Since I’m still on a high from all your compliments over the garland, I figure I’ll show the tree now. I may not know much, but I do know that my blog friends are so nice! Well, here she be…
A couple of years ago, I decided on the “all red with touches of green” tree. Is it bad that we theme our trees? Well, that was all fine and dandy, but it started to seem too fancy to me. I keep it in a pretty casual room, and my love for naturals started to get jealous.
My tree is perhaps the one thing that doesn’t get much attention at Christmas. Trust me on this one…I’ve seen some of your trees. I decided what better way to naturalize a tree than to add some burlap? I bought three yards of it for a total of $3.28. I cut it into rather large strips and tucked it in there.
Our Complete Family says
What a neat touch to change the whole look and feel of the tree. You are crafty and creative!!!
The Momma says
Burlap! Such a good idea! Love it!
Who knew burlap could look so nice in the tree! Looks great!
Ha! We think alike. I lurrve me some dollar store ornaments. The stripped burlap is GENIUS!
Half of the Style Sisters says
I love using burlap but I never thought to use it on the tree. What a great idea! I must try that next year.
Very pretty Chris!!
Love the burlap… I’m taking notes for next year.
I am so in LOVE with burlap lately. I have been doing so much with it. I have a burlap runner on my dining room table right now. I think it is just the perfect accessory to everything!
Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful says
LOVE it! Especially that burlap… the perfect touch!
Cherry's Jubilee says
Beautiful tree Chris..and I don’t think it looks IGNORED rofl! I did the same thing with burlap BUT took strips of it and tied it to branches all around. cherry
GOLDFIELDS GIRL aka ANDREA says
Born and bred in Australia, it would be simply amazing to experience a white Christmas.
As Australia is renown for its stinking, hot, weather at Christmas time, and yes,it is true, we are planning on having a “Seafood BBQ” lunch for our family.
I love sticky-beaking how the other half of the world live !!
Congratulations on a beautiful garland. Best wishes to you and your family for a gorgeous Christmas.
Best wishes from “Down Under” – Andrea
Linda at Lime in the Coconut! says
Sticky beaking. I think I am in love with that term (never heard of it!)
On to the tree….Wowza…perfectly complements that gorgeous garland.
Sandy Toes says
So pretty..love the gold ribbon on it!
Very festive indeed!
We are THAT Family says
You should link it up to my Christmas Tree linky today!
Mad(ish) Woman says
I am so so so jealous! The Man wouldn’t allow a tree that pretty in our house because where would he put his gajillion Notre Dame ornaments? Le sigh. Maybe next year I’ll let him have his own tree so I can have something like yours!
Love the burlap…. And red on the tree is my absolute favorite. There’s an Evergreen Extravaganza today at The Southern Family, won’t you share your tree with us???
“My tree is perhaps the one thing that doesn’t get much attention at Christmas.” Wha??? Okay, My anorexic little tree just fell in love with your tree!! I love it! Love the burlap and the red snowman ornament!!
I love your tree! So pretty! The whole room looks so cozy and festive!
Loving your decor Miss Chris!
I used lots of burlap too. LOVE IT!
I’ve gotta go take pics of mine right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That burlap looks great! I think it goes very nicely with the red and green. I love mixing natural with glitzy. 🙂
The burlap is a nice touch. I especially like your “word” ornaments: joy and hohoho. Thanks for sharing!
I’m lovin’ this tree! If that is your idea of an ‘ignored’ tree I’d really hate to see what you would call a ‘non-ignored’ tree. Haha!! Beautiful!
Bella Casa says
It’s beautiful, Chris!!!
I love that I have some of the same ornaments that you do…I feel like part of the club, haha!
awesome idea! love the burlap- beautiful tree!
Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says
Chris, I love your tree! I constantly struggle with my need and love of glitz with my also love of naturals, so I try to strike a balance of both. So far I think it’s working pretty well.
Thanks for all the great comments you leave too…you’re so fun!
Looks really pretty! I like the burlap a lot. I add red roses (yes they’re fake but look really natural) and in the past I added real baby’s breath and it looked great. I subbed red berries this year instead…more cost effective on a 9 foot tree but anyway, the burlap is a very clever idea.
I’ll be posting pictures of my trees soon. Stop by!
Becca Watson says
Your tree is very pretty! I love it!!
the undomesticated wife says
It’s very pretty! Everyone has such different styles and decor, but all of the trees are just so beautiful! I love them!
I would have never thought to add burlap to my tree but it looks gorgeous on yours! Might have to borrow that idea next year if you don’t mind? Thanks for sharing such a clever little tip! Happy Holidays!
The Southern Family says
Love your tree! Thanks for showing it off today at Evergreen Extravaganza!
Are you kidding me?! This tree is gorgeous! LOVE the combo of the glitz, pinecones, and burlap. I mean, I REALLY love it!!!
Don’t you just love tree’s with a theme. Ours is just a mish-mash of different ornaments, I long for a tree to tie our living area together. I used to work in a gift shop and the trees were always so much fun to decorate there.
Ahh-someday I’m sure.
BTW…the burlap was a great idea, it instantly changed the tree! Love it!
Miss(es) Canadian Pie says
Oh.my.goodness! This is so pretty! Truly, that photograph of your whole room -tree and garland and fireplace- could be a Christmas card. All you need to do is write “Merry Christmas” in a scripty font in the left hand corner. Gosh, gorgeous! I so am snagging that burlap idea for next year!
I LOVE it! I think it’s gorgeous! And the burlap, you’re SO SMART!
Chris your tree looks wonderful and that garland if fabulous! I love the colors on your tree.
Have a great weekend
Very pretty. The burlap gave it a wonderful touch.
restyled home says
I think I love your tree even more than your garland! The touches of burlap just make it all the more beautiful.
Have a great weekend,
I love the burlap on your (fluffy!) tree. It looks gorgeous as well :).
Your home looks so cozy with the fireplace burning- beautiful mantle and tree-
Inspired Kara says
I think theme trees are much easier and more stress free for some reason. But, that could be b/c i do the same theme every year 🙂
Love the burlap idea. It would work perfect with MY tree theme.
Thanks for the inspiration!
you have a gorgeous tree! I love red on the a green tree. We have burgundy on ours!
Not only does it look fabulous, but it’s economical as well. I love it.
The Graves' House says
beautiful tree – love the burlap.
Mom Mom says
I love it!
Gorgeous tree! Love it!
~ Jamie ~ says
Genius! It looks great! Also, I love the garland. You’re home is looking all ready for Christmas!
Suzann @ Lavender and Roses says
I am adoring your tree! That burlap is so perfect!! I think I may have to duplicate that look next year on my downstairs tree.
Oh your tree looks so perfect.
I love the burlap. Creative. I like~
I think it is absolutely gorgeous! I love that you used burlap on the tree!
Knit Purl Gurl says
Susie Harris says
Burlap… only you could come up with such a great idea! I love it. Your tree is just perfect~
Hi Chris, thanks for your comment on my mistreatments! Yes, that is my bathtub in that alcove. Tonight I did a whole post about it to give you the scoop!!
What a great idea! Beautiful.
I love your tree. The burlap was a nice touch. I also liked your garland. The feathers are my favorite. Everytime I but them, my boys take them to put in their colonial hats.
The burlap in the tree looks great! Something I never would have thought of but look at you pulling it off 🙂
Your decorations for Christmas is superb. You should be a designer. The blend of the natural burlap with a beautiful tree that is NOT ignored in the least. Really is so lovely. You deserve to be proud of it. Georgeous to say the least.
It looks really beautiful!
Jerri - Simply Sweet Home says
Your tree looks awesome, and so does your mantle! And burlap, genuis!
I’m drooling over your garland. I love the burlap! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful holiday decor.
That burlap was a fantastic idea!!! I love it!
I love the burlap! What a great idea!