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DaGou Memory Tree Wall Mural Decal

Wall Mural Photo Frame Memory Trees

These removable vinyl wall decals are perfect for adding an artistic touch to your home and for exhibiting family memories.

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Alabama Crimson Tide Christmas Tree Theme (The Tree Topper CC BY-NC-ND)

Alabama Crimson Tide Christmas Tree Theme

College alumni and sports fans love their sports teams. Alabama Crimson Tide fans are no different and proudly show off their support during the holiday season. Here are some ideas on how you can have your own #RollTideTree.

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Macy's Holiday Lane Display Sign (The Tree Topper CC BY-NC-ND)

Macy’s 2014 Christmas Tree Themes

Regal Peacock Themed Christmas Tree and Ornaments The rich jewel tones of the peacock continue to be a popular inspiration for designs. The core colors of a peacock theme come from gemstones. Emerald green, sapphire blue, and quartz purple. Decoration sheens are usually satin or semi-gloss, avoiding being too muted and dull on one end of the sheen spectrum and …

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Darryl Moland {The Decorated Tree}

Artist Profile: The Decorated Tree

The Decorated Tree is a passion of Darryl Moland. As a teenager he started decorating Christmas trees and as an adult he creates deeply moving trees for every season. His book, The Decorated Tree, would be at home on any coffee table, provided the home is as stylish and elegant as the trees featured within. This year Darryl moved beyond decorating trees and now has a tree he designed that is made by Dennis Bauer for

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Lianne and Paul Stoddard of Swirly Designs {Swirly Designs (2013

Artist Profile: Swirly Designs

Swirly Designs is the husband and wife team of Lianne and Paul Stoddard that produce hand crafted ornaments for all seasons. From their home studio in Reading, MA they create the most wonderfully whimsical ornaments using polymer clay. I had the pleasure to interview them, finding out more about their creative process.

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Intergalactic Fire and Ice Christmas Tree 1.0 Medium Shot {The Tree Topper (CC BY-NC-ND)}

Intergalactic Fire & Ice Christmas Tree Version 2.0: Planning the Tree Skirt

Last year’s Intergalactic Fire & Ice Christmas Tree was my first formal effort at designing a Christmas tree for featuring on The Tree Topper. I encountered many problems and the results were not up to my standards. While it is a beautiful tree, it can be better. Much better. For example, it needs an equally amazing tree skirt.

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The Sniff Test {Keep Home Simple (2012)}

The Secret Ingredient for Your Decorative Tree

You think you have everything accounted for. The perfect tree, sparkling lights, spectacular ornaments, undulating garland, a flowing skirt, and a topper that is truly a pièce de résistance. But you forgot the one thing that will be noticed by your guests before they enter the room.

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