A Perfect Flocked Christmas Tree
For three years I’ve been on the hunt for a perfect realistic looking flocked Christmas tree.
I scoured one website after another,
scouted Christmas in July sales,
dove deep in Pinterest and Google,
and canvassed blog after blog on a mission!
I looked, pinned, and looked some more.
Along the way, I found so many
beautiful flocked trees that were stunning in looks and also in price.
My list of requirements for a flocked tree were simple:
–Must be budget friendly!
-No coney trees.
-No super full trees either.
– Charlie Brown trees, no thanks!
-Not too skinny or too plump.
-Must look like a real snow covered tree.
Figuring Out Which Tree was “The One”
After Pinning all the most realistic,
freshly-cut looking, snowy Christmas trees I could find online,
I finally sat down for some one-on-one time with the secret shopping board.
Narrowing down which tree was my favorite was
easy once I saw that I had pinned the same tree multiple times.
However, each of the Pins- of the same exact
heavily flocked Christmas tree– came from different websites.
They also came with drastically different price points.
Like all smart shoppers do-
I found the one with the best price.
I opted for an unlit tree.
The jury is still out on whether that was a favorable decision or not.
Adding a Little French Christmas Bling
Initially, my plan was to leave the tree undecorated.
One thing led to another
and before I knew it the flocked tree
was wearing understated, elegant holiday jewelry.
Reflections With Crystal and Glass
I pulled out a collection of glass icicles,
crystal pendalogues, prisms,
and drops to hang on the tips of the snowy branches.
Stepping back to see how it was all coming together,
I decided it needed a little something more.
Nothing to loud or colorful would do.
Matte-finish, champagne-gold colored beaded garland made an entrance.
Thin translucent ribbon
with barely there shimmering threads of gold
found its way in weaving in and out of the branches.
It goes in cascading swirl around the tree.
I stepped back to take a look at how it was coming together.
….Visually something was off.
I finally figured out what was jarring my eyes.
The perfect flocked tree looked like it was weeping!
All the vertical icicles were making my beautiful Christmas tree look sad.
That wouldn’t do!
It needed another shape to break the pattern.
The teardrop shaped frosted-glass ornaments made their debut
and fixed the visual issues.
Decorating Beneath The Flocked Christmas Tree
The open space beneath the tree is wrapped
with a sweater fabric tree skirt and then filled in with another one of my collections-
Filigree mirrored vanity trays.
I just love them so much!
This idea just popped into my head.
It works beautifully to keep with the snowy winter and reflection theme of this tree.
More Gold and White Christmas Decor Ideas
Gold crowns, miniature tree ornaments, two turtle doves,
and glittery blush colored snowflake ornaments are on each of the trays.
I was able to include a few sentimental
Christmas ornaments which makes this area my favorite.
The little birds, one missing her beak, were my grandmothers.
The white bird in a nest was also hers too.
Sentimental Christmas Touch
I remember when she first bought them when I was 14 years-old.
Every Christmas I did all of the decorating for her.
I’ll tell you a little secret—- I actually hated those birds at first!
Over the years I came to love them.
When she passed away,
these ornaments were the first thing I looked for.
I knew right where to look since
I packed away all her Christmas ornaments each year.
Faux greenery and fresh bay leaves are
intermixed and wrapped around the oval tray.
It reminds me of a laurel wreath.
These trays might find another use come Christmas day
and I will share that with you after Christmas.
I might blog Christmas after Christmas.
My sweet Sebastian loves Christmas trees as much as I do.
He is quite pleased when I read all of your sweet comments to him.
In the New Year, we might start sharing more of those moments on Instagram stories.
At Last: The Best Deals on Flocked Trees & Decor
Do you know that one of the best times
to shop for Christmas decor is right after Christmas?
It’s the very best time to grab big ticket items like Christmas trees
and some ribbons and gift wrap for next year.
My grandmother taught me this and I’ve been doing it ever since!
I’m sharing where I found my flocked tree for the best price.
I will be adding a few of these goodies to my shopping cart too!
There’s a year-round Christmas store that I like to check for themed Christmas decor.
I discovered these stores when I lived in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Click here to visit- Christmas Mouse
Merry Christmas my friends!
If you missed the last post you definitely want
to visit this one and the holiday tour through a 100-year-old historic home.
Click the photos below
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