My name is Kim and I have a Christmas tree addiction.
I CANNOT STOP PUTTING THEM UP. Once I turn the calendar page to December, I just want Christmas trees everywhere! At some point, Ryan’s going to come home to wall-to-wall trees. For now, I’m settling on four. And they are all so different that I think they (and I) have multiple personalities.
A few years ago, I had had enough of all the trees. So I went through storage and gave 5 FULL SIZE TREES AWAY. Friends, that is not normal. It’s not normal that a person can give away five trees and still have more in storage. (By the way, almost all of the trees were hand-me-downs. My basement is the land of unwanted Christmas decor.)
I thought I wanted to invest in a really nice slim tree instead of having a bunch of older, cheap, scratch-up-my-arms trees. I thought a slim tree would look nicer in our space. But, I hadn’t found that tree. So last year, I put up a set of three alpine trees in the living room. And it was fine, but I didn’t love the look.
So this year, when I received a very generous gift card to Hobby Lobby from friends and saw a beautiful slim tree for 50 percent off, I realized it was clearly a sign. (Dramatic, much?) So, I snatched that puppy up. And I asked a friend if she wanted to use our alpine trees for a Christmas home tour. (She did.)
All that to say, I have a new tree in the living room. And she is a gorgeous, slim little thing. Yes. I’ve been told that she and I have a lot in common. 😉
I thought she was begging to be decked in red and silver. So, I did. I used all the red and silver items I had – with lights in red and white, red berries and faux poinsettias, plenty of tulle and ornaments galore.
And would you even believe that no dog nor toddler has messed with this tree? It’s obviously magic. (Now that I said that, Franco is knocking it over. Remember – I’ve been there before.)
The red tree really glows at night.
While the red tree is really speaking to me, I couldn’t leave it at that. Because my gorgeous silver tree was beckoning. And this tree was to be spiffed up in all kinds of modern glitz for the dining room.
I got the silver tinsel tree at a local department store a few years ago after Christmas. It was the floor model and I’m pretty obsessed with it.
The Noel sign was on our front door last year. But we can enjoy it a lot more on the tree inside!
Moving on to the kitchen … Usually, I have a small faux tree for our kitchen. But this year I was inspired to bring home a rosemary tree from Home Depot. It smells awesome and needed few decorations – just a bell, some felted ball garland and a cookie ornament. I placed the plant in a very generous gift from RedEnvelope. These red stoneware mixing bowls are positively made for our kitchen.
I’ve never been sentimental about live trees before. But they really are sort of special. I want to plant an entire field of Frasier Fir trees at our property and start a tree farm.
So that’s my little tour of trees. The funny thing is that every tree feels so different. But they are also very “us.” I think they are special and unique.
What do you think of my multiple personality trees?
Linked to Thrifty Decor Chick.