i should be mopping the floor: Blending Christmas Decor Styles

Monday, November 14, 2016

Blending Christmas Decor Styles

Today's post for Blending Christmas Decor Styles is brought to you by Tree Classics.

I've been working in our front room blending Christmas decor styles from vintage to classic. 
Come check out how it all came together below.

Blending Christmas Decor Styles | Mixing Christmas decorations from years of collections can be tricky. Here's a few tips to make it work seamlessly.
My collection of Christmas decor can best be described as a whole lot of hodge podge, y'all. I have inherited a great deal of my Christmas decorations from relatives...and I love putting it all out because it reminds me of those special people. And I've also added to my decor over the years, as well. Trying to mix my vintage items with my recent (more classic) items I've acquired is always a fun little challenge. This year, I've added a beautiful new tree from Tree Classics, as well as ornaments and a skirt to my front room decor. I mixed my new items with a lot of goodies I already had before and I'm really happy with how it all came together. 

Blending Christmas Decor Styles | Mixing Christmas decorations from years of collections can be tricky. Here's a few tips to make it work seamlessly.
The centerpiece of the room is this new Christmas tree that we really love. This Classic Fraser Fir Christmas Tree with Real-Feel ™and Clear LED Lights is from Tree Classics. It went together beautifully and really brought this room together. The ornaments are also from Tree Classics and are the Burgundy & Gold Ornament Set. And I'm also enjoying the Buttoned Up Quilted Velvet Skirt, also from Tree Classics. I mixed my burlap ribbon with red mesh ribbon, too, in order to tie in that vintage aspect that a lot of the other Christmas decor in the room has. It was a pretty subtle touch, but I'm happy with how it all came together. 

Blending Christmas Decor Styles | Mixing Christmas decorations from years of collections can be tricky. Here's a few tips to make it work seamlessly.
I've had this hearth for about 12 years now...I had it built for a previous home that didn't have a fireplace (and how would Santa get in, right?). In our last home, it was in our bedroom. But we have a bit more space here and it worked out well in this front room. I used my old metal stockings that I've had for years in here...they have both a classic and vintage feel to them. 

Blending Christmas Decor Styles | Mixing Christmas decorations from years of collections can be tricky. Here's a few tips to make it work seamlessly.
They have an aged patina on them that lends to that vintage feel.
I think the chunky berry garland really anchors these metal stockings.

Blending Christmas Decor Styles | Mixing Christmas decorations from years of collections can be tricky. Here's a few tips to make it work seamlessly.
I probably redid the piano area several times. I'm slightly nervous about it...I want it to look pretty as well as function well for us this year. We're having a Christmas piano recital over here for my kids' piano teacher (and all of her other students) in early December. Her daughter, Carlie (an amazing vocalist) will be performing, too. I'm beyond excited to be hosting this...and since this room is fairly open, it will be the perfect spot for our little Christmas concert.

Blending Christmas Decor Styles | Mixing Christmas decorations from years of collections can be tricky. Here's a few tips to make it work seamlessly.
I made the JOY sign last year (see its tutorial here). And my two ceramic vintage trees are some of my absolute favorite things ever. The larger tree used to belong to my mother. I remember it sitting in our entry hall during holidays as a kid. 

Blending Christmas Decor Styles | Mixing Christmas decorations from years of collections can be tricky. Here's a few tips to make it work seamlessly.
These vintage pillows coordinate with the chairs in here...and kind of bring that vintage vibe to these more classic-feeling chairs.

Blending Christmas Decor Styles | Mixing Christmas decorations from years of collections can be tricky. Here's a few tips to make it work seamlessly.

Blending Christmas Decor Styles | Mixing Christmas decorations from years of collections can be tricky. Here's a few tips to make it work seamlessly.

Blending Christmas Decor Styles | Mixing Christmas decorations from years of collections can be tricky. Here's a few tips to make it work seamlessly.
 Here's a nighttime shot of the entire space.

Blending Christmas Decor Styles | Mixing Christmas decorations from years of collections can be tricky. Here's a few tips to make it work seamlessly.
 I also love how the tree's lights reflect in the windows, too.

Blending Christmas Decor Styles | Mixing Christmas decorations from years of collections can be tricky. Here's a few tips to make it work seamlessly.
The ornament sets from Tree Classics were truly lovely. 
I received the Burgundy and Gold Collection.

Blending Christmas Decor Styles | Mixing Christmas decorations from years of collections can be tricky. Here's a few tips to make it work seamlessly.

Blending Christmas Decor Styles | Mixing Christmas decorations from years of collections can be tricky. Here's a few tips to make it work seamlessly.
Here's just a quick tip (from my days working in a floral shop): I like to use floral wire to secure all of my ribbons and mesh vertically to my Christmas trees.

Blending Christmas Decor Styles | Mixing Christmas decorations from years of collections can be tricky. Here's a few tips to make it work seamlessly.
I also like to layer my ornaments...and put some of them in the middle of the tree, working my way out. I think this achieves a great deal of depth to a Christmas tree. 

Blending Christmas Decor Styles | Mixing Christmas decorations from years of collections can be tricky. Here's a few tips to make it work seamlessly.
Loving all the glitter detail on some of the ornaments. 

Blending Christmas Decor Styles | Mixing Christmas decorations from years of collections can be tricky. Here's a few tips to make it work seamlessly.
And this sweet red finial has my heart. 

Blending Christmas Decor Styles | Mixing Christmas decorations from years of collections can be tricky. Here's a few tips to make it work seamlessly.
The bow on top is a mix of all of my ribbons and mesh. 
And my son insisted on the star (of course!). 

Blending Christmas Decor Styles | Mixing Christmas decorations from years of collections can be tricky. Here's a few tips to make it work seamlessly.
Merry Christmas, y'all!
Be sure to check out Tree Classics for lots of holiday inspiration.




9 comments:

  1. Beautiful tree and Christmas mantle!! The piano with the Joy sign looks amazing!! You did a spectacular job!! Thanks for the tip on the wire to keep the mesh in place. I bought mesh this past weekend to put on the tree this year. I always have ribbon, but found burlap/red mesh at Kirkland's that I couldn't pass up :) Love your decorations!!

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  2. I am like you and have a hodge podge of old Christmas decorations mixed with new ones. I love your old metal stockings. They're so cute and vintage. Your tree looks great too. I have some deco mesh I need to use it onmy tree this year.

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  3. This room is so great! And the recital you are hosting sounds magical! My daughter plays piano and that sounds like such a fun holiday gathering!

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  4. Your tree is simply amazing. Seeing these pictures makes me ready to get our Christmas decorations out already!! Beautifully done. Also those vintage ceramic trees are amazing My grandmother had those too. I wonder if I could find them still.

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  5. I'm usually not one for red and gold, but this looks lovely! I am in desperate need of new Christmas decor items. I'm going to hold out this year, then buy everything on sale for next year!

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  6. You have me so anxious to get out all of my Christmas Decorations! My style is a lot like yours, eclectic and rustic. I have a vintage ceramic Christmas tree that was also my mother's. So many great memories helping her set it up every year!

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  7. This room looks beautiful!! You are sweet to mention me. ;) Thank you!

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  8. Such amazing decorations! I especially love the piano. I just can't get into Christmas before Thanksgiving but I'm seeing so many inspiring rooms, I might need to dig out my Christmas stuff early this year.

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  9. i love it! My christmas decorations are the same way - a mix of all different things! But i love how it all comes together!

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