Soooo excited for today! It’s my very first Christmas tour of the season and I’m participating in the Holiday Home Tour, hosted by 11 Magnolia Lane, and Evolution of Style, and we are sharing different spaces in our home all week. A huge WELCOME to any newbies coming from The Pink Clutch Blog with Paige. She’s so fun and I love her style! This time of year is busy BUT festive and. filled with joy and magical memories being made. It’s especially wonderful this year as we’ve moved from Vancouver, WA to Lexington, SC and LIFE IS GOOD! Your first Christmas in a new home is always special. Today I’m sharing the very first space you walk in to, in our new home…my entry way with spa blue Christmas tree.
Gracie and I would like to virtually invite you to enter into our entry. Funny note…I forgot to grab the red ribbon on Saturday for my front porch and so I just photoshopped all this red ribbon onto the wreath and trees and on to Gracie too….ha! I’ll change it out tomorrow. 🙂
(Set of trees | Similar mat | wreath from HomeGoods | Wreath Door Hanger | Gift Box)
Immediately to your right, I have a tradition of placing all my pretty mercury glass trees along my entry table and they all light up at night! It’s so magical!
(Glass Trees | Mirror | Faux Fur Runner)
I’ll probably do something completely different next year but I’ve loved displaying this elegant forest of trees.
I made this cute little swag for my favorite mirror. Just grab some garland, Christmas floral picks, and some pretty ribbon. Twist that floral wire and make it all look right. Maybe you keep it simple or fill it like crazy or somewhere in between. They are fun to make. I hang mine with 3M sticky hooks. Make sure to let it stick for a few hours (follow directions) before you hang the swag on it so that it doesn’t crash. I may or may not be speaking from experience (wink wink) – last year.
This collection of gift boxes and gift wrap from (Sugar Paper for Target last year) was so gorgeous and I wish they were selling it again this year. Sadly, they’re not BUT click on that link because they have gorgeous options this year. I couldn’t believe they were launching this collection the same year I’d decided to use this spa blue color for my entry. Talk about meant to be!!!
While I prefer a large, fuller tree, this space (and just like my last space) could only fit a slim tree. My 12′ slim flocked tree is so tall and perfect for any tall entry but I’ll have to photograph it in 2 or more shots.
I grabbed the most gorgeous Christmas ribbon (see this post) and layered it with a mesh tinsel ribbon for an extra touch and then tucked it from top to bottom, in a diagonal twisting fashion. You can clip your ribbon there if you want but my tree is so tight that it stuck in their just fine.
I love mixing the champagnes and golds and silvers throughout my tree. It gives it so much more dimension.
These spa blue poinsettias here look perfect mixed with white Christmas floral.
This is a sparkly tree topper from Target last year but they have other pretty ones HERE.
Last year I used really thick garlands for my stairs and I looooved them. However, the family that built our home 2 years ago, and then sold it to us, didn’t put outlets up the stair case or at the beginning and end either. EEK!!!
Instead, I chose some simple flocked unlit garlands that I could easily wrap some battery-operated lights around.
It’s worked perfectly and was easy to strap to the banisters with clear zip ties.
Use the same ribbon you’re using on your entry tree OR if you don’t have an entry tree, use a beautiful neutral ribbon to make bows and place throughout the banister.
Another tip: If you use red in your other trees then you can choose red on your banister. Or if you use blue or gold, etc…use that color to help it look seamless.
I love this view at the top and I’m thrilled with this chandelier we put in the entry!
See that tree in the right corner? We never found the other one after the move, as they used to sit on my front porch, so why not stick another tree in the entry? Ha! I’ll prob move it into the dining room.
I’m so grateful to have been able to find a home when we moved here that had a tall entry for my very tall tree, as we’d built our last home with an open tall entry in mind and were excited for a tall tree in the entry. As building would’ve taken almost 2 years, we really lucked out when we found this home. It’s the little things! I would’ve hated to have gotten rid of this tree or my entry mirror. Glad it worked out.
Ok there are some fabulous homes to continue to visit on our tour today! Please hop on over next to Home By Heidi and see her gorgeous home!
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