Part II in the Christmas On the V Side story... The Tree.
Our tree is simple. Nothing loud, overly sparkly, glittery or overdone.
It's Rustic, Muted, Natural, a little Vintage... HOME. :)
A little wired burlap ribbon woven in warms things up...
...and some vintage mercury glass
paired with some old-style faceted glass ornaments catch the light and add a *hint* of sparkle, without screaming "bright metallic look at me!" ;)
(sorry this pic is a little hard to see)
The Redhead helped Dad hoist the star onto the top of the tree this year. I love that this star combines the natural, rustic grapevine with the soft white lights throughout the rest of the tree. Red screamed and clapped when she realized it lit up. So cute. :)
Muted gold grapevine star ornaments and a string of garland complete the look, with a few ornaments from our childhood mixed in.
Our tree isn't huge, fancy, dripping in ornaments or blinding anyone with metallic shine.
It's simple, it's cozy, and most of all, it's HOME. :)