It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas……

 

Well, now that Halloween has come and gone and the fall colors give way to Thanksgiving -  it’s time to set our sights on Christmas!  (I know……onto the next decorating adventure!  Isn’t it fun!) 

On a recent visit to the World Trade Center in Dallas I came across some gorgeous Christmas decorations at one of the showrooms I love to frequent.  A great place to get ideas for a new look for your tree!

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Like this wonderful green, cream and white combination. So fun, fresh and festive. Notice all the large scale items here?  Notice how some of these are clustered together for more impact?  These are the little things that take a Christmas tree from ordinary to extraordinary.

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Add the crystal and silver and it’s even more spectacular!

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And take a look at this ribbon.  Isn’t it rich and gorgeous?!

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Then there’s this all silver tree with black ribbon.   Breathtaking!

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This black velvet ribbon is such a dramatic, elegant touch.

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Stunning mantel arrangement…..Again notice all the large scale ornaments clustered together?  This creates impact and drama!

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Lots of fun accessories.

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See how much “stuff” they cram onto a tree?  That’s the secret, my friend!

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And there’s always burgundy and gold.  A rich, sophisticated pairing of traditional colors.

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More great ribbon in the burgundy color way….

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And another spectacular tree packed with lots of “stuff” in burgundy and gold!

Mmmmmm……whichever color you prefer…..all so festive and beautiful! 

Here’s just a few little tips when decorating your own tree:

1)  Choose 5 or so different style ornaments and buy 15 – 20 of each of these decorations to repeat all over the tree.  That will give it a “theme” and some consistency. 

2)  Buy large scale ornaments that show up from a distance to mix with your smaller ornaments.

3)  You can cluster three or so ornaments together with pipe cleaners to make them appear larger on the tree.

4)  Buy inexpensive bushels of poinsettias or floral of choice and separate stems with a wire cutter.  Place individual stems throughout tree.

5)  Purchase inexpensive  ball ornaments and write names of family members and loved ones on them with metallic paint pen,  add ribbon in the color of choice through the wire loop and incorporate onto tree.

Happy Decorating!

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