I am so excited to be included in Dear Emmeline’s 25 Days of Christmas!
Jessica and I actually know each other in real life (though we met through blogging), and she is super sweet and adorable. Actually, her entire family is!
When Jessica asked me to participate in her series I thought it would be a good chance to share my Dining room tree this year. Last year’s tree was all blue and gold….
Since then there have been a lot of changes in our kitchen/dining area, like a wall being knocked down, and the dining room being repainted, so this year’s tree is different as well!
The tree itself is the same vintage flocked tree, but I have decked it out in white, gold, silver, and feathers! I took a note from my thankful tree and decided to blend those decorations with the tree. You already had a little sneak peek last week when I shared my Christmas tablescape…
I kept it fairly simple… It’s got gold and silver vintage ornaments from my “collection” (aka sickness). I also added a few other fun silver and gold ornaments to it, as well as the gold arrows and stamped feathers from my thankful tree. (And totally keeping it real below with the dog bowl under the sideboard. Jake lives here, too. 🙂 ).
For the topper, I simply grouped some pheasant feathers and white peacock feathers I had on hand and tied them with an ivory and gold wired ribbon. I let the ends of the ribbon cascade down the tree a bit.
And here are some of the gold arrows and stamped feathers from the thankful tree.
Finally, as a last touch, I added some glitter dipped feathers. I simple painted mod podge onto the ends, and dipped them right into the glitter. I did this with both gold and silver to add some glimmer to the tree.
Last year I didn’t have a skirt for this tree. I still don’t technically have a skirt, but I had found a few of these mexican throws at a yard sale this summer, and thought one would be a great skirt. I love the casual yet ethnic feel it lends.
Be sure to check out all of the other posts from this awesome 25 Days of Christmas Series!