Welcome back to Christmas at Bayberry House. Today we are in the dining room so I can show you my Little Treasures Christmas Tree. It’s decorated with handmade ornaments, dried blood orange slices, and finished off with velvet ribbon. I can’t wait to share this with you!
Little Treasures Christmas Tree
When I was trying to figure out a name for this tree, I couldn’t really put my finger on it. I started with Eclectic Dining Room Christmas Tree, then transitioned into something more descriptive like Orange and Teal Christmas Tree. Both of those felt a bit uninspiring so I opted for Little Treasures Christmas Tree. I’m not sure it’s the perfect name, but I felt it described everything about this Christmas Tree so I went with it.
This post is actually a two-for-one as I am back with my Seasons of Home blogger friends for our final post of 2021. I just love this group and the beautiful decor we create. The theme we are following for this post is to share something a bit magical with lights, candles, and the glow of Christmas. So… in addition to my latest Christmas tree, I’ve also snapped a few photos of my dining room in the evening. With lights, candles, and of course my little treasure of a Christmas tree, this space always feels magical and cozy to me.
Sound good? Ready to see the tree?
Let’s take a closer look!
Isn’t she just the sweetest thing?
This tree came about thanks to the curtains behind it. I bought these curtains late this past summer. (You can find them HERE.) I love the color they add to this room. When I bought them I was concerned as to how they would look at Christmastime as I tend to be a bit more traditional when it comes to the colors I use for the holiday season.
I initially thought I would swap out the curtains for something more seasonal, but that seemed rather silly (especially since it took me two years to find these curtains) so I just decided to work with them. I’m so glad I did because I love what I created here.
It’s also worth mentioning that while these curtains inspired this tree, they made it especially hard to photograph. Even though I was able to get a few good shots from clever angles, I feel that this whole area is more charming in person.
Let’s get into some of the details of this tree, shall we?
Little Treasures Christmas Tree Ornaments and Decor:
To start, this tree is the 4.5′ Alpine Balsam Fir from Balsam Hill. I placed this tree into one of the crates stacked on the other to make it the perfect height for this little area. I actually have the same tree in the 6.5′ height and it’s just too big here, so this solution works perfectly.
I found these crates recently when I was shopping at @dustyvintagedesigns‘ antique booth in Columbiana, OH. They are too perfect for words!
With the tree and crates in place, I got decorating.
I used a few of the ornaments I used last year. (If you want to see last year’s gingerbread version of this tree, click HERE.) The pinecones and little deer diorama ornaments returned.
Some of the new ornaments on the tree include these light pink and burgundy disco balls. (They come in a set with silver ones which I used on my Snowy Pinecone Christmas Tree. They were from Crate & Barrel, but unfortunately seem to be sold out now.
I also picked up a few handmade ornaments at a local vintage market. They are the ones with the thread spools and the little keys. They are so sweet! They were crafted by @then4nowvintage if you want to check out more of her work.
Are you seeing why I named this tree “little treasures”?
For a little more sparkle and whimsy I added on a few of these mini brass bells. (They would look beautiful tied onto a package as well.)
To bring in the saturated orange colors from the curtains, I added slices of dried blood oranges. I initially tried regular dried orange slices, but they were much too yellow-orange in color so I opted for the dried blood oranges instead. They are so perfect. You can dry your own, but if you want to skip that process as I did, you can buy them HERE.
I also used this fabulous orange and burgundy beaded garland that I had in my stash. I adore this garland and I’m so disappointed that I didn’t buy more when it was sold. It’s just lovely.
As the final finishing touch, to bring in the teal from my curtains and text on the crates, I tied several pieces of teal velvet ribbon to the tips of the branches. This is really simple to do. Just cut a strand of ribbon and tie a knot around the end of a branch. So easy!
You can find the ribbon I used HERE. I highly recommend it. This is the color “teal”.
A few presents and a vintage thermos at the base of the tree complete the look.
All-in-all, I’d say it’s the sweetest little treasure. Wouldn’t you?
And before we wrap up this post, I wanted to show you around my dining room at night. I’m still tweaking some of the decor in this space, but let’s be honest, I’m never really “done” when it comes to Christmas decor. I usually just run out of time or steam.
Other than my tree, I suppose that I kept things somewhat simple in here. I added a pine garland to my chandelier and draped it with my DIY paper star garland, some dried orange slices, and some of that teal velvet ribbon.
Side note: Yes, I replaced my light fixture above the dining room table. As much as I loved the previous one it was a bit too large. Since it was too large and round I was constantly hitting my head on it. Not only does this new fixture fit better, I love the look!
On the table, I added a beautiful four-pillar candle holder and some rustic wooden houses.
Behind the table, there are more candles on the buffet, a small real pine tree strung with lights, and a collection of burgundy bottle brush trees.
I also added a few festive touches to the shelves on the opposite side of the room with some Santa mugs, a touch of pine, and a new-to-me set of vintage glassware that I just couldn’t pass up.
Speaking of cocktails, I’m about to go shake one up and nestle into this space. I hope you’ll join me (virtually speaking). You can find all of my favorite holiday cocktail recipes HERE.
And that’s a wrap on my 2021 Christmas trees. We’re three for three. If you missed the other two, you can find them here: Cozy and Red Christmas Tree and Snow Pinecone Christmas Tree.
As always, it is such a joy to decorate these trees and share them with you. I certainly hope you enjoyed them. If you want to see even more of my Christmas trees from past years, I have a blog post that features 20+ trees of my designs. You can find that HERE.
I also wanted to mention that I have a new email series this year that’s dedicated to helping YOU create a magical Christmas. It’s full of my best decorating advice, seasonal recipes, handmade gift ideas, and so much more! You can sign-up for this FREE email series HERE. I would love to have you join me.
Seasons of Home Candlelight Tour:
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I’ll meet you back here another day for more festive inspiration. Until then!