I’m not sure if you remember when I told you about when I found all this merry and bright decor.
It was a while ago.
Way before all the turkey and stuffing and candied sweet potatoes showed up.
I saw it and knew it would be perfect and ordered it and it all showed up at my door.
I decorated with it.
And along the way I discovered two incredible, easy Christmas decorating tips I never knew before.
Want to take a tour of my merry and bright dining room?
Here’s the tree and a close-up of the flocked tree in the dining room
First of all, look at these giant plastic ornaments filled with glitter.
Aren’t they the CUTEST.
I ordered about 8 of them and scattered them all over the tree. Then I added in these bright and colorful retro vintage ornaments and polka dot ornaments and this tasseled tree skirt and white ornaments and little signs that say merry.
I knew to make everything pop I needed a flocked tree.
But here’s the thing.
Everywhere I looked flocked trees were sold out. We went to SIX different stores trying to find a flocked tree. I’m not sure if it was the supply chain or that everyone else in the world had already bought their trees back in July, but there was not a flocked tree to be found here locally that I could afford.
And online there was such a wait time that it would be new year’s before they got here.
Enter brilliant idea number one.
I flocked it myself.
Can you believe it?
Why didn’t I think of that year’s ago? It was SO EASY. We bought a tree that was the right shape and the right size and then I sprayed it with that fake snow.
Cans of fake snow.
It took three cans of fake snow to spray the tree to look like this.
And it’s really not dropped that much snow in the room, just a little bit on the red tree skirt when I added presents underneath it. Now–just between us? I’m not sure how it will hold up when I take it apart again (it comes in three sections) but I bought a bag to store it in, so I’ll keep you all posted.
After I decorated the tree and hung up this cute ornament wreath on the mirror with command hooks, I needed a super simple centerpiece for the table.
I took those blue and white planters that we love and added pinecones and greenery.
Then I tucked red ornaments here and there.
But I needed one more thing.
Enter brilliant idea number two.
They are the perfect addition to the Christmas table. I just took those faux candles that run off batteries and remote and added them to the candlesticks.
They fit perfectly and my candlesticks are just standard size.
And they are on a timer to come on when the sun goes down.
It’s such a cozy and welcoming space and ready for all the Christmas.
Some people are counting the days until Santa.
I’m counting the days until all the chicks come home.
Six more days until this room will be full of laughter and conversation and joy.
And all the merry and bright will be here for it.
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