Christmas Decorating with Nearly Natural

Hi friends!  I don’t know about you, but due to the pandemic and wanting to add some festivity to our home, I have started decorating for the holidays earlier than ever.  I suppose all rules are out the door since its 2020.  Believe it or not all the stores are selling fresh garlands and wreaths already.  I even found a Christmas tree lot open.  I still think that getting a tree before Thanksgiving is a cardinal sin.

I was thrilled when Nearly Natural offered some holiday decor for me to try out. They have a variety of Christmas items in their Christmas Shop including artificial trees, wreaths, swags and garlands.  In addition to Christmas decor, they they have artificial plants and tress for indoors and out for any season under the sun.  I spotted a faux fiddle leaf fig tree that was totally up my alley when browsing their site.  Oh my!

Up first is an amazing faux magnolia wreath with hints of gold for extra glamour.  It definitely makes a statement on my gold faux bamboo mirror.  I love the touch of gold.  No ordinary magnolia wreath here. I have had plain green magnolia wreaths in the past and they are just kind of ho-hum.  I once spray painted a real magnolia wreath after Christmas with gold spray paint and used it the next year.  So, I like hints of gold to say the least!

For our outdoor decorations, I opted for Nearly Natural’s Cedar, Ruscus, Magnolia and Berry wreath.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  The best part about this wreath is that it transitions nicely from fall to winter.  It could be placed in fall and eventually become part of winter and Christmas decor. I love the way it pops against our black door.  It is so life like you have to touch it to discover that it is faux. The white of the magnolia and red berries just pop against the black.

Here is a close up. Isn’t it amazingly life-like?

 

Well my Christmas decorating has just begun and thanks to Nearly Natural, it is off to a great start.  What about you?  Are you decorating early this year or not decorating at all because it’s 2020? I feel like most people I know are really getting in the spirit early this year, but I would totally get folding in the towel this year and not decorating at all.  That is what I did with fall decor this year.  Just felt uninspired.

I hope you have an amazing Thanksgiving and are ready to start decorating over the Thanksgiving weekend.

Until next time!

**This is not a sponsored post.  Nearly Natural did provide wreaths for my review, but all opinions, as always, are my own.

Oh Christmas Tree . . .

Today, I thought I would share with you our family Christmas tree.  Our tree, like most, is a collection of ornaments from over the years.  It includes vintage ornaments, Target ornaments and kids ornaments (mostly hidden in the back!)

I have a thing for jewel toned ornaments as you will see . . .

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Here are a few of my favorite ornaments past and present!

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This last picture I took on accident, but it turned out so cool.  I don’t even know what setting I had the camera on to recreate it.  A happy accident for the inexperienced photographer I suppose!

What does your tree look like this year?  Traditional red and green or something different?  I think it is so fun to mix it up from year to year, but buying all new ornaments in a different color scheme can get pricey.

I am linking up to the Christmas Tree party at A Thoughtful Place and Honey We’re Home .  Head on over for more Christmas Tree inspiration!