Lisa Scibilia

Shine Your Light is Lisa’s blog about DIY home improvement, design projects, finding joy in the little things, and learning some new tricks along the way.

White and Silver Shimmer

How tall is your tree?
This tree is just under 7 feet.

What mix of ornaments did you use for this tree? 
I used a mix of pewter ornaments that we collect, and then tons of glittery snowflakes and white and silver balls. I always start with the sentimental ornaments and then use the snowflakes and balls as fillers.

How many ornaments did it take to cover the tree? 
I have about 25 pewter ornaments, to which I add 4 dozen glitter snowflakes and about 60 balls in various sizes.

How did you decide on the decorating theme of your tree? 
The theme of our tree is different every year. I love to use our sentimental ornaments and then change up the rest of the decor with color. Last year, I was really craving a serene and peaceful palette and so we opted for mostly silver and white, along with white lights.

Is there a story on a signature ornament you’d like to share with us? 
Our favorite ornaments are the pewter ones that are inscribed with the year or our children’s names. One day, I hope our entire Christmas tree will be covered with them!

Is there something different you did for this tree that you particularly like? 
The one thing I did with this tree was intentionally keep it simple. I didn’t put up all our decorations, but chose just the ones that are special or white and silver. I omitted garland and ribbon and went with a much more natural decor, and we enjoyed the quiet color palette and twinkling white lights all season!

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