Every time I hear the word “flock”, I instantly think “flock of geese”, “flock of seagulls”, “flock of sheep”, but not so much trees? Never mind thinking of Christmas trees when I hear the word flock. However flocked Christmas trees are slowly stealing the show. And while I love me a real tree, in all it’s beautiful, traditional glory, I wanted to share more of our new flocked Christmas tree with all of you! I’ll be honest, I thought I would be a real tree, all green, kinda girl forever. Growing up in New England, with plenty of places to “cut your own”, people would wonder why you would get anything different. And while I love the tradition, and their fragrance, the last couple years have left me a bit disappointed. Constantly remembering to water the tree, needles EVERYWHERE, and after seeing so many beautiful Christmas tours last year, I was smitten with the flocked trees! I’ll remind you first of what last years tree looked like, just so you remember.
And please know I was totally happy with this look, I am in no way saying I didn’t like it 🙂
And here is this years tree.
We don’t have tall ceilings in our 1846 Farmhouse, nor do we have a whole lotta space. Yes I meant to say lotta, because if you were here and we were talking in person, that’s what I would say 🙂 So finding the right size tree, that’s not too big, and not 3.5 ft is the trick.
I used all of my favorite mercury glass ornaments I’ve collected over the last few years. The newest additions to the tree this year, were these chalkboard stag gift tags I scooped up in the $1 section at Target. They were meant for presents, but I thought they were a great size for ornaments. I also showed you these champagne colored tannenbaum ornaments in my Holiday Housewalk Tour, and the frosted bark ornaments and matching star I found at Marshalls.
I loved how Kristen from Ella Claire tucked her ribbon on her tree last year. So I was sure to save her post where she shared all her tips and tricks on how to get the look. I used the ivory and burlap ribbon from last year, and added two different sizes of the ivory and black stripe ribbon, I purchased from World Market this year. I liked that it had a vintage feel, and was just the look I was going for.
Beneath the tree, I had every intention of using my metal tub again, however the stand on our new tree was about 1/2 in” too wide. Usually the hubby will make something work for me, but I could not wait to set this pretty lady up, and since he was at work, I went with plan B. I pulled out an old tree skirt I got years ago, and layered it with a cozy knit blanket my Nana made.
It adds texture and layers to my cozy winter “white” feel. I scattered presents around the tree in coordinating colors and ribbons, and of course had to add my dough bowl for extra texture. One more shot of the whole room with the tree lit.
I am so smitten with this tree, I’m going to have such a hard time putting it away after Christmas.
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