It takes me 2 full days to decorate the Great Room Christmas tree.
So many ornaments that I treasure to place on the tree.
The tree is a 9 foot Silverado Slim that I purchased
from Balsam Hill a couple of years ago. It replaced my 12 foot tree,
that truly got so cumbersome to decorate.
Always up and down a very tall ladder, so this 9 foot tree is easier to manage
not to mention taking up much less space.
Each year I try to come up with something to place by the tree.
I then remembered that I had an ottoman stashed away that I received
as part of our French Country Soft Surroundings Tour.
The ottoman goes with my Helena chair. The ottoman was in another room
waiting for me to find a smaller coffee table so the ottoman can fit!
The other day, I went to my favorite garden center (privately owned) and saw this
magnificent fresh evergreen wreath with magnolia leaves.
It looks as though it hopped off the pages of Southern Living Magazine.
The wreath is 36 inches in diameter. It is rather large.
I already had two gorgeous fresh evergreen wreaths on my doors, but I could not pass this beauty
up ….. Especially at $27.00! They are handmade by the owner of the garden center.
I used the wreath as a back drop to the ottoman.
The ottoman got a bit lost against the stair railing.
I bought several Sugar Paper boxes from Target. Great for decorating
and of course gift giving. Just a simple bow and there you have an elegant gift box!
I covered a small lidded box with a gold striped paper also from the Sugar Paper line.
As I mentioned before, the tree is filled with many, many, and many
ornaments collected over the years, to include Radko, handmade ornaments,
by my son and granddaughter, ornaments collected in my travels,
vintage ornaments from my late mother-in-law,
and even the first set of ornaments my hubby and I bought for our First Christmas.
Love the way the tree lights up the room.
Now I am trying to remember whether this bird is the Calling Bird
or the French Hen. As you can see the wreath is rather large,
about one-third the size of the tree!
Tomorrow I work on my front porch.
I have already hung some beautiful fresh evergreen wreaths on door.
I will be decorating and shivering too, as it will be a truly cold day!
I am also working on my bedroom. I am truly keeping it simple in that room this year.
So come back on Sunday to see my mini Christmas Home Tour.
I am a part of the 12 Days of Holiday Homes. It is a wonderful Tour of Homes
filled with fabulous Christmas inspiration for your home and family.
Hosted by the lovely ladies at Evolution of Style and 11 Magnolia Lane.
Have a very Merry weekend!!!