December 19, 2011

Faux Vintage Christmas Tree

I've been so busy getting ready for the holidays around here, that I haven't had the chance to share what I've been working on.  Namely, my holiday decorations.  I still haven't photographed everything, but here's a look at one of my Christmas trees for this year (yes "one" as in I have more than one tree this year!)

I like to change things up a little from year to year, and after two gold and red color schemes in 2009 and 2010, I decided to do something more colorful for this year's Christmas decorations.  This year, I'm having a colorful, vintage inspired Christmas!

After Christmas last year, I picked up a 5-foot tree on clearance at Walmart.  We always get a real tree for our family room, but I got this second faux-tree for our living room.  I've always loved how pretty houses look with a decorated tree in their front window and couldn't resist putting it up.  Plus, I love being greeted by it when I walk in the front door.



We saved the real vintage ornaments for our family room tree (more on that later), so this tree got decked out in what I think are vintagy looking ornaments.  Really, they are just ornaments from Target that I picked up for super cheap after Christmas last year but I think their bright colors have a vintage look.  I was inspired to pick them up after the colorful vintage Christmas mood board I put together last year.

Here's how the tree looks at night:



The tree's skinny little trunk is a total giveaway that this tree is a fake, so I tried to disguise it by placing a cute little animated Snoopy (a gargae sale find) and animated singing Santa (a gift) in front.

But the best under the tree decoration is my little Santa Paws, all decked out in his holiday frock:



If you read this blog regularly, you know I'm no stranger to dressing up my pooch so save the crazy dog owner comments!

So that's my faux vintage Christmas tree?  What do you think, was I able to pull off the vintage vibe?  I'll be sharing the rest of my colorful and vintage inspired decor later this week once I actually take some photos of it!

1 comment:

Chelsea @ {twotwentyone} said...

Very pretty! Looks a lot like our tree. I really want a white Christmas tree because I think our jewel-toned glass ornaments will really pop.

Your pup looks so cute! Our dog hates outfits.