Monday, 22 December 2014

Christmas Decor: Tree Ideas

After debating what to do with my own tree, I thought this post might be helpful to those who have yet to put their trees up. I can guarantee that my in-laws have yet to do this, as they always wait until the very last minute. It's a cute tradition that includes a few drinks, decorating the tree, wrapping presents and talking until the wee hours of the morning... all on Christmas Eve. I can never stay up that late, and the thought of doing all of this on Christmas eve gives me an ulcer.

Now, having said all of that... I recently went to the Christmas Store here in our little town, and took a few photos of inventive tree decorations.


 Red and Silver on a standard tree.
I like the use of holly berries and painted cones.
AND, since barn stars are a staple in the Valley, it only seems fitting that this tree is topped with one.


I love the mix of small traditional sleds with knit and crocheted ornaments.


All white trees are still in fashion. I like this one with the blue and teal accents.
No topper, and yet it does not look unfinished.


I was quite smitten with this black tree. The gold ornamentation looks amazing on it.


I especially like the unconventional use of a masquerade mask as part of the decoration. So very pretty, and gives the tree a different mood.


I think my absolute favorite tree is this more rustic looking tree. So much burlap and tin is used on it, and it looks so great.


I swoon for this burlap and lace garland,

Anyway, I found all of these trees inspiring. I wonder what I will do with my tree next year?

5 comments:

  1. My tree has been acquired. No decorations yet, though.

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    1. Maybe these will inspire you!! Can't wait to see your finished product.

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  2. My favorite one was the one that was in our living room. All the rest of those fancy trees can suck it. (in a respectful manner)

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  3. Did you notice all the trees you photographed had horizontal ribbons?! Because you are so damn on trend.

    I love the black and white trees, but I don't know if I could have them in my home. The rustic burlap one is my favourite though. Probably because it's the most inviting and it looks homemade.

    And happy holidays Wheele household! I hope Santa was good to you this year ;) xxxxxx

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    1. He was indeed, Alex. Of course you like the burlap one... I do!

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