Welcome to the 2019 Festival Of Trees Blog tour, where I am sharing our Prairie House Christmas tree, and am joining with several other talented friends who will be sharing theirs as well!
Hey friends! Isn’t Christmas just the most wonderful time of the year? I just love how festive everything is, and we have been enjoying our first Christmas season in our new home and our new home town of Round Rock, Texas. Today I have a very special treat for you, as I am joining some other talented ladies to bring you a Festival Of Trees blog hop. This is hosted by the wonderful Susie over at The Chelsea Project, and I am so honored that she invited me to join the tour! You will find links to all of the beautiful trees at the bottom of this post, so be sure to check them out! We have all been working hard to bring you some wonderful Christmas tree inspiration.
If you are new here to Sweet Parrish Place, welcome, I am so happy to have you! A little about me, we recently relocated halfway across the country, from West Virginia, where I have lived my entire life, to Texas. We bought a house and moved in back in July, and have been very busy working to make our new house a home. Within weeks of taking ownership of our yellow prairie house (as we lovingly refer to it), we began a major kitchen renovation, and you can read all about it right here. I am happy to report that our new kitchen is a dream come true for me, so I hope you get a chance to check it out!
If you follow me on Instagram, you might already know that our house is still a major work in progress and is not fully furnished. So I am actually not going all out for Christmas this year. And actually, this room where we have our Christmas tree this year is our front room which you enter through the front door. It is actually not furnished yet, so I did some creative moving things around just for the Christmas season to make it feel a little more like home. But by this time next year, this area will have some comfy chairs and a coffee table, and the other end of the room will have a dining table. So my Christmas tour next year will be a lot different.
Miraculously, these vintage windows were unscathed during our journey from West Virginia, and I decided to hang them here for the time being. They spent many months propped up against the wall with no home when we first moved in. This table and chair are just place fillers right now, but I am currently on the hunt for some cozy chairs to add to this room.
Our Christmas Tree is a flocked tree that we purchased from Lowes a few years back, and it has been a wonderful tree. So easy to assemble and it lights right up when you plug it all together, so stringing lights all over it. And I love the lights that are a bit larger than traditional lights.
This year, because we have had so many expenses with the renovation and we have been purchasing quite a bit of furniture, I set out on a mission to decorate my tree this year without buying anything new. I purged at least half of my Christmas decor before we moved, and one of the things I got rid of was my tree skirt. So I wrapped a vintage plaid wool throw that I thrifted back in WV under the tree, along with some pretty boxes I picked up at Marshalls. These are currently empty, but will be used to put actual gifts in at some point.
This year, cut up some long strips of this red and white striped ribbon and just tucked it in here and there and jhushed it a little. I just gathered the ribbon in the middle and kind of twisted it so that both of the front sides of the ribbon were showing, and tucked them into the branches of the tree. I placed sprigs of red berries into branches all over the tree as well. And the rest of the ornaments are all in the red, white, or metallic color family.
This wall you see here with the bench is going to get a little love sometime soon. I plan to add an accent wall here with hooks that we can hang jackets and bags on. And I will probably add a different bench with some cubbies underneath. This bench pictured here used to be at our dining table back in WV, and when we first moved in, I put it on our front porch and I loved it there, but decided to bring it in for winter.
We don’t have a fireplace in our new home (bummer), so I needed a spot to hang stockings. this will do for this year. Maybe one day we will add some type of fireplace or mantel, because I sure miss having one!
This top hat is the only new thing I purchased for our tree this year. I found this hat at Walmart, and I fell in love with it at first sight. I love the whimsical vibe it adds to our tree!
I hope you enjoyed seeing my tree this year, and I am going to try to bring you more of my Christmas home very soon. I mean, I have to share our brand new kitchen and breakfast room all decorated for Christmas too, right? Please don’t forget to check out the other talented bloggers who are sharing their Christmas trees. I can’t wait to check them all out myself, it looks like we are all in for a treat! I hope you have a Merry and Bright Christmas season!
And for more Christmas tree inspiration, please visit these fabulous bloggers. Simply click the blog name below each picture to access the link.
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