Our 4th Tree in the 12 Trees this year- inspired by olive green velvet ribbon Christmas tree.
Sometimes you find one thing that inspires an entire look for a Christmas tree. Maybe it is a set of ornaments that have the perfect color, a set of stockings that inspires your color palette for the tree or something like a delicious velvet ribbon in the most lovely shade of olive green. Today I am sharing our 4th Tree in the French Country Cottage 12 Trees of Christmas- and it is all about olive green velvet goodness and a most charming tree.
Olive Green Velvet Christmas Tree
Just saying that inspires me- olive green and velvety goodness. In a chunky delicious ribbon that has a perfect drape? Yes please- velvet ribbon dreams do come true. I ordered this ribbon on a whim. I was looking for a beautiful green velvet and bumped into a couple different ones that had lovely looking shades online- but when they arrived- no bueno. Much too bold in tone and saturation. But this one… this olive green velvet one arrived and it was instant love & I placed an order for a couple more.
I started out with a different color ribbon on this tree. And it just wasn’t working for me. No matter what I did – I wasn’t happy with something and decided that it might be that ribbon. I took it off the tree and kept going with the ornaments and then decided to try the green velvet. And just see how it looked. As you can see- I decided it was a winner.
Gold, White, Blush & Olive Green
A random mix of colors are on this tree. There are some vintage ornaments tucked in but it is mostly Balsam Hill Gold Tonal, Blush Mercury Glass and Essential White ornaments.
Brewer Spruce Christmas Tree
The Brewer Spruce has long been one of my favorite trees at Balsam Hill. It has the most charming wispy branches and dainty foliage and it is a perfect shade of green. I also love the shape it has- it has a lot of charm and sweetness.
What I love: Dainty, delicate foliage that is wispy creates a perfect tree for those who love old fashioned classic charm.
Layering and Adding Ribbons
I layered the ornaments on the tree and grouped them in various sizes. The thing I love about the Tonal Ornaments is that they are all the same color family- but in various shades and finishes which really lends a collected look to the tree. After the ornaments were in place, I then tucked the ribbons in place after. For the ribbons, I simply tied a long bow with extra long ends and set them on the branches. And then added the tiny ornaments as needed.
I included some tiny mercury glass baubles and paper ornaments for a touch of whimsy. You might remember that I love to have something unexpected or unique on each tree that adds a little bit of a whimsical feeling.
I will confess that I am missing quite a few of the pretty packages there were supposed to be under this tree. Shipping issues again and they have not arrived. So I used what I had on hand and tied them with the velvet ribbons to echo the color palette and charm.
Shop the Look
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Coming Your Way
I popped into the thrift store yesterday and found the most amazing vintage tree skirt that is inspiring me today- so stay tuned for another green look coming your way. And coming your way tomorrow our 5th tree in the series- a very merry vintage inspired tree- and on Sunday it is all about a closer look at this mantel and garland.
To see more Christmas tree inspiration- you can find that HERE.
What do you think of how this tree turned out?