Today I visited my friends home and….her tree is up! All the trimmings, everything. They are going on vacation soon and thought they would get some festive time with their tree for the kids sake. So, after seeing this beautiful image in Australian Home Beautiful I am itching more to put ours up. The simplicity of this tree and the handmade factor it embodies is something I am looking at re creating this year – but where will I put the tree?
This is the space I am thinking of.
The photo is a bit dark, I know, but our little Mason (3) was asleep after a long morning and raining, so I didn’t use the flash…anyway…
The living room has been changed around since last Christmas and I would have loved to put the tree on the opposite of these doors, but the TV unit is there and I don’t think Mic is keen on adjusting the cables etc to accommodate the tree.
This was last years tree…and the only decorating I pretty much done because of the mammoth painting project we had on. This is also where I would love to have the tree (you can see there is no doors here then…and no TV unit!). Our tree wont have as much colour on it this year as I mentioned in a previous post that it will be white, silver and gold, with linen too. I really want that handmade feel and I always think these are the kind of decorations that Declan (5) and Mason (3) will remember more…not heaps of store bought ones that all look the same.
I plan on getting them to make their own one each year.
Pottery Barn Now, I would love to have the tree beside a roaring fire will mulled wine simmering on the stove…but it will be beside the wide open French doors with cold home made Irish Cream in chilled glasses instead.