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I am one of those people who starts decorating for the holidays (and playing all of the Christmas music!) the day after Thanksgiving. I love the holidays – and having a Christmas tree makes me so happy! Last year I didn’t do a tree. The year before I had got a natural tree and it was a disaster with my cat. But not having a tree just felt sad! So this year I bought an artificial (pre-lit – so convenient!!!) tree from Pier 1 Imports. I decided to go with an all white theme… layering a beaded tree collar over a faux fur tree skirt… and then adding two of these white beaded garlands and an assortment of all white/silver/glass ornaments. To keep it interesting, I played with a lot of different textures… the feather swans, the mirrored stars, antiqued Santa Claus… etc! (And who can resist a snowman wearing a straw hat!?)
It can be tricky to decorate for the holidays (and find room for a tree) when you live in such a small space, but I’m thrilled with how it turned out. My tree is 6 feet tall which I think is the perfect size for a studio apartment. Any bigger would overpower my space, but any smaller would just be too small! My tree is currently sold out online, but Pier 1 has a huge selection of trees available here… there are so many great options!
Tree Details: Pre-Lit Christmas Tree (see more trees here!) // Beaded Gold & Silver Tree Collar // Snow Leopard Faux Fur Tree Skirt // White Beaded Garlands // Santa Claus Ornaments // Rustic Snowman Ornaments // Mirrored Star Ornaments // Rustic Twig Snowflake Ornaments // White Glitter Shell Ornaments // Feather Swan Ornaments // Gilded Royale Champagne Flutes // Gold Star Topper
I started with the pre-lit tree (+ beaded tree collar) and went from there! Setup was a breeze. The tree came in three parts, I put it together in minutes… and because of the pole to pole technology you only need to plug it in once to light all three parts.
My cousin came over on Sunday to help me put the final touches on the tree. I pulled out a bottle of champagne and these gorgeous gold-rimmed champagne flutes… aren’t they pretty! I have so much glassware from Pier1 – the quality is great and the prices are always fantastic.. (can you believe these are only $8 each!?)
While we’re on non-tree related things, I also picked up this embossed birch wrapping paper and these furry wine bottle covers for my holiday gifts. Pier 1 really just does have everything a person needs for the holidays… from the tree + all the trimmings, to glassware and entertaining essentials, to gift wrap!
If I had to choose a favorite ornament it would probably be these mirrored stars. I love that they add a multi-dimensional effect to the tree since they are reflective.
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