A Family Room Christmas Tree with Tree Classics

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Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Nat King Cole….those were the Christmas albums that we played on the stereo as we decorated the Christmas tree when I grew up.

As soon as Thanksgiving was over, my sweet mama would start playing her collection of Christmas albums. This was one of the many Christmas traditions in our home, along with tromping through the woods to find the perfect tree (Mama insisted it have a bird’s nest in it!), chopping it down and dragging it home. Once we had the tree up, decorating it could only begin once we had our hot chocolate, served in Santa mugs, of course.Family Room Christmas Tree | Tree Classics | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A Family Room Christmas Tree | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

All of these memories came flooding back as I was decorating our family room Christmas tree this year.

A Family Room Christmas Tree | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

I still play the old Christmas classics as I decorate our tree, and when I pull out the tree decorations each year, I make sure I have a hot mug of cocoa with marshmallows floating on the top.

Somewhere among the branches, a bird’s nest will be placed. My mother always insisted that if you found a tree with a bird’s nest in it, it was good luck for the following year.  I always honor that tradition by placing a bird’s nest somewhere in our tree.

A Family Room Christmas Tree | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A Family Room Christmas Tree | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Thankfully, we don’t have to chop down our own tree anymore, not with the most realistic artificial tree I’ve ever seen!

Our tree from Tree Classics is the pre-lit Classic Fraser Fir.  It features realistic tips and needles to replicate the real thing, and I have to say, it’s amazingly life like. If I had some pine scent tucked within the branches, you would swear that it’s real!

A Family Room Christmas Tree | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A Family Room Christmas Tree | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Christmas lights have always been my nemesis, so I was very happy that I didn’t have to add the lights to the tree because it comes pre-lit, making it so easy.

A Family Room Christmas Tree | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A Family Room Christmas Tree | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

This year I decided to decorate with the traditional colors of red and gold so I pulled some red plaid ribbon from my Christmas stash and made a large bow as my tree topper, letting tendrils of ribbon flow down the tree.

A Family Room Christmas Tree | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A Family Room Christmas Tree | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

I placed some large pinecones in among the branches as well as some sequin snowflakes from my stash of ornaments, but the real beauty came from the burgandy and gold ornaments from Tree Classics. Crafted from blown glass, they have such a rich look to them and add a beautiful depth to the tree.

A Family Room Christmas Tree | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

A Family Room Christmas Tree | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

Many of the ornaments have a vintage look, with glitter accents, and remind me of some of the beautiful ornaments we decorated with as a child.

A Family Room Christmas Tree | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

The last few years, I’ve decorated with softer, more neutral tones, but I’m so pleased that I decided to go with more traditional colors this year. The pops of red and gold work beautifully against the neutral backdrop of the room.

A Family Room Christmas Tree | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

The finishing touch is the buttoned up, quilted, velvet tree skirt! It’s absolutely gorgeous, and feels so luxurious! I hate to cover it up with the presents!

A Family Room Christmas Tree | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

The tree is definitely the star of the family room. We love sitting in here with the tree lights twinkling, a fire in the fireplace, curled up under a blanket, and watching a good movie.

A Family Room Christmas Tree | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

This will be Miss RubyLou’s first Christmas and so far she is mesmerized with all the decorations and lights.

A Family Room Christmas Tree | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

She loves to curl up under the tree, on the velvet tree skirt, and nap. We catch her staring at the tree and nosing at the ornaments. Thank goodness, our little elf is very gentle, and hasn’t broken any.

A Family Room Christmas Tree | Edith & Evelyn | www.edithandevelynvintage.com

I hope you’ve enjoyed our Christmas Tradition with Tree Classics. Don’t forget to visit the other lovely homes to see how they decorated their beautiful Tree Classics tree.

Please tell me, what is your favorite Christmas tradition?

Cheers,

          Cindy

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In partnership with Tree Classics, our group of Home Decor bloggers
have been provided with trees, ornaments and tree skirts to 
create trees that fulfill our own visions and traditions, offering inspiration
to our readers.  We hope you enjoy this Christmas Tree tour! 

 

 

40 thoughts on “A Family Room Christmas Tree with Tree Classics

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  2. You have the most BEAUTIFUL taste, LOVE your kitchen and the rest of the house as well. Please let me know where you bought the two white sofas pictured with the tree and old songs postg.

  3. ~Cindy~
    Beautiful tree indeed, I love the red & gold together !! Jo~ann Fabric has these pine scent sticks to hang in your tree !! your puppy girl makes me giggle 🙂 adorable !!
    My mom always made our Christmas so very special and magical for us 6kids. I remember one Christmas us 6kids all slept in one twin bed so we could all get up together on Christmas morning at the same time !!!
    Enjoy your lovely evenings by the tree !! xoxo
    Paula
    IN

  4. Cindy, Your family room Christmas tree is just beautiful. I too am surprised that you changed to more bold, but traditional colors this year. How fun that Miss RubyLou is taking all the lights and glitter in, and being such a sweet baby. She looks adorable in her Christmas outfit. The last picture is publication worthy. She looks like she truly loves being photographed. I hope she enjoys her first Christmas.
    Blessings to you and your family during this Holy Season. And Merry Christmas!!

  5. Cindy, I have to admit I was surprised to see your tree with color but I love it!!! It is gorgeous and it is fun seeing how each blogger does her own interpretation. Miss Ruby Lou is so adorable and sweet that she is curious but gentle! Your tree is just beautiful and now I am going to add a nest to our tree too!

  6. Hi Cindy! Your Christmas memories are so similar to mine we might have been in the same family! That last picture of RubyLou sure made me smile. I put a few teddy bears in a zinc bucket plus one of my dog’s stuffed toys. She nosed around until she found her toy and pulled it out. They’re so smart. Merry Christmas to your home from ours.

  7. What a beautiful tree! Love the bow topper and will make one in white and silver for my tree. I have the perfect place for a clock like yours. Would you mind sharing where you got it?

  8. Cindy, how absolutely gorgeous your tree looks in your family room! The rich color is indeed punctuated by the light, quiet background. I so love the way the plaid ribbon works as a topper with the cascading tendrils. And how adorable is Miss RubyLou?!? She really does steal the show!

  9. Cindy – a beautiful tree in a beautiful room! Enjoy every moment!! Hope you’re healing well! Ruby looks adorable in her Santa suit!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!
    Celia

  10. Cindy, the tree is a stunner in your family room. I love the idea of the nest and the pine cones. So glad Miss RubyLou just gazes upon the tree. What a good girl. Bailey just stares at ours, too, but I did catch her chewing on the feathers one time. They aren’t real so not sure why she would want to do that. Silly dog.

    • Thanks Kim! so far, RubyLou hasn’t chewed on anything, just nuzzled the lower ornaments. I’m kind of surprised because she’s still in her chewing stage. Merry Christmas!

  11. Cindy, the tree is truly exquisite. With all of the white trees (which I love too) in homes now, it is so wonderful to see a traditional tree decorated with the beauty of the past. I loved reading about your tradition as a child of going out and picking out your tree preferably with a bird’s nest. Being that I spent most of my childhood in Florida, how I wished we could tromp through the snow and chop down our own tree. I have a bird’s nest in every tree … for the good luck! The tree is truly a gorgeous focal point in your room set against your stunning neutral palette. Glad that Miss RubyLou loves it too!….Great to be on this amazing Blog Tour with you. Merry Christmas!

  12. Cindy you never disappoint, and your tree is simply stunning! I enjoyed your childhood memories that you shared, and I love imagining you tromping in the woods with your mom cutting down a tree. That is an incredible memory! Beautiful as always my friend.

  13. Lovely tree in your lovely home….BUT the best pic of all was the last one of Miss Ruby Lou in her Santa hat….precious!!!!
    Happy Christmas to you and your family……

      • Well Cindy you did it again, your tree is the best traditional tree I have seen this year.You know that old song “Nobody does it better…”.that’s you! All those newer modern blah blogs, bah humbug! You and all you great blogger friends, thank you for your warmth and charm. Anyway OMG Ruby Lou Santa’s little helper, I know those priceless pic’s of her are going to make lots of people want a doggy/baby this year! PLEASE if you do commit to the to this wonderful source of unconditional love, you adopt at your nearest shelter or google and local adoption site in your area.That’s what we did 10 years ago and it’s still one of the BEST things I ever did.Merry Christmas to you Cindy and family.Like I always say WE LOVE YOU! Ava

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