I visited Bronner’s CHRISTmas Wonderland last weekend, and even though it was jam packed with people, I still enjoyed every minute of all the Christmas goodness. I’ve written about Bronner’s before, and even created a silly personality quiz based on Bronner’s trees, because it is one of my favorite places in Michigan. Bronner’s is the world’s largest Christmas store that is full of everything Christmas — including more than 300 decorated trees. It’s like going to a massive festival of trees, and being able to buy any ornaments you see! I brought my camera along this trip, so I could share a little of that Christmas tree inspiration with you!
FROSTY AND FRIENDS TREE
Bronner’s almost always has at least one snowman themed tree. What I found interesting about this tree was its proportions. I usually play it safe with my tree and put the largest ornaments at the bottom and the smaller ornaments up top. This tree says NOPE! and puts all the big stuff way at the top. It’s a pretty whimsical look that works for a happy, quirky tree like this.
BLUE SPLENDOR TREE
First, I need to apologize for the weird color on some of these pictures. I was trying so hard to snap pics without bothering other shoppers that I didn’t realize my white balance was wonky for the first half hour we were in the store. 🙁
The weird color doesn’t change the fact that this is a color-themed tree. The flocked branches were a pretty contrast to ornaments in all shades of blue. Notice the super large ball ornaments tucked into the tree to create large blocks of the theme color all around the tree.
CHRISTMAS TIDE TREE
This is my favorite iteration of the tropical tree that I have ever seen at Bronner’s It helps that I adore a well-decorated silver tree. So sparkly! I also like that this tree used traditional poinsettias in a non-traditional color to make them work for the theme.
Speaking of non-traditional themed trees, this is a half-tree turned into a sailboat! The hull is greenery, while the waves and foam are blue, white, silver, and clear ornaments. And the life-preserver? A white wreath, of course!
FARMERS MARKET TREE
This picture gives you some idea of how busy it was for our most recent trip. There were people everywhere, but everyone — including the Bronner’s employees — were in happy moods. I really liked this Farmers Market tree’s muted jewel tones and satin finish ball ornaments. Bronner’s carries some of the cutest food and garden themed ornaments too.
MICKEY AND MINNIE TREE
Bronner’s didn’t forget the Disney lovers out there! Plush Mickey and Minnie were tucked into this mini tree, which is an adorable idea for a toy room or child’s bedroom.
RINGING IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT TREE
Since this tree was so chockful of ornaments, it took me a minute to realize that it was actually color blocked. The bottom third of the tree has green ornaments, silver in the middle, and red on the top third. These sprigs placed throughout the tree reminded me of something the Whos down in Whoville would use for Christmas decorations.
TREASURE FOR TEACHER TREE
Bronner’s stocks beautiful ornaments for teachers, and this tree displayed them beautifully. I especially liked the No. 2 pencils repeated on the tree like icicles. This tree definitely earned its gold star!
A little known fact about all the trees at Bronner’s: Every tree in the store has a nativity ornament on it somewhere — regardless of the theme of the tree. It can be fun hunting for them on each tree, if you have the time. This traditional red and green tree’s nativity ornament was front and center.
HOPE FOR ALL THE WORLD TREE
Boy, is the theme of this tree something we could all use right now. Bronner’s remains a Christ-centered family business, and the store sells hundreds of Christian ornaments, decorations, and nativity sets.
I am planning on decorating three trees in the next week, so I am going to absorb all this tree inspiration and put it to good use. Which of these trees is your favorite?