I found some of the cutest little ornaments this year for one of our trees and I wanted to share with you guys in case you are looking for something similar! My vision was sort of rustic theme & I went out on the hunt for ornaments that would go with that theme. You know I must have loved all of these because for years I have been enjoying “naked” trees. Our tree isn’t “complete” but here are some of the ornaments I shared below with you guys shown on a tree in our dining room…
I picked up a few animals, ceramic houses, woodland globes, wooden houses, fluffy stars, metallic bulbs, and glitter houses. For our tree, I also reused a few different rustic ornaments that I already had that I thought would match well with the tree! I would highly recommend trying to reuse some of your ornaments if you are trying a new theme because ornaments can get pretty expensive.
One thing I really love about these rustic ornaments is that they all have a very neutral color palette. When you put them all together I love that that these ornaments create a cohesive theme for my tree! I don’t always put ornaments on my trees sometimes I just leave them with the lights and garland … So this was really fun for me to create this tree!
I want to know, what kind of theme does your tree have? Or does your tree not have a theme at all? I’d love it if you let me know in the comments! Also for the next few hours Pottery Barn has 20% off & free shipping sitewide which makes their ornaments an even better price, check it out HERE. These ornaments were just too cute not to share! I hope you find something you like. Check out my cozy white knit christmas guide for more of my tree favorites this year! Thank you for stopping by the blog & seeing what we are up to! Xx Liz Marie
Ann C says
I haven’t gotten my tree up yet but it is an 7 foot flocked and I use white, clear and silver ornaments. The ornaments are birds, snowballs and snowflakes. I have icecicle garland. Some years I add a red garland for a little more color.
Have been reading your blog for years, and it’s become more and more commercialized, driven by conspicuous consumption, buy, buy, buy, and decreasing DIY and very little mindful creativity.
Perhaps your current readers are ok with that, especially the instant gratification of buy, buy, buy.
I miss the genuine DIYer you were once upon a time.
Best wishes to you & your family.
Nancy Lou says
I tend to use the same theme/ornaments year after year, perhaps with a slight variation now and then. While I appreciate all the beautiful things you show, I would rather focus on styling my home , making it cozy with what I have and love, than shopping on the blog.
This is an exciting Christmas for you, the first with Cope. I remember ours with our daughter, many years ago!
Love the wooden box/base in your photo. I have 2 trees. One with all our family and travel ornaments. The other is a Peace theme. All Peace symbols and words. I’m not usually a collector, simply because I’m trying to pare down. But this is the one time of year, I get to hunt and add to a collection! Fun!
Love your blog and book!!
I enjoy looking at other people’s Christmas decorations and I do enjoy looking at themed trees. We only have one tree in our house, and it isn’t themed. I have so many ornaments that my boys made when they were little, ornaments that we have all been gifted over the years, and ornaments that used to belong to my grandparents and my parents. I would miss them so if they weren’t on my tree. If ever it works for us to have more than 1 tree, I think a themed tree would be fun to put together, and this neutral, rustic theme in this post really is beautiful!
I probably have the only Belleek China themed tree in the world 😉 My mother back in Ireland has been buying me these pieces from Belfast for years and I add to my collection each and every year. The company never reproduces items another year so each piece is extremely special to me and most importantly white which suits the general theme of my house. I will be posting pics of it soon on my instagram capewanderwoman
I love your tree, probably I have the same theme! ?, just white rustic ornaments and white lights. I have pompous, snowflakes, garland made from sticks, pine ones frosted with frozen white paint, and some pretty rustic white ornaments and white garland from Ten Thousand Villages (at a real good price!). Your tree looks perfect in your dining room!
I once tried a themed tree back in the late 80’s after I had redone my living space with pastels. I had found all the right colors and bought several boxes. Excited to put these up, it quickly became apparent that they did not mix well with all of the other ornaments that we had collected through the years. Ornaments from trips, the very first ornament we purchased which was a Santa with a catchers mitt. The balls went back in the boxes and it was a lesson in learning who we are and more importantly, who we are not. Each year my tree looks the same with maybe one or two new items. My favorites are two old glass ornaments that were on my parent’s tree when I was small. Each year our cat helps us make room for one or two more so this year there’s room for the Eiffel Tower I brought home from Paris.
It’s easy to get caught up in the commercialism, especially if you love to decorate and put things together. After all, you wouldn’t be a blogger if you didn’t! The items you show are lovely and I enjoy your blog and the Facebook community you have, so please don’t be disheartened by rude comments people make. It’s meanspirited and not what the season is all about!
These are beautiful! We are here for inspiration and Liz, you always deliver. You show us thrifted or new items. Something for every budget. Thank you for being you and following your passion. You have a gift from God. Enjoy your first Christmas through the eyes of your son! It will be filled with magic and wonder.
Alice Genzlinger says
I have the same ornaments I purchased in Atlantic City back in the day. Butterflies and birds and gold glitzy grape clusters. I added pearl ropes and pink glass balls making it a tree full of my past memories. I get lots of wow when guest arrive. NOw if I could get my husband to put up a prelit tree, the time to decorate would be cut in half.
No theme for us. Our tree is filled with ornaments we have collected over the years. Some our kids made, some were gifts from our parents and grandparents, some I have purchased on vacations, etc. It’s very eclectic, but very us. It’s a trip back in time every year when I open those boxes and start pulling the ornaments out. The memories flood back and it’s an instant smile on my face. Thanks for the inspiration!
connie Keys says
All of our ornaments are very special to us. Now I have no room for more after 47 years! We have used the same ornaments for many years. They include family heirlooms from our childhood, things our son made from cloth, wood and pipe cleaners, ceramics that my hubby, son and I painted, fabric stuffies, Hallmark that were gifts from my Grandma, hubby and son to me.
Christina Dinkins says
The theme this year for my 9ft tree is gold, black and ivory with black/ivory buffalo plaid ribbon/bow. My attic holds containers of Christmas ornaments, I change themes every year. Last year was the red truck theme! I have a 9ft slim pencil tree that holds the kids ornaments both handmade/Hallmark from over the years. I’m contemplating putting up a small tree in the corner of my bedroom.
What a pretty tree!! It’s rustic, yet soft, I just love that?❤️?
I just purged all my years of Hallmark ornaments and divided them between family members, they had been in boxes stored in the attic and since I haven’t used them in quite some time I decided to spread the joy now. For the last several years I’ve used mercury glass ornies, along with some old colored ornaments that I washed the color off and exposed the tarnished silver underneath. Some copper and gold as well. I’m one who believes a tree isn’t properly dressed unless it has multiple ornaments layered on every branch! Needless to say, it took almost 2 weeks to do my tree! It got to be too much so I sold it and now I’m using several small trees, some with ornaments, some without, mentally I don’t like it as much, but my back thanks me.
I think it’s all about inspiration. Each of these ornaments she highlights can easily be a DIY project that you can customize yourself. I hope you found one that inspires you.