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Our Classic Christmas Tree with Balsam Hill

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

Today is the day! I’ve been hinting around on Instagram for a few weeks that our Christmas tree is up, and today I finally get to share it with all of you! Yippee!

Last year I completely omitted red from our Christmas color scheme, and while I still liked our decor, I definitely missed the classic Christmas feel, so that is what I went for this year. Along with a new color palette, this is the first year we have used an artificial tree, and I. Am. LOVING it!!!

Our Classic Christmas Tree | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

You see, last year I sent Donnie and Connor out to choose a tree on their own. It was freezing and I didn’t want to drag baby Caleb out in the bad weather, so we trusted the big boys to find the perfect tree for us. When they brought the tree they had selected inside and set it up on the stand, I burst out laughing. It was wider than it was tall. It took up the majority of the room. And it was pretty much the ugliest thing I had ever seen. Oh and within about three minutes of us setting it up in the tree stand, it fell over because it was so fat that it could not hold up its own weight. We laughed so hard we cried. And then I sent Donnie out to get a second tree. 🙂

Our Classic Christmas Tree | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

So to avoid all of that crazy {albeit hilarious} drama, this year we went with Balsam Hill’s 6.5′ Pinehurst Spruce Instant Evergreen tree, and we could not be more thrilled with how it turned out. It was so simple to assemble– we literally just slid the three pieces together, did a little fluffing, and we were done!

Our Classic Christmas Tree | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

I am always a little concerned with size when it comes to Christmas trees since our house is on the small side, but the Pinehurst Spruce is nice and full while still being narrow enough (51″) that it doesn’t overpower the room. Oh and is it gorgeous! I was shocked that when I put the real greenery from our gift toppers right next to the artificial branches, they were so close in comparison!

Our Classic Christmas Tree | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

I had so much fun dressing up the tree! Along with classic red velvet ribbon, I mixed our metallic ornaments in with beautiful glass ornaments from Balsam Hill’s Mistletoe and Holly Set and added some gold beads to top everything off.

Our Classic Christmas Tree | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

Around the tree I added more classics like plaid and red satin ribbon and pretty lights anywhere I could squeeze them in! 🙂

Our Classic Christmas Tree | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com
Our Classic Christmas Tree | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com
Our Classic Christmas Tree | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

Did you spy our little DIY Advent calendar hiding under the bench?

Our Classic Christmas Tree | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

While I love the tree during the day, I think it truly becomes magical at night! The soft glow of the lights makes me want to snuggle up under a blanket, turn on some Christmas music, and sip some hot chocolate. 🙂

Our Classic Christmas Tree | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

Our Classic Christmas Tree | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

Our Classic Christmas Tree | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

We’ve certainly come a long way from the “our-tree-is-too-fat-to-stand-up” days! 😉 I’m looking forward to using this gorgeous tree for years to come!

Thank you so much for checking out our tree! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving tomorrow!

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

27 Comments

  1. Ruth Robbins says:

    Good stuff (as always) Abby, and I have found over the years that, no matter what your color scheme is, there’s just something about red and green at Christmas! Looks beautiful!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Ruth! And I totally agree– there’s just something about those traditional Christmas colors! 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  2. My Creative Days says:

    I love your tree! The reds are so pretty! And your Advent calendar is so fun! I just posted mine. I think I will be making a new one every year. They are so much fun to make!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      I agree– making the Advent calendar is one of our favorite traditions too! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Lindsay!

      ~Abby =)

  3. chaoticallycreative@gmail.com says:

    Beautimous! I love traditional trees I have one and then the other one is crazy non-traditonal! Love it all great job!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, sweet friend! You are awesome to do two trees! When our house is bigger, I would love to have one that is “mine” and one that the Cs can go crazy on! 😉 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  4. Rachel Gault (@rachelgault) says:

    Wow, so pretty!! I love it!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Rachel! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  5. Rosa @ Cat Lady Confidential says:

    Awesome Christmas tree- I love your Christmas decor, specially the grey pillow. Where did you get it?

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Rosa! The pillow is from the dollar spot at Target, believe it or not! They have a great selection this year. 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  6. Noémi @ Fit Moms Everywhere says:

    When I was a child, we had red and gold Christmas decoration almost every year. I got totally bored with it and promised myself, I would never have these colors. Khm… what have I bought this year? Red, red and red 😀 Yes, the color interprets as Christmas 🙂

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Lol! Isn’t that always the case?! I’m sure your decor will be beautiful, Noemi! Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  7. Your tree turned out gorgeous!!! I have started to take out the red in my decor, but there is really something about. I love how the plaid packages really pull everything together. I hope you have a lovely thanksgiving!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      I hear you! I am not usually a red girl either when it comes to decor, but for some reason I was really craving it this year! 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, Ashley!

      ~Abby =)

  8. Eco Friendly Homemaking says:

    Your tree is so pretty and I love the colors you used.Red, green and Christmas plaid are some of my favorites!!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much! Yes, I am totally loving the plaid this year– so cozy for Christmas! 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  9. Debbie Westbrooks says:

    Your tree is beautiful and it looks so real!!
    Debbie

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you, Debbie! Yes– I was so pleasantly surprised at how real the BH trees look! Amazing! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  10. Domestically Speaking says:

    Abby your tree looks gorgeous! Love the reds and blacks! Beautiful!

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, MaryAnn! I was just over admiring your tree as well– it is stunning! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  11. Such a beautiful tree! I love the colors – very festive and I love that there is just a little hint of red. Makes it really pop! Thank you for sharing this with us. I absolutely love seeing how people decorate their trees every year. Happy Holidays!
    Aloha,
    Rose | https://www.hertaintedlips.com

    1. justagirlabby says:

      Thank you so much, Rose! You are the sweetest! I love seeing others’ trees too– the possibilities are endless! 🙂 Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

      ~Abby =)

  12. Amy Weeks Huntley says:

    What a beautiful tree! I love plaid too! I want to move in :)!

  13. Kim {Tidbits&Twine} says:

    Abby – Love, love, love your tree! Definitely very classic and stunning. I have had so much fun being on tour with you and seeing everyone’s trees. Enjoy your weekend and have a wonderful holiday season!

  14. So so pretty! Really love that plaid wrapping paper too!

  15. Abby, Your tree is beautiful! I love that your Christmas decorations are classic. I have the same pillow from the Target dollar bin! Red is timeless and evokes a feeling of Christmas! Fully agree about a tree lit at night, it makes me want to just snuggle in. Love your blog!

  16. Lovely Decor (@lb_lovelydecor) says:

    Your tree makes me all kinds of happy!! I just love Christmas decorations so much, I kind of wish they were up all year long, but then I guess it wouldn’t be as special. Love your home and décor! Everything looks great.

    Lauren Baxter | Lovely Decor
    xx

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