I know, it’s been a VERY long time since I’ve updated this poor, neglected blog. I’ve received some really encouraging comments lately, that have given me just the kick I needed to start posting again. Also, it’s Christmas, and you know I love to write about Christmas decorations. So I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season, and I hope to see a lot more of you in the new year!
I really like this woodland-inspired Christmas tree, which I saw in the December issue of Martha Stewart Living:
Even though it’s not your typicall green Christmas tree, I’m actually really liking the bronze/brown/white color palette. Of course I love the owl ornaments. And though I’m not a fan of mushrooms in real life, I like the mushroom ornaments, and think the ones sprouting from the moss at the tree’s base are a clever idea. I looked around for some ways to recreate this look.
I was surprised at the number of colors you can get artificial Christmas trees in. Z Galerie has a small, copper colored tree that would work well:
As far as ornaments go, there are a surprising number of owl and mushroom ornaments available. I know owls are popular now, because I keep seeing them everywhere, but mushrooms? Here is a good option from our old standby, Jayson Home & Garden:
And a sparklier version, in case a tree made of tinsel wasn’t enough:
As far as owls go, Jayson has this little guy in a number of colors, but I’d stick with the gold option:
Z Galerie also has a good white owl ornament:
And finish it off with some of these gold pinecone ornaments from Crate & Barrel:
I’m loving these seafaring pillows from Thomas Paul. They’re nautical, but not in a cutesy way.