Get excited. Today I’m sharing our 2018 flocked Christmas tree!
Before I get to the Christmas tree, I wanted to show you how I decorated the board and batten wall across from our built-in coat lockers. You see this wall when you’re coming from the front door to the living room and kitchen so I figured it needed a little Christmas cheer.
I got the felted wool mistletoe garland and wreath last year during a sale. The red and white felt ball garland was also a sale purchase– I want to say I scored each strand (there’s two in this photo) for $10 each.
I love the felted wool because it’s so classic and timeless– I can’t see it ever going out of style.
Now onto the tree!
Last year, was my first year with this flocked tree. I was so awestruck by its beauty that I added some picks in it and called it a day. But this year I thought I should up my game a little, so I added some silver and red mercury glass ornaments.
I got the ornaments from HomeGoods. I’m sure the cashier wanted to strangle me when I waltzed up with that many breakables to wrap. But I think I surprised her by wrapping the ornaments while she rang them up. And seriously, they’re gorgeous, substantial glass ornaments for the price. I’d believe it if I saw the same ornaments priced at $15 each at Pottery Barn. Oh, and I dropped one from at least 4 feet up, and nothing happened to it.
Some of you may be thinking, “Wow, glass ornaments with a 9 month old baby. Ballsy, Chelsea.” BUT Emmett hasn’t shown much interest in the tree. And I figure next year he’ll be way more into it so I need to seize this moment and do glass ornaments this year.
I had to share this photo of Emmett taking his short morning nap in front of the tree the other day.