Well, it's really not a tree, just a hint of one. You see we had no tree in our family room so I cut one out of paper and added garland. I hammered straight pins into the wall to support the garland, then I suspended mini ornaments from the garland. The mini sunburst mirror was a tree topper. I just unscrewed the spring that went on the top of the tree and voila---I had a mirror/tree topper.
|Family Room Mantel with Houndstooth Tree|
The ibex has been there and had to stay since there's a large hole in the wall to support him. The french print also had to stay since it's covering another huge hole where I used to hang my ram's head. I tied it all together with some garland that starts on the print, continues around the ibex's ribbon scarf and onto the tree.
|Ibex Wrapped in Garland and Ribbon|
|Profile of Ibex|
I put a lantern, a sphere, and some books into the orange tray I usually have on my patio. The lanterns were for sale at the store, but no one purchased them, so they became mine. The color is perfect for this room. Sometimes the best things are purchases that don't sell.
The sunburst mirror moved over to make room for the tree.
|Lantern and Sunburst Mirror|
I used books as risers and put fresh magnolia and ornaments from a previous year's tree inside the lantern.
These have to be my favorite ornaments. The fringed ones were purchased at Old Navy many years ago and that same year I found the wooden ones at West Elm.
Love my sparkly sphere.
I filled my Chinoiserie planter with gifts and magnolia.
|Chinoiserie Planter in Front of My Fireplace|
The felt ribbon and the felt poppies and snowflakes were also purchased several years ago from Anthropologie.
|Gift Boxes with Felt Ribbon and Ornaments|