I am so excited to be a part of the 12 bloggers of Christmas series with Balsam Hill! When Balsam Hill asked if I wanted to be a part of the series, choosing one of their gorgeous artificial trees, I was thrilled and knew EXACTLY which one to choose. I hope you find a little holiday inspiration and I have a feeling you are going to love these other 11 bloggers' beautifully decorated trees as well this week!
Note: Something to keep in mind if you are looking to purchase this tree- when I pulled out my tree the next year, half of the lights weren't working and I couldn't get them to work. When I pulled out my tree this year (2016), none of the lights worked and I had to put new lights on the entire tree. I still think it is a beautiful tree and absolutely love the quality of the branches even though I had to add lights, but I just wanted to make you aware that your lights might burn out quickly if you are looking to make this purchase.
After the my Christmas home tour in the Holiday Housewalk and my Christmas tree post yesterday, it is no secret that I love flocked trees! I love the way they are so light and bright and soft in a space. They are so gorgeous on their own that they almost don't need any decoration at all. As a matter of fact, once I set this girl up, I left her lit and undecorated for a couple of weeks just because she was so pretty.
For this series, I chose the 6 1/2 ft. Frosted Fraser Fir from Balsam Hill. It was the PERFECT size for this corner of our attic bonus/family room. I have wanted to get a tree for this space for a while now and this one ended up being just perfect.
When I first saw the Frosted Fraser Fir, I knew it would be so pretty with a rustic winter wonderland type of theme. I used an antique wood box that I stole from my mom, to hold my tree instead of using a tree skirt. I added a couple of rustic touches with the glittery twig balls and frosted sticks.
I kept the rest of the tree light and snowy with the snowball garland (tutorial coming this week), distressed wooden snowflakes, foam snowflakes, mercury glass ornaments, and cream ribbon with a black grainsack-like stripe. For more details see HERE.
I continued on with the grays and whites in the rest of the space, adding pillows and hanging the nativity silhouette scene behind the couch (get free printable HERE). I love how all of the tones work together so well. The room is just so comfy and cozy and we love to snuggle and watch Christmas movies up here.
I also added a little decoration to the tent I made for Ella a couple of years ago. I will be sharing the tutorial for this gray poof ball garland later this week as well.
By far, the best thing about this tree was the Easy Plug™ setup, where there are NO cords to connect. The connections are all inside of the trunk of the tree. You just put the sections together and turn it on. Ihad no idea that trees could be that easy to put together. I felt so spoiled when I pulled the tree out of its beautiful packaging, put on the gloves they provided and easily put the beautiful tree right together.
Would it be weird if I wanted to keep it up all winter?
A big thank you to Balsam Hill for inviting me to be a part of their fabulous annual 12 bloggers Christmas tree series and for the beautiful complimentary tree. I love my Frosted Fraser Fir so much! Balsam Hill has generously invited all Ella Claire readers to use the code 12BKRISTEN25 to get a discount of $25 off any purchase of $200 or more. The code expires on 12/22.
You can head on over to the Dear Lillie to see how Jennifer decorated her beautiful Balsam Hill tree. Isn't this entire space just breathtaking?
You can follow the entire tour of all 12 gorgeous trees by heading over to The Balsam Hill Blog.
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It's gorgeous, Kristen. When can I move into your house? At the very least I want your tree with all the decorations. You are so talented, girl!! So fun being on this tour with you.
Ella, what a winter escape you have in that room. Love the mix of whimsy, elegance, nature and romance with the lace as well as the box for the tree. The snowflakes add some detail that's so interesting in the backdrop of the other more simplistic elements as the glitter sparkle twig balls and frosted sticks. Love this tree and would want to watch a movie in this room too. So inviting and calming, too . Well done.
Gorgeous! I love the blue garland on the play tent and your flocked tree too!