Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree....

While in Naples, Florida last week, I went shopping at  a place called Waterside Shops.  It is very upscale, with a Tiffany's, Coach, Hermes, Burberry, Ralph Lauren and more. 

I really wasn't shopping, just ogling all of the amazing stores and Christmas decorations.


I have not started decorating yet.  I am a little behind, due to my trip.



So, I thought I would show you some Florida style decorating.  Isn't fun to see, how different areas of the country decorate?  You really need to double click on the pictures to see how fun these trees are!

I will be decorating over the next 4 days, and will post some photos as I go along.
Welcome Home,
Penny

28 comments:

My Carolina Kitchen said...

We were just there yesterday to pick up some things at Pottery Barn. It is an amazing place. Very upscale. Happy holidays Penny.
Sam

Brenda Leyland said...

what gorgeous... fun... trees.

Enjoy your days as you begin your own advent journey to Christmas.

Vee said...

They are so pretty (I did take a closer look) and so like a fantasy tree in Candyland... imaginative and lovely. Are you going to add a little whimsy to your traditional decorating? Guess I'll just have to wait and see.

Snappy Di said...

How adorable these trees are in the Florida colors. I like them!

Blondie's Journal said...

The trees are beautiful! Very Florida~like. Did you have a chance to shop on 8th Avenue?

XO,
Jane

Donnie said...

What lovely decorations. I'm more of a traditionalist but they are very tropical looking. Glad you had a safe trip.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Gorgeous decorations! I'm sure you had a wonderful trip to Naples. I have never been there, but here it is beautiful! Enjoy your decorating! I did mine before Thanksgiving this year, so I am just enjoying having some free time to do other things now. Love & blessings from NC!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

They are very unique Christmas trees! Malls do an amazing job of decorating. I usually wait till the middle of December to buy my tree as I hope it will stay alive till after new years!

Pat said...

Wow! These are great looking trees, Penny. I love the colors!

Donna said...

Fabulous fun trees! Wow!

Hugs,
Donna

Julie Harward said...

Those are such cool trees...maybe it gave you some ideas? Come say hi :D

Linda said...

Sounds like a fun day...the trees are a lot of fun!

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That’s cool!!!
A very beautiful tree. It's looking more attractive in water. My eyes are very attractive about it. Thanks for posting.
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Darla said...

I live in N. Florida, that the Lord you didn't see any pink flamingo trees.........

Kathleen Grace said...

How gorgeous! I always wondered how people in warmer climates decorate without snow! lol. Your header looks great Penny! So glad you are back:>)

see you there! said...

What interesting trees, a good job of combining the idea of a traditional tree with the feeling of the tropics. Standing them in the water is brilliant I think.

Darla

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Penny....After living in Florida for a short time, their version of Christmas seems to different from up north. Maybe it is just me. I am an up North girl when it comes to the holidays! I will be decorating the next few days myself! A little bit of white on the ground is making it a little more conducive to the atmosphere!~Hugs, Patti

Maya said...

Naples is so chic..., and I'm loving the trees in the water!!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal

debi said...

I can't wait to see your decorations!!!!!

Vittle me this... said...

love these pics!

Garden Girl said...

Love the blue-greens!

Brenda Kula said...

Well, your banner is decorated, Penny!
Brenda

Shelia said...

This is so pretty Penny! Hope you had a great trip! I'm behind too. Got my tree up but that's it! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

KarenHarveyCox said...

I am loving those decorations! Your new banner is lovely Penny. I love this time of year. Hope you two had a lovely time.

Karen

Sherri said...

Those Christmas trees look really pretty in the water! Very nice display. Can't wait to see your pictures of your decorations!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

You are so correct, it is great fun to see how different areas of the country decorate for Christmas.
This is the time of year I really miss my upstate NY and New England roots. Living in Southern California is very different, especially at Christmas time.
When I lived in San Francisco for a while I remember how surprised I was when Santa didn't arrive by sled...he came on a trolly car!
It is fun how all the areas celebrate in their own style.
Fun post.

Mary said...

Such amazing waterbourne trees - love the effect!

I'm so behind, as usual, but thinking of you.

Sarah said...

Fun to see the floating trees. Thanks for sharing the shots. ~ Sarah