I Know It’s October But..

christmas in octoberIt’s happened. I’m looking at Christmas trees. Every year I put mine up and while it wasn’t cheap it doesn’t have that full, American classic vibe I’ve always longed for. This year I’ve decided to splurge and buy something fabulous and.. flocked?

I’ve been back and forth on this one, in America it seems to have been a big trend for a while but I feel like in the UK it still has a bit of a tacky rep. A tree with fake snow on it is so 1992, no? But the heart wants what it wants and mine wants needs a flocked tree this Christmas. I’ve been gradually phasing out any coloured ornaments and love the silver/gold/white theme but what do you think? Is it a step too far? Before you answer, peruse some of my favourite inspo pics from Pinterest..








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I think what makes me nervous is breaking the bank on the tree of dreams only for it to look really dated in a couple of years. I could take a swing at DIY flocking but chances are that would not turn out well. Ultimately I’d love a real tree but I’m an early bird and couldn’t possibly wait til mid-December to decorate so it’s just not an option. For now I’m going to lose the rest of my day to festive posts of years gone by and general excitement that it’s almost time to bring out the baubles.



  1. Claire
    13 October, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    I love the one with pink baubles! Blush pink with silver and white would be gorgeous.

    If you have a Cosco card I bet they would have the big American flocked tree of dreams.

    • missbudgetbeauty
      13 October, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      oooh, I don’t but I think I could get one! Thanks for the tip!!

  2. Rebecca
    13 October, 2017 / 1:10 pm

    I have literally just had a conversation with my husba nd about getting a new tree. We are slightly going away from multi coloured decorations to. More with the coour scheme in our living room so white gold and copper. We have young kids too 4 and 2 but they just want lights. Oh the big american style christmas yes please.

    • missbudgetbeauty
      13 October, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      I basically buy all decorative items when it comes to our house so I have free reign, haha. I could tell Lee about it but he wouldn’t care much.. maybe that’s why I started my blog? 😉
      To be honest, I love the lights best too, I would love a tree that looked good with just lights. Magical

  3. Danielle
    13 October, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    I got a flocked one from Argos 2 years ago and it’s really impressive. I’m very picky about my trees and I hate when they look sparse. Maybe worth a look.

    • missbudgetbeauty
      13 October, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      I think it all comes back to that full look and in my mind a flocked tree will give me that not so fake look? Maybe I’ll bite the bullet

  4. Corinne
    14 October, 2017 / 12:16 am

    American here. Very few people have all white or monochromatic trees. Beautiful on Insta but I feel like it may be out of style soon. But my motto is “do you” so do whatever your Christmas heart desires!

  5. Kate
    15 October, 2017 / 3:33 pm

    Ah they’re beautiful! I like a real tree, but you’re right that you have to wait till quite late to put it up. You can kind of only get that full look with a fake tree too. x

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  6. 9 November, 2017 / 5:28 pm

    I personally think these types of tree’s are adorable and I wish I could afford one! Sigh, maybe next year!

    Also I’ve grown out of colors for Christmas ornaments and have gravitated I find more towards pinks, pastels and colors you could easily mistaken for as white.

    Just gives it a much more cleaner and simpler look, you know?

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