Buying Christmas ornaments in spring may seem odd to some people, but not to me. If you collect vintage Christmas decor, the off-season is often the very best time to buy. Take it from a seasoned antique/flea market/thrift store shopper – I know what I am talking about. Through the years and 100 Christmas trees later, I have learned a few things about collecting vintage Christmas decorations. These are my top 10 tips!
White Christmas trees have a natural elegance that makes them look right at home with almost any decorating style. To celebrate the enchanting beauty of these snow-inspired trees, we’ve asked the help of some of our favorite bloggers.
Each blogger in our Treetopia White Tree Mystery campaign received a Treetopia white Christmas tree of their choice to dress up any way they wished. The decorated trees were then featured in each blogger’s respective site, along with a fun contest for loyal blog fans. Some eagle-eyed readers who correctly identified the featured artificial Christmas tree became lucky winners of a $100 Treetopia Gift Card!
Here are some of the gorgeous white trees decorated by our talented blogger friends. Please note that some of contests are still on-going, so we can only reveal the Treetopia trees from concluded contests.
Our very own blog ambassador kicked things off with a white Christmas tree dressed in a colorful south-of-the-border style. In a previous post, Jennifer explained that her Feliz Navidad tree is an extension of their family’s tradition of celebrating Christmas with a hearty Tex-Mex feast.
Shimmering, silvery tinsel can make your Christmas tree look dazzling and festive. It might take a bit more effort putting it up, but it is well worth it! We are mad about these fancy strands and the way they bring us back in time to traditional Christmases past. We’ll talk more about great decorating ideas using tinsel, and as a special treat, we will show you how to dress up your Treetopia Shimmering Silver Pencil tree.
Putting tinsel on the tree
Invented in Germany in 1610, tinsel was originally intended to mimic the look of icicles and enhance the flickering lights of candles on the tree. To achieve this effect on a traditional Christmas tree, start by making sure all your ornaments are in place and then switch on your tree lights.
Beginning at the top of the tree, take two or three strands of tinsel at a time and place them gently on the outer needle tips. Make sure the tinsel strands are spaced evenly apart. Don’t simply place strands of tinsel carelessly or you’ll end up with clumps of tangled tinsel which makes your tree look sloppy. Do take your time and enjoy this simple, once-a-year pleasure.
Using other tinsel décor in the home
To add sparkle to your holiday table, fill clear glass vases and bowls with tinsel and display them as is, or add in poinsettias and hollies. To add pizazz to your table settings, roll up flatware in a cloth napkin and wrap the bundle with a single strand of tinsel tied in a neat little bow or secure with thread and a white tinsel pompom.
Around the house, you may drape tinsel around headboards and mirrors, or tack them to windows or door frames. But take extra precaution if you have young children or pets in your home. These can get snagged and cause injuries.
Decorating your Shimmering Silver Pencil tree
This slim and sleek Treetopia Christmas tree is bursting with glittery light-reflecting needles, making it a tinsel-lover’s dream! With a traditional green tree, the focus is on the ornaments, but with a silver tree like this, you’ll want all of the attention on its sparkling branches.
Decorate this slim tree with small colorful glass Christmas balls or with any themed ornaments, but do so in moderation to avoid overwhelming the tree. Adorning your tree with vintage ornaments creates a stylish look and is an elegant homage to the aluminum trees of the 1950’s. Christmas tree decorating need not be complicated. You can jazz up your home instantly with this radiant beauty.
If you have suggestions on how to decorate your home with shiny, dazzling tinsel, share your ideas or photos with us on the comments section.
The Christmas tree is the centerpiece of your holiday home, but deciding how to decorate it can be a challenge. Be inspired by these design ideas and give your Christmas tree the stylish and festive look you’ve always wanted.
1. Traditional Look
When it comes to Christmas tree decorating, traditional red-and-green is a classic look that will never go out of style. For a great back-to-basics look, start with a lush green Christmas tree with a full silhouette, such as the Treetopia Alexander Fir Christmas Tree. This tree is available pre-lit with clear lights, which spares you the trouble of having to install your own lights.
Decorate it with an eclectic mix of ornaments using a predominantly red-and-white color palette. Make sure to choose glass ball ornaments in solid colors, and use iconic holiday décor staples like Santa, candy canes, snowflakes, and stockings. Sprigs of winterberries, clip-on poinsettias, and red-and-gold ribbons add texture to your tree, making it look warmer and more inviting.
One look at the surrounding scenery and you can tell that fall is Mother Nature’s fashion show. Trees, leaves, and entire landscapes flaunt a dazzling palette of red, orange, yellow, and brown. Capture the glory of the season and liven up your home with an artificial tree that reflects fall’s kaleidoscope of colors. Treetopia’s line of orange and brown trees packs a powerful visual punch that elevates your home design to new and exciting heights.
1. Fall Theme: Green and Brown on Orange
Follow through with the fall look by decorating your orange tree with items and colors from nature. According to basic color theory, orange and green are analogous colors, meaning they share a common primary color, which, in this case, is yellow. This bold combination projects a youthful energy that suits your daring and spirited design style.
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