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Happy Monday, and welcome back to more holiday fun on IBC’s 12 Days of Christmas!

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

It’s Day 8 of the 12 Days of Christmas series, and today I thought we’d take a closer look at two of the Christmas trees I shared during my 2016 Holiday Home Tour. Since there was so much happening in that post, I wasn’t able to give them the attention they deserve.

(If you’re interested in more details about my flocked tree, you can check out that post here.)

Let’s start with the small tree in my living room.

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

This tree came about more or less by accident. One of my friends on Facebook posted a picture of a beautiful slim flocked tree. I got the source from him and ordered one. (You can find it here, in case you’re interested.) However, because I sometimes do not pay close attention, I did not realize how slim the tree is. My intention was to use it in my office (where my other flocked tree is), but it looked completely out of place. It was just too small.

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

However, my mistake proved to be serendipitous. I had long wanted a tree in my living room, but could never find one that worked in that space.

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

That is until this tree came into my life. It fit perfectly!

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

I tried a variety of ribbons and ornaments on the tree before settling on the final design. Much of my inspiration came from these wood ornaments from Tree Hopper Toys. I’d never heard of this brand until I saw one of their ads on Instagram a few days before Thanksgiving. I clicked on over and immediately picked out my favorites.

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

I especially like this #SantaSelfie ornament. You know I love a little quirky in my decor, and this ornament gives me that and more.

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

And I couldn’t resist the Log Cabin Puzzle to match.

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

You may also have noticed the wood trees and stars as well as the clear ornaments with gold trees. They’re from H&M. In fact, I ended up picking up a lot of holiday decor at H&M. Their selection is killer, and the prices are hard to beat. My tip: They sell out quickly, so gobble up the good stuff whenever you see it.

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

The rest of the ornaments were ones I already had on hand. I strung ribbons vertically to add softness and tie it all together.

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

It’s wonderful to have the glow and warmth from this tree when I’m cozied up on the couch watching TV.

Over in the dining room, I tried to go a bit more rich and modern which is why I opted for gold and black. That’s one of the great things about having four trees, I have a chance to try new things and have fun. (The downside is the amount of money I spend on tree ornaments.)

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

The first thing I put on the tree was a faux fur garland I picked up at Pier 1. Even though I loved it, it proved to be a design challenge. Because the tree is dark, the white garland created too much of a contrast. Since I refused to get rid of the tree or the garland, I decided to add white flocked pine branches I found at a local home store. Along with these white marbled ornaments I got at Target, they really brought it all together.

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

With that part complete, I packed the tree with black ornaments and a variety of gold and copper ones. I also brought in some green for a bit of color.

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

These gold sequined unicorns (from Target), coupled with a feathered owl tree topper, were perfect for an unexpected touch of whimsy.

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

For a tree skirt, I used this plaid sequined beauty from CB2. As I mentioned previously, this Designer Lit Tree from Grandin Road has over 6,000 mini LED lights. When lit, the sequins on the tree skirt sparkle like you wouldn’t believe! It’s pretty stellar!

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

All in all, I achieved the look I was after with this tree. I think it works well with the rest of the details in this space.

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

Sidenote: Since we’re in my dining room, I wanted to let you know about a post that I just put together for my friends at HomeGoods. In it, I talk about my place settings and tablescape. The holiday decor in this space was partially inspired by this stunning dinnerware I found, so it couldn’t go without mention. Head on over to the Design Happy blog to read more about how I styled the table.

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

And that’s it, my friends! Now that you’ve had a closer look at all of my trees, which is your favorite?

Since we’re already halfway though December, I realize that changing up your entire tree this year might not be an option. I also know from experience that buying all new ornaments can be ridiculously expensive.

That made me think that a $250 Visa Gift Card might come in handy for shopping those after-Christmas sales in order to deck out a new tree next year.

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

So for today’s giveaway, one lucky IBC reader will win a $250 Visa Gift Card from me.

O Christmas Tree | inspiredbycharm.com

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

 


 

This giveaway is open to readers worldwide. You must be 18 or older to win. Void where prohibited. This giveaway will end at 11:59 pm ET on Monday, December 19. The winner will be randomly selected, contacted by email, and announced at the top of this post.
 

Best of luck to all, and happy tree trimming!

 

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS 2016

Comments

  • EvY at

    Dining room tree looks amazing. I know it took hours to get all the ornaments just right tweaking the placement here and there forever and it shows. Beautiful tree!

  • Randi C. at

    I have just found this blog, and I look forward to your newsletter….your home is charming, and warm, and I love to be able to “peek” in…..

  • Amna at

    enter in to giveaway.. lovely blog.

  • girlfromwva at

    LOVE your trees! one is light & airy, the other is darker and more luxurious…just wow!

  • Vanessa Hoek at

    Love both trees! The living room and that tree are awesome. If I could pick up that little tree and put it in my house-it would fit right in…I think the whimsical part, is what makes it my favorite; its got personality-plus! Well done!

  • JoeyfromSC at

    Love, love, love!! When you first posted the link to where the #SantaSelfie ornament came from, I fell in love with ALL of their stuff & am determined to buy everything on their site haha

    This card would help in that endeavor 🙂 thanks Michael for sharing all of your immense talent & creativity with us!! I get excited every day for your new post!!

  • Brocanteuserose at

    Love the tress, drool inspiring!

  • Michelle at

    This is one of the best site designs I have seen. Your content is amazing too!!! Love pinning your images and saving for future projects, entertaining and decorating!! Love! Your site is who I want mine to be when it grows up 😉

    http://www.thecharlestonlens.com

  • Kerry Schwidde at

    You did an amazing job with the Christmas trees, very talented! I adore the Owl tree topper the most. Merry Christmas!!

  • Lacey at

    Where is your living room rug from?

  • Robyn Cobb at

    thank you for an amazing chance 🙂 this would be a Blessing

  • Leslie at

    Love all the trees! And so in love with the black and white checked dinner plates. I’ve googled for over an hour trying to find them but to no avail. Would you share the manufacturer name, please? I have several different salad plates that would coordinate with them. Would love to give them to myself for Christmas…to me from me!!! Thanks.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Of course, the back says “Ciroa – Buffalo Check Fine Bone China”. Hope that helps! Like I mentioned, I found mind at HomeGoods.

      xo Michael

  • Kylene D Sevy at

    Gorgeous tree and I love that it’s small!

  • Joeyfromsc at

    Have all of the 12 days winners been chosen Michael? I don’t see a winner’s name on this post . Thanks!

    • Joeyfromsc at

      Oh & I’m not rushing you as I can only imagine how much hard work it is to take down & pack up all of your beautiful holiday decor lol..Need help? Lol
      I’m just holding out hope that you haven’t had time to choose all the winners yet:) lol

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