Y‘all, I am so stinkin’ excited about our new Christmas tree and wreath from Tree Classics. The kids have decorated our tree for the past few years and honestly, it looks like a tree decorated by kids—not that that’s a problem!—but I claimed the decorating of this one for myself.

After scouring Pinterest for ideas, I decided on silver and gold ornaments (IKEA has good prices). I wrapped a piece of leftover burlap around the base as an impromptu tree skirt and draped a 30′ roll of burlap ribbon with wire edges as a garland. The simple angel tree topper also contains burlap. Whimsical red mushrooms and the ribbon on our new ornaments add splashes of red.

I purchased additional decorations at my favorite crafts and home decor chain and I felt the quality of our new tree was clearly superior to the ones they sold, especially similar flocked models.

You can see the detail in these close-up pictures.



Although Tree Classics has a wide variety of trees, I chose the Alpine Estates Flocked Fir. It reminds me of the trees in my house as a child, which we bought at a lot sponsored by the local baseball park.

The trees stood on the baseball field, which probably didn’t see a lot of action in the winter. After choosing one, we had it treated with flocking right there on the lot. My mother loved it this way, and I did, too.

It looks like snow, but it feels like home. 

Here in Georgia, this may be the closest to snow we’ll get! As a child, snow days meant snow ice cream. If you get snow this winter, try my recipe here.

What kind of Christmas tree do you use? Fresh, artificial, plain, or flocked?

Disclosure: I was provided with a tree and wreath for review.

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