When it comes to Christmas, I’ve always been a traditional red & green kind of gal.
This year I decided to do something a little different. I wanted to decorate a tree that would fit in well with the decor in our home and I knew that I wanted to buy a new tree, but struggled when trying to decide on a color and theme. I bounced back and forth between a retro themed pink tree filled with pink and blue vintage ornaments (like this) and a rustic, woodsy white tree filled with woodland creatures and metallic ornaments (like this). I chose a rustic, woodsy theme for my new white Christmas tree, mainly because I didn’t have time to search for affordable vintage ornaments and I knew that I could reuse a lot of the ornaments that I already had.
The tree is from Treetopia, it’s their pre-lit 6′ Winter White Christmas tree. I made the garland using jute rope and strips of burlap. I Iove a full tree, so I added lots of gold, silver, white and chocolate brown bulbs and then filled in with silver icicles, wooden nutcrackers, snowflakes and fuzzy woodland creatures. Many of the ornaments came from Target; and I also picked up a few boxes of glass bulb ornaments from Michaels. The tree is filled with lots of ornaments that I’ve had for years. There’s a silver reindeer hanging out underneath the tree along with a vintage leather suitcase to keep the presents up and away from the puppies.
I do wish I’d purchased a taller tree. The six foot tree is dwarfed by our 9′ ceilings. I knew it was too small after we’d unpacked the tree and set it up in the living room. Determined to find a creative solution that would add height to the tree, I decided to covert a tree stump into a tree stand. We purchased a stump off Craigslist for less than ten dollars. Then, Rob cut the stump down to a height of about fifteen inches and drilled a hole into the center using a spade bit. I love the new stand like crazy.
I’m a little obsessed with our new tree; it’s still cozy but fits well with our decor, and it’s not fussy one bit. Mission accomplished.