I have kind of an obsession with these cone trees, they are so cute! We have broken mirror one, glittery ones and coffee filter ones here and there in our living room.
Over our mantel we placed these thrift store mirrors we picked up a few years back and a cotton wreath. I think it gives this spot an old fashion Christmas Carol / Christmas past feel. To add to that look we stacked antique books, that we’ve picked up at estate sales and yard sales over the years. Books are a fun way to add a splash of color and age to a space. We have everything from a volume of Edgar Allan Poe to a very worn copy of Christmas Stories by Charles Dickens and very old school books. We also placed our vintage silver candlesticks here and there too and to that old fashion feel. For an extra touch, we also used these adorable faux children’s pull toys that we picked up at Kroger a few weeks ago.
We switched our Ikea couch covers to white, for a crisper feel and added pops of cream to the couch with throw pillows. I like how it pulls the colors from our stockings out into the room.
We waited a really long time to get our real tree this year, by the time we got to Lowes the choices were few and far between and so we ended up with a bit of a scrawny tree (but Brianna was happy because it was taller than her). We usually don’t get this kind but they were completely sold out of our favorite so this guy was the winner. We decided to do something crazy and flock our tree! We’ve done little trees for our porch and some smaller things but never anything this size. Four bottles of flocking later we were satisfied with its appearance. After letting it dry overnight we got her decked out in lights and clear, white and silver ornaments- oh and tinsel of course. We also used a galvanized bucket we picked up at Lowes last year and distressed with chalk paint for a tree collar.