Red, blue and gold Christmas tree


Hello, friends. It’s that time of year again to start thinking about Christmas decor. I know it’s a little bit early for some but we like to get ahead of the game just so you have time to gather ideas and inspiration.

I’m excited to be participating in the Michaels Makers Dream Tree Challenge this year along with my fellow makers, all of whom are so incredibly talented and creative with their trees. Please don’t forget to check them out

The name of the collection I used is called  ‘Winter Soiree’ and it’s all about rich/classic tones like red, gold and royal blue.  All the fun colors of a nutcracker.




I think the contrast between the gold and red look perfect against the dark walls.

I wrapped some gorgeous velvet ribbon – which I found at Michaels – around the tree along with some gilded picks and some gilded garland.

Here is a photo I took at the store of the entire collection


I also used it to wrap around the mirror and I simply attached it with some clear tape. I think it adds a very interesting ‘regal’ look…:)

The entire collection is regal and glam but can be easily be mixed with other items at Michaels. For example, this hammered candle is part of the Soiree collection but look how well it goes with the red mercury vase.  Michaels holiday décor collections  make it easy to find your holiday style and bring your vision to life! From the perfect tree and trimmings to creative gifts and DIY supplies, Michaels has all the ingredients to create wonder-filled memories for family and friends.

You can find the DIY for these marbled ornaments HERE 

Here is another DIY ornament I shared yesterday.

These red glass ornaments are stunning and I love the pop of color it adds to the tree.

Here is a closer look at the gilded branch and blue velvet ribbon.


I’m in love with these giant nutcrackers and as usual, I took advantage of the buy one get one free offer.





I received the 7.5 pre-lit Jasper Cashmere Tree which is the perfect size for this space.  I was a little worried the colors would clash with the new sofa but I think they look great together.

Michaels also has so many little twinkly lights and glass cloche that add the perfect extra sparkle.


Here’s a closer look at the cloche. Isn’t it soooo pretty?


So there you go. What do you think?

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you found a little inspiration as you plan your upcoming Christmas decor.

much love,


PS. Here are some of the other trees my fellow Michaels Makers shared today…:)



Lovely Indeed:

Lil Blue Boo:

SugarBee Crafts:

Just Destiny:


  1. Carol G. says

    Wow! Fabulous, so warm and inviting. Love your color choices and DIY ornaments. And the icing on the cake is your sweet pup.

  2. Tina says

    This is lovely but there are so many ads popping up on your site as I tried to view the content that sadly it takes away from the experience of enjoying your posts.

  3. says

    You’re converting me to the “dark side”. Haha! This is so different from what I have been seeing, and I absuLOVE it! I don’t think you could do any wrong if you tried! I’ve been a fan of yours for quite some time now, and I don’t think I’ll ever stop getting excited over what you’ll do next. Just beautiful, Lucy! Did I already say that?

  4. Kathy says

    I love it! It is so elegant, looks like the sets from the New Movie The Nutcracker, whimsical, magical , now I want to pain my fireplace and wall black!

  5. LGloriod says

    This is so pretty! You did a great job. Could you please tell me where you got the plaid wrapping paper?
    Thank you.

  6. says

    Totally love the new look and new direction with color. Love seeing nutcrackers on the scene, too! And the clever way you added the garland to the mirror. It’s perfect! So very, very lovely…. Enjoy ~~ Susie from The Chelsea Project

  7. Audra Blair says

    Lucy – this is simply stunning! I am taking your idea for the mirror and making that part of my decor this season – brilliant! Thank you – as always – for sharing your talents with us.

  8. Ardith says

    Brilliant interpretation of a classy, classic Christmas style, Lucy. Brody looks very sophisticated as well. Cheers, Ardith

  9. says

    I love the gold gilding around the mirror. What a great idea. I was going to try that marbling. I saw it on Pinterest and needed some more black and grayish ornaments. I’m going to watch yours and give it a go. Thanks for all the Inspo.

  10. says

    I wrote you a comment on your IG pic too, but your work is too good to not also leave a comment here! I adore your work, Lucy. You are such a wonderful creator. You have such a gift. I love all of this, and it’s so refreshing to see some dark hues come out after seeing such light and bright Christmas decor all over Pinterest last year.

    Beautifully done.


  11. says

    Lucy!!!! I am late to the party but this is absolutely gorgeous. I am so in awe of you and your talent. This reminds me of one of our favorite hotels my parents used to take me to when we were little. So classic. So timeless. You did it again. And suddenly I want to paint all of our built ins. Oh boy!!!

  12. Raquel says

    I absolutely LOVE this Christmas tree!! It’s beautiful!! I would love to know where you got the Nutcracker and Santa ornaments that are on the tree.

  13. Beverly Childs says

    Love, Love, Love this! The tree is just what I am looking for. But, I do have the same question another reader had – where did you get the plaid wrapping paper?

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