Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Vintage Inspired Christmas Tree | BentleyBlonde




The Christmas tree is always the first thing to go up at our house when we start decorating for the holiday season. And when I say season, I mean October, because we are Christmas crazy over here! 
I just can't get enough of the magic and goodwill that the holidays bring, and I love to reflect that warmth and spirit in our decor!

I'm so honored and excited to be joining a group of talented influencers this season to share our decorated Treetopia trees, as well as the Black Friday and Cyber Monday "All For You Christmas" sale from Treetopia! (Trees are up to 50% off during the sale! more sale info below)

This year, I knew I wanted to invoke a more nostalgic feel with a vintage inspired Christmas tree. When I saw this gorgeous Snowy Spruce Flocked Christmas Tree from Treetopia, I knew it would be perfect! This tree's thick white flocking looks just like freshly fallen snow, while it's slim, down swept silhouette makes it perfect for this cozy little corner in our dining room. 


I had so much fun hunting for vintage ornaments for our tree throughout the year! You can tell that each shiny, glass bauble holds a warm Christmas memory of the past. I found most of the vintage beauties at local antique shops and on eBay. The Retro Tinsel Garland is from World Market, the Vintage bead garland is from ebay, and I also added in a few vintage replica Shiny Brite ornaments from Christopher Radko, the sparkle they give off is incredible! 
I love how the snowy spruce's white branches create the perfect backdrop for the colorful ornaments and garland.











I also went with a more colorful vintage theme for our tablescape this year by adding greenery, Shiny Brite ornaments, wooden snowflakes and place settings complete with vintage bottle brush trees. 
Our hot cocoa bar also got a retro makeover with the addition of winking santa mugs, and ceramic christmas trees. 







Get excited you guys, because Treetopia is offering some amazing Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals during their All For You Christmas sale! Treetopia's Black Friday Sale runs from November 21-23, 2018! Their Cyber Monday Sale runs from November 24-26, 2018. Use the links below to shop Sale Items:

Sale Items Category Pagehttps://bit.ly/2K4NNGZ 
Top Deals on Artificial Christmas Trees Pagehttps://bit.ly/2PYyOnk 
Last-Chance Clearance Sale Items Page: https://bit.ly/2B7YyFD 
Green Trees Collection: https://bit.ly/2TfziUN 
Colored Trees Collection: https://bit.ly/2RRziZN

and be sure to follow Treetopia on their Social Platforms: FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterest
 for sales, updates and tons of inspiration!


SHOP MY BEAUTIFUL FLOCKED SNOWY SPRUCE TREE HERE: https://bit.ly/2K4WDEI

Looking for more Christmas inspiration? Hop on over to see how these other fabulous influencers decorated their Treetopia trees! 





This post is in partnership with Treetopia. As always, I only recommend brands that I use and love, and all opinions are my own. 



Have a wonderful and safe holiday season, friends!



Monday, July 30, 2018

Christmas 2018 Home Decor Trends | BentleyBlonde



Hi Everyone! I am so excited to be joining so many talented bloggers for my first Christmas in July Blog Hop! If you're new to my blog, thank you so much for stopping by. Welcome, if you just came to my blog from my sweet friend Brittany at Addison's Wonderland. If you haven't visited her site yet, be sure to take a look! Brittany is an incredibly talented interior designer with such elegant style, and I know you'll have enjoyed her tour.

Today I'll be sharing a couple photos of my Christmas decorations from last year, as well as sharing my take on decor trends for this upcoming Christmas 2018!

Last year I decided on a classic red ticking stripe theme to add a punch of color to our flocked wonderland. I loved how the warm red berry branches, and thick canvas ribbon added dimension to our tree and garland. Hope you enjoy these photos from around our home. I also shared a full Christmas house tour on my Youtube channel HERE



Our Living Room Christmas 2017




Mantle




Entryway




Dining Room






Kitchen




Living Room Christmas 2016









Want to know what I think will be "in" this holiday season? Check out my predicted top decor themes for Christmas 2018 below!


Flocked Trees and Garland

Flocked trees and trimmings add a touch of snowy wonder to any holiday space! The beauty of flocked trees is that they can look just as beautiful naked as they do decked out with ornaments. All of our flocked trees are from King of Christmas, and I've linked them individually further down in this post. Hands down, King of Christmas has the fullest, and most natural looking flocked trees on the market and they hardly shed! (a major bonus for this clean freak mama) 

King of Christmas

King of Christmas



































Winter Wonderland

Sticking with the ever popular snowy theme, trees decorated with  white faux fur, feather boas and even dollar store dusters (read more about them at CraftBerry Bush) will be center stage this year! Achieve this look by draping a thick, white boa in your tree, add snowy picks and flocked pinecones to add dimension.

Craftberry Bush


Ella Claire Inspired



Neutral Farmhouse 

Rustic touches and neutral muted tones continue to rein supreme in the decor world this holiday season. To achieve this look, try placing tabletop trees in rustic steel buckets, add a burlap runner with fresh pine trimmings to the table, and accent with wooden candlesticks and various textured pillows.

Love Grows Wild


Liz Marie Blog




Red Ticking Stripe

A classic Christmas fabric like red ticking stripe will add a touch of nostalgia, and a pop of color to your holiday decor! I went with the red ticking stripe theme in our home last year by tucking curls of ribbon throughout our flocked tree, and tied onto rustic lanterns.






BentleyBlonde


Pinterest




Black & White Buffalo Check


The perfect farmhouse touch, buffalo check, will be making a big appearance this Christmas in it's trendiest color variation, black and white. I'm loving this look and majorly considering this fabric as the inspiration for our Christmas 2018 decor theme! 




OurFauxFarmhouse


Just Destiny Mag



Colorful Vintage

Everything old is new again! Beautiful frosted glass ornaments, colorful vintage bulbs and other nostalgic touches are making a big comeback. Try this look out by checking out your local thrift store or antique shop for hidden treasures! 


Country Living


Town and Country Living



If you're looking for a new tree this year, I highly recommend checking out the beautiful trees over at King of Christmas! I own their 9 Foot King Flock Artificial Tree Unlit and the 8 Foot Prince Flock Artificial Tree with Warm White LED Lights, as well as their flocked garland, wreath and tabletop size trees and they are all AMAZING. I've been beyond impressed not only with the amazing quality of their trees, but also with their excellent customer service and speedy shipping! I've linked below all of the King of Christmas items we have in our home:

Prince Flock Artificial Tree














King Flock Artificial Tree

















3 Foot Jr Prince Flock Tree




















9 ft by 12 ft Jr Prince Flock Garland















24'' Prince Flock Wreath














I hope you enjoyed seeing my home all decorated for Christmas from last year, and my take on upcoming trends for this holiday season! Please head on over to the next stop on our Christmas in July Blog Hop, Amy at Cuter Tudor. Amy is an incredibly talented blogger whose wonderful style makes everything beautiful. 

& Super Exciting News! King of Christmas is generously giving away one of their beautiful trees to one lucky winner! Be sure to enter via Rafflecopter below! (Giveaway will run from July 30 - August 3, 2018).
You can also see the rest of the bloggers in this amazing hop linked below, don't miss them!



a Rafflecopter giveaway

Christmas in July collage



Christmas in July - A Blue Nest
Addison's Wonderland
Bentley Blond
Cuter Tudor
Planning Ahead: Tailor Your Christmas Colors to Reflect Your Decor Updates
Gathered Grace
My 100 Year Old House
Noting Grace
Curated Farmhouse
The Mellionaire House


DISCLAIMER: This post is sponsored by King of Christmas. All opinions are my own. Thank you to King of Christmas for sponsoring this post! Post contains affiliate links