorating trees and the gold tree is stunning!

  4. All of your trees are beautiful! The gingerbread tree is just adorable with the plaid ribbon. Haha the candy canes would be gone in my house to.

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