Sweet Escape: Unique Christmas Tree Lights

Sweet Escape: Unique Christmas Tree Lights

I might be stretching this a bit, but today my Sweet Escape (which I do every Friday for those of you who are new) is into the realm of holiday lights. Holidays are an escape, right? Of course they are. I was reading Terri’s blog Windlost about her first Christmas in her home. She was trying to come up with a solution for her holiday decorating theme. And as I was mulling it over, I had a thought and I wanted to share it with all of you here. Don’t want to let a thought go to waste.

I have been a big fan of little white lights for my tree for many years. I think it is the whole Disneyland thing, and the fairytale look of it. But last year, on a whim, I brought out the colored lights and put them on my swags down my stairwell. And the funny thing was, I liked it! After years and years of thinking white lights were IT, my heart softened a little bit for those colored bulbs of yesteryear. Once everyone starts doing something and it becomes overdone or at least it becomes common, I start getting restless for something more unique. Or I try to find a new twist to keep my style from looking in a rut.

Sweet Escape: Unique Christmas Tree Lights

Sweet Escape: Unique Christmas Tree LightsSweet Escape: Unique Christmas Tree Lights

So, here is a little secret. I bet that colored lights are going to come back with a vengeance. That is my unscientific prediction, not based on anything but my own inkling! White lights will be so passe at some point very soon! Of course, I don’t care about trends so what do I care? I am just saying.

If you are still doing white lights (as I am this year), watch out and mark my words. I’m thinking now that maybe gold or soft amber, or pale green lights might be fresher than white. If you like white, how about instead of the usual little white light, how about a light with a shape or texture? If you like an old fashioned tree, try the beaded lights? Or the amber ones would even give a warmer more old fashioned feel than pure white.

Sweet Escape: Unique Christmas Tree Lights

Sweet Escape: Unique Christmas Tree Lights

I went online in search of light options and was amazed by how many different kinds of lights there really are to choose from. Now I really feel like my little white lights are outdated! Maybe I like those green ones. Or the flickering flame ones. Those ice crystal ones are pretty too! There are lights for all sorts of holiday decorating styles!

Sweet Escape: Unique Christmas Tree LightsSweet Escape: Unique Christmas Tree Lights

Sweet Escape: Unique Christmas Tree LightsSweet Escape: Unique Christmas Tree Lights

Ok, well now you know. There are lots of options, in addition to the classics. Oh, I forgot to mention Hummingbirds. I saw humming birds and tools and all sorts of novelty lights. I think I’d skip the tool lights, unless you own a hardware store, but hummingbirds could be kind of charming.

Sweet Escape: Unique Christmas Tree Lights

Sweet Escape: Unique Christmas Tree Lights

All lights from www.christmaslights.com

It’s a Whimsical Life

It's a Whimsical Life

I haven’t really ventured into the world of showing you artwork, I hate the idea of showing one artist but not others, but this was just so sweet I had to share. I love whimsical art, especially involving cute little animals. I know, it isn’t exactly in keeping with my British Colonial house, but what is living if it doesn’t involve a little whimsy here and there?!

This sweet print just totally captured what I love in this sort genre of art, and I wanted to spread my joy! I think I bought the last one (sorry!), but she has others that are just as adorable. I love what she says about this piece:

Every Saturday morning come rain or shine, little Alphonse would be there, waiting for the Fromagerie to open.

I am smitten by the Frenchness of it!

Visit:

It’s A Whimsical Life etsy shop or her blog

It's a Whimsical Life
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