Driftwood Christmas Tree

I've already told you that this is my year to simplify. You can see what I did in my house here. But I still wanted to have a tree. Something to put lights and garland on and nothing else. I've been drawn to the beauty of driftwood lately. I love the weathered, silvery wood. My favorite nativity is driftwood. So, I decided that I wanted a tree made of driftwood, but all I could find were small ones. Pretty, but not what I had in mind. I finally decided to have one made. I waited anxiously for it to arrive. Was I crazy? Was it going to look ridiculous instead of beautiful? Well...it finally arrived. I think it's gorgeous! What do you think?

Here it is with nothing on it. It's pretty but not very Christmassy. I added a red berry garland and white lights.

My only ornament is a bird in a nest. My grandmother said you had to have one because it is good luck.

I love the texture of the wood. Simple and beautiful.

Pretty at night, too.

The reflection in my living room mirror is stunning.

A simple burlap tree skirt is the final touch.

I realize this may not be everyone's cup of tea, but I couldn't be happier with the results. I will have this tree forever, too! Even when I decide to have another traditional tree, this one will look great on the deck.

I'll keep you posted...