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Christmas Citrus (Citrusmas?)

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Ok, so the wreaths are ordered and the tree goes up this weekend and now Pantone has to come out with the 2012 Color of The Year and it’s Tangerine Tango!

Citrus Charm

We may not be ready for an all-out citrus christmas…

Tangerine Tree

but could be talked into adding a tangerine touch here and there.

Tangerine Ornament

And if all else fails, we can always bake a tangerine dessert and watch Tangerine Bear!

Tangerine Charlotte

Home in Time for Christmas

Photos via Pantone, Better Homes & Gardens, Treetopia, Flickr and IMDB

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  • Reply pve December 16, 2011 at 4:37 am

    I am adding slices of tangerine and citrus to my holidays too. Even some ruby red grapefruit!
    Pucker up!

  • Reply quintessence December 16, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Too funny – I don’t think I’ve ever seen a tangerine tree – or bear for that matter. But you can imagine how pleased I was to see a version of orange named as color of the year!!

  • Reply Decor Arts Now December 16, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Except for clementines (which are such a holiday “Do” ), can’t say I’m feeling orange for Christmas. 🙂

  • Reply stitchfork December 16, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Christmas for me is traditional reds and greens, but a tangerine is usually in the Christmas stockings!
    xo Cathy

  • Reply Jeanne McKay Hartmann December 16, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Orange is always a favorite, but I think the pile of little clementines in my white ironstone compote and a few pomanders here and there is the right amount of orange this time of year. I’ll leave the tangerine tree to someone a little bit more brave. Love the tangerine ornament, though!

    Orange you glad its the weekend? Hope yours is merry!

  • Reply Kate from Party Resources December 16, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    I love it! Much more fun than pink! xx

  • Reply design elements December 17, 2011 at 8:40 am

    the tangerine ornament looks great! Happy weekend

  • Reply Teresa @ Splendid Sass December 17, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Beautiful post, Carolyn!
    My favorite color, FINALLY. I have always loved vermillion and this is the perfect sidekick. A little dab will do you.

  • Reply Georgica Pond December 17, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Isn’t it a great Christmas colour? Looks wonderful with all that lovely greenery. I adore that garland up the staircase and am so thrilled I now have a staircase to decorate. Maybe next year it will be up to scratch.

  • Reply Meghan @ Wishful Thinking December 18, 2011 at 8:40 am

    That tangerine tree is probably the most awesome thing I have seen this Christmas! I think I definitely need to get me some citrus inspired decorations! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  • Reply Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita December 19, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    If we can add a drop of pink into the orange so that it is a little softer, you can count me in! But I won’t trade my Christmas tree for an orange one! Hope your week is lovely!

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