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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:
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Crate Shadow Box – Funky Junk Interiors *GIVEAWAY*
Chalkboard Christmas Tree – Thistlewood Farms
Christmas Chalkboard – Songbird
Rustic Scrap Wood Wreath – Remodelaholic
i have a flocked tree, but flocking is getting a little thin now, do you have a cure for losing all of the flocking=any suggestions for adding additional home-made flocking-gabbigail
Sorry, I don’t. There are some tree flocking tutorials online, but I don’t know how well they work.
I have been looking for this tree skirt for years. They sold out before I could purchase and then Red Envelope closed. I have the matching stocking and was wondering if you would be interested in selling yours- I would love to buy it!
It’s one of my favorite tree skirts. I don’t think I could part with it.
Just curious …where do you store all of your Christmas beauties after the holiday? Do you have an attic or garage?
Your tree makes me smile. I love those clip-on ornaments. (I have some clip-on birds.) They take me back to when I lived in Switzerland, and we used clip-on candle holders. We had real candles and only lit them on Christmas eve. A bucket of water was nearby just in case. – Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
LOVE the mushrooms. I also have 3 trees and I love them all. All my husband says are you having fun and when I say yes he said then just keep doing it! My cats keep pulling the tree skirt off the bottom into the living room and sleeping on it. Merry Christmas Michael.
You can never have too many Christmas trees., especially when your decorating them! Michael you’ve done such a beautiful job. Everything is so cheerful, bright, merry, and it’s all done with such pizzazz! Thank you!
Love the way that you have the tree decorated. Never heard of a flocked tree, where have I been.?! Loving it. Will be on my list to get for next year. Do want some of the deer ornaments. Pretty. Every year I buy a different, unique ornament for my tree. I look in every store I go in trying to find the one that “speaks to my heart”. Such fun. Thanks Michael. You are such a decorating inspiration!!!
Oh, I love flocked trees! Sadly, I am allergic to whatever’s in the flocking and can’t be around them at all. Not even in the same room.
That tree skirt is perfect, and gives me the beginnings of an idea for an embroidery project… As usual, you always inspire!
Love the trees! They are so bright and festive. Thanks for keeping me in the Christmas spirit with the beautiful decorations. And ditto on the mushrooms, adorable!
I LOVE LOVE LOVE that tree!! Makes me want to go get one. I have a white one ~ but this is really pretty too. I may have to use those colors next year ~ ~so pretty. The deer heads and mushrooms ~ too cute!!
What an absolutely beautiful tree! Love it!
I love the tree, it looks very beautifull.
In Denmark, where I am from, mushrooms is normal. Both on trees and christmas decorations. They are very pretty.
Yes, Michael, flocked trees can be a little messy, but let me tell you what’s really messy. My mother loved Christmas trees resplendent with snow and this was long before commercially produced flocked trees. So, what do you do to “flock” a Christmas tree? One year she painted each limb of our tree with a mixture of Ivory Snow flakes and water. [This was during the ’40’s and I don’t believe Ivory Snow is even made any more.] Another year, she actually sewed cotton on every tree branch! Messy? Yes. But they were so beautiful and I will always remember them . . .
I want a flocked tree sooooo badly! I nearly went for one at a local store this year too, but something held me back. Maybe next year I’ll be kind to myself. 🙂 Yours is gorgeous! I’m also enjoying all your Elf references. I can hear his voice every time! haha
And your house is just soooo photogenic… every square inch!
Just found your website through Thistlewood and I am a fan! Love your style. so. freakin. much! I’ve done your house tour – noted all the paint colours. I love how you mix the new with the old and the quirky with the timeless. Love your mushrooms on your tree! Crazy cute! I have a white tree that I just picked up at the thrift store for $20. Yay! Now I just have to find the right decorations! But you have inspired. Thanks!
BTW, totally different note. Wondering if your cats leave your tree alone? I have a kitten and he’s totally crazy! I couldn’t even decorate with anything breakable this year – he climbs up the centre of the tree and bats the decorations off!
Faye – so glad you found me and are following along.
Knock on wood, but my cats are really awesome in that respect. They bother nothing, never break anything, etc. Even as kittens they never really touched the tree too much.
Hope that helps! 🙂
Michael, I’ve been missing your posts. I’ve been using our new laptop and for some reason it doesn’t like your blog (and yours isn’t the only one). I’m downstairs on the PC and now I can see! I LOVE this tree and the mushrooms are fun! I love the deer heads and that you named your moose head. And that pillow….
Your photos make me want to go out and buy a bunch of new Christmas decor! 😉 I’m going to go back and look at the rest of your 12 days.
yeah, I keep having issues where your website says the page isn’t found (it’s been happening for a lot of your posts), but it lets me view them if I go to your main page.
I LOVE the mushroom clips. They’re adorable!
Thanks for letting me know Haley. When you are getting these ‘page isn’t found’ messages – where are you coming from? An email? Social Media? Pinterest? That info would be very helpful in getting it fixed and making it a better experience for you.
Thanks for the feedback. 🙂