A Colorful Christmas Tree
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**The giveaway below has ended. Congratulations to the winner Lori H.!!  

Okay, I’m warning you. This post has way too many pictures of my Christmas tree. Prepare yourself. Or, as Britney Spears would say, “Don’t hold it against me.”

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Anyway, I was finally able to decorate tree #2 yesterday. For those of you who were following IBC last year, it’s going to look pretty familiar.

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Please welcome back my gradient-rainbow-inspired Christmas tree!

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Hands down, this is my favorite holiday decoration. I did, however, make a few changes to this year’s version. First, and probably most noticeable, I have a new tree. My friends at Treetopia sent me this gorgeous Slim Spruce Christmas Tree. Not that I’ve owned a lot of Christmas trees, but this is by far the nicest artificial tree I’ve ever seen.

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It’s so full, and I love how the branches are set up and stick out of the tree. It makes decorating much easier.

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I also added a star to the top of the tree. As you might have guessed, it’s vintage. I found it on eBay.

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I think it’s kind of perfect.

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In addition to the new tree and topper, I also have a brand new tree skirt. Last year I used a table cloth, but wasn’t completely satisfied with the look. This year I found this incredible tree skirt from RedEnvelope. It’s their Otomi Christmas Tree Skirt. (By the way, they also offer matching stockings.)

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The detail in it is stunning. I also love how it ties in with the bottom colors of the tree. What luck, right?

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All of the balls on the tree are glass.

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Some are thrifted and some are new.

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Some are shiny and some are matte.

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Some are glittery and some are plain.

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I even have a few glass bird ornaments tucked in here and there.

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The ribbon around the tree is burlap.

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Okay, now for a few more pictures. Ready, set, go!

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She’s a beauty, right?

Oh, in case you’re wondering, my vintage-inspired tree has been relocated to the dining room. (You can learn how to make those candlesticks on the table here.)

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Initially I tried this tree in there, but it was just a bit too big for the space. This is a much better fit.

And now for some awesome news, I’m so excited to announce that the fabulous folks at Treetopia are giving away a tree to one lucky IBC reader! They are offering the winner his or her choice of the Slim Spruce Christmas Tree (7′) or the All That Glitters Christmas Tree (7.5′). (These are the trees that I have in my house.) The tree will come pre-lit with clear lights for easy decorating.

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As usual, I’m using Rafflecopter to manage this giveaway because it makes the process super easy. The widget will appear below; just give it time to load. If you want to see a video or read more about how to enter a Rafflecopter giveaway, click here. 
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A huge thanks to my new friends at Treetopia for this truly festive giveaway. Be sure to say hello to them on Facebook,TwitterPinterest, and Instagram.

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As always, don’t forget to swing by my fellow 12 Days bloggers for their awesome ideas today. Here’s a little sneak peak.

Funky

Donna from Funky Junk

Songbird

Marianne from Songbird

Shanty

Whitney and Ashley from Shanty2Chic

Thistle

KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms

Remodel

Cassity – Remodelaholic

Thank you so much for indulging me as I posted way too many pictures today. Best of luck to each of you with the giveaway!!

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Feliz Navidad!

The giveaway is available to readers in the United States. You must be 18 or older to win. Void where prohibited. This giveaway will end Wednesday, December 9, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST. The winner will be randomly selected and announced at the top of this post.

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  2. OMGosh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that tree is beautiful! and the other one with the vintage ornaments, too! i get my tree to look okay, but yours are just so nice!!!

  3. Oh, wow! So so so pretty! Okay, I have a question. It’s a little off topic. Where did you get those bamboo blinds? And what is the color you selected? I’m in the process of selecting bamboo blinds for my house, and I love yours!

    • Kim – check back soon, I’ll be doing a full post on the blinds ASAP. However I got them at selectblinds.com and ADORE them.

      xo Michael

  4. LOOOOOOVE this!

    Seriously! I loved it when I first saw it on Facebook! But the tree skirt? Seriously? I am running with reebok tennis shoes on to Red Envelope to get one!

    Thanks for the inspiration rock star!
    karianne

  5. Michael,
    What a gorgeous tree. I look forward to every post and this one is by far my favorite. Everyone in my office is having me forward the post.
    Thanks!

  6. I love both your trees! I should mention I am in mourning now, because my vintage inspired white Christmas tree no longer has working lights. :( Your trees have inspired me to go back out there and fall in love all over again! Fantastic idea doing a gradient in color with the bulbs!!

  7. Your tree is fantastic! I wish I had thought of this myself. As a matter of fact, after last year I promised myself I would do this, but then I got complacent and did the same old thing. I think I need another tree!

  8. Such a lovely Christmas Tree! I love the tips you shared for decorating because whenever I wrap ribbon around the Christmas Tree it ends up looking goofy. I’ll have to use more this time around and not pull it as tight around. Thank you!

    Laura

  9. Beautiful!!!!! You decorate the best Christmas trees, Michael!!! I wish I had the room to have more than one! Thanks for sharing more of your holiday goodness!!!

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  11. There can’t be TOO many pictures of this – it’s fabulous! I really like the extra gold balls sticking out at the top, and the burlap ribbon as a backdrop/counterpoint to all the shiny color. I didn’t think you could improve on last year’s tree design (with the buffalo-checked tablecloth tree skirt), but you’ve done it!

    Love the second tree too, and how the paint-dipped brass candlesticks on the gold polka-dot table runner add to the scrumptious feel. Both trees, and the extra accents, are enthralling designs for a lot of inspiration.

  12. Michael,

    OH MY GOODNESS.

    Your trees.

    Your ornaments.

    Your house.

    It is all spectacular. You do such a great job.

    And that tree skirt is so awesome, it reminds me of a pillow I have. So charming!!

    Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  13. I was thinking almost the same as Carley, I have never seen a rainbow tree, awesomely divine! Want to pin or take picture to show my Husband this idea!

  14. Your gradient and vintage trees are both so beautiful, I can’t decide which one I like better. Any chance you can share where you got the ornament hangers? They’re so much prettier than the cheesy wire ones I use.

  15. What a magnificent tree! I am amazed at how gorgeous it is with all those colors and a simple but elegant ribbon garland! I absolutely love it <3

  16. I love the way you decorated your trees! They’re both so unique and beautiful! I would die if I won any of those trees!

  17. That is one beautiful tree!! Made me glance over at my tree and wonder what else I could do to it! LOL I love, love the tree that you were given, it’s exactly what I’ve been looking for so I’ve got my fingers, toes, and eyes crossed for this give away.

  18. So I’m on my phone and zoomed into the red ball and can completely see your reflection and that if the room. Pretty cool. ……and… Thanks for being fully clothed. Lol

  19. So I’m on my phone and zoomed into the red ball and can completely see your reflection and that of the room. Pretty cool. ……and… Thanks for being fully clothed. Lol

  20. SOOOOOOOOOOO gorgeous!!…..what can be said…just perfect!!!!!!
    thank you for sharing your tips!
    ……absolutely beautiful and you are so humble about it all!
    Corinne

  21. Michael,
    Your tree is magnificent! It truly represents all the colors of Christmas and stands out from a beautiful neutral background. Fantastic job of decorating. The burlap ribbon on the tree complements the country chic of your décor….Love it!

  22. Michael…seriously you are a creative genius! I adore your style, your photography, and this TREE! This is the first time I’ve actually visited your blog. I’ve been an avid Instagram follower for a long time now. However, I’m in sort of a slump on what to do for my Christmas decor this year. Usually I have a plan way ahead. For some reason I just can’t come up with something. It’s a little stressful because I’m hosting a Christmas party at my house this year. Yikes! So I hopped online to find some inspiration. I remember when you posted this tree on Instagram and showing it to my husband. It is stunning! I absolutely love the tips at the end! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! xo

  23. I don’t really have a theme for my tree. It’s a mix of childhood ornaments, handmade ornaments and collectible Hallmark ornaments that I give the kids each year. Maybe my theme is “See How Many Ornaments Can Fit on the Tree.”

  24. Your Christmas trees are beautiful! I have a themed tree for the first time this year. It is a work in progress. It is in addition to what I lovingly call our hodge podge family tree that our girls decorate.

  25. your decorating amazes me! lol..The gradient tree is simply stunning! I dunno if I could ever duplicate it ha..but I may try next year!!

    Thanks for the chance to win(much needed) a gorgeous tree!

    Joey

  26. so pretty… i did one in white about 5 years ago. I was so happy to see Etsy and Apartment therapy feature it! … pretty to see yours full of beautiful vintage ornaments!
    love the Chroma of color.
    Merry Christmas

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