Balsam Hill 12 Bloggers Christmas Tree Reveal
How to decorate a traditional, fluffy green Christmas tree with a Vintage Frosty The Snowman feel, complete with a magical Top Hat tree topper. My Balsam Hill Blue Spruce is decked in red & black buffalo check ribbons, loads of snowy flocked and glittered beauties, a few DIY’s, Dollar Tree, red and white holiday ornaments.
Hello my friends!!
If you are reading this on publishing day, Happy Thanksgiving!! I’m so thankful that you stopped in today to see the very first full size tree I’ve ever decorated & shared here on the blog. If you would take a moment to go visit my team mate Amy who is also revealing her holiday tree today, that would be marvelous. We just happened to have our dates hit on Thanksgiving day, and we sure appreciate you joining us!! You can find her at The Idea Room [here].
Okay, now…. I’ve been waiting and waiting to show you!!
Before we go full Christmas tree crazy… I want to say that I hope the day finds you surrounded by friends, family and lots of yummy food. We will be spending the day with family, enjoying Turkey, all the trimmings… and of course, a variety of desserts! We are big game players too, so I suspect some good natured competition will be happening as well.
Now come see our tree….
When my friends at Balsam Hill invited me to participate in the 12 Bloggers of Christmas, the timing could not have been better! With all the resent changes I’ve been making with dining room table eliminations, we’re able to have a full sized tree again for the first time in many years. And there was no way I would risk using a live tree that requires water on my wood floors. So faux is the way to go. And lucky me, I got easy too! Balsam Hill provided me with the amazing Blue Spruce Flip Tree [here].
Naturally, I placed it right in the center of everything! The rest of the house just kind of orbits around it. It’s definitely commanding attention and you can see it from all the rooms on the main floor!
If you follow me on social media, you might remember the “can’t wait to show you sneak peek” when I shared the naked tree, wearing only a top hat. Well, that is just what I started with. It was definitely my inspiration to get my tree started. I’m not a traditional tree topper kind of girl, so this was a lucky find!!
I have a lot Christmas decor in the red family, so when I found the red & black buffalo plaid ribbon, I knew it would be a great fit. It was really reasonable too. After the top hat, the ribbon was put on the tree next. Things really started taking shape when I dug into my ornaments.
This tree is so full & lush. I love it when branches can support my variety of ornaments. Heck, this tree even holds big, fat, full size home decor, like my Frosty The Snowman figurine!!
Of course, he can only ever live in a Christmas tree now… because I may have dropped him while holding him up to see if I liked him there. His backside is a little bruised. Oops.
Tucked in the corner behind the tree is a vintage drying rack. You can just see it peeking out from this angle. I’ve got Christmas linens and a few stockings hanging on it.
The few gifts I’ve got wrapped are resting on the silver tree skirt [here] and it couldn’t have went with my color scheme any better. It’s such a pretty fabric and it’s the perfect balance of casual with the quilting and elegance with the subtle, matte metallic finish.
I usually love to add fresh sprigs of greenery to my holiday gifts, but it was pouring rain when I was wrapping (and taking photos!) so I skipped it for now. Hope you’ll forgive me.
See how dark it is? It was right in the middle of the day. A big storm rolled in, the sky opened up and it was about 42 degrees out. Burr. Y’all are lucky I didn’t snuggle up on that rug and take me a nap! hahaha.
It was snuggle-up weather for sure.
But I continued on, because I’m a professional, and they don’t take naps in the middle of the day. Often…
Almost forgot to tell you, in addition to the tree being fast & easy, it’s also pre-lit. This tree is so stuffed with lights, it’s absolutely luminous. And it came luminous. With no effort from me. Oh wait, I did plug it in. And I pay the electric bill. So go me!! Speaking of electricity bills though, it is no secret that your electricity and energy bills can soar during the holidays. With all the lights that need powering and extra heating provisions, the cost of supplying power to your home can quickly spiral out of control. That being said, if your electricity bills seem particularly overwhelming you might want to consider doing some research into the best electricity rates in houston to determine whether you could be entitled to any savings or a better deal. Who knows how much money you might be able to save!
I tell you, I’m completely tree-spoiled now.
If there is such a thing, I am for sure it.
In typical me fashion. I kind of mixed & matched what I liked and stuffed it all together. I’m so style challenged.
Old junky pick up trucks… simple, brown paper wrapped packages.
Paired with sparkly-glam sequined pillows & luxe leopard throws… I don’t think I could give my tree a theme name if I had too. If I did, it would be a mouthful.
Maybe… Frosty, Foxy, Buffalo Check, Snowflake, Woodland, Vintage, Snowman Adventure? hahaha.
Yes, it’s catchy. And really rolls off the tongue.
See even more Christmas tree ideas from all of
The Twelve Bloggers of Balsam Hill
Mon. Nov 23rd
Thanks again to Balsam Hill for providing me with the perfect tree, for the girl who loves fast & easy!!
See our Christmas Cottage at night… [click here]
Christmas in our cottage kitchen [click here]