No Room For A Tree
Our big Christmas tree, that touched the ceiling of our last big house it was so ridiculously tall, remains at the back of the shed this Christmas! It’s just too big for our compact urban dwelling this year, so I have been looking at ways of doing the tree thing without doing a tree as such.
I am rather drawn to rustic twig and foliage arrangements. Maybe it’s my love of all things Scandinavian and the fact that fir and sticks remind me of a cold climate and a white Christmas!
A few sticks, some pretty lights and some teeny tiny treasures … and voila!
Oh, the simpler the better. I just love it! And monochromatic too!
Stick or logs. This is so lovely. You can just tell it’s cold outside this one and they have a log pile! Sigh.
If my children hadn’t grown up so fast, and we still had the ‘craft box’, we would have made this already. I mean it.
Ok, so we have a big box of baubles, decorations and pretties that my boys made in kindy. You know, the ones made out of dough, that are at least 14 years old and would be attractive to vermin now if they weren’t hermetically sealed in a bauble box.
Something like this could work.
Or this!!!!! Heartstopping!
I have so many pallets at the shed!
How cool is this?!
PVC pipe offcuts! A plumber’s tree perhaps?
Baubles, wire and a pretty frame. Lovely.
Sticks and baubles.
So so pretty … and so easy!
Even easier! Wool, tape and baubles!
And isn’t this beautiful? .. proving that you need no room at all to have a tree … just a wall, chalkboard paint and chalk … and some artistic leanings.
A picture of a tree is still a tree? Yes? Safety pins and baubles perhaps?
Or you can go really Scandi and minimalist and celebrate the outline of a Christmas tree. Love this. The rugs and the fairy lights just make this. Oooh, I bet it is cold and snowing outside this one!
All you need is an outline of a tree! 6 baubles and some lights!
Or one bauble, tinsel and lights …
… or just baubles …
… or just tinsel!
And now, after seeing this, I have absolutely no excuse for not having a tree … or the outline of one!
Happy Monday! I’m off to the shed to forage for staging stuff, for a home I am listing this week. I secretly love days like this, as finding stuff is always sort of like Christmas for me all year ’round.