December 3, 2011


This year I didn't feel like unwrapping each of our ornaments out of their little boxes. I wanted to do something new, simpler, and old fashioned. I would love to use antique glass balls, but Bailey the cat would probably break a few by Christmas. He does love to bat at the ornaments hanging from tree. I decided to use pine cones; luckily I found a set of pine cone ornaments at Target so it saved me having to make them (they came in a pack of 8). I dry-brushed half of the pine cones with white paint. Then I added white snowflakes and red wood bead garland (also from Target)! If you have a bigger tree decorating budget than we did, West Elm has wool red ball garland that I have seen in person and love. I love you, West Elm. Why must you be so expensive? I digress; below is the finished product and I love our new tree (so does Bailey)! How do you decorate your tree?

Last night we stayed in and watched movies with no lights on except the tree. Is there anything better? I also made a burlap banner for our wreath on the front door. Here is a little sneak peek! More to come Monday.
{ps. that is an aveda holiday candle we have burning... they are SO good.}


  1. lights out with the glow from the tree is so magical. there is nothing else like it. thanks for sharing

  2. love the tree. ALWAYS have loved watching tv with just the tree lights on ;o)