Last year I got a big beautiful real tree in a pot so I could replant it in my yard after Christmas was over. Well, it did not live after I planted it and it made me so sad. I decided to just put up my old faux tree this year instead of going through all the fuss again. I need to get over the grief of losing my tree, but maybe next year I will try another potted one again.
I went out last year and bought a bunch of new ornaments and decor at the after Christmas sales for 50% and 75% off. It was so fun to put up all my new things this year. I had said last year when I did my tree, all the red just didn't look right in my living room. It clashed with all the soft tones in the room. I had planned ahead that I was going to do a more neutral theme this year, like this pic I had posted and this one.
So I stuck with whites, golds, and silvers.
I love how it turned out, just like I envisioned.
I wrapped burlap around the bottom of it and used burlap garland.
I got the finial below off of Ebay.
It's hard to tell, but it's pretty old and has sat atop many a tree over the years.
Hope you're having a wonderful holiday season!
There has only been one Christmas, the rest are anniversaries.