In my family room I use a gold and silver color scheme. The tree is filled with vintage ornaments collected on eBay and lots of gold and silver "picks" from Michael's. I think this is an elegant and sophisticated look that works well with many room color schemes. I personally greatly prefer this to blue and white which is so in vogue right now that I find to be cold. The tulipieres on the mantel will be filled with red or white tulips when I venture out to Costco this afternoon. Thanks to everyone for their supportive comments and emails regarding my burglary Monday. Still sorting things out of course.