Once Halloween passes, I move into full Christmas decorating mode. How about you?! My daughter gets a little irritated that I start so early, but she is getting over it. I typically start in our dining room to get it ready for Thanksgiving. Today, I am sharing our new Green and Gold Elegant Christmas Cone Tree Centerpiece that I created for our buffet.
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Last year, I created a similar, but smaller version of this year’s vignette. A few of the images went viral on Pinterest, so I decided to do another one. This year it is bigger but just as easy to put together. Here is what it looked like last year. You can see the whole post HERE.
Each year, I choose one or two elements of my holiday decor that I will feature throughout our home for the season. This year, I will be using pine cones to tie everything together. You will see them on every tree, table, and even table settings. They are an obvious fit for a Colorado home!
One of the few things I upgraded this year was the faux mixed garland. I have been using the same garland for years and it needed to be replaced. Our decorations are up for so long that I prefer to work with faux garland. However, there are so many great options these days that look so realistic and they don’t dry out…bonus!
This particular mixed garland came with the pine cones already installed so it made decorating with them very easy. Mine are from Hobby Lobby, but I have sourced several similar ones below that I also love. All I had to do was place all of the gold ornaments once it was arranged on the buffet.
We have three fireplaces in our home, but only one of them has a mantel. With that being said, I typically decorate my larger surfaces like this one in lieu of a mantel. So…this vignette would be great to do if you have a mantel or two to decorate.
Recently, I replaced my buffet lamps with these new gold lamps. So, I decided to use my gold cone trees that I used last year for my Silver and Gold Snowflake Christmas Table Setting. Reusing and repurposing your decor can make it feel brand new!
To start things off, I placed the garland (two of them) on the buffet in a wavy pattern so that I could add the cone trees easily. I used two garlands so it would be long enough to cascade down the sides.
Next, the cone trees were placed in the garland. You could really use any color, size, or amount of trees. I had a lot of them, so I went for it!
Finally, I just layered a selection of gold ornaments, large and small, on top of the garland. This provided a nice backdrop to feature some of my most elegant and cherished ornaments. Sometimes, ornaments can get lost in a tree, but here, they shine bright complemented by the greenery. You could use an assortment of ornaments, sizes, and colors. The more texture…the better!
Hopefully, you enjoyed seeing our new Green and Gold Elegant Christmas Cone Tree Centerpiece. It was so easy to put together! The pine cones certainly add an element of the Colorado outdoors to warm things up. You can see how I used some of these elements in my Christmas Home Tour from last year.
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