Friday, December 14, 2012

Details of Our Christmas Tree

Decorating our Christmas tree is one of my very favorite things to do, and it is one that I look forward to with so much excitement and anticipation! 

I absolutely adore flocked trees, and when I got mine 3 years ago, I was in heaven! 

I wanted it to have a very vintage feel, so I decorated it with mercury glass, vintage pictures, ribbons, frosted berries and pinecones, german glass glitter snowflakes and more. 

I added this black and cream striped ribbon this year, and I loved the way it looked with the rest of the ornaments. It is not something I would normally think would match, but I felt the tree definitely needed some black so I tried it out. I really liked the way it looked. 

As I mentioned in my Christmas Home Tour post, I use a few of these jars in my tree holding timer battery operated candles. They give a fun extra glow to the tree~ especially at night. The nice part is that they have timers built in so I never have to worry about turning them on and off. 

This year I added these branches and big faux frosted berries. I think it adds some fun texture to the tree. I had to go to a couple of different Michaels stores just to find enough; They sold out fast!

All throughout the tree, there are various vintage pictures/ postcard images as well as these German glass covered giant skeleton keys. 

Also, there are some of these giant pomegranates. I love the way they look next to the mercury glass. You can see a little bit in this picture {below} these giant snowflakes. I got these at the dollar store. They are huge! I covered them in German glass glitter and Epsom salt inspired by Kristin's beautiful ornaments {here}. 

I also used them at the top of the tree with other berries and branches

I kept my old door here behind the tree to add texture. I love that it adds just a bit of a darker tone behind the white of the tree. 

I also showed in my home tour post that I used a vintage tablecloth as the tree skirt. I don't remember where I got this one... just one in my stash :)

I love, love, love vintage linens! 

The music and script thick paper ribbon you see in the tree below is actually one I made a couple years ago. I used long, wide strips of a wrapping paper that I loved. I folded the top and bottom edges over long pieces of floral wire to give it shape-ability and then I backed it with a fabric to give it the fluidity of ribbon. I just used a glue gun to glue the whole thing together.  Then I mod-podged the paper side to give it a little added strength. It just looks like big, long pieces of sheet music and script paper ribbon. 

Well, there you go... a few more pictures and details of my tree... probably a couple hundred more than you ever wanted to see :) 

Makes me smile just to look at it. 
Ahhhh... I just love Christmas.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

P.S. If you have a minute, and a pinterest account, would you vote for my tree!? It is in the Country Living contest... all you have to do is "like" it {click HERE} Thank you!!

P.S.S. Do you notice a sweet little someone in this picture? She likes to climb into her toy cupboard :)  


shaggysheephome said...

I am in love. I think you even changed my style!!!! I was into all white and muted colors and I am so in love with your reds and blacks and creams. Dare I say it....... I am being lured into another style. { that's a big deal}

Sooooo I lost my Christmas tree last year. Sad story but I won't bore you with the details. Thank goodness I am spending Christmas with my family this year. However I need to buy a tree for next year. I think I will buy a flocked tree after christmas . *clapping. So excited.

Sheila said...

Hi Kristen,

I have been so busy and have not had anytime to blog at all. I am glad I saw this post though, I absolutely love your tree...I finally had a tree skirt made this year along with HUGE stockings for the girls. I will take some pics now that I have filled all of my orders and have sent them off I can finish up my holiday house :)

Smiles, and Blessings,

Kelly @ thelilypadcottage said...

So so unbelievably gorgeous! I would like to a couple hundred more pictures please :)

NanaDiana said...

Kristen- It is absolutely beautiful. I have some color this year, and I love the bright, cheery look of it. Your home is just beautiful- xo Diana

Wild Oak Designs said...

Lovely, I love it all, esp the new ribbon. Where did you get that ribbon?

Little Vintage Cottage said...

Oh Kristen... your tree is just beautiful! I've enjoyed your last few posts with your Christmas home tour and details... I am envious of your beautiful home and knack for decorating. For some reason I am just not as into it as I usually am... maybe because my daughter moved out and I am an empty nester for the first year EVER :o(

I voted for you on Pinterest, hope you win!


Debra @ Common Ground said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your tree! and yes, I see your little helper! she's precious!!

catz said...

I LOVE your tree! You said you got it three years ago, I'm assuming it's a fake tree....what brand is it do you remember, been looking on line but they all look fake, yours looks awesome! Love the way you decorated it too'1 Thanks, Teresa

Sarah said...

I love, love, love your tree! Definitely not too many pictures, I enjoyed every one. :)

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

Luv luv your tree. Merry Christmas.

Brigitte Peetermans said...

I am really really impressed. Can't wait for it to be Christmas again. You got me totally inspired.

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