In fact, you’ll find some form of greenery in every room of the home, including the bedrooms, so it’s no surprise that the Christmas tree itself is something to behold. Ashley insists on a live tree with plenty of fullness at the bottom. “I start with about a zillion white lights,” she explains with a smile. “I keep it pretty natural looking, with clear, gold, and silver ornaments. Then I wrap and bunch burlap fabric for garland.”
Ashley’s flair for fresh decor also extends to the mantle, where the stockings are hung with care and pinecones are carefully nestled for the perfect touch of nature. The result of her care and vision is breathtaking in its elegant simplicity, and offers the ideal setting for the Gilbreath family to gather and celebrate on Christmas morning.