Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree...my inspiration and my real, live tree


After 15 years of having a beautiful artificial tree…I decided to do something a little different this year. In a word…I wanted to “Simplify” all of my holiday décor…and I found the following images as inspiration…


White Christmas
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Small Tree
 
 
 
Illyria Pottery Christmas
 
 
I pinned these images to my board Christmas Inspiration and set out to find a real…LIVE…tree. I was happy to find just what I was looking for at my local Home Depot. I am so pleased with the way the live tree looks in my home…
 
 
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Because it is a quite a bit smaller than my 8’ artificial tree…after setting it into a galvanized tub and wrapping the base with burlap, I set it on top of a natural tree stump for height. I still have lots of stumps in my backyard from several pine trees we had removed…see this post.
 
I added a couple of smaller, decorative pines and just wrapped their containers in a little burlap tied with twine. I am loving the distressed child sized wooden folding chair I found while antiquing with a some girlfriends a few weeks ago…
 
 
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I also decided to use all white to trim the tree. This is very different that usual…and so much simpler. Perhaps a couple of years without seeing all of my other ornaments will be a good way to get excited to use them again. For now, I am loving this simple, natural, live tree. We plan to take it to our cabin and plant it on our property after the holidays…
 
 
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Its fun to do something different, and simple. It has me inspired to continue the simple theme around my entire home.
 
 
 
 
 

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