Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

The day that our Christmas Tree went up, I was a happy lady! The house finally felt festive and oh so Christmas-y!

Since this is the first Christmas in our new home (and the first Christmas this house has ever seen!), I really wanted to get a fresh tree. I had been planning it since the house was finished in June.

Then, something called corn harvesting happened and my plans for a fresh Christmas tree flew out the window. For about two days I was totally bummed and was ready to replace our Christmas tree with something a little easier to set up by myself. I started searching around for a new Christmas tree, fainted when I saw the prices of what I wanted, and made the trek to our garage to pull out our current tree. ๐Ÿ™‚

I decided to do a silver and gold “nature” tree with a few pops of red. It turned out lovely! And I didn’t even pay a dime for my favorite decor on the tree!

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Instead of doing a garland, or ribbon, I decided to use tumbleweeds from outside! They had the most perfect little snowballs all over their branches. I simply cut the branches off the stalk and used floral wire to make a bundle. It’s a stunning contrast against the tree! And easily my favorite part!

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I picked up a few ornaments from Target, The Dollar Store and Walmart. I decided to upgrade most of our bulbs so they would be shatterproof. ย They’re stunning and I can’t tell the difference between the glass bulbs and the shatterproof ones.

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I had to include the hubby & I’s first Christmas ornament. ๐Ÿ™‚

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A few frosted pine cones here and there…

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Plus a few glittery ornaments…

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Makes for a lovely Christmas Tree!

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Then, to spread the Christmas cheer, I filled a hurricane vase with ornaments and pine cones. What a stunning combination!

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I catch myself sitting and staring at the tree. It’s all sorts of pretty.

Next week I’ll give you our Christmas house tour! Stay tuned!

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Linking up to:

Thrifty Decor Chick

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The 36th Avenue

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