When it comes to Christmas trees, I’m kind of like Kevin in “Home Alone.” Holiday trees are magical and beautiful. As a kid, I couldn’t wait to get home from school to turn the tree lights on and just bask in the glow. A few months before Christmas I start dreaming about how to decorate my tree. It’s the starting point for my holiday decorating. This year I was struggling … until I spotted a pretty vintage Santa ribbon.
This ribbon was wound around snowy branches on a tree in one of my favorite stores, The Little Traveler. There weren’t enough rolls of the vintage Santa ribbon in the bin for my tree, so they offered to take it off their “Lullaby Tree” for me. When I put ribbon on my tree, I like to push some of it in toward the center of the tree so it looks like the ribbon is billowing out in places – as opposed to just being wrapped round and round.
Vintage Santa Ornaments
A tree with Santa ribbon requires a few Santa ornaments. This is how my tree trimming typically goes. A single inspiration point leads to another, and another.
The Little Traveler is a unique store located in an historic mansion on Third Street in Geneva, Illinois. Each room in the house is dedicated to a certain theme. Several rooms are dedicated to Christmas decorations. I found vintage Santa postcard ornaments while there.
Mini Snow Globes
Adorable snow globe ornaments with different wood cut-out scenes inside caught my eye, too.
Metallic Christmas Ornaments
I can’t reveal my entire tree until my Christmas home tour, which is November 30th. But for now I can show you parts of it. Gold baubles are added to complement the warm tone of the vintage Santa ribbon.
More metallic tones were added so the tree wouldn’t look too golden.
I love my Christmas tree this year with its vintage Santa ribbon. In fact, I think it’s my favorite so far.
My Christmas decorating is almost done. Have you started yours?
Past Christmas Trees and Tours
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