Presenting Our 2012 Christmas Tree

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at 21 Rosemary Lane now that the centrepiece of our home is up and all decked out for the holidays. And of course, I had to change the tree up again this year. If you remember, last year I used real pictures and picture frames to decorate my tree. Click here to see last year's tree.
The look of burlap has really begun to grow on me as I love the rustic appearance and feel of the material. This year I decided to combine burlap with some branches from our backyard which I spray painted white to decorate our tree.
I wrapped the tree with some holly garland and added red and gold Christmas ornaments of different sizes and finishes. The burlap has been cinched at certain points so to give it more of a polished appearance instead of looking like the tree had been bound. The white branches are simply poked in at various spots. (These branches tie into the ones incorporated into the fireplace mantel display. Click here to see our 2012 mantel.)
Even Buster is enjoying the pretty tree lights from his window perch.
Is your Christmas tree up and dressed for the holidays? Do create a theme or are you more of a sentimentalist and use decorations which you've accumulated through the years?
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  1. What a great happy festive tree! LOVE the burlap and red!

  2. Hi Barbara, your tree looks great with the burlap and branches.
    My only problem would be keeping Max our lab from fetching them from the tree. As it is his tale takes the lower ornament flying.

  3. So pretty!

    To answer your question, we are more traditional - and use the same ornaments year after year. Our kids would rebel if I decided to change how the tree is decorated! We still put on the little bell made from a styrofoam cup that Phoebe (now 27) made in preschool, or the little felt one-legged Santa that Miguel (now 20) made in kindergarten.

    My kids are more traditional than I am!

  4. You have such a beautiful tree! I love the burlap garland the most. :) Megan

  5. Good Morning Barbara, Your tree looks beautiful, I would never have thought of using burlap on a Christmas tree. I am a traditionalist I'm afraid. I use decorations which I have collected over the 42 years we have been married. I love unpacking them each year as they bring back such lovely memories. Have a lovely week, Best Wishes Daphne

  6. Such a beautiful tree, and the burlap is wonderful on it with the white branches. Thanks for inspiring me for next year! For years I did the traditional tree with ornaments from the kids and family but it was time for a change:)

  7. Stunning tree!!! I love how you intertwined the burlap throughout the tree and the traditional red! I love seeing inside your home.
    Merry Christmas!

  8. Barbara, your tree is so pretty! I love the burlap and branches that you added. Your holiday decor is so beautiful; and I have enjoyed seeing it all!

  9. What a beautiful tree AND precious puppy!

  10. GORGEOUS tree Barbara!! I love the shot with your fireplace in the background!

  11. Hi Barbara: My friend, you are so talented and I just love you and everything you do. I stopped by to see what you were up to and realized that I'd missed a whole bunch of your posts. So now I've seen topiaries, your beautiful Nativity and your 2012 Christmas tree. Your colors are so bright and beautiful and I love how you sneak live into the faux. Makes a big difference. I see so much that I want to do different next year, so I'd better start now! BTW, Happy Anniversary to you and handsome Mr. I think I've caught up now..Hope you are having a great week..Judy

  12. I love your beautiful Christmas tree Barbara! The burlap garland is fabulous.

    Merry Christmas :)

  13. Your tree is beautiful, I love all of the natural elements-enjoy:@)

  14. Love the burlap and red, and my favorite picture is the one with Buster in it. We decorate two Christmas trees since one must be the sentimentalist with our decorations that we have received and loved through the years, and the second tree is a Mackenzie-Childs theme tree.

  15. Oh what a stunning tree! I love the burlap mixed with the reds, so pretty!

  16. Happy Holidays, your home and christmas tree are beautiful. I love the rustic feel of the burlap. My tree is country, sitting in a old wooden barrel, white lights, garland made from spools of thread wrapped with homespun. candy canes and ornaments from thru the years. and a small train underneath. I love it. Your home is so warm and cozy enjoy your holiday andi

  17. A Christmas star made out of shortbread secured with sparkle makes an awesome tree topper for these sorts of strange christmas trees.
    family tree picture frame


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