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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Our Charlie Brown Tree

I've told you before that we like a little rustic in our Christmas decor. We started a new tradition last year by bringing in a branch or two from the pine trees (which have become void of needles). I like to loosely wrap the twigs with a bronze organza-like fabric.

We hang only very special ornaments on this tree. Most of them have come from my dad. Each year for many years he bought me a little something special.

I have also been treating myself to one antique piece each Christmas. I like older ornaments from Germany and Austria.

Occasionally a non-vintage ornament is thrown in the mix. Here is a glass replica of our sweet little dog, Dallas.

I love my new mercury glass treasure. It is most likely from the 1940's.

Our Charlie Brown tree towers above this generously proportioned Christmas-green leather chair. There's not a Santa alive who wouldn't love to rest here. Speaking of Santa, I hope he remembers to leave a new camera under our tree. I mean really. No aspiring blogger should be handicapped by old technology, right?

Run on over to Handy Man, Crafty Woman and take a leisurely stroll through all the wonderful ideas featured there.

And for another Christmas box full of inspiration, check out Wow Us Wednesday, hosted by the gracious Kim of Savvy Southern Style. 

May you find love and joy beneath your tree~



  1. I love your Charlie Brown tree! What a great idea! Dallas is my favorite ornament! Precious! I would love to rest in your comfy green chair! It all looks lovely! Your mantel looks great too! Everything sparkles! Merry Christmas and I hope you find that new camera under your tree!

  2. I love your Charlie Brown tree! Your vintage ornaments are beautiful!
    Have a very Merry Christmas.

  3. Dana,
    I always enjoy reading your blog because your style gives me that R&R I love -- that special combination of Rustic & Refined! Great tree and unique ornaments. I'm picturing the milk and cookies you'll leave for Santa. Merry Christmas!

  4. Cute tree idea. Love your ornaments and the fabric wrapped through it. You could join my party too, girl. Yes, I hope Santa brings you a camera. Mine just got paid off. Woo hoo!