The jumbo poinsettias anchored the look amongst all the collected ornaments just like I had hoped! I love the way the mercury glass owl looks perched on top of the tree. It even glows with a few twinkle lights stuffed inside.
I had to veer from the original plan of the basket tree skirt. I was trying to save by making my own but I couldn't find a basket that would do the trick. So Sarah Richardson enters the equation again, I saw her throw down a few sheepskin rugs for her tree skirt in a recent holiday party episode. Easy and done! I picked out the whitest rugs from the bunch at IKEA.
For next year I need one more poinsettia (I feel like it needs just one more), one more sheepskin for the back and I'll always be on the lookout for a basket I can convert. How pretty would this be with giant white poinsettias?