The tree is decorated!
It was done in three parts, due to our busy week! David picked out a splendid fir this year, with a lovely, fairly narrow profile and some quirky bits (extra long branches here and there!) that are very charming.
I decorate our tree with all our collected new and vintage ornaments. To balance all the different colours, I start with a generous swath of white garland and then I fill in the blanks with white and green balls.
My Christmas colours are green and mocha and white and silver (with a little vintage mustard yellow). It sounds like an odd combination, but has a very historical feel and works with the room, which is currently white/cream and mocha brown and green. When I've bought new ornaments, I've tried to keep them historical/vintage looking and also in this colour range. We have the odd red or blue or orange ornament, but I don't sweat it (I sometimes just tuck them in less obvious places)!
Everyone enjoys looking at our varied ornaments and I think our tree has a lot of character. The historical look is helped along by two strands of pearl bead garland (I need to get more) which remind me of my grandparents' trees from childhood. We have a lighted white star on top, which is vintage.
The white and silver helps to calm all the miscellaneous colours down too! I don't care for themed trees, although I would love to have white lights (David insists on coloured lights, and since he rarely expresses a decorating opinion, I don't argue!).
Our new linen tree skirt is lovely and Biscuit adores it. He has been sleeping on it, so it is usually askew. I will show you a close-up later.
I am off work this afternoon as we are heading out to Lake Louise (two hours away, in the Rocky Mountains) for David's company Christmas party at the glorious Post Hotel & Spa. I can't wait!