thinking pink for Christmas

by Sharon Santoni

Not really quite in the Christmas spirit as yet, but when I saw these baubles in London last week, I started thinking that this year Christmas may be pink.

How about you, any decorating ideas yet or is it all done?


Grace December 4, 2013 - 4:20 pm

For sure not Pink….
Pink is def a blond choice….no malice meant..
I am obvious not …
I love cristals…see through…copper…and sometimes dark red or blue

Sharon SANTONI December 4, 2013 - 4:35 pm

A blonde choice?! Well Grace, maybe I’ll just have to give myself a mission to convert you!



Roxane December 4, 2013 - 5:55 pm

Blond? lol, I did pink & silver last year and I’m about as brunette as you can get 😀 I used vintage pink and silver ornaments mixed with new like-vintage objects, lots of mercury glass candlesticks, silver dupioni silk for the table runner, with small pink tassels. Our Christmas table was set using my red transferware on silver chargers and a Christmas ball wreath I made ages ago was the centerpiece with a bouquet of pale pink and cream roses. This year, the silver stays, but I’m using royal blue accents.

Nina Sgriccia December 4, 2013 - 5:56 pm

I protest Grace’s comment! My fine china has been pink floral Limoges, and I accent the table with pink depression era glass and antique pink glass christmas ornaments. I use a small feather tree on the buffet and always receive many compliments on it’s beautiful pink decor. I also love the look of pale blue and aqua colored holiday decor. Hmm . . . maybe another collection!
Nina from Michigan

sharon - my french country home December 4, 2013 - 6:11 pm

ah ha! I can feel a pink movement on the surge here … anyone else want to defend the pink christmas?!

Judi Ryba December 4, 2013 - 6:18 pm

I have never done pink, definitely something to think about! I am doing silver, white, and a touch of gold. Not a spot of red will be found anywhere!

Jeanne December 4, 2013 - 6:19 pm

I guess I fit the blonde mold, I do love the soft and delicate pinks. So much that I had a pink and blue tree when my boys were growing up! Oh and by the way I am blonde and so are the boys and my daughter who followed!
Now I am honoring my mothers memory and tradition of reds, she loved that color. So red and white all through the house!

Wendi December 4, 2013 - 6:28 pm

I love that decorated look – but I am a nostalgia freak and Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without all the decorations that have been collected through the years – from trips to Europe, the Canadian west, New England, some made by my children when they were little (now all growed up and out on their own), bits and pieces that bring back such a flood of memories when they come out of the box and onto the tree. A mish-mash to be sure but full of treasured memories. So while I admire your decorator trees and once in a while give passing thought to a total re-do, give me the memories anytime!

Dorka December 4, 2013 - 6:30 pm

I can think,plan and did only the wreath and table decoration for the following three(four) weeks .Did red-white-green (national colours of Hungary) as usual.Christmas tree will be decorated only 24th red-gold-white as usual. This year we have already two grandchildren wating for the miracle, time for decorating the christmastree will be very short so no new ideas.
Lots of fun in your pink decorating from the very cold and windy Plain in Hungary Dorka

Shelly December 4, 2013 - 6:48 pm

I am sure baby Jesus had pink cheeks while he was lying in his manger. Love pink anytime!


Linda Quast December 4, 2013 - 6:56 pm

Hello Sharon,

I am with Wendi on this one. We put up three trees, and two of them have ornaments we have collected on travels through Europe and the United States over the years. They also hold old family ornaments and ornaments we have received from friends and family. One also holds Swarovsky crystal and Wedgewood ornaments my best friend has given us each year. Every year when we decorate those two trees, we reminisce about each ornament. The third tree reflects my Scandinavian heritage. Here and there throughout the house are reminders of my husband’s German heritage. I love the color pink and have a few pink touches on the trees and I can understand, after looking at your photos, how you might decorate with pink this year.

Have a wonderful week.


from Frosty Seattle, Washington

Laurie December 4, 2013 - 6:57 pm

When I was a little girl in the 60’s, my mother (a redhead … my sister and I blonde), decided to decorate the tree in solid pink glass ornaments of all sizes. That lasted for two years, then we went back to all the traditional ornaments and real tinsel, painstakingly applied one strand at a time. I wonder if they still even make it anymore.

Linda Cole December 4, 2013 - 6:57 pm

I love pink but the idea of blue and silver more on a white Christmas tree.

I can’t get enough of Christmas and just love the whole vibe that surrounds this special time of year. It brings out the child within and reminds you they are always there.

Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon December 4, 2013 - 7:15 pm

Yes, I vote pink. Not pepto bismol pink, but a nice soft pink like your ornament, and I am not even blonde. 🙂 I will await to see what lovely decorations you display.

Colleen Taylor December 4, 2013 - 7:40 pm

The pink is lovely Sharon, but since I purchased a whole slew or ornaments last year in shades of turquoise & green, just can’t go with the pink. I do think it would be lovely in another room of mine, however, I’ve been so busy painting dogs for clients that I haven’t even had the time to put up any tree nor decorations…my goal is for next week to deck my halls!

Nib's End December 4, 2013 - 8:21 pm

Does raspberry count as an almost pink? Mostly I decorate with forest, cream, chocolate, gold and snow, but every so often I bring out my raspberry flower pots and pale pomegranate napkins. This year I found a chartreuse lemon cypress tree for the dining room table. It is a common plant in Central California but completely new to me in the Midwest. I put it in a cream and charcoal pot and it shouts glory every time I walk in the room.

Elizabeth Brown December 4, 2013 - 8:39 pm

I decorated my sister’s house inpink one year using gold and crystal ornaments with a pink damask ribbon and a very wide Renaissance looking metallic gold lace and pearl strands. The effect was stunning and I got rave reviews. You go!

Lorrie December 4, 2013 - 8:54 pm

I love the pink, so soft and pretty. Any scheme can be Christmassy. I like mostly whites and neutrals with natural elements, but this year I did my china hutch (grey) with a few pops of red. I tell myself it looks a little Nordic French. The house is a disaster just now because I’m starting to decorate. Boxes all over the place. But what fun to see the things I put away 11 months ago.

Barbara Lilian December 4, 2013 - 9:29 pm

For me Christmas has to have red tucked in amongst the dark green fir branches, with lots of white and silver or gold . But seeing the soft pink ornament dangling from a flimsy organza ribbon on the twiggy branch, looking so delicate, with a romantic feeling about it, you’ve got me thinking ! maybe I’m not too old to make a change. I was a brunette in my younger days. ! Looking forward to seeing your decorated tree.

Karen (Back Road Journal) December 4, 2013 - 10:02 pm

Well I am a blonde so maybe that is why one of my six Christmas trees is done in pink, burgundy and gold. I think your tree will be lovely.

Susan123 December 4, 2013 - 10:02 pm

I haven’t done Christmas for so many years, but this has even got me thinking pink. Yes, I am also a brunette. Perhaps a new start in pink 🙂

Pamela December 4, 2013 - 11:32 pm

Wonderful comments. Our main tree is decorated with ornaments we’ve collected over a lifetime – many handmade, including from trips to Asia, Russia, Poland, etc as well as my Mum’s best baubles. Also lovely special ornaments given by friends. They nearly all have happy or nostalgic memories attached so I wouldn’t even think of changing to something different. When I look at certain ornaments I see dear friends and loved ones. But in the dining room we have a small tree sitting in front of a large OTT murano mirror with clear glass flowers and barley cane twists. This little tree is decorated with hot pink, mauve, purple and silver baubles and tinsel. A special feature being small birds in these glorious colours with long curled tail feathers. Alongside silver candlesticks. We love its reflection in the mirror too. Oh, and I’m a natural redhead (faded). Best wishes, Pamela xx

Jeanne McKay Hartmann December 4, 2013 - 11:50 pm

I love pink! I was just thinking it is the one color we don’t have much of on our tree. I would like to remedy that this year – especially if I could get my hands on the sweet ornaments you spied in London. They are lovely. Great eye, Sharon! XO

Esther George December 5, 2013 - 12:29 am

Hi Sharon I can just imagine a touch of pink in my tree and it looks beautiful. Having a big fake tree to put together every Christmas got too much for me, so I bought a small stick tree it’s about 1.5 metre tall just the right height for short me… It looks like it’s been in the snow so crystal ornaments + a splash of greens reds and blues perfect, but now you got me thinking pink. Thank you for sharing. Regards Esther from Sydney.

Martine Alison December 5, 2013 - 4:44 am


C’est un grand plaisir que d’admirer vos décorations…
Gros bisous


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