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*The giveaway has ended. Congratulations, Megan B!

Happy Holidays and welcome to the 12 Days of Christmas 2015! I am so excited to be bringing this series back to Inspired by Charm. I have lots of fun ideas to share with you over the next 12 days, plus some exciting giveaways. They are my way to help you make your holidays even merrier and a chance to say, “Thank you for following along all year.”

Coming up with a new theme for my Christmas tree is probably one of my favorite things to do each holiday season. So, I thought sharing this year’s tree would be a great way to kick off the 12 Days series!

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

I actually had a tough time deciding on my 2015 theme. I tossed around a few ideas, but ultimately, Adele made the decision for me. Yep, THE Adele.

Okay. Okay. She didn’t actually tell me what to do, but she definitely helped to solidify my decision. Let me explain. First, I knew that I wanted to use the Frozen Fur Flocked tree from Treetopia’s new collection. As in past years, Treetopia was super kind and sent me a new tree to work my magic on for their Holiday Tree Council. As soon as I saw the Frozen Fur, I was in love. It’s a slim white tree with white lights AND it’s flocked. Gorgeous, right?

Once I had the tree, I needed to figure out what to put on it. I had a few preliminary thoughts, but nothing felt right. After talking with a friend, I decided that gold and green could be something fun and different. As much as I like a more traditional tree, I also enjoy mixing things up a bit.

However, I still wasn’t confident in my decision. That was until Adele came into the picture. Following news of her latest album, a preview of Adele: Live at the BBC popped up on YouTube.

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If you aren’t aware, I’m a HUGE Adele fan. (Btw, wasn’t this hilarious!?) In the preview, she walks out on stage wearing a gold and green dress. Talk about an A-ha Moment! I took it as a big ol’ sign to move forward with my decision. Thus, my gold and green tree was born.

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Thanks, Adele!

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

It’s certainly not traditional, but I am thrilled with my tree. With the existing colors in the dining room (and help from my new rug), the tree fits in perfectly.

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I have a huge collection of glass ornaments, some vintage and some new, so that’s where I started. Actually, I began with a gold ribbon I picked up at Michael’s; then I moved onto the ornaments.

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

I used a variety of gold and green hues to give the tree a collected-over-time look. You’ll even see a touch of blue and orange in the mix. I really loaded the tree with ornaments. I even tucked dozens deep into the branches and hung others on the tips of the branches.


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Although I could have limited it to colored glass balls, I decided to add more interest with a few different kinds of ornaments. I picked up some ornaments at Michael’s including the gems and the translucent gold ornaments.

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I also found some white and gold ornaments at Target and H&M.

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

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The long thin ornaments also came from H&M. (In case you’re not aware, H&M has super cute home decor items at great prices.)

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

For the tree topper, this star from West Elm was the crowning jewel. To tie it into the rest of the tree, I added the matching ornaments.

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

For the tree skirt, white faux fur was the perfect choice. (It goes nicely with another element in the dining room. I’ll be sharing more of the space on Friday in my Holiday Home Tour.)

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Isn’t it pretty?

I especially like this tree with the lights off. However, it’s is a stunner with the lights on as well.

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Who would have thought Adele would inspire a Christmas tree? Inspiration can come from the most unexpected places.

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

I hope you like this tree as much as I do.

Gold and Green Tree | inspiredbycharm.com #IBCholiday

Now it’s time for today’s giveaway! 12 Days of Christmas on IBC wouldn’t be complete without a tree giveaway. Right!?

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Today, thanks to my friends at Treetopia, I’m giving away ANY TREE (up to $500) from their site to one lucky IBC reader. How awesome is that!? – Thanks, Treetopia.

If you’re loving my white flocked tree, you could go for that. If you’re more of a traditionalist, check out their selection of beautiful green trees. You can even go navy! (Remember my navy tree from last year? It’s still one of my favorites.)

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To enter to win, use the entry form below. (Those viewing this on a blog reader may need to visit the actual post by clicking here.)

Simply type in your email address in the box.
Bonus entries are available for follows / sharing on social media.



This giveaway is open to readers in the United States. You must be 18 or older to win. Void where prohibited. This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm ET on Monday, December 7. The winner will be randomly selected, contacted by email, and announced at the top of this post.

Good luck!

I hope you enjoyed my 2015 Christmas Tree. Stay tuned for more ideas and giveaways as IBC’s 12 Days of Christmas continues. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing a sweet treat!

 

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

 

This post was created as part of my collaboration with Treetopia. The opinions, thoughts, and ideas in this post are my own.

 

Comments

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Bahaha! #beins

      Yes, it was so fun working with a white tree this year. Thank you! πŸ™‚

      xo Michael

  • Carrie at

    OMG this is perfect, perfect, PERFECT!! I love your inspiration, too πŸ™‚ Merry Christmas!

  • Sandra at

    Wow! Absolutely stunning. I have never been a fan of white trees, but I want to run out and get one now! All you do is so inspiring! πŸŒ²πŸ™‚

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Awe! That’s the perfect compliment. Thank you. Green is still my favorite, but it was so fun working with this tree!

      xo Michael

  • Kelson at

    Ahhhhh!! My two favorite colors! Can I just move into your house!? Always love everything that you do! Of course whenever I try to recreate the magic I end up with a completely different, um design esthetic? #nailedit Seeiously though, I wish I had your talent. Thanks for always sharing!

  • Kara Whitten at

    You did such an amazing job! I was torn between the flocked white tree and the ombre gold tree. I went with the ombre, but absolutely love what you did with the flocked white tree!

  • Leah at

    Eek! So gorgeous! I am a sucker for s flocked tree and yours turned out lovely.

  • Vanessa at

    This is the perfect mix of modern and vintage-you do that so well! The “Adele” tree is perfection! Happy December!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      That was the goal. Thank you so much. πŸ™‚ Glad you appreciate it.

      xo Michael

  • Reenie at

    WOW!!! Absolutely beautiful!

  • Michelle Vincent at

    It looks wonderful, great job!!

  • girlfromwva at

    i absolutely LOVE your tree! it came out so beautiful!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much, Melissa!! πŸ™‚

      xo Michael

  • Tashia D at

    This tree is seriously stunning! I’m loving the white flocked tree.

  • Jesse Coulter at

    Absolutely STUNNING! I love the color scheme. So different but beautiful!

  • Lisa at

    I have always been a big fan of the traditional red and green Christmas. HA! Throwing that one out the window!!! I LOVE your tree. I LOVE the flocking. I LOVE the fact there isn’t any red. I LOVE, LOVE the green and gold! Yay, Adele. YAY, MICHAEL. Perfectly PERFECT!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much, Lisa! I love traditional too, but sometimes you just have to mix it up and try something new. πŸ™‚

      xo Michael

  • Terri at

    This tree is beautiful! I’m glad you found your inspiration and went with it!

  • Poppy at

    Michael, you have the most beautiful photography of any home decor site I follow. Always and hands-down! I can’t imagine how much time and hard work goes into photographing and editing. Your trees are gorgeous and your skillz are brillz. Love ya!

  • Megan at

    I am always impressed with your beautiful glass! I am thinking of no glass ornaments this year because we got a kitten and I would cry if my glass were pushed off the tree or worse.

  • Gwen, The Makerista at

    It’s so beautiful! I love how it turned out and your photography is always the best! So crisp and evenly lit, love it!

  • liz n. at

    I loooooove white trees, but am allergic to flocking, so we have a green tree. Your tree is beautiful just be my favorite one yet…but when DON’T you create a gorgeous tree!? Um, never…

  • liz n. at

    *just might be*

    Because typos.

  • JoeyfromSC at

    I am SO happy you are doing this series! Your decorating skills, never ceases to amaze me!! haha

    Just stunning!!! thanks for the chance to win a tree too!! Can you come over & help me decorate it if I win please?lol

    Joey J.

    • JoeyfromSC at

      P.S. I adore Adele!!!!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Haha! Sounds like a plan! Thank you for such wonderful compliments. πŸ™‚

      xo Michael

  • Julie at

    This room, this tree, this color scheme…I am dying! I love it all so much!

  • Elise at

    Michael!!! It is stunning. (Picks jaw up off the floor)

  • Carole at

    I love this tree, decorations and all.

    I’ve looked at Treetopia trees online for the past few years, nearly purchasing one last year, until deciding it really wasn’t in the budget.

    I love the white trees!

  • Kris at

    Truly, Michael, your tree took my breath away!!! It is absolutely stunning! I would be tempted to leave it up through January as it just cooly whispers winter to me. It is fresh, it is unique and it’s truly a lovely example of how very, very talented you are! Wow! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Vikki at

    As I was ohhhhhing and ahhhhhhing through the photos of your “to die for” Christmas tree I was thinking, “I hope there is a picture of the tree with the lights on.” Tah dah…WOW the lit tree is so beautiful. I so enjoy your blog and all your decorating and cooking savvy. Vikki in VA.

  • Ashley ODell at

    That’s so beautiful Michael! I would have never thought about using those colors, it’s very classy ( just like Adele). Have a very Merry Christmas!

  • meghan at

    simply stunning, as usual! i LOVE the white tree and adele inspired decor.

  • Laura at

    Love it Michael!

  • sydney85 at

    Love your tree! I did not see where you had purchased the green and white scene round ornaments. I expect these are older ornaments but would love to know if they are still available to buy. Thanks.

  • Elle at

    Love the look! Your tree pops against the dining room wall ,and the topper beautifully mimics the stars. The ribbon also has just the right amount of contrast with the flocking.

  • Summer at

    It’s perfect Michael! Love it and Adele too πŸ™‚

  • Guerrina at

    Truly the most beautiful white tree I’ve seen! I love the mix of vintage and new and especially seeing the ribbon tucked in – reminds me of ribbon candy!

  • Sueli at

    The tree is stunning. Love this 12 Days of Xmas series. Thanks for sharing.

  • Mimi at

    Another triumph, Michael. Your 2015 Gold & Green tree makes me want to change from our classic green tree.

  • Caitlin @ Desert Domicile at

    Your tree is so stunning, Michael! I love the green and gold combo and the mix of old and new ornaments!

  • Becky at

    Love your beautiful tree!! Just gorgeous!!! Now I want a white Christmas tree for my home!!

  • Sheran at

    Wow!!! This tree is absolutely the prettiest I have seen in all the blogs this year! I love it!

  • Julie Blanner at

    It’s beautiful! I love how you interpreted her dress. I hope she finds this post and invites you to a private concert.

  • Caitlin at

    I am blown away by your style and creativity! It’s amazing. I wish I had the courage to take the risks that you do- seriously inspiring!! I love this gold and green tree, but I am obsessed with your flocked tree from last year (I even ran out and got the mushrooms! hah). I went to Walmart to try to find the tree that you purchased, but wasn’t sure which one. I realize I’m a year late, but any chance you could let me/us know which flocked tree you purchased? I apologize if this is a repeat question- I looked for the answer, but didn’t find it. Thanks in advance! Can’t want to see the rest of this collection! You never disappoint. Happy Holidays!
    -Caitlin

  • Tracy Jensen at

    Your white Adele inspired tree is seriously gorgeous. Makes me realize inspiration is all around.

  • Catherine Smith at

    Where do you get all of these gorgeous glass ornaments? πŸ™‚

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I’ve collected them over the years. A LOT are vintage from Goodwill and thrifts store. There’s also a somewhat local shop that stocks most colors this time of year, so I’ll pick up a few new packs there too. πŸ™‚

      xo Michael

  • Marisa at

    Such a gorgeous tree. You have indeed inspired me from the tree colors to your paint on the walls, right down to your curtains. Where are your curtains from ??? And what color of grey is that ???

  • Olga at

    Lovely and beautiful.

  • Lisa Currier at

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this amazing prize!

  • Lynn at

    Good Morning Michael and what a beautiful tree! And I share your admiration for Adele, in so many respects and can’t think of a better person to pay homage to with a Christmas Tree.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Lynn

  • Mary at

    I’m not a big fan of white trees, but yours is beautiful. I love the greens and golds you chose for the bulbs.

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