I wanted to do something a little different this year. So, I started pulling together the elements from scratch, using the vision in my head as my shopping guide.....
I started with ribbons, three different styles and colors, and made bows which I scattered around the tree first.
|Wide green fabric ribbon with fun glittery polka dots|
|Elegant wide white ribbon with silver edging and glittery blue snowflakes|
|This plaid ribbon brought all the color elements together|
Next came a variety of different ornaments, most of them shiny or glittery, to better reflect the light....
|Blue pine cone orbs, with a frosting of snow|
|Swirly green orbs with a matte finish|
|Glittery blue ornaments for lots of sparkle|
|Oversized beaded ornaments in various shades of green|
|Gold and silver ornaments for a different shape and simple crystal drops for their prism reflections|
|Large frosted snowflakes for their magic|
|And notice the gold icicles dangling from the branches - I end up using these every year, no matter what the theme!|
|I love the way these beaded stems glisten - it's almost like a crown for the tree!|
|The view from |
|The skirt is just an old sheer gold curtain panel wrapped around the base of the tree - but, it works!|
So, there you have our tree for Christmas 2015. I've been tweaking and working on photos of the rest of the decor - I don't just decorate the living room, you know! Hopefully, I will have a tour of the rest of our cozy little cottage posted over the next few days. By the way, I'm always posting over on Janie's Porch Facebook page, so hop on board and follow over there for daily updates.
Back soon, sweet Friends!