Christmas Tree 2019

Introducing the 100Things2Do Christmas tree 2019!  A white and champagne colour scheme with natural elements thrown in for texture – this year’s Christmas tree shines day and night.

2019 has been a crazy-awful-horrible year at our house.  If you follow along, you know that the girls and I (and a menagerie of pets) found ourselves alone and struggling with all of the transformations that entailed.

It’s been almost a year and we have survived (and thrived) through birthdays, vacations, holidays and time apart and are coming to the end of what I hope will be “new/adjusted experiences”.

BUT, the biggest holiday of all is still coming up and my anxiety is peaking again worrying that I can’t make Christmas as happy and memorable as it has always been in the past.

I was challenged to come up with a Christmas tree 2019 on a limited budget, and with as many decorations as I possibly could from our existing stash…

and I did it!  The only addition to our Christmas tree this year were some deconstructed grapevine wreaths (2).  Everything else were from previous Holidays, so you might recognize some items from years past.

Christmas tree 2019, Christmas tree, white Christmas tree

I decided to go white this year and bring in some champagne-coloured ornaments and natural elements.

Christmas tree 2019, Christmas tree, white Christmas tree

I used three ribbons – a wired white one with snowflakes on it, a champagne mesh and then a thinner brown wired ribbon.  I cut my ribbon into 3’ strands and tucked them here and there (and overlapping) all over the tree.

(If you want your Christmas tree to have more height – and room for gifts underneath – this is my Christmas tree stand tutorial)

The snowflakes are from the dollar store (they still have them this year) that I painted white and frosted with a bit of snow flocking.  I like the size of these because they fill the tree, and gaps, quickly and inexpensively.

Christmas tree 2019, Christmas tree, white Christmas tree

From there it was just a matter of hanging white and champagne ornaments, my photo ornaments and tucking pinecones and branches of the grapevine wreath that I cut into quarters.

Christmas tree 2019, Christmas tree, white Christmas tree

It took me awhile to come up with a colour scheme, but once I did the Christmas tree came together in no time.

Christmas tree 2019, Christmas tree, white Christmas tree

I know, I know – more decorations than tree. Lol

But look what happens at night…     magic!

Christmas tree 2019, Christmas tree, white Christmas tree

 

Christmas tree 2019, Christmas tree, white Christmas tree

I didn’t do a lot of decorating in the rest of the room.  A few Christmas throw pillows and some figurines on the built-ins.

Christmas tree 2019, Christmas tree, white Christmas tree

One of my favourite things to do over the Holidays is to sleep in the family room.  We turn on a Christmas movie, sip cocoa and fall asleep under the Christmas lights – I’m not sure it gets any better than that?

Speaking of Christmas movies – covering the mantle has always been a challenge because of blocking the TV’s infrared remote.  This year I laid faux stems of pine, eucalyptus and that white stuff on top and then tucked  few pinecones in for texture.

Can’t see the Apple TV box can you?  But the TV still works!

Christmas tree 2019, Christmas tree, white Christmas tree

Christmas tree 2019, Christmas tree, white Christmas tree

One less stocking by the fire – but I think Mom came through with the festivity?

Christmas tree 2019, Christmas tree, white Christmas tree

Christmas tree 2019, Christmas tree, white Christmas tree

 

For a look back on Christmas trees of years past – click on the links below:

Beyond this, the front porch is decorated, Christmas lights have been hung outside and flannels are on the beds…

Here’s hoping I close out 2019 on a high note for my babies.

Now what the heck do 12 and 13 year olds want for Christmas???

Have a great one!

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2019-11-25T17:48:03-05:00November 24th, 2019|DECOR, HOLIDAYS|3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Delia November 24, 2019 at 11:08 am - Reply

    I think this will be a great Christmas with so much love abounding and a beautiful tree.

  2. mrsben November 25, 2019 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    Beautiful tree and I did follow your link for its stand to raise it. Very creative in both aspects! To raise the 5′ tree that I have; I had my husband extend its trunk and cement it into a plastic pot which in return is placed in a large but low pedestal, brass planter. (In other words, its like a tree in a bucket.) Needless to say though, I don’t box it as store it in the basement nor do I use a skirt underneath it. -Brenda-

    P.S.: I always had a very tall tree but opted to downsize it a few years ago which I find much easier to decorate as not as agile as I use to be in my old age … lol!

  3. Erika December 5, 2019 at 12:50 am - Reply

    Such a lovely tree.

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