Parade of Christmas Trees 2016 – Featuring Balsam Hill


You’ve all heard of the fabulous home tour called The Parade of Homes? Well today, a few friends {Jen from Decor Gold Designs, Tamara from Citrine Living and Kelley from Kelley Nan}, and I are excited to present you with a twist on that fun tradition. We are inviting you along on our Parade of Christmas Trees!

Each of us styled 2 of the exact same trees. The only difference in the tree is the lighting. One is LED the other is not.

First let me tell you that I learned to love decorating from my mom. She always made our home feel special and magical especially during the holidays. It was such a special treat to have her at my home to help me decorate these trees. It is a memory I will treasure forever! To me this is what this season is all about – making memories with those we love!

I’ve never had a tree in my bedroom, so I placed one in there. If you’ve never had a tree in your bedroom, I highly recommend trying it! I have loved laying in bed starring at the sparkling lights. Lights carry a magic that brightens this season. Waking up each morning is a lot happier too!

Take a look at my first ever bedroom Christmas tree…






My bedroom decor features fur, mercury glass, a little bling and lots of layers. I wanted my tree to feel the same way. The fur Christmas garland ties in the fur rug, pillows and throws in my bedroom. Mercury glass ornaments in shades of champagne, silver and a snow kissed flocked marry the candle sticks in my room. The gorgeous champagne, Victorian ribbon looks stunning with my velvety taupe bedding and crystal snowflake ornaments mimic the look of our crystal table lamps.


I’ll be sharing a full Christmas room tour soon!

For a full room tour click here |For a room source list click here


Tree details

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I have never had a tree that wasn’t flocked. EVER. I love the white, snowy feel of flocked trees, but let me tell you… this unflocked, green tree is stunning! There is no mess and it looks so real! I don’t know why I have never tried one before!

The coolest thing about this tree – it comes with a remote control that switches the lights from clear, to color or both with the click of a button! Like I said earlier, you can lay in bed and stare at the lights, then click them off without having to get up! My kid’s and I love the clear lights, but it is so fun to have the option to use the colored ones too!

The LED is nice because it is energy-efficient and when a bulb burns out or breaks just that bulb goes out – not the whole strand!

  • Ornaments: French Country Ornament Sets {foil, crackle and ombre}
  • Ribbon: Victorian Cutout Champagne  – I backed my ribbon with a 3 inch cream ribbon so the Victorian ribbon really popped on the tree. I wish I could make a dress out of the ribbon! It is so breathtakingly beautiful. It is the star of the tree! Try cutting 12 inch strips and tucking them into the tree, rather than using large strands. It is much more manageable this way.



Get the Look

Here’s a shot of the tree with clear lights, colored lights and all lights…


The second tree is in my office which you see right when you come in the front door…


This tree features grays and golds with a sprinkle of white.





This tree is velvety and luxurious. I don’t get much work done in here because I catch myself daydreaming staring at it. Oops!


Tree Details

Tree: Vermont White Spruce Narrow  {Clear + Color with easy plug}

Ornaments: White and silver snow  – These gorgeous white and clear ornaments illuminate with the lights on. Magical! Adding white to the gold and gray tree made such a dramatic statement!

Ribbon: Gray Velvet  – Nestling this luxurious ribbon around really makes the gold stand out on this tree.

Picks: Mini Magnolia Picks | Crystal Gems Stem 

Try grouping picks with tufts of ribbon to add focal points around your tree. This gives picks more weight and emphasis on your tree.

Nestling this luxurious ribbon around really makes the gold stand out on this tree.


Here’s a look at the tree with the clear lights on, colored and all…



Get the Look


I hope you are inspired to set up a tree that makes your Christmas ever more magical this year!

Next week I will be sharing our full Christmas home tour. I’d love to welcome you back then! Sign up for our weekly emails so you don’t miss a post! Join me on Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook.

Now head over to Jen at Decor Gold to see her spectacular trees on parade! Click the photos below to see the next designer’s trees…


Decor Gold


Citrine Living


Kelley Nan


Randi Garrett Design



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21 thoughts on “Parade of Christmas Trees 2016 – Featuring Balsam Hill

    1. Jen thank you! The ribbon is even more gorgeous in person! I loved your trees and loved doing this together! xo

  1. Your mother taught you well Randi! Wow!! I am just awestruck! Such stunning trees! I will definitely be taking your tip with regards to the ribbon. 💖💖💖🎄

    1. I really learned from the best!!! Thank you so much for stopping by Sharon! I hope your Christmas season is magical! xo

  2. Randi I LOVE LOVE LOVE your stunning trees! Wow I’m so blessed to be on this tour with you! You’re so luck your mom was with you!! How fun! xo

    1. Thanks so much Tam! You my dear are such a dear friend! I just love you! xo

  3. Both trees are stunning, Randi! I love how you’ve beautifully put everything together. Those French vintage ornaments of theirs have caught my eye for months. I should’ve ordered them a long time ago. Great tour, my friend! Merry Christmas!

  4. Randi both trees are stunning!!! The ribbon on both is out of this world and I love how the green tree allows your lighter color ornaments to pop! It’s all so fabulous in so many ways!! And lucky you to have your sweet mom there to help decorate! Merry Christmas sweet friend!! Xoxo

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