Charles and I do not have a traditional singular Christmas tree. Instead, I decorate the house with many small trees, wreaths, boughs, etc.
Items that occupy a shelf all year, take on a new and festive look when decorated with a sprig of pine, holly or cranberries.
This photo is a simple serving tray, filled with rusty bells. For height, I’ve added an old crock, used as a makeshift vase, for red berries and a pine bough. An old checkerboard provides a nice backdrop. Seasonal vignettes create a joyful atmosphere throughout the winter, bringing a little bit of the outdoors inside, where it is warm and cozy.