Monday, November 21, 2016

Our Modern Rustic Christmas Tree

I know everyone is busy with their Thanksgiving preparation, but just in case you need a break from all the cooking and everything else it entails, I thought I would share with you our Christmas Tree this year!

Yes, I skipped the usual traditional colors for this year, a first for me since I wanted to do a Modern Rustic theme! Cant wait to show you the rest of our home later on once the tours commence.

I used my Flocked tree this year, and the Modern aspect of this theme is of course in the black and white grosgrain ribbons I used thru out the tree (and the house). I added my Faux magnolia leaf picks, pine cones and deer ornaments for the Rustic aspect of it.

I used a plastic paper Snowflake Lantern as a topper, a score from
TARGET last year.

A closer look...
I love these Wooden Laser Cut "MERRY" word from TARGET. For $3 I think they are the best buy (other than the ribbons) I had this season!

I also made this faux Gingerbread ornaments, a tutorial is coming up at a later post. ;-)

I also scored these beautiful Vintage ornaments from Thrift store
Of course in spite of all these "fancy" ornaments on my tree, I really could not ignore my important sentimental ornaments. I had to display them, and so they all ended up on the bottom of the tree...


I love that I placed them here because my daughter can see them well and tries exploring each one (also removing them ;-))!

I really love our tree this year, although like I say, I love all my Christmas trees but this one is slowly becoming one of my favorites!

And at dusk...

...simply more magical.

The family approves and loves the tree as well, but my oldest son hasn't seen it yet, I'm still waiting on his verdict. :-)

That is it folks, you know we will be celebrating Thanksgiving with our Christmas tree in place already. But since Thanksgiving and Christmas are all about family too anyway, I think it would be darn alright! ;-)

Have A Wonderful Thanksgiving 
with your Family!

P.S. Please don't forget this upcoming fabulous Holiday Home tours!


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  1. Oh wow, this is totally stunning and I adore the gingerbread men too.

  2. Hi Vel, WOW! You did a great job on decorating your tree! I love the pretty colors of the ribbon, lights and ornaments as it all blends well together! I can't wait to see the rest of your house decorated for Christmas.
    Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hugs, Julie xo

  3. Hey pretty girl, I love your white tree, it's gorgeous !! Love the ribbon around it and the small bows too. The style and the spot where you placed it, it's simply marvelous !! You always do a great job and your house looks so festive now. I am finished too. I'll see about posting.
    Have a wonderful Thanks giving.

  4. I love it, it's gorgeous, Vel. I also love its fullness. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!...Christine

  5. Hi Vel! Your tree is fabulous - I am very smitten with that gorgeous topper. Have a happy Thanksgiving with your loved ones. Jane

  6. Beautiful tree, Vel. Love the black and white ribbon you used, just gorgeous. Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.

  7. It's gorgeous! and at dusk it looks stunning!

  8. Hi Vel! Oh, you did it again. Your modern Christmas tree turned out beautifully. Love your stripped ribbon and your ornaments. No matter what you o - I always love it. I'm a fan. Happy Thanksgiving to you an your family.
    You're always a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  9. Oh wow Vel! Your tree is beautiful! You always go all out and I love that about you! Very, very nice!

  10. Just gorgeous, Vel! Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving. xxx Maria

  11. Vel, I love it! The ribbon is spectacular! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the Showcase. Hope you had a beautiful Thanksgiving! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  12. This is truly a beautiful tree, Vel! The ribbon really makes it stand out from the ordinary as well as the topper and those gorgeous magnolia leaves (where did you find those?). :-D

    I know Sophia must be loving this and she is definitely going to be as great a stylist as you!

    Happy Holidays!

    Jane x

  13. It is stunning!!! You have an amazing eye!! Sending you holiday hugs!!

  14. Lovely tree! The beautiful grosgrain ribbon really takes the tree to a whole new level of gorgeousness!


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