1 This year I have one tall gold tinsel tree set up in the green parlor, along with a few smaller silver ones.
2 A closeup of the gold tinsel tree adorned with green glass balls and frosted pine cones.
3 Two marble urns hold silver tinsel trees on either side of the fireplace. This is one.
4 And the other
5 I enjoy displaying ornaments in all sorts ways - gilded pine cones in an antique hand-blown glass vase.
6 Frosted trees and glass balls in unusual ceramic flower holders
7 Gilded pine cone trees flank a silver tree with frosty pale green glass pine cones.
8 There are also three beautiful lemon cypress topiaries from the greenhouse propped upon tall antique iron plant stands.
9 The brown dining room is nicely decorated for holiday dinner parties.
10 Kevin Sharkey's large oak leaf and acorn wreath graces the walls.
11 A closeup of the fabulous detail - Kevin made this wreath last year and loaned it to me for this holiday season.
12 The dining table is decorated whimsically with little houses and Christmas trees.
13 The taller trees are made from wire and pearly beads.
14 A moose and a little house
15 The roof shingles are large pine cone scales with tips painted gold.
16 The little house on the right has a roof made of birch bark.
17 Another moose and a copper glittered roof
18 Another great little house!
19 This one has little pink crystal beads affixed in the window openings giving an illuminated effect.
20 There's even an adorable glass French bulldog wearing a gold tinsel collar!
21 Another great house
23 There are two variegated holly topiary plants in the large faux bois planters
24 And more moose decor
25 The mantle is decorated with another holiday village scene.
26 One house
28 And three
29 This is the centerpiece on the second table.
30 A giant glittered woodland mushroom and candles in the form of bracket fungi-covered branches
31 Another woodland scene was created on the low coffee table.
32 A house and surrounding woods emerge from another faux bois planter.
33 The pots of greenery are baby tears from the greenhouse.
34 A glittered bird in its nest is affixed to a little birch log.
35 Another bird nest sits on top of the chimney.
36 The servery off of the kitchen was brightened with my namesake orchid.
37 This gorgeous cattelya boasted twenty blooms!
38 My beautiful Bartok sitting next to a green marble table
39 This table is in the front entrance hall and is decorated with a giant mercury ball and pots of rhipsalis, a genus of epiphytic cacti also known as mistletoe cacti.
40 A pair of demilune tables display pots of fragrant paperwhites. This is one.
41 And the other
42 Silver mercury balls on display in the bird room
43 Fittingly, this little tree is decorated with colorful bird ornaments.
44 A closer look
45 More gilded pine cones
46 Little feather trees beneath a glass cake dome (from my Martha Stewart Collection at Macy's)
47 And another gold tinsel tree