Wednesday, December 18, 2013

My Peacock Feather Inspired Tree

This year's tree was inspired by the colors in a peacock feather--turquoise and chartruese.  
To that mix I added some glittery pinks and lavenders.

2013 Christmas Tree

Surprisingly, the angel, copper bottle and shabby oil painting are still on the landing.  Last year I used magnolia leaves, but for this year, it's all peacock feathers and glass garlands.

Santos Angel, Copper Bottle, Peacock Feathers

Last year our tree was huge.  It totally filled the wall space.  This year it's much smaller, so I decided to add some holiday decor to the brass wall sconce.  I also tucked some peacock feathers into the tree.

Brass Wall Sconce on Striped Foyer Wall

One of my favorite frenchy leopard-covered chairs fit too.

Leopard-Print Covered Chair

Love the legs on this chair.

My Favorite Chair

I'm still so against garlands on stair railings.  Last year I used empty frames
 This year I used peacock feather wreaths.

Wreaths on Railing

I had a turquoise fabric remnant and wrapped it around the base.

Fabric Remnant Tree Skirt

The ribbon with images of peacock feathers was a great find.  I'm liking draping the ribbon vertically rather than wrapping it around.   It's easier to do too.

Peacock Feather Ribbon

Take a peek at the ornaments. 
 Many of them, as well as the garlands, were re-used from a previous tree.

The tree sparkles, reflected in my sunburst mirror.

Tree and MCM Mirror

Do you have your tree up yet?   Do you do a themed tree or just a collection of favorite ornaments?


To see last year's tree go here.


  1. Peacock feathers are such a fun inspiration for Christmas decorating. Love to incorporate jewel tones!

  2. Kathy, the tree is fabulous! The mix of turquoise, pink and chartreuse is wonderful. You always pull off the unusual - kudos!

  3. Leave it to you to have a tree so totally unique and beautiful! I love it! And your banister too. Just got my tree up and a post about it. Come for a visit. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Kathy.

  4. Beautiful tree, Cathy! Wishing you and the family a Merry Christmas!

  5. Beautiful tree, Kathy! Wishing you and the family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  6. Kathy, This is GORGEOUS! We toured a home yesterday where one room was decorated completely in peacock colors. I'll be posting pictures later today. Merry Christmas to you and your Family.