A Vintage Charm
What mix of ornaments did you use for this tree?
I love using all sorts of ornaments to create multiple dimensions, textures, etc. and to keep the eye moving with the tree. For this tree, I used tons of balls made of glass mixed with some plastic as well. I also used lots of glittered and natural elements like reindeer heads and tree branches. I love bringing a little bit of the outside in to add a bit more life to our trees.
How many ornaments did you use to achieve this look?
I used 50-75 ornaments on this tree. I love a full look but don’t like our Christmas trees to look cluttered. I find that using neutrals helps to achieve this simple, clean look without overcrowding and taking away from the overall look.
How much garland/ribbon did it take to cover the tree?
I used 4 spools of paper garland for this look (about 4-5 yards).
How did you decide on the decorating theme for this tree?
Each year, we have a different theme for our Christmas tree. This year, I wanted to incorporate a bit of vintage character. I added a lot of vintage-inspired elements, such as the tea-stained paper garland and vintage leather suitcases below the tree, vintage-inspired paper-wrapped gift boxes, and handmade vintage tin ornaments to add a bit more detail and whimsy.
Is there a story on a signature ornament you’d like to share with us?
One of the reasons I chose vintage for this year is that I have a lot of older ornaments that I’ve either collected while shopping at local thrift shops or others that I picked up from a stash from my grandmother’s old collection. To be honest, I love mixing old and new elements in my home and our decor. Doing so when decorating the tree was almost a no-brainer!
Is there something different you did for this tree that you particularly like?
Adding the authentic vintage and vintage-inspired elements to the tree had to be my favorite part. I love having conversation pieces on our trees and ornaments that are unique, and add charm and character.