My Christmas Wreath and Garland: elegant, festive, magical!

My Christmas wreath and garland is elegant, festive and magical. Yes, I’m a DIY blogger, but sometimes I prefer to leave it to the experts. And that’s exactly what I did with this stunning wreath and garland!

My Christmas Wreath and Garland: elegant, festive, magical!

Very special thanks to Tree Classics for sponsoring this post!

Ever since I was a little girl, Christmas with my family has always been a magical time. My parents are both 85 years young and this year I turned 50. That’s a lot of Christmases spent together, yet I still can’t wait to be with them for Christmas, it’s still so special every single year.

My mother loves to decorate for Christmas — always has — and that love definitely rubbed off on me. My mom pays attention to amazing little details you wouldn’t necessarily even think about, and the end result is a beautifully decorated home for Christmas that feels warm, welcoming and inviting.

My Christmas Wreath and Garland: elegant, festive, magical!

For my husband and I, this is our ninth year in our current home. Each year we add just a little bit to our Christmas decorations. We’ve inherited several meaningful ornaments from our families — like the German Merry Christmas sign from my late father-in-law — so our style is definitely a mix of old and new with traditional Christmas colors.

My Christmas Wreath and Garland: elegant, festive, magical!

When I saw the Venetian Elegance wreath and garland on the Tree Classics website, I knew instantly this was the style for us.

There are bronze-copper accents, gold-dusted Magnolia leaves, two different kinds of red flowers — one almost resembling hydrangea blossoms — and gold twigs. The gold-tipped pinecones are real, and the wreath and garland have both artificial and real pine needles.

Everything is so lush and full, and looks so festive and elegant . . .

My Christmas Wreath and Garland: elegant, festive, magical!

. . . and when the warm, white lights sparkle and shine, the wreath and garland take on an old-world magical feel.

My Christmas Wreath and Garland: elegant, festive, magical!

The wreath and garland remind me of the gorgeous holiday decorations in old Hollywood Christmas movies, or more recently on Downton Abbey.

My Christmas Wreath and Garland: elegant, festive, magical!

The only bit of DIY that I had to do with this wreath and garland was to fluff them up after taking them out of their shipping boxes. The fluffing does take some time, but it’s totally worth it.

My Christmas Wreath and Garland: elegant, festive, magical!

My Christmas Wreath and Garland: elegant, festive, magical!

My Christmas Wreath and Garland: elegant, festive, magical!

We hung printed burlap behind the wreath and extended it the length of the fireplace. Two matching burlap bows anchor each side. I attached red Christmas ball ornaments with jute twine onto each bow to mirror the ornament balls in the wreath and garland.

My Christmas Wreath and Garland: elegant, festive, magical!

My Christmas Wreath and Garland: elegant, festive, magical!

This Tree Classics Christmas wreath and garland have finally given our fireplace mantel the look we’ve always wanted!

My Christmas Wreath and Garland: elegant, festive, magical!

My Christmas Wreath and Garland: elegant, festive, magical!

My Christmas Wreath and Garland: elegant, festive, magical!

When we visit my parents at Christmas, I have my own little tradition: I slowly walk around the house and admire the Christmas decorations. I might even secretly take a few photos.

My Christmas Wreath and Garland: elegant, festive, magical!

And then at night, I sneak outside to look at the outdoor lights my father has put up. I love to pause in the quiet stillness and just take in the moment. (And when there’s snow on the ground it’s even better!)

My Christmas Wreath and Garland: elegant, festive, magical!

Looking at everything indoors and out at my parents house reminds me of my childhood, and of past Christmases. So I go back inside, find my parents and give each of them a huge hug of thanks!

Happy holiday decorating!

~Laura

 

 

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