Several years ago I saw this lovely silver and gold themed Christmas tree in Pottery Barn’s catalog. I LOVED the mini picture frames with family photos all over the tree. I started watching stores for similar frames. Finally, I found them at the dollar store this year! Hooray!
The sliver balls were in my stash of decorations, the gold ones were 4 for a dollar at the same dollar store. So, I spent $7 on my Pottery Barn Copycat tree this year.
We moved an end table out of our little living room temporarily to make room for the tree. I am in love with the tree in this spot – mostly ’cause there has been no tracking of needles all over the house – everything stays in the corner!
I had to do something with the beautiful birds Jesse and I made for last year’s bird-themed tree, so I hung them all over my grapevine arch in the doorway to the studio.
I don’t usually do whimsical well – I’m too perfectionistic, I think. But I believe I scored with this garland. I think I like it better than the tree, and may leave it up well past Christmas…
(I like themed trees, if you hadn’t noticed. Some day, maybe when I don’t have toddlers? I’m going to have a Christmas tree in every room, each with its own theme. Seriously. I know several people who do this every year. I love a Christmas tree in the kitchen! But these women do not have toddlers.)
The manger scene and a little Dutch Christmas touch to the dining room, and that’s it. I didn’t have a lot of time to decorate, so we went simple this year. It feels lovely, especially when I think how quickly I’ll be able to put it all away come January. Sorry, gotta be super practical in this season!
Do you ever have a theme with your decorations? How long do you leave your tree up?