Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree - How Lovely are Thy Branches

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

As promised, as a follow up from our post about live trees in the Pacific Northwest, and specifically, Clark County, our 2017 Christmas Tree.

 

The twist this year is the light dusting of snow (flocking) on the branches. I really had to twist Bernie's arm to get his approval since he is a traditionalist when it comes to trees.  The natural and uncultivated shape of this 9 foot Nordmann fir won him over. 

 

 

Other good news, the flocking material used by Joe's Place Farms is non-toxic and fully biodegradable. Both were important considerations for us. We also wanted our live tree to look natural, so we asked for a light dusting, with most of the material concentrated on the ends of the branches.  We think it looks similar to one of our outdoor trees after a light snowfall. 

  

 

Last night, we built a cozy fire and finished decorating. We are delighted with the results, and at night, this year's Christmas tree positively glows. 

 

 

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ViewHomes™ grew out of our passion for nature, beautiful surroundings, and peaceful environments. Starting together in an urban environment, over the years we've gravitated towards areas with smaller populations and less density. We now enjoy our lifestyle in a rural environment, but with close proximity to metropolitan areas where we appreciate all the amenities of fine restaurants, shopping, and an easy drive to an international airport.
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Debb,

Love the cozy feel of your home, and how well everything glows.  I do like the light flocking.  Wish we could transport ourselves for an afternoon.  We could use down time.  A

Dec 07, 2017 11:53 AM #4
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Good Afternoon Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Great looking decorations and not over the top

Dec 07, 2017 12:49 PM #5
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Thanks Doug - that's a huge compliment. There's a fine line between festive and garish. :) I generally believe less is more - and quality over quantity. D 

Dec 07, 2017 01:04 PM #6
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Debb and Bernie, it's absolutely perfect! I can feel the cozy vibe in your home and this just adds to the ambiance. Well done!

Dec 07, 2017 01:37 PM #7
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Have to admit, the fuzzy white thing in the second photo intrigues me as to what it is??? cheers cvc

Dec 07, 2017 02:02 PM #8
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Debb, it sure does look good, and like the bit of flocking.  It does light up that corner! 

Dec 07, 2017 02:12 PM #9
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William Feela
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My wife and I are pretty traditional also.  It does look very nice.

Dec 07, 2017 02:43 PM #10
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Hi Debb and Bernie

What a beautiful tree - love how open the branches are which is good for ornaments. I have to agree with Bernie, not being a big fan of flocking. Traditional all the way. And they won’t recycle flocked trees here

Jeff

Dec 07, 2017 04:23 PM #11
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What a beautiful tree you have and also decorated! I can feel the holiday spirit of it from here.

Dec 07, 2017 05:07 PM #12
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That's a gorgeous tree, especially with the light flocking and decorations.  I hope you enjoy your holidays.

Dec 07, 2017 05:48 PM #13
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I can honestly say that you really did the tree from Joe's Place Farms justice in your home Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Dec 07, 2017 10:12 PM #14
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Good morning Debb and Bernie.  I hope you enjoy this beautiful tree throughout the holiday season.

Dec 08, 2017 04:03 AM #15
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What a beautiful Christmas tree! Lights on, lights off, it's gorgeous! As the days go by and the snow is gently falling outdoors, that Christmas Tree set between the two windows, near the fireplace will continue to transform, radiating with all its beauty. 

Your home is truly beautiful and you make every effort to make it a  home that looks terrific and comfortable. 

Enjoy all the magic of the Christmas season and thanks for sharing your beautiful room with us. Your tree sparkles with joy too!

Dec 08, 2017 08:31 AM #16
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Your tree and setting is absolutely perfect! I love it!  I saw it on FB and thought...I can just imagine sitting there with you guys enjoying a glass of wine and being warmed by the fire.  You have captured Christmas Magic!

Dec 08, 2017 09:44 AM #17
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Good morning Debb. I think your tree is lovely and the room beautiful.

Dec 08, 2017 09:55 AM #18
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Good afternoon Debb and Bernie - your tree is really beautiful.  We are having a party to do ours tonight.

Dec 08, 2017 10:19 AM #19
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Debb

The Christmas season being out the best in a Christmas tree.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 08, 2017 06:23 PM #20
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Thank you for sharing the photos. You have a beautiful tree . Happy holidays

Dec 09, 2017 03:25 AM #21
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Beautiful! I wish we could join you with a glass of wine in  hand.

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Debb & Bernie I love your Christmas Trees, reminds me of about 20 plus years ago before we had three cats and it was safe to put up a tree, we tried a few years ,but it translated to Christmas Ornament Ping Pong:))Endre

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