It is hard to believe that Christmas 2020 is already wrapped up and we are just a few days away from a brand new year.
This holiday season has been a whirlwind. Though I started putting up trees and decking the halls extra early this year- it surprised me when I saw that the calendar was already showing Christmas just a week away and there were a few things that didn’t get shared this year. which always seems to be the case. One of them was a recap of the 12 Trees of Christmas.
2020 just seemed to call for Extra Christmas magic. And extra Christmas color. My trees this year were more colorful and bold than I have done in several years- and yes, vintage inspired colorful lights even appeared on the greenhouse and barn.
I mean- who am I? Vintage style colorful lights on the barn? haha. This is the first year we have had colorful lights outside in probably 20 years. I kid you not.
But you guys needed all that color and mixing it up too. I can’t tell you how many comments I got about how much you loved this series and seeing all the different Christmas trees at French Country Cottage this year. Usually, I am far more muted and grab my go -to ornaments and looks and make a few tweaks but nothing crazy. But to be honest, I really needed to simmer and soak up all that Christmas magic more than ever this year.
While working on the first red traditional tree of the season- (in July!) I started out adding just a bit of this and that. And stepped back- and it just wasn’t enough. So a bit more and a bit more and before I knew it- it was layered in beautiful bold colors and ornaments and was such a happy tree and just seeing a tree twinkling away in July full of so much joy and color made me so happy.
That was when I knew this year- Christmas was going to be far more colorful. From bold color to layers of several colors to vintage colors- along with my favorite muted gilded looks and French inspired trees too. I even questioned if doing 12 trees was enough to show all I had in mind.
Truth be told- I decorated more than 12 trees this holiday season. And I also created several videos. You might remember my phone pooping out on me and not turning on while working on filming a video. It was less than a year old just quit one day. I had to wait to go to Apple to have one of their geniuses help me -and unfortunately allllll the videos and photos I had were gone when they got the phone to work. And – yes, I have the cloud- it just was not backing up as it was supposed to. Pretty much par for the course for 2020, right?
So I will work on those for next year- and for now- here are all of the 12 Trees together in one post so that you can come back and delve into this anytime during the year when you need a little Christmas magic and inspiration. I also shared several videos on Instagram showing close up details of these stylings.
If you missed it- I did 2 video series for Balsam Hill based off of some of these trees as well. How to Decorate Frosted Trees and How to Decorate Slim Trees. Each video shows 3 different looks for each type of tree and tips on what to consider when decorating them and also has a couple of DIY ornaments that you can make.
Stay tuned for a winter table idea for NYE at home coming your way tomorrow.
Happy almost 2021 everyone!