Christmas at my 70's Ranch: the plan

Hi all!  I know I'm early, but I just can't help myself.  I've caught the holiday decorating bug.  Granted, I still have pumpkins out on our porch, and there is no tree in our living room, but it's coming fast and I'm doing the prep work.

First step?  Decide on what colors to use.  I'm shooting for an organic glam vibe on our tree.  The overall colors will be black, white, green, and gold.

I think this scheme fits our house nicely.  The traditional red and green colors wouldn't really work for our living room, shown below.  

So much has changed in our living room since Tracy Anne Photography took these photos, but you'll have to wait to see what I've done.  Reveal coming soon!  

I was searching for inspiration for a black, gold, and green Christmas, but there wasn't much I loved.  Here are a few examples...

Are you catching my vision?  It seems like most either go very glam, or too sparse for my liking.  

I decided to put our tree in a basket this year.  I love the texture and organic touch.  Plus, I'm not crazy about our tree skirt, so that solves that. :-)

As you can imagine, black ornaments are not easy to find.  And I don't want the black to feel too harsh.  So I've decided to paint all my own ornaments this year.  I know what you're thinking--who has time for that?  Well, you do!  Once I decided how to paint them, and the best way to let them dry, it took very little time and effort.  This is the easiest way to get the exact look I want.  I even picked up some very wide, black velvet ribbon to wrap around our tree.  (not pictured) I'm pretty excited about this and I think I'll have the kids paint some ornaments as gifts this year.  Truly, it's so simple and easy my 3 year-old can do it.

What do you think?  Is this a color scheme you would try?  Or are you just trying to make it through Thanksgiving before you even think about holiday decor. ;-)

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