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?