My Trellis Christmas Tree

December 13, 2013

Christmas tree, a rustic wooden trellis

Christmas tree, a rustic wooden trellis

“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!”
— Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers

Trellis tree

Vintage Santa ornament



This year instead of a live tree, I decorated a rustic, weathered wooden trellis.  Strung with lights, a paper star garland, and a few favorite ornaments, its A-shape resembles a real evergreen tree, don’t you think?


4 Responses to “My Trellis Christmas Tree”

  1. julia Says:

    Love your tree idea!!

  2. shoreacres Says:

    At first glance, I thought it was an artist’s easel. It’s a great idea, and really attractive.

    My tree for the last 15 years or so has been artificial, but unusual. Instead of the usual pine or fir shape, it’s a double-trunked Texas Hill Country cedar. I just love it. I’ll take a pic of it tonight after it gets its final touch – the tinsel.

    I’m still using the same metal tinsel that we used on our tree when I was a kid. We put it on strand by strand, and took it off the same way, wrapping it around cardboard and carefully stowing it. Amazing, really.

    • Rosemary Says:

      Hope you share the photo here so all my readers can view it. I chuckled to hear about your tinsel. My mom did the same thing, saving tinsel from year to year. But I don’t think it lasted beyond two or three Christmases. When is tinsel too worn to be saved?

  3. Chris Says:

    Love your tree and the paper star garland you crafted! That was alot of work but I’m sure made with love for your little tree!

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