Tuesday, December 16, 2014

A Vivid Hue Christmas via iphone

I started this season decorating super early so I'd be super prepared and organized.  And now, it's already mid-December and I'm scratching my head wondering where the heck the time has gone!

I shared the DIY Ombre Tree with ya'll from the sunroom.  Today, I thought I'd give a snapshot of other decorations around the Vivid Hue Home house that I've shared on Instagram this season.  Most are iPhone photos so please excuse the quality.  I will share additional photos soon!

I'm dying to zhush up the fresh greenery in these elephants...they look dehydrated in this shot.  But in real life they are  were a bit more vibrant.

I got these paper whites at a local craft fair.  The florist filled the bark-vase with poppy flowers, fresh holly, red berries and moss.

This is our "meaningful tree" in the living room.  It hosts all of the ornaments that the kids have made and those that we've picked out on our vacations (we make it a point to get one ornament at each vacation to represent the time).

The sunroom tree keeps evolving.  This year, I did the ombre tree (see above link for details)

We seem to have a tree for every room.  Even our Master bedroom!  


Our Christmas card holder a la Blaze and Bloom made from a vintage window frame and a string of Christmas lights and some clothes pin.

Lastly, if you haven't spotted this fabulous faux Scalamandre paper at Target, you must get some quickly!  The rolls are literally flying off the shelves!

I will share better and more detailed photos soon, I promise!

Hope you're holidays are great!

Heather | Vivid Hue Home

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

DIY Ombre Christmas Tree

Every year I seem to start decorating for the Christmas season earlier and earlier.  This year has reached an all new milestone.  If I give full disclosure, we put our first tree up two weeks   three weeks ago.  If you follow me on Instagram, you saw the photo of my son's room all decked out for Christmas.  I am not even sure he stripped off his Halloween costume on October 31st before he started stringing colored lights from that newly remodeled room.    

I figured he's eight and the spirit of Christmas is very much alive in his mind.  I'm happy to report that my love of decorating seems to be wearing off on him.  He purchased this Santa Commode cover and matching rug with his own allowance money.  Yes, it was a cringe-worthy moment in my mind in that our 'styles' for how to decorate the house seem to vary slightly (ha) but I still bit my lip and supported his creativity and desire to poop on Santa's beard every time he sits on the toilet seat.

Also, this year, I decided to follow the lead of my friend, Frank (@gayathomedad ) and create an ombre tree for our sunroom.  Here are photos of our house at Christmas last year.
These photos were taken with my iPhone so they're not the best quality but you can get the idea.  

Here's a recall of how the tree looked last year without the ombre effect.  Still very colorful, just not tiered in rows of color like this year:

I purchased over 800 shatter-proof ornaments for the ombre tree in graduated shades.  Then
I had Vivster help me put each individual ornament onto the tree from top to bottom.

I purposefully loaded the tree with more ornaments than empty tree space.  It makes for quite a statement and gives a much more dramatic effect.

I have to say, it's magnificent to see in person!  Thank you to Frank for the idea!
I know it's been some time since I've blogged.  I've had a lot that's taking me away from the blog world....some very exciting news actually.  For a sneak peek of what that may be, please visit me on Instagram.

See more of Vivid Hue at Christmas time here.
In the meantime, hope you're enjoying your holiday season with your family!

Heather | Vivid Hue Home