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Shades of Winter White Christmas & Balsam Hill 12 bloggers

A little sprinkle of Christmas magic on a tree touched with frosty snow.

This frosted Christmas tree started out with a simple idea from a simple 
theme this year- Shades of Wintery White.

Balsam Hill's 12 Bloggers of Christmas is such a wonderful tour every year- 

and this year- they decided to mix it up a bit and do something fun and
give each blogger a 'theme' or inspiration to base their tree decor off of-
and for this tree- it was Winter White.

Winter White brings to mind snow topped mountains, sugar sprinkled pines

and hot cocoa by the fire outside.

And it also makes me think of a quintessentially charming & elegant French style -
 where it is all about layers of patina and muted colors telling the story.
One that has shades of white, cream, palest of blues and grays and more all
 mingling together.
And since my living room Christmas tree is generally a 
frosted golden glowing beauty
this was a perfect theme for me this year.

The Winter White decorating theme at Balsam Hill is full of
 icy whites, silvers and shimmery touches.
Think- snowflakes, baubles topped with icicles, frosted branches and 
strands of rhinestone beads. 

I started with a frosty tree-
 the brand new Frosted Yukon Spruce

This frosted tree has a slightly wonky and unique tree shape- 
much like a tree you would find in nature.
It is a narrow profile- which means it doesn't take up as much space as some of those chubby trees
and so it is perfect for adding nearly anywhere. 

It is the imperfect profile that makes it such a cutie-with are deeper for hanging chunky ornaments
and filling them in- and then there is that sprinkle of snow...
 it is heavily flocked with that beautiful snow.
And when you turn it on- it absolutely glows and fills the room with warm light.

A secret... between you and me- I almost left it mostly bare.
Because that frosted Spruce looked absolutely incredible just as it was when I first it up.

But I had those gorgeous Winter White elements to add - and they are beyond so pretty.
I started with these Winter White Ornaments

With the Winter Whites- I decided to warm them up a bit with a few golds.
I used new French Country Gold ornaments- as well as the Beaded Gold ornaments
along with a few others from other sets. 

For a touch of whimsy, I draped the branches 
with layers of beaded &  rhinestone garlands.

Garlands are one of my favorite touches on a tree- they are so simple
and elegant and even a bare tree with just twinkle lights and beads has a huge amount of charm.

Another favorite tip is to use simple unadorned ornaments along with the 
delicate, detailed exquisite ones.
Some of my favorites are the matte and glossy European Essentials in white.
mixed in with the delicious details- they add a sweet touch and balance.

Though this tree is a a tad more simple than ones I have done in the past-
I am finding myself yearning for that simplicity - and simple elegance.

Of course- on the opposite side of simplicity- this is just one of the trees that are twinkling away 
already this season- haha- so stay tuned for much more very soon.

And something exciting- 
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And coming your way on Wednesday

more of that Winter White decor in the living room
and a closer look at the mantel.

As well- Don't miss following Balsam Hill on FB and Instagram
they are running  a 12 Days of Giveaways starting today you can find out more 

Don't miss what my friends are sharing today too

Happy holiday decorating everyone!

* I am Balsam Hill's Brand Ambassador but all opinions and my love of Balsam Hill are my own.


  1. I always look forward to seeing your trees. You create pure magic in every single one of your photos. I want to climb into all of them and just hang out there all day. So lovely, friend!

    xo Michael

  2. Courtney I love the frosted Yukon and how you've decorated it! Oh so beautiful and charming!

  3. Just absolutely gorgeous! Love the Yukon Spruce and the decorations are so lovely. What a special ambience it makes in your home.

  4. Your photographing is PRISTINE, Courtney!

    Cheers to Tuesday!