Oh Christmas Tree

Our house has never looked more festive. We decked the halls (well, more like the living room, the den, and the front door) with all things sparkly and even though it was 82 degrees yesterday (!) it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.


Our silver themed tree came out really well, and a few strategically placed silver balls made other objects around the house feel totally Santa-ready.

Clam Shell

My favorite new ornament holder is a giant clam shell from Z Gallerie that John surprised me with for my last birthday. The different toned silver ornaments inside twinkle like oversized pearls- but glass balls also look great in vases, on platters, and even hung from fishing wire in a window (so the sun streams through them during the day- gorge).


I also got a little creative with starfish by balancing a few of them in our tree. The mixed textures (smooth glass balls vs. angular starfish) really add interest and keep your eyes moving around- so you’re sure to find everything from a silver piggy bank to a disco ball or three.

Now it’s your turn. Tell us all about your Christmas decorating ideas, and feel free to email us some photos that we can post. After all, tis the season for sharing.


  1. Heather Canova says

    It looks beautiful!!! I love the shell with the ornaments in it…true perfection…but then again I expect nothing less lol.

  2. YoungHouseLove says

    Yay! So glad you approve… you are known for your impeccable eye for design! Maybe someday you’ll get to see our Christmas stuff in person and vice versa. Do you have all your shopping done? Send pics of your house and I’ll post them!


  3. Karin says

    I was just looking up info for Shady tree removal to see if they are any good and happened upon your blog. Amazing what you have done with your house! Come over and fix mine. ha ha.

  4. YoungHouseLove says

    Thanks, Karin! Shady Tree’s great. Tell William that Sherry & John from Bon Air sent you and maybe you’ll get the special rate. :)

    Send us your house pics and we’ll gladly make suggestions. But as for the manual labor part… let’s just say that we’ve got plenty to do over here!

    • says

      Hey Elaine,

      Those were actually snagged at a funny old beach shack in Rehoboth for around 25 cents each a long time ago. Of course now that we know that faux-starfish are a lot greener than real ones, we keep an eye out for those instead (places like West Elm and Pottery Barn sell them from time to time).


  5. Livvymom says

    Love your blog! Which of the shells from Z Gallerie do you receive? They currently offer the impressive “large” and the even more impressive “extra-large” sizes. Thanks!

  6. says

    I love your monochromatic decorations! The silver looks beautiful and so festive! This Christmas was our first decorating the house, so we bought a little tree, and did all brown and gold… though I’ve been told I can say “bronze and champagne” to make it sound chicer, lol!

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