It's finally beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! At least in our house it is. As many of you have seen, we had a photoshoot for our CC Holiday Decor & Gift Shop last week and decided to just leave our Christmas trees, garland and mantel decor up - because, well, I love Christmas and why not!?
We're so excited to be introducing our CC Holiday Shop in one week (November 1st exclusively for subscribers & November 2nd it will be live to the public), but until then, I wanted to share our favorite holiday pieces (trees, garlands, and more) that we don't sell, so you can create the full CC Holiday look at home!
Unless otherwise noted, these are the exact pieces I have in my own home and that were used for our holiday photoshoot. We've sprinkled in some tips & tricks for holiday styling as well. We hope you enjoy!
OH, CHRISTMAS TREE
I love real trees - the tradition of picking the tree out each year, their fresh smell, but with two toddlers at home, the extra mess and work of a real tree just doesn't make sense. I switched to artificial trees a couple of years ago and was blown away by the quality. Aside from the obvious less mess, the artificial trees are incredibly easy to assemble (especially the pre-lit, which most are these days) and the branches can be manipulated to hang heavier ornaments.
I purchased this tree a few years ago and it is hands down the best artificial tree I've ever seen. I cant recommend it enough! It comes pre-lit and I can assemble it alone in 5 minutes. The needles look so realistic and people are always shocked to find out it's fake.
This tree was a new add this years, but I am really happy with the quality. I love a flocked look for a secondary tree at home and this one is beautiful. If you want a tall and impressive tree for a narrower space, this is a great option. It's pre-lit and easy to assemble in three pieces.
We have this tree in our playroom. It's pre-lit and a perfect height for kids to decorate. We have it covered in kid-friendly plush ornaments.
DECK THE HALLS: GARLANDS & WREATHS
Vermont White Spruce Garland
This is a great classic garland for a mantel or staircase. We used this on our staircase and decorated it with ribbon and white berry tree picks. If you want a more simple look, just leave it as is and it's beautiful and classic.
This is actually an outdoor garland that we used indoors on our mantel. It's incredibly realistic and I loved all the mixed greens and berries for an elegant and festive look.
For a less traditional, but equally as beautiful look, use magnolia leaves. Another garland that I was blown away by in terms of quality and how realistic it is. This one is sprinkled with pinecones for a more wintery look.
I purchased this wreath for end of summer/fall, but I loved it so much it will likely stay through the holiday season!
TRIM UP THE TREE
Tree picks are one of the most transformative elements to a Christmas tree. I believe tree picks and ribbon are what can turn a tree from basic to magnificent. For a 6 - 9 ft. tree, I recommend incorporating 3-4 different styles of picks. Add variety in the colors, size and textures of your picks. If you're interested in seeing how I like to style with tree picks, ribbon & more, you can watch our IGTV video here for a Christmas tree decorating tutorial.
These tree picks I used on our Silver & Gold Sanibel Spruce Tree.
These are a similar look, but not the exact picks I have.
My exact gold berry tree picks are a few years old and no longer available, but here are a few similar options:
My exact white and silver leaf tree picks are no longer available. Here is a similar option:
These tree picks are on our blue & white Snowcrest Flocked Tree:
... & ORNAMENTS
I've been collecting ornaments for a decade, so some of these are not the exact finds, but similar to ones I have.
I keep these shatterproof ornaments toward the bottom of the tree where my kiddos pull the most.
UNDERNEATH THE TREE
STOCKINGS ALL HUNG