Sunday, December 18, 2011

Unconventional Tree

We decided not to get a tree this year
so I decorated our tumbleweed branch instead and I love how it looks!
I bought those tin stars in San Miguel de Allende ten years ago.
Ornaments have come and gone but I never get tired of the stars.

29 Lovely Comments:

Blogger Kathleen Maunder said...


I seem to take less ornaments out of our boxes each year. Less is more.

12/18/2011 9:43 AM  
Blogger Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse said...

looks lovely. i used tree branches painted white on my mantle this year. love those stars!

12/18/2011 9:51 AM  
Blogger SolarOwl said...

The tree is a very unusual and interesting!

12/18/2011 9:56 AM  
Blogger Carolina said...

That is really really beautiful! Simple and clutter free, lovely!

12/18/2011 10:29 AM  
Blogger Jo Murray said...

Great idea, and the stars are gorgeous!

12/18/2011 10:39 AM  
Blogger Alicia said...

Love your Christmas decoration!

12/18/2011 11:57 AM  
Blogger francesca said...

Davvero originale....felice Natale.

12/18/2011 12:00 PM  
Blogger Victoria Stitch said...

very simple and chic!

12/18/2011 12:02 PM  
Blogger Adrianna Keczmerska said...

Quite original and it looks really nice :)

12/18/2011 12:38 PM  
Blogger Rosangela said...

Simple and beautiful!


12/18/2011 12:54 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

VERY pretty! Joyeux Noël!

12/18/2011 1:04 PM  
Blogger ariadne said...

I love it! AriadnefromGreece!

12/18/2011 1:22 PM  
Blogger katiecrackernuts said...

It's a lovely way to bring Christmas into the home without the decorations overwhelming. The stars are lovely. I have my favourite decorations too and sneak them into pride of place positions on the tree.

12/18/2011 1:41 PM  
Blogger sasa said...

Turned out beautiful and sophisticated.

12/18/2011 2:08 PM  
Blogger Tania McCartney said...

We've still done a tree, but have gone extra simple this year, through the house. Love your snowflakes, too. Wish I could get mine to stay so flat! Do you starch them or something? Felice Navidad!

12/18/2011 2:34 PM  
Blogger HollyM said...

I like simple yet elegant. I too used only a few of my ornaments this year.

12/18/2011 4:17 PM  
Blogger Margie Oomen said...

can't wait to visit san miguel with you again

12/18/2011 4:36 PM  
Blogger hiki said...

oh i have discovered the cuteness of the mexican tin plate art! i love these stars you found, i really must go back to mexico for more exploration!!

12/18/2011 5:41 PM  
Blogger spiffikins said...

Neat! I picked up a handful of these last month when I was in San Miguel! Love them!

This year they are hanging from my ceiling fan above my kitchen table - but I've always planned on setting up a bare branch like this!

12/18/2011 7:46 PM  
Blogger Christine E-E said...

simple is beautiful. we didn't decorate much this year either! going to be visiting most of our holiday season. Happy Holidays to you & your talented family!

12/18/2011 9:47 PM  
Blogger Bella said...

I am definitely with you on this one. It seems such a shame to chop a tree down just for a week of two in a house. I like the old idea of spraying some twigs with fake snow.

I hope you have a beautiful and peaceful Christmas.

12/19/2011 1:37 AM  
Blogger Kerry O'Gorman said...

I haven't had a real tree in years and instead I hang a Christmas chandelier. It hangs above the table, lights and all and all of my favorites are up there. Love the stars on your tree.

12/19/2011 9:54 AM  
Blogger Diana Sudyka said...

Fantastic! I love it! I'm a big fan of the unconventional tree : )

12/19/2011 11:26 AM  
OpenID aracelisrandomness said...

Precioso Geninne. Yo tampoco tengo un arbol convencional este anio, viva la imaginacion!

12/19/2011 11:30 AM  
Blogger Michael Paul said...

The tumbleweed and stars are LOVELY!

12/19/2011 8:48 PM  
Anonymous Meredith Russell said...

Love your stars. Love the tags, printing them now! Thank you so much! You are brave to host 20 guests!! Hope it goes well & that you have a very very Merry Christmas!!

12/20/2011 4:01 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

While I don't think I could go without a traditional conifer tree, this is pretty darn awesome too! I agree that those stars make it. :)

Happy holidays!

12/23/2011 9:04 PM  
Blogger Full of life said...

Your unconventional tree is very stylish. I like it :)

12/28/2011 8:38 AM  
Blogger Dana S. Whitney said...

I am delighted I found your blog! GREAT STUFF... you and "the boy" and the dog! Found it because I was looking for "winter bird" images for a newsletter I do for a small women's group. I love how your paintings and embroidery compliment each other.
Happy New Year.

1/02/2012 1:04 AM  

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