Decorating Our Mini Christmas Tree & Giveaway Winner!

Friday, December 5, 2014

It's Friday!  I hope you've all enjoyed a lovely week so far!  It's time to announce the winner of the delicious Ferrero Rocher giveaway!  Thank you so much to eveyone who entered.  I loved reading each of your comments and hearing what you're looking forward to the most this holiday season.  The lucky winner is....

Congrats, Sabrina!

This week I took some time to decorate the mini tree in our family room.  The large tree is in the living room and though I absolutely love it, there is just something about mini trees that I completely adore, so we get one every year and place it in the family room.   The tree sits in a vintage maple syrup bucket, the perfect little base.  We don't go all out with the decorations, a simple strand of gold beads is usually it, but this year, we also added some beautiful (and sparkly) ornaments, just a select few.

Next to the mini Christmas tree is a tree stump (fun fact: the stump is from my husband's parents backyard.  One of their trees had to be cut down because it was dead, so we brought the stump home with us the last time we were there visiting!).  A small rug from HomeSense draped over the stump adds a touch of coziness....though I'm not too sure that it's a wise decision to encourage drinking hot chocolate over a white rug, you can't help but to feel the urge to do just that while sitting next to the fire!

White rug - HomeSense, ornaments c/o Rona, ribbon - Michaels

A few presents wrapped in kraft paper and adorned with some purple satin ribbon, some twine and fresh greenery and you have yourself a little holiday corner!

White rug - HomeSense, ornaments c/o Rona, ribbon - Michaels


There aren't any lights on the tree because I simply love how the ornaments reflect the glow of the fireplace.  So warm and cozy, which is really how I want this room to feel.

Have a lovely weekend, friends!



  1. Beautiful! I really like the simplicity of the beads and pretty ornaments on your petite tree.

  2. Ahh I can't believe I won! Thanks so much Julie :p
    Your Christmas decor is stunning. That tree stump + fur rug = perfection!

  3. Amazing Christmas decoration and it looks good..Thanks for sharing

  4. Very nice decorations. It looking so beautiful. Thanks for your post.
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