Adding Burlap to a Glittery Lime Green & Red Christmas

Vintage Chair and Burlap ChristmasTree Pillow

Each year, around the first of October, I get a call or text from my friend Jan asking if we’re still on for decorating her home for Christmas.

This year marks the 7th or 8th year I’ve decorated for Jan. You’d think I’d remember how many years but I’ve lost count.

Each year Jan purchases a few new things for her tree generally staying with the more traditional Christmas colors.

This year she surprised me with a touch of burlap!
We mixed the burlap with her traditional colors for a stunning Christmas color scheme!

Traditional Christmas Tree

Here’s a glimpse of Jan’s tree from 2010. You can see more of her 2010 Christmas Here. 

Red, Lime, White & Burlap Christmas

The new touches to this year’s tree were faux evergreen sprays full of pinecones & berries and coated with snow.

A burlap ribbon with Merry Christmas embroidered in a brilliant red.

Burlap Poinsettia

A twist on the traditional Christmas flower…Glittered Burlap Poinsettias.

As well as a roll of simple, wired, burlap ribbon.

Burlap Poinsettia Christmas Tree

You’ll recognize several of the same ornaments from Jan’s 2010 tree but this year we kept the color scheme to just red, lime green, white, burlap and touches of gold.

Red, Lime, White & Gold Christmas

I love the new twist on Jan’s traditional holiday decorations.

Lime Green Scarf Tree Skirt

Pulled up next to the tree is one of a pair of green velvet chairs Jan inherited from her Mother.  The chairs are in almost pristine condition and the color is gorgeous!

Jan insists she is “not a fan of green”.
I’m trying to change her mind.
To convince her these chairs need to stay just as they are!

Vintage Green Chair & Christmas

If for no other reason than how great they look with her Christmas Decorations! :)

Just Beautiful!

It’s been a hectic few weeks around here.
So far this season I’ve helped set 2 dining room tables, decorated 5 trees, 2 buffets, 2 fireplace mantles, one grand piano, one upright piano and re-made a huge Christmas wreath. So much fun!

But not a single one of these is in my own home. 

Hopefully I’ll get to it soon because I have 2 parties at my house…this weekend!
You wouldn’t believe how typing that sentence just made my stomach clench. 

Off to Decorate! 

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11 Responses to Adding Burlap to a Glittery Lime Green & Red Christmas

  1. Beth Mc says:

    Wow, you are one busy girl! These decorations are gorgeous and I love the burlap. My favorite thing is the tree pillow. :)

  2. amy says:

    LOVE it! TODAY was the day for me to get my tree up! Well, as I sit here paging through blogs…I keep looking in my living room to see if my tree put itself up and…no luck! So I better get with it!
    ps…I love that pillow! Did you make that?

  3. I love the touches of burlap in the tree. You have been one busy lady! I can see why so many people want you to decorate for them- everything is just lovely. I was wondering about that pillow, too. :)

  4. Cynthia says:

    OMG, this is over the top Sonya. I really love what you have done!!!


  5. These trees are gorgeous. You are pushing me into the Christmas spirit. I’ve got to get my tree this week.

  6. Christine says:

    Wow such a great friend….and you did a beautiful job! Those tree colors are amazing. Love her tree

  7. You did a magnificent job Sonya…and you are right, the chair is beautiful!…just love the touches of the burlap in the tree!

  8. Cindy says:

    So pretty Sonya, love the lime green! Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY! You’re being featured, so hop on over…

  9. Linda says:

    I also used burlap with our traditional dining room first time ever. it turned out beautifully. My mom used it often years ago. Still affordable and versatile after all these years!