I hope this finds you doing well. Today, I am sharing the Christmas tree and mantel decorated for the season. This is a real tree. We went with real last year and loved it. The mister picked out the tree and flocked it for me. It’s much larger than it appears in the photos but is very wide. The tree definitely has a pretty shape, something I never paid much attention to because I was always thinking of decorating it. He picked a beauty this year.
I wanted a simpler look with no shiny ornaments and tinsel. That can be a pretty look when done right but it doesn’t appeal to me like it did in the past. Instead I leaned heavily on the dried flowers. Over a little time I collected an assortment of dried and faux flowers. Christmas decorations that are shiny and bright are beautiful but I tire of them very quickly. So this year I wanted to try a more matte look without the glitz.
More is more is more for me, not one for less. A bounty of eye candy is always appropriate. A hint of winter can be seen on the red berries with the snow on the pine picks.
You will recognize my blue and white collection which I have found I really enjoy using through all the seasons. It is affordable and compliments virtually everything I pair with it. I always try to decorate seasonally with colors I love. Otherwise it drives me crazy and I have to put it away.
Many varieties of flowers make up the tree. Amaranth two toned flowers with pink and cream in the center. Dried and dyed hydrangeas in blue and strawberry red. Dried peonies in burgundy and pink. Purple and blue statice, there is a difference in the color but it can be hard to see unless the light is really good. Faux berries in cranberry and red. Cardinals from the Natchez trip. I think the tree may have a total of five pink ornament balls.
We have a cardinal that likes the magnolia tree outside the window. He seemed to be watching this morning so I put a little entertainment there for him!