Happy first day of winter! Can you believe it’s three days until Christmas? It came so fast this year, and the fact that it has been so warm around here doesn’t help either. It’s going to be almost 60 degrees tomorrow, and the extended forecast looks pretty mild. Thanks again, El Nino!
Well, I am thankful to still be exercising outside and not stuck on the “dreadmill” because of the frigid weather. It does make the dark days a little easier I guess! I have had plenty to do inside the house, I put up three Christmas trees this year!
I also decorated my beloved feather tree.
What is a feather tree you ask?
A feather tree is the original artificial Christmas tree! They originated in Germany in the late 19th Century when the people of the time where worried they were cutting down too many trees for the holiday, so they used goose and turkey feathers and made fake Christmas trees instead.
Feather trees come in a variety of colors, and can be used year-round. I decorate mine for every holiday from Christmas to St. Patrick’s Day. I like to keep some sort of decorations up even after Christmas– transitional decor as I like to call it. I am going for a winter woodland theme this year, and so I purchased three more green feather trees. Their simple, primitive beauty is what I love so much.
You can pair them with pine cones or other conifers for a great seasonal look! There is so much you can do with them, and you can get them for a really good price at craft stores.
Natural looking decor that lasts year-round. What is better than that? Gardeners are nature lovers, and I can’t think of a better thing to decorate your house with. There are many ways to “dress” up your feather trees all depending on the time of year. Take some time to read more about feather trees and make them part of your home decor today!
I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas, and a wonderful New Year!
Thank you again for taking the time to read my blog. I appreciate it, and appreciate any feedback you have for me!
2 thoughts on “Seasonal Decor: Feather Trees”
So adorable! Your trees are wonderful and your daughter did a great job in decorating! I never knew that about feather trees – I also thought that they had just been cleverly invented recently and I had no idea that there was a historical connection there.
Have a fabulous Christmas!
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Thank you! Yes, I didn’t realize myself that they were actually considered the first artificial tree! I just loved the look of them when I was gifted my first one over 10 years ago!