Gold and Green Christmas Tree

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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! First up, my Gold and Green Christmas Tree.

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 | #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.

Gold and Green Christmas Tree:

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.

Gold and Green Tree | #IBCholiday

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.

Gold and Green Tree | #IBCholiday

Thanks, Adele!

Gold and Green Tree | #IBCholiday

Gold and Green Tree | #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.

Gold and Green Tree | #IBCholiday

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 | #IBCholiday

How to Decorate a Gold and Green Christmas Tree:

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.

Gold and Green Tree | #IBCholiday

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 love shopping the ornament selection at HomeGoods. I’m always surprised that the beautiful selection that have at really great prices. They certainly make me #HomeGoodsHappy!

Gold and Green Tree | #IBCholiday

Gold and Green Tree | #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 | #IBCholiday

Gold and Green Tree | #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 | #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 | #IBCholiday

Gold and Green Tree | #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 | #IBCholiday

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

Gold and Green Tree | #IBCholiday

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

Gold and Green Tree | #IBCholiday

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!

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  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.