Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"Chairy" Christmas tree

Back by popular demand - here is our "chairy" Christmas tree! A live 8 foot tree packed with tons of chair ornaments collected over the years. Everybody has their favorite. The tree is usually a 3 day process. Day 1 - selecting, buying, hauling and standing the tree. Day 2 - lighting. Day 3 - Unpacking the chair ornaments (my favorite part - its like visiting with old friends.)


New this year is the "wicker tree skirt." Last year, I searched and searched for a large basket to plop the tree stand into. I finally found one but the tree didn't feel sturdy so we resorted to a small tree. This year a friend sent me a link for the wicker tree skirt. Both she and I couldn't order one fast enough! Its basically a wicker band - tree and tree stand simply get placed within. Just genius!


Here is the bare tree. Pretty but in need of sparkle and stuff.

I had plenty of burlap left over from Miss B's cowgirl birthday party...so I made strips of garland and added white lights.

Then on came all my chair friends. I have hundreds of chair ornaments - here is just a close up sampling of a few. Hope you enjoy. If you're in town - stop by and choose your favorite.







I joined the Christmas Tree link party at Thrifty Decor Chick - head there to see wonderful Christmas trees.

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7 comments:

radn said...

such a unique theme. love it!

Shanny said...

What a cool idea!!

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Laurie Anne said...

Love the chairs, what a cool idea. I especially like the white chair with the holly. It looks like Lennox 'Holiday' :0)

Charity said...

I love the chairs!! They are adorable!!! Very pretty tree:)

Skooks said...

Really digging that wicker tree "skirt". Cool theme!

Anne said...

I have to say, I have never seen a chair tree before, but I really like it! And I LOVE that three "skirt".

Courtney said...

ADORABLE!