Cute Little Cottage Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree...Oh Christmas Tree...

Here is our Christmas Tree.

To be totally honest, while I love the way my tree turned out, I was a little sad this year about this little guy.Don't get me wrong this tree will do just fine and by no means am I ungreatful.It's just....Travis & I have had a tradition each year that we've been in our home.  We normally head on out to a local tree farm on the day after Thanksgiving.and cut down a fresh tree.  A big ol 9 foot pleasantly plump classic tree!Well.....needless to say that tradition didn't happen this year:(

Our home is still.......on the market to be sold as some of you know.So, we didn't know if having a real tree on our new carpet was such a great idea.And, I really didn't want to move my big wooden table and try to find another place for it in our home right now, nor did I want to store it.

That is when I came up with this idea.Why not by a fairly small artificial tree and set it on top of the table?So, that's just what I did.
We have 10 foot ceilings so even though the tree is still 6.5 ft tall it looks pretty small in the room.I didn't invest a lot of money into a large artifical tree because frankly,I want to go back to our old tradition someday.(And I totally miss that fresh Christmas Tree smell when I walk in the door every night!)

I wrapped a few votives in ribbon and placed them at the base of the treeto add some ambiance at night.  And, I told you..I am all about red ribbon this year.I added small touches in each room to help tie our overall look together.It was really simple and inexpensive and I think it helped add that festive cottage touchI was looking for this holiday season!

My ornaments I have collected over the last few years.Most are from Dwellings.  A few of the wooden snowflakes are from Target last year.

I also added some gingham ribbon bows to the tree.

I think this poor little guy is starting to feel a little lonely.It's time a started wrapping presents to put under the tree!Stop back tomorrow.I will be posting our Holiday Tour of our Home!

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