Our 2016 Orchard House Christmas Tree

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A huge thanks to Balsam Hill for providing product for this post. My favorable opinion of gorgeous holiday decor is 100% my own. 🙂 For more information, see my disclosures here.

Friends, I cannot tell you how excited I am for this post! With all of the craziness of moving, I intentionally skipped fall decorating and blog posts so I could focus on getting our family organized and settled. Do you know what that means?

I haven’t done any seasonal decorating in a really long time. And I have missed it!!!

Our Classic Christmas Tree

Holidays and Events: Popular Christmas Tree Decor. I love this beautiful, classic Christmas tree decorated with red, white, silver, and buffalo check! Click through to the post to see more!

Sure, it was a bit earlier than usual, but I was so excited to bring our tree up from the basement! Last year was the first year we had ever done an artificial tree, and I have to say, I am completely hooked. We have Balsam Hill’s Pinehurst Spruce Instant Evergreen tree, and I love that it looks so authentic while being super simple to set up and maintain.

Also, I won’t be finding stray pine needles in every nook in cranny for the next year, so that’s a plus. 😉

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I threw around a bunch of different theme and color scheme ideas for our first Christmas in our new house, and I ultimately settled on classic red, white, and silver with some black and white buffalo check accents thrown into the mix.

Normally I’m not really a red girl, but at Christmas, I can’t seem to get enough of it!

Balsam Hill’s Nordic Frost Ornament Set exactly matched the vision I had for our Christmas decor this year, so those ornaments became the centerpieces for the rest of the tree.

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Can you spy my cute Winter Pinecone Picks nestled in there too? I don’t know that I’ve used picks on my Christmas tree before, but I love how they add an extra layer of dimension and interest and really complete the look.

Also, my poor boys. It’s the beginning of November, and there are already wrapped gifts sitting in the living room that they aren’t allowed to open for several weeks yet! Oops. #meanmommy 😉

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They keep walking up and picking them up and shaking them, trying to guess what may be inside.

They haven’t been right about anything yet, but don’t tell them I told you. 🙂

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The pickup truck was definitely a hit with them, though! It certainly doesn’t stay in its little spot for long when they are around.

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Now, I love the tree during the day, but nothing beats sitting in the living room at night with all of the lights off except for the tree, with its warm glow lighting up the rest of the room just enough.

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For a few years now, I have been keeping an eye out for a runner sled that I could add to my Christmas decor, and this year I finally got one!

We don’t have much on our walls yet since we are still deciding where things should go, so it was the perfect thing to help fill our space. (And the jingle bell ribbon makes it even more fun!)

Holidays and Events: Popular Christmas Tree Decor. I love this beautiful, classic Christmas tree decorated with red, white, silver, and buffalo check! Click through to the post to see more!
Holidays and Events: Popular Christmas Tree Decor. I love this beautiful, classic Christmas tree decorated with red, white, silver, and buffalo check! Click through to the post to see more!

It’s been so fun getting to deck out our tree, and I can’t wait to share the rest of our Christmas decor with you as well– it’s coming soon!

You can catch our Christmas home tours in the posts below:

2018 Christmas Home Tour- Part 1

2018 Christmas Home Tour- Part 2

2017 Christmas Home Tour

2017 Christmas Nights Tour

2016 Christmas Home Tour

2015 Christmas Home Tour (Townhouse)- Part 1

2015 Christmas Home Tour (Townhouse)- Part 2

2015 Christmas Nights Tour (Townhouse)

Are you going with a certain theme or color scheme for your holiday decor this year? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Have a wonderful week!

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A huge thanks to Balsam Hill for providing product for this post. My favorable opinion of gorgeous holiday decor is 100% my own. 🙂 For more information, see my disclosures here.

44 Comments

  1. That’s lovely Abby!! Such a warm and cozy Christmas corner 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thank you, Demi! <3

      ~Abby =)

  2. Jackie pippin says:

    Who would have thought of a mirror behind the tree! I may just follow suite this year! It increases the sparkle!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      It really does! Thanks so much, Jackie! <3

      ~Abby =)

  3. Marian Elizabeth says:

    I wish I could put my Christmas tree up this early. Yours looks beautiful! Love that little car. 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Marian! It was definitely early for us this year, but I’m loving that our house feels so festive already! 🙂 Hope you’re having a great week!

      ~Abby =)

  4. Super cute! And I LOVE buffalo checks….great addition!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Randi!

      ~Abby =)

  5. where are the little gingham bows from?? I love everything!!! Especially the sled… and the bows!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Crystal! I actually just got the buffalo plaid ribbon on Amazon and tied my own bows! 🙂 They definitely add a little something special to the tree which I love! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  6. Emily Allison says:

    We had originally decided that this year we would go with a real tree (our artificial finally bit the dust last year after 12 years) but looking at your beautiful tree and seeing the reminder that you won’t be cleaning up needles…I think we will do some research into another artificial. Beautiful and cozy corner you have created! Thank you for sharing!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      There is definitely something SO fun about going to pick out a real tree, but I love the simplicity of the artificial one, too! 🙂 Happy tree hunting, Emily! <3

      ~Abby =)

      1. Lois Wild says:

        Due to allergies had to go to an artificial tree. Found ours at the local Costco and couldn’t be happier. it also is in 3 parts It had the most fluffiness and “ends”. Good luck with your tree hunt.

        1. justagirlabby says:

          Thank you so much, Lois! Your tree sounds lovely! Have a wonderful weekend!

          ~Abby =)

  7. Maryann @ Domestically Speaking says:

    So gorgeous Abby! Love the red, white and black!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Maryann! <3

      ~Abby =)

  8. Stephanie Wilson says:

    Oh, Abbey
    It’s just beautiful!! I’m loving the buffalo check this year too! And I love the little red truck and the sled too! Thanks for the amazing ideas! Can’t wait to put my tree up now too! ?

    1. justagirlabby says:

      It was definitely a little earlier than usual but I’m enjoying the festiveness it has brought to our home! 🙂 I’m sure your tree will be beautiful. Have a great day, Stephanie! <3

      ~Abby =)

  9. Abbey your tree is so beautiful! All the ornaments are just nestled so perfect within the branches:) I’m in love!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thank you, Beth! I was excited with how it turned out this year! Hope you’re having an awesome week! <3

      ~Abby =)

  10. Love it Abby! Those bows are so cute! Can’t wait to get my tree up as well!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Kimberly! <3

      ~Abby =)

  11. The first Christmas in a new house is so fun! Love the tree and the touches of plaid and buffalo check. It’s so fun seeing all the new ways you’re decorating your new home 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thanks so much, Samantha! Definitely looking forward to Christmas with the boys even more this year!

      ~Abby =)

  12. Your tree is absolutely gorgeous Abby! I love the color scheme and that little truck is so cute! My husband and I own a snow sled business (runner sleds as well) so it’s always fun for us to see how people decorate with sleds.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thanks so much, Tiffany! <3

      ~Abby =)

  13. Gorgeous tree! Thanks for sharing! We have been a real tree family ever since we got married. We’ve gone to the same tree farm for 16 years and cut one down. It’s been a wonderful tradition, but it may be time to go the artificial route. Do you love this tree? How difficult is the set up? Fluffing? Is it really as realistic as they say? Thanks for any input you can offer. Happy Holidays.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      We do really love our tree! Donnie was actually away when I set it up this year and I was easily able to do it myself. I just slid the 3 pieces together and did a little bit of fluffing. If you look at my tree post from last year (https://justagirlandherblog.com/balsam-hills-12-bloggers-of-christmas-a-giveaway/) you can see the branches from the artificial tree right next to real tree clippings that I had on the gifts– it is hard to tell which is real and which is artificial! I hope this helps! Have a great day, Laurie!

      ~Abby =)

  14. Hi Abby,
    The tree is gorgeous – I can’t believe that you are able to pull it all together so quickly after moving. Enjoy!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Aw, thanks so much, Neena! Because I missed decorating for fall, I was definitely excited to put up our tree! 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  15. Karen Wood says:

    That’s so beautiful! Balsam Hill has the nicest trees and everything.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Karen! We love Balsam Hill too! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  16. Treasure | TreasuredMom says:

    Abby, your whole set-up is so beautiful! It puts me in such a Christmas spirit, which is a huge relief right now. I think I want to go grab a cup of cocoa and snuggle up on the couch. Absolutely love the idea of a mirror behind the tree, I’m definitely stealing that one!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much for your sweet words! You totally made my night! <3

      ~Abby =)

  17. Karen Ploransky says:

    Your Tree looks beautiful! It’s such fun decorating a new home and finding places for all of your favorite things. Wishing you and your “boys” a wonderful holiday season and many happy, healthy and prosperous years in your new home!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      You are the sweetest! Thank you so much, Karen! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  18. Beautiful tree!! I love the pillows, sled, and truck around the tree. I know your boys are enjoying it. I also raised 2 boys who are about to be 23 & 24 ? Enjoy every minute of them!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Always great to “meet” a fellow boy mom! 🙂 Thank you so much for your sweet words, Dana!

      ~Abby =)

  19. Your tree looks absolutely gorgeous – I love how everything fits so well together. Decorating for holidays is one of my favorite past times.

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Jessica! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

      ~Abby =)

  20. the mirror is GENIUS!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Jenny! Have a great week!

      ~Abby =)

  21. Michelle Haas says:

    I love the red truck. I have been looking for one of those for years. Where did you get it? Also, love the wrapping paper too. Did you get that at Amazon?

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Hi, Michelle! The red truck and the wrapping paper are both from Target. 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

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