As promised, here's more from the Park Hill Home open house. Let's take a closer look at the tree inspiration. You'll find a little bit of everything in this post from elegant to rustic. Let's start at the front and work our way around. As you walk in the door to the right is a tree that has...
Positively gone to the birds! Cute bird seed wreaths adorn this feathered friend lover's tree along with bird's nests and pops of red. After the season is over, hang the birdseed wreaths on tree branches outside. The bird's in your neighborhood will love you back. Here's a DIY birdseed ornament tutorial from Kimba if you are feeling crafty!
Following the natural theme, here's a tree for all the gardeners. Dried hydrangeas, red and green berries and sticks can be gathered from your yard (or your neighbor's yard, shhhh). Then add touches of glam with glass and bead acorns and pretty ribbon.
If you just aren't into the reds and greens of the seasons, this earth colored tree may be the inspiration you need. Look closely and you may see a partridge or two in this elegant tree.
Time to head up stairs. We have two lovely trees left to see. I love the lanterns lined up the stairs with magnolia garland and bows draped ever so carefully along the way. See the beauty at the top? I think it's my absolute favorite of all.
I love the juxtaposition of nature and bling/shiny and old. Oh my! I bought the star topper (made from old barn wood) for our tree. Only $7.50, how could I pass it up?
As you take a closer look you can see the tiny boxwood wreaths (similar to Garnet Hill but much cheaper) tucked here and there with pine cones and red berries.
Old postcards depicting the 12 Days of Christmas are framed out in distressed red frames and hung with twine. I see another inspiration for a thrifty craft project somewhere in here.
Did you notice the burlap and bird's nests? Be still my heart! Did I mention I love this tree? LOVE. I don't think I can get away with a tree just like this. I have a 7yo to please for now. This will be filed for future years for sure.
I'm also in love with this tree. This picture does it no justice. It is inspiring in more ways than one. It is stunning with metallic grays and browns, pretty ribbons and...
Beautiful words of inspiration including my two favorites, BELIEVE and DREAM.
The varying metal crosses are a sweet way to remember the reason for the season. Divine! I'm just a one Christmas tree kind of gal or I'd be the queen of copy of this beauty as well.
I hope you enjoyed the Christmas tree inspiration from my favorite local boutique. Which theme inspired you the most?
~Southern Fried Gal