Just like that, Thanksgiving is over, and the 2017 holiday season is in full swing! I hope you had a delightful T-day and are as excited as I am for the wonder and magic that is Christmas. Today, I’m here to show you one of my newly decorated trees for 2017. I’m calling it my Rustic Modern Christmas Tree.
Isn’t it a beauty?
If you’ve been following along since my move to Pittsburgh, the location of this Rustic Modern Christmas Tree might be a tad unfamiliar. That’s because I haven’t shared this corner of my office. (My desk and newly painted blue wall are to the right.) But don’t worry, I’ll be giving you a full holiday home tour later this week.
This year, I decided to have three trees: this one, another in my living room, and a smaller one in my bedroom. This particular tree came about because my friends over at Balsam Hill invited me to join their 12 Bloggers of Christmas series. I’m one of the 12 bloggers they asked to decorate a Balsam Hill tree and share it with our readers. (Please see everyone’s links below.) When it comes to artificial Christmas trees, I look to Balsam Hill for fabulous quality and selection. Their invitation gave me an excuse to decorate another tree, and you know I couldn’t say “No” to more Christmas!
I selected the 7.5 ft. Pre-lit Stratford Spruce, which Balsam Hill was kind enough to gift me along with some ornaments. I particularly like this tree because of its realistic look. Plus, its narrow width also makes it a perfect fit for this space. (You can see the bare tree in my “How to Put Ribbon on a Christmas Tree” tutorial here.)
Once I’d chosen the tree, the rustic modern theme came to me when I saw this collection of Farmhouse Ornaments. It was the plaid design on some of the bulbs that steered me in this direction.
Aren’t they beautiful!?
I brought in a whimsical element to this Rustic Modern Christmas Tree with a few of the red truck ornaments that I used on my flocked tree last year. Then, for a modern twist, I added some of the metallic clip-on candles and gold glitter-filled icicles that graced the tree in my dining room last year. They also give this tree a touch of sparkle.
And speaking of sparkly, how about these antique snowflakes? Along with the coordinating tree topper, I love the charming touch of yesteryear they bring. I scattered them all over this Rustic Modern Christmas Tree to complete the look. As you might be able to tell, the set includes four different designs, each in three different sizes.
To finish the tree, I used this faux fur tree skit in smoke. I’ve used a lot of tree skirts, but this is probably the nicest one I’ve ever owned. The colors tie in nicely with the floors and trim work in my space.
Of course, I had to wrap a few gifts to tuck around the tree. I love wrapping presents almost as much as I love decorating trees. They add something special to the entire look, don’t you think?
I’ve included pictures in this post showing the tree with the lights on and the lights off. When I’m decorating my trees, I strive to make them look beautiful with or without the lights on. Although I will admit, nothing beats the twinkle of lights at Christmas. That’s all part of the magic.
You also got a sneak peek at some of the new furnishings in this space. I can’t wait to share how it’s coming together. I’m planning to unveil it on Friday.
I hope you loved this first look at one of my new trees. Let me know what you think in the comments.
If you’re searching for more Christmas Tree decorating ideas, be sure to check out this post here. I’m sharing 10 of my favorite Christmas tree decorating ideas. You can also grab my Christmas Tree Ribbon Tutorial here.
However, before you check out those things, be sure to visit the other 11 bloggers in Balsam Hills’ 12 Bloggers of Christmas series. I’ve linked them all up below. Also, Balsam Hill is hosting a daily giveaway. You can get more details and enter to win here.
Courtney – French Country Couttage
Bree – Z Designs at Home
Erin – Sunny Side Up
Bre- Rooms for Rent
Kellie – Nest of Posies
Tammy – Pink Peppermint Design
Cami – Tidbits
Alicia – A Burst of Beautiful
Christy – 11 Magnolia Lane
Liz – Love Grows Wild
Christina – Christina’s Adventures
Michael – Inspired by Charm (You’re here!)
Thanks so much for stopping by. Here’s to a Christmas season filled with joy and enchantment!