I've been waiting patiently for the clouds to roll out so I could take some pics of my home all decked out for the holidays and it looks like the sunny days are finally here!
Pffft so many grey days. :/
It's so good I'm using a bright palette for my decor.
This is the first year to have the
tree in the family room, by the fireplace. We're enjoying it even more than in past years when it was left alone in the living room.
I really wanted to use a wooden box or container to hold the tree, I didn't want to use a tree skirt to cover the base, so the hunt was on...
After looking in stores without any luck for a wooden container that I liked, and at a good price, the idea of building one was closer than finding the perfect one. However, on our last outing to the neighborhood flea market we found this vintage galvanized tub for only 10 bucks, we intermediately pictured it holding the tree!
Mr. RLC had to make some adjustments because the base of the tree was a tad bigger than the base of the tub. Once he was done, the decorating part began.
The embroidery hoop ornaments I made in October were the first ones to made it to the tree. Talk about a natural palette. ;)
Plain wooden ornaments I got at Michel's worked perfectly too...
Wooden deer silhouette ornaments...
Wooden trees, stars...
I have them all, scattered in between deer antlers, denim stars, cotton balls...
Oh, I also hung many of those wooden chalkboard ornaments from Target, that I might or might not add some words.
Topping the tree is a galvanized 3D star that relates to the tub holding the tree.
The tree came with some pinecones but of course, I added some more.
Some fellows are calling this, their temporary home. ;)
Mr. Bear, my son's favorite stuffed animal when he was little, is keeping an eye on those presents.
I really like my tree this year and it was very easy to decorate!
Have you done a natural theme holiday decor? This is my first year doing it and I'm loving it!
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