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Mr. Bazaar’s Christmas Tree!

A few weekends ago I headed to a Christmas Tree Farm to begin The Great Tree Hunt 2012. It was a beautiful morning: mist was gently rolling in over the surrounding hills and the early light danced gently upon the dew-laden branches, which make them twinkle as if they were already bedecked with fairy lights. With the same enthusiasm I had as a child, I hurried up and down between the rows of trees, touching, twirling and smelling the ones that caught my eye. Eventually I found a little area of cut trees grouped together because they didn’t make the Farm’s standard of a fully-shaped tree. I soon fell for two adorable trees, which were crying out for a loving home! I liked how they weren’t uniform in shape; their spindly and sparse appearance gave them a quirky, Scandi-like feel like that I instantly liked. Back home, I placed the smaller tree on my balcony and dressed the larger one indoors with a traditional scheme of red and white decorations. If you’ve decorated for the festive season, what look have you gone for?

// Photography by Will Taylor

27 Comments

  • Reply Caroline @trend-daily December 19, 2012 at 12:33 am

    They have to be the cutest trees! I hope being the first to comment makes up for me being the last on your wonderful news in the previous little post ;-)) hugs cx

  • Reply Latrina December 19, 2012 at 1:23 am

    How fun! You chose the absolute cutest & unique looking trees, too… I love how different one person’s tree is from the next. Yours looks amazing!

    And a big congratulations on your recent engagement! Such sweet news. :D You two look wonderful together.

  • Reply Stacey December 19, 2012 at 1:45 am

    i love your take on the traditional colors; very fun with a touch of whimsy. great photography too btw:-). xx

  • Reply Rachel {little bits of lovely} December 19, 2012 at 1:58 am

    I love the trees you chose Will + how you have decorated them is beautiful. I love the idea of using ribbon for your tree and the red + white theme is lovely. Those baubles with stripes + polka dots are super cool too xx

  • Reply tim@designmaze December 19, 2012 at 4:29 am

    aww… that’s so much fun to go to a tree farm to pick your own tree! You have 2 trees this year!!

    loving your color scheme for the holidays with the oh-so-festive red and white cheerful combo … consistent with the kitchen decor too!

    love to see more!

  • Reply Valentina December 19, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Lovely! I love your small and cheerful tree!

  • Reply Joanne December 19, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Love the trees and little bells.

    I loved decorating this year, I used a mixture of handmade elements inspired by Pinterest.
    http://arnoldandbird.wordpress.com/2012/12/04/the-little-details-homemade-christmas-decorations/

  • Reply WeHeartHome December 19, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    What a perfectly Christmas-y tale. Your beautiful images combined with your lovely words tells the story wonderfully. I love your tree, and I love that first image on top. So romantic somehow :)

    My little tree will be dressed in white and gold this year. Pics to come soon…

    Xx. Holly.

  • Reply FunkySteph December 19, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    I love your trees and your white and red decorations… We have gone this year for silver, light blue and white… I gave up real trees two years ago because we have it already for Saint Nicolas which is on December 6th and it is a “big” celebration here, in Luxembourg, so my tree hardly made it up to January every year. Actually lots of family have presents exchanged on Saint Nicolas rather than at Christmas and local schools are closed this day.
    I love your pics….
    Take care.

  • Reply susan December 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    I think we were tree hunting on the same day…mine is up on the blog today too! We’re in sync ;)

  • Reply Helena - A Diary of Lovely December 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    oh Will I love this, you have to tell me where it is so I can try to go next year!!

  • Reply maureen stevens December 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    what a lovely quest & lovely trimmings…we finally got ours up just yesterday [been out of town so much!].

  • Reply Milynn December 19, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    I love how tall that branch is! So beautifully decorated!

  • Reply Vicky {brideandchic} December 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I love the fact that you got the unwanted trees, they look beautiful! I love the scandi style, there was a great selection of red and white in ikea this year :)

    I have gone with a colour pop tree this year, I’m normally a silver allover kind of girl but I spray painted some old baubles bright yellow for a bit of festive fun.. Yellow is good right? ;)

    http://instagr.am/p/TQ4qLWM-ki/

  • Reply mikky December 19, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    Hi Will,

    Your tree looks great! The where’s Mr.Bazaar cracked me up. Can’t believe you already wrapped the presents too! Our tree is sitting outside on the balcony waiting to be taken in. For our tree I like it colourful. We get a real tree every year, but I’m tempted to also get a fake fun pink one.

    :)
    mikky
    http://www.todaloos.com

  • Reply Laura Bear December 19, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Your tree looks wonderful! I just love the red and white. And the farm that you found it at is just ideal! Merry Christmas! xo

  • Reply karen barlow December 19, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I love these pics Will, please tell where this farm is, it looks fab. I am a traditional red & green girl at xmas and have just posted some pics of our house decorated for Christmas on my blog. Hope you approve? http://karenbarlow.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/its-beginning-to-look-lot-like-christmas.html

    • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar December 19, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      I love the Cox & Cox crackers you’ve chosen – those candy stripes make me smile! Your wreath with the winter berries looks fab, too!

  • Reply rachie December 19, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Love it – such a cute tree and your pictures are beautiful! Looks like such an adventure! PS Do I spy my pressie??! xxx

  • Reply Judith December 19, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Very cute that you choose exactly those two underdogs ehmmm trees ;). We have a pine tree in our garden outside and I decorated it with a simple light string (on my blog today). It looks so festive, yet simple. I also took some branches inside with me, because they smell SO nice!

  • Reply Sandy a la Mode December 20, 2012 at 6:05 am

    really loved following you along in your tree adventure!! :)

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

  • Reply My Scandinavian Home December 20, 2012 at 10:21 am

    Fantastic pictures! What a lovely way to get a tree. I love the end results too. A very merry Christmas to you and your man :)

  • Reply Fatou December 21, 2012 at 6:02 am

    I loved how you picked your trees, and even more how beautifully they are decorated! A merry Christmas to you and yours!

  • Reply elli by studio34E December 21, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    How fun!!`!I love you christmas tree!!!!!

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