PARADE OF CHRISTMAS TREES 2016

bh-collage2Welcome to the Parade of Christmas Trees 2016, featuring Balsam Hill. I’m thrilled to be joining some of my dearest blogging friends, Kelley Nan of Kelley Nan, Jennifer of Decor Gold Designs and Randi of Randi Garrett Design on this holiday decorating tour! Today we’ll each be sharing two trees that we’ve selected within a collection from Balsam Hill, both of which are outfitted with Balsam Hill decorations, each with it’s own distinctive theme. If you’re coming over from Decor Gold Designs  I know you’ve just been completely spoiled by her amazing talent and attention to detail! The tree I’ve chosen to feature in my home is the Sonoma Pencil Christmas Tree – one in our dining room and the other in our master bedroom. Although the trees are the same style, they each feature decorations from different collections (which are quite exquisite I must say!) and the lights each feature different technology as well. citrineliving_bh_tree-collageAbove are my two Sonoma Pencil Trees which, by the way, are the perfect size for a small space. We have an open concept home, so I don’t have a lot of wall space on top of having a smaller footprint. This is the 7′ tree and our ceilings are 9′ tall in these rooms, so the proportions are perfect for the height of these spaces. They also fit just right tucked into these corners. The left tree is in our bedroom, and features Balsam Hill’s premium energy-saving LED lights. They beauty of the LED’s is that they never burn out and the best part about them, is they provide a warm glow, similar to that of candlelight, not a cold color, which can be common with LED Christmas lights. On the right in our dining room, this tree features classic clear lights – a timeless look for the Christmas season – a choice that you can never go wrong with!

Come on in and have a closer look at how I chose to decorate my two Sonoma Pencil trees.
balsam-hill-pencil-tree-blue-silver2I borrowed a few of my blue and white ceramic pieces from other rooms and gathered them around the base of the tree. I used my collection as a dominant element in our Christmas decor last year – which you can view here.
balsam-hill-pencil-tree-blue-silver12I love how it all dresses up this corner of the bedroom. Typically, I don’t decorate in here for the holidays, but this tree allows me to do so effortlessly. The installation is a cinch and takes very little time set up….I’m all for things that don’t take a lot of time!balsam-hill-pencil-tree-blue-silver4The scale is just perfect in our bedroom as well.balsam-hill-pencil-tree-blue-silver6I love to mix different blues together and these classic jars go just about anywhere you put them. As you may know, blue and white is a favorite of mine – you can read all about my love for this color combination here.balsam-hill-pencil-tree-blue-silver8This tree uses a combination of my own blue ornaments, silver ribbon, tree picks, garland and silver pinecones. I chose the French Country Ornament Setin heavy silver mercury glass, to compliment all of the cool tones of this tree theme. balsam-hill-pencil-tree-blue-silver9I used two sets of 12 from this collection, in the crackle finish, to dress this tree.
balsam-hill-pencil-tree-blue-silver10 balsam-hill-pencil-tree-blue-silver16They have the most beautiful design with their elegant shapes and vintage inspired details.balsam-hill-french-country-ornamentsbalsam-hill-french-country-ornament8balsam-hill-french-country-ornament9 balsam-hill-french-country-ornament7 balsam-hill-french-country-ornament5The collection comes with a gorgeous variation of styles, which adds endless interest to the tree.balsam-hill-french-country-ornament4 balsam-hill-french-country-ornament2

SHOP THE LOOK OF MY BEDROOM : 

Next we’ll move down the hall to our dining room, which is open to the entry and main living area of our home. Remember we have an open concept home with very little wall space, and I honestly don’t think I could have chosen a better spot for this tree. It’s a perfect fit in our small dining room.
balsam-hill-pencil-tree-silver-gold6balsam-hill-pencil-tree-silver-gold3balsam-hill-pencil-tree-silver-gold balsam-hill-pencil-tree-silver-gold2balsam-hill-pencil-tree-silver-gold4I chose to adorn this tree with these stunning ornaments from the Silver and Gold Glass Ornament Set, as well as Glass Snowflake Set which is from the same collection. With an assortment of teardrops, balls and finials, I was able to perfectly dress this tree with one set of 35 ornaments and two sets of 4 snowflake ornaments. I mixed these with a few of my own finial ornaments, tree picks and ribbon.balsam-hill-silver-gold-ornaments8The snowflake set has both silver and gold mercury glass and they are so beautiful! They were the first package I opened and I was so excited when I saw these…I knew this look would be perfect in this space. balsam-hill-snowflake-ornamentbalsam-hill-snowflake-ornament2The variation in style and shape of this collection adds so much character to our tree, and is such an elegant and rich look.balsam-hill-silver-gold-ornaments7I love all how glamorous yet understated and sophisticated it all feels.balsam-hill-silver-gold-ornaments6balsam-hill-silver-gold-ornaments5balsam-hill-silver-gold-ornaments3 balsam-hill-silver-gold-ornaments4If you know me, you know I love my metallics, and I love to mix them even more…this collection does that perfectly.balsam-hill-silver-gold-ornaments2 balsam-hill-silver-gold-ornaments

SHOP MY DINING ROOM :

Thank you so much for joining me today, I’m so happy to share these gorgeous trees and ornaments with you, and I’m even more grateful to be a part of this blog tour featuring Balsam Hill, and alongside these fabulously talented ladies. Next stop on the tour is Kelley Nan, just wait until you see what Kelley has in store – everything she touches is flawless, you’ll love her. Please make sure to visit each home on the tour as well, you do not want to miss out on all the gorgeousness and unique tree designs everyone has created in their homes. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays this season!

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24 Comments on PARADE OF CHRISTMAS TREES 2016

  1. Sharon
    December 2, 2016 at 10:28 AM (1 year ago)

    Stunning trees Tam!! So elegant and understated. Love the mix of metallics. Again you are a master at that. Love them all!! I think I need a tree in my bedroom now.??✨✨

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    • tamaraanka
      December 2, 2016 at 10:44 AM (1 year ago)

      Yes you do Shar!! I’m SO HAPPY you like them and thrilled that you’re inspired! Thanks for your sweet words! xoxo

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  2. Jennifer
    December 2, 2016 at 10:50 AM (1 year ago)

    Tam!!! You’ve outdone yourself again! I love both trees and both looks and can we take a moment for those glass snowflake ornaments??! They are gorgeous!!!

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    • tamaraanka
      December 2, 2016 at 12:29 PM (1 year ago)

      Jen you are too kind! Seriously!! That means so much :) And I love the snowflakes! They make me so happy! So thrilled to do this with you! xox

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  3. Mysha
    December 2, 2016 at 11:30 AM (1 year ago)

    I love your choice in trees! Love the slender shape and of course the decorations are to die for! Beautiful job and happy holidays

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    • tamaraanka
      December 2, 2016 at 12:28 PM (1 year ago)

      Mysha thank you so much! These guys are the perfect fit in our home and they are so easy to put together…thank you so much for the love! Thanks for stopping in! xoxo

      Reply
  4. randi
    December 2, 2016 at 12:11 PM (1 year ago)

    Tam your trees are styled to perfection! You are so talented my friend!!! xoxo

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    • tamaraanka
      December 2, 2016 at 12:28 PM (1 year ago)

      Randi that means so much to me, my friend! YOU are so talented and I’m blessed to be a part of this tour with you! xoxo

      Reply
  5. Tana-Your Marketing BFF
    December 2, 2016 at 1:08 PM (1 year ago)

    I love the pencil trees – I think I need two to flank the front of the house!!! Beautiful Tam.

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    • tamaraanka
      December 2, 2016 at 1:42 PM (1 year ago)

      Tana I almost did that with these! That would be fabulous!! Thank you so much for stopping by!! xo

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  6. Tracey
    December 2, 2016 at 3:15 PM (1 year ago)

    Tam the blue looks so inviting in your bedroom…with the jars around the tree, i would want to be there all the time! It’s hard to decide between the two, I would want to be in the dining room as well…elegant and sophisticated look xo

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    • tamaraanka
      December 6, 2016 at 10:21 PM (1 year ago)

      Trace thank you! I love that you love it and I know you want my jars haha! SO happy you like both trees!

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  7. Jenna
    December 2, 2016 at 7:26 PM (1 year ago)

    These pencil trees are stunning and just what I had in mind for 2 different spots! I will head over to BH and check them out, and love the decorations you chose too- I just found your blog for the first time yesterday on the Celebrate and Decorate tablescape hop and fell in LOVE with your dining room. My dining room will soon be donning black walls :) fabulous!

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    • tamaraanka
      December 6, 2016 at 10:18 PM (1 year ago)

      Hi Jenna, welcome! I’m so happy to hear that! I hope you get them because I am in love! Awesome that you’re painting your walls black! You’ll love them , I promise :) SO happy you found my blog and I’m so happy to have you here!

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  8. Myrna
    December 3, 2016 at 1:48 PM (1 year ago)

    Really glam. A woman after my own heart.

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    • tamaraanka
      December 6, 2016 at 10:16 PM (1 year ago)

      Thank you so very much! And thank you for taking the time to stop in!

      Reply
  9. Summer
    December 3, 2016 at 4:02 PM (1 year ago)

    Um WOWZA Tam!!!!! I’m loving both trees and absolutely love the ornaments from Balsam Hill!!! You are so creative I love that you put your favorite ginger jars underneath your bedroom tree. That is absolutely beautiful! The blues are all so pretty together. And then, the one in your dining room is just exquisite and sparkly and beautiful and complements that gorgeous room so perfectly! You really have a talent, my friend! Thank you for sharing it with us! Such a joy to be in your home during the holidays. Merry Christmas to you and your family! ??

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    • tamaraanka
      December 6, 2016 at 10:19 PM (1 year ago)

      Summer you are the best. Seriously I think you cheerleader like no one I know! I just love you and I appreciate you comments so much! Thank you for always being such a huge support! Love you! Merry Christmas to you my friend!

      Reply
  10. Bree
    December 3, 2016 at 5:36 PM (1 year ago)

    I’ve always been a fan of pencil trees but I don’t think anyone can do them quite like your Tam!!! I love all of your decorations and really love the mixing of metals…so chic, just like you my talented friend!! You did a fabulous job on both!! Merry Christmas sweet friend!! Xoxo

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    • tamaraanka
      December 6, 2016 at 10:16 PM (1 year ago)

      Bree you are too sweet! Thank you love! I think next year I will use them as a pair :) love you and Merry Christmas! xo

      Reply
  11. Shannon Fox
    December 3, 2016 at 9:15 PM (1 year ago)

    While the trees are decorated differently, they are both equally beautiful!!
    I am in love with your new dining room wall color too… it’s so divine!!
    Merry Christmas to you Tamara.

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    • tamaraanka
      December 6, 2016 at 10:15 PM (1 year ago)

      Shannon I’m so happy you like them! And I love that you love my walls! Thanks for popping in, Merry Christmas to you! xoxo

      Reply
  12. Isabel
    December 12, 2016 at 9:16 AM (1 year ago)

    so cute! it would be perfect for a kids room ! i love the idea that you displayed it in the corner. great idea! Congratulations for the awesome work.

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    • tamaraanka
      December 12, 2016 at 2:42 PM (1 year ago)

      Thank you! You’re right, these are perfect for kids’ rooms! Great idea! Thank you for your support, it means the world to me! Muah! xo

      Reply

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