I love that delightful mix of rustic and elegant in a room. The gilded French chair with a chipping table next to it. A burlap covered seat with an aubusson pillow. A chandelier in every room; even if it’s a closet or a hallway. Everyday elegance; like setting a table with vintage china and fine stemware and an abundance of beautiful blooms is a favorite thing. Especially if it’s on an old weathered farm table in the middle of the woods with a chandelier hanging from the branches. I love creating that ambiance and inviting the conversations and laughs to linger a bit longer. You can find more on my blog French Country Cottage where I share decorating, DIY renovations and projects and french cottage inspired living.

A Snowy White-Themed tree

How tall is your tree?

It is 7.5 ft tall.

What type of tree is it?

This tree was part of Balsam Hill’s 2014 “12 Bloggers of Christmas” series. It’s a Frosted Fraser Fir.

What mix of ornaments did you use for this tree? 

I stayed fairly simple with this tree because I really wanted the snowy frosted branches to be the focal point. I added white ornaments in various sizes first and then tucked in red berry branches and twigs that I added a bit of frosting to so that their colors were softened. For the topper; I used a simple gilded raffia star.

How many ornaments did you use to achieve this look? 

I probably used about 80-100 ornaments for the tree and about 4 packages of the branches and berries.

How did you decide on the decorating theme of your tree?

I knew that I wanted something simple and elegant that didn’t overwhelm the beauty of the frosted tree and so a snowy white theme came to mind.

Is there something different you did for this tree that you particularly like?

Originally, I was going to stay very neutral with all whites for the this tree, but when I found the red berries at the last minute, I tucked a couple in the branches. I loved how they really brought a different look to the tree. Since they were fairly bright against the frosted look, a quick spray of faux snow did the trick to really make them feel like they truly fit in with the rest of the snow-laden branches in the tree.

If you love this look, check out Courtney’s Winter Pinecone Themed tree here

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