It’s Day 11 of the 12 Days of Christmas. Welcome!
If you toured my house on Monday, you might recall the navy blue tree in my dining room. You’ll also may have noticed another tree in my office next to the desk. We are going to talk about that tree today.
Yep. I have two trees. (Well, I actually have three trees. There’s another in my bedroom, but it’s not quite finished yet.) Now, I know I’ve already dedicated two posts of the 12 Days of Christmas to trees. I didn’t really want to throw in another one in there, but this one just sort of wormed its way in. I hope you’ll forgive me.
My original intention for this room was to put up the gold tree that I used last year. It was so much of a plan that I actually set that tree up, decorated it, hated it for two days, and then took it all down. It’s not that it looked bad, it just didn’t work in the space. As I was taking it down, I had an image in my head of the ideal tree. I knew that it needed to be either all white or flocked.
Living in a small town, I have a limited number of places where I can buy trees. However, as luck would have it, Walmart (Yes, Walmart!) had a beautiful flocked tree in just the right size. Into my cart it went, and as you can see, it worked out very well in the space.
As with my navy tree, I found a garland of ornaments. This particular set is multicolored. (If you’re trying to find them, they are made by RAZ Imports.) I began by wrapping my tree with them for instant color and sparkle.
I also picked up about two dozen of these ceramic deer heads from Lowes. I wanted them to look more modern than country so I trimmed off the twine hangers that were attached to them and used gold ornament hooks instead. I like how they complement my new moose, Kevin.
Since red is one of the colors in my space (and obviously a color of the season), I filled in with my collection of red glass ornaments. I also tucked in a few of these red wire stars I bought several years ago.
The tree topper is vintage. I found it on eBay last year.
The tree skirt is from RedEnvelope. I don’t think they sell it anymore, however they do have the matching stockings.
As of Monday, that was basically all that was on my tree. Then, my Mom and I went on our annual Christmas shopping trip, and I picked up two more things that really finished off this tree.
First, these glass clip-on mushrooms. I know they are totally weird.
However, for the past few years I’ve wanted mushroom ornaments on a tree. When I saw them, I knew they would be PERFECT. My wish came true. (In case you’re looking for the source, they are made by a company called Krebs.)
I also thought the tree needed some kind of garland. When I spotted this aqua one, I knew it was the one.
And that’s it. Another completely decorated tree.
I think someone is ready for a nap. If I could fit under there, I’d join him.
I’m officially obsessed with flocked trees. A little messy, but totally gorgeous. Oh, and see that pillow on my desk chair? I need to show you that.
You know I love Elf. It’s my favorite Christmas movie. So when I saw this pillow pop on up Pinterest, I ordered it immediately. I couldn’t be more perfect. Well, actually it could. It’s a 16×16″ pillow cover, and I have it stuffed with an 18×18″ pillow until the smaller-size pillow I ordered arrives. Oops!
However, isn’t it the best?! You can find it (and a bunch of other Elf-quoted products) here.
And that. my friends. wraps up Day 11. I’ll meet you back here tomorrow for our final day.
SEE HOW THE OTHER 12 DAYS BLOGGERS ARE DECKING THEIR HALLS:
Free Printable Chalkboard Ornament – Shanty 2 Chic
Crate Shadow Box – Funky Junk Interiors *GIVEAWAY*
Chalkboard Christmas Tree – Thistlewood Farms
Christmas Chalkboard – Songbird
Rustic Scrap Wood Wreath – Remodelaholic