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Friday, November 29, 2013

Carousel Horse Christmas Tree

I had so much fun decorating our Carousel Horse Christmas Tree!   It is definitely for the "young at heart"....but, mostly for our 6 year old grand daughter that stays with us 2-3 days a week.    The white tree is on a rotating stand, so it gives the illusion that the horses are going around the tree.

We took out the small dining room table and put our tree right smack dab in the middle of the room...

click here if you want to see how the dining room looked before...
I had to give this horse a "make over" before she could be part of the "herd"....

here is the link if you want to see her before pictures....

You may remember this little filly from our Christmas front porch last year......

click here to see that post.......

This cloth horse was a yard sale buy this past all about her here...

This one was also on the porch last Christmas.

Our little wooden horse got a fresh coat of white paint.

For the tree skirt, I used a Crazy Quilt on the floor and topped it with a big ruffled can-can...
I have a musical Carousel on the buffet....

I bought it at an auction this past summer....

click here for the deets...

You can see the tree from the kitchen.....

and from the family room....
I decorated all the area around the tree with the Carousel theme.

The inspiration for the colors on our Carousel Horse Christmas Tree was the stained glass piece in the of my favorites!

Merry Christmas!


  1. Your Carousel Horse Christmas Tree is amazing. Your grand daughter must enjoy it immensely.
    Patty at Home and Lifestyle Design

  2. Очень красиво и волшебно!!! :)

  3. Penny,che bello!Sembra di stare in un favola!Ma dove le trovi tutte queste bellezze?Che meraviglia!Baci,Rosetta

  4. Oh Penny, you out did it again. So beautiful, love the way the tree looks in your home. All of it, it looks like a fairy tale, you have such a beautiful home. Many blessing.

  5. This is delightful! Very happy and whimsically fun!!! You really need a video of this!!! Your granddaughter must be so thrilled!!!

  6. oh Penny so beautiful, you have a lovely home, your decoration is amazing I love your style, xoxo

  7. Wow, that room should be featured in Romantic Homes Magazine! I love your carousel horses.

  8. I love this...where ever did you find the horses?
    Prayers for you and your family....this coming week!

  9. Oh Penny this is fantastic! I'm sure your lucky granddaughter is thrilled, I am. Smile.......

  10. Very beautiful decorations. Do you get many friends or neighbors asking to get shown around??

  11. You are the queen! Love how beautiful this tree is!

  12. Penny, you seriously wear me out! You have so many decorations. I got our tree up yesterday with hubby's help! Yeah! We will see what else goes up this year! But no horses......I love the merry go round....but don't worry.....too big for me to hide under my coat!!!

  13. Gorgeous! Carousel horses are so lovely! You should be a decorator for store displays. You would create such lovely ones!!

  14. Okay, I am amazed!! You are so lucky that you have somwhere to store everything and move things around!! I bet your grand daughter is so thrilled with this!!


  15. Hi lovely lady.
    Your home looks Beautiful for the Christmas Holidays.

  16. What a beautiful idea! I love all of the colours!

  17. I enjoyed looking at this tree. My mother in law has a carousel horse that is similar to these. She had four boys. When they were too big for their bouncy horse, they sold it at a garage sale...or so she thought. Really, her sons had it painted and turned into a carousel horse. Now, it is the first thing she would save from her home, very meaningful to her. Thanks for sharing!

  18. Wow!! What amazing displays! My daughter loves carousels right now and I know she would be totally taken by your decorations. They look great!

  19. I absolutely LOVE this tree, I collect carousel's. I have quite a few, but not a big one. I love them, did you make them? Pinning and sharing on facebook. Thank you for sharing at Tuesday Trivia.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

  20. Oh, Penny, everything is just gorgeous. I can always tell it's your home when I look at the thumbnails at a party! You're really on a roll.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  21. I love the carousel horses! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  22. Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful Carousel Horse Christmas Tree at last weeks Saturday Spotlight on Angels Homestead!

    Hope to see you again soon!


  23. Wow, so magical. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  24. So, so, so pretty...amazing! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  25. Penny,
    It is me again!! I have been stalking, no catching up, with you today!! I love how you decorated this tree. I know I already commented but i had to come back and look again because I have been picking up ornaments in the colors that you used on this tree at the Clearance sales! I love the colors and I plan on doing this with my white tree in the guest room next Christmas. I am still disappointed that i did not get to decorate my upstairs this year but I am determined that that will not happen next year. I plan on doing my whole guest room up in these colors! Thanks so much for always inspiring me my friend!!

    Many Hugs,


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