WHAT IS TACKY CHIC AND HOW TO CREATE IT.
Time for a little Christmas story, grab your mulled wine and get comfortable.
My whole adult life we has purchased a real christmas tree, with our hand me down decorations. There is nothing like a real christmas to get you feeling those festive vibes is there?
When my children grew older they would ask for the tree to be put up earlier and earlier to the point we was almost putting it up on the 1st November.
Fast forward to 2016.
2016 was the year I found my Christmas identity, my Tacky Chic identity.
ROCKING AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE.
The day I decided that I wanted to go to the artificial side I knew I wanted to be the further end of the tree spectrum.
To start me Tacky Chic journey I set my heart on a white christmas tree. I chose the 6ft pre lit Winter White Christmas tree from Treetopia. I am often asked where I bought my tree from, Unfortunately Treetopia do not sell in the UK anymore but if you are in America and are looking for a well made artificial tree at a reasonable price look no further.
If you are looking for a new tree this christmas then STOP. I’ve found a few trees I fell in love whilst browsing the web that will put you on Santas good list. To top it off these trees will fit perfectly in the Tacky Chic aesthetic.
MAKE YOUR OWN TRADITION
Growing up my childhood home went from 80s foil garlands hanging from the ceiling then as the years went on to a more traditional red and gold theme. Being a a young child of the 80s I feel so much nostagia seeing anything that is similar to the foil stars, garlands and colourful glass baubles. I haven’t gone as far as the satin bauble’s though.
Decorating my tree I tend to lean towards the fun alternative style bauble’s. I’m not shy of chucking a bit of tinsel on there either…. we are going for the Tacky Chic look after all.
Here is a selection of stores I FRICKING LOVE to buy my tree decs from. I can’t resist not sharing some I’m completely lusting after to a few you know already don my tree each year.
W A GREEN is a store I have been shopping at fo all of my of my Tacky Chic years, my favourite is their kick arse selection of Cody Foster Co decorations.
W A GREEN SANTA 2020
W A GREEN LIPS WITH CIGARETTE. A personal favourite of mine that always gets a lot of love when I share my tree.
INDEPENDENT STORE DESIGN BY SEEN WAS A GEM I DISCOVERED THIS YEAR, AND WHAT A CORKER.
DECK THE HALLS
Any of you who may follow me on instagram probably know by now that I’m a bit obsessive when it comes to decorating my lounge fireplace. Pinwheels, pom poms and tassels make me weak at the knees. throw in some glitter and shimmer well what can I say.
Last year I created the colourful pom pom garland, this year was the shimmer, tassel larger than life pinwheel fireplace.
All of this years decorations I purchased from a local Essex independent store called Otherletters. Run by two dedicated ladies who bend over backward when it comes to customer service. If you’re looking for decorations that are a little bit different then its worth giving then a visit online if you are not local.
I hope that this has given you some Inspiration for your Christmas decorations. Please visit my Instagram @house_of_chester for more Christmas inspiration.