Rustic Christmas Centerpiece

I’ve really changed up my Christmas decorating this year.

My rustic Christmas centerpiece is one example.

Instead of just throwing everything I had wherever, I’ve tried to make groupings and look at how I use my space.

And…gasp…..I’ve even used less this year!

My mom was given this little tree after my dad passed away and she was in the assisted living facility.

I combined a few of my parents’ vintage ornaments with some of last year’s after Christmas bargains.

I love having these sweet reminders of their love for the Christmas season.

In the daylight with no lights, a la natural.

I love the glitter stars that came with the clearance ornaments.

My hubby’s all purpose fence slat box has seen a lot of use, including Mother’s DayFourth of July, with blue bottles and for every day

My philosophy this year?

Repurpose. Regroup. Re-love.

Hmmm. That’s not a word is it?

But I re-love my centerpiece!

Don’t tell anyone the extension cord is hanging out the back. K?

I am still diligently working on posting my Christmas decor but here’s a peek at how I decorate without a fireplace and a mantel.
Would you like to see more of my favorite Christmas projects? Here’s my fence board Christmas tree,

Fence Board Christmas Tree from Marty's Musings

my inexpensive Christmas decor


and my rustic Christmas centerpiece.

Rustic Christmas Centerpiece


  1. It looks beautiful! I wish I was more crafty.

  2. This is so pretty. I need to borrow the box idea. I love the cottagey feel! Your tree is really pretty and love the special meaning of it coming from your mom…Christine

    • Thank you, Christine, for visiting Marty’s Musings and my rustic Christmas centerpiece. I’m glad you like it! I’ve enjoyed it immensely this year and my husband’s DIY box has been so fun to decorate for different season.

  3. This is very pretty and festive. I love the colors and all the ornaments!


  4. This makes a pretty centerpiece! Love the use of the long wooden box filled with ornaments both vintage and new. It’s special to decorated with things that once belonged to our parents. Happy Holidays……..Sarah

    • Hi, Sarah. Thanks for visiting Marty’s Musings and for the compliments on my Christmas centerpiece. It was fun to put together and I love the vintage ornaments as well. Wish I had more! I’ll be on the lookout this summer at yard sales.
      Marty@Marty’s Musings

  5. What a beautiful box centerpiece, Marty, and I love the little tree. Glad that it brings nice memories of your parents–that’s very special.

    • I’m so glad you stopped by Marty’s Musings, Athena. I love our Christmas centerpiece as well and it was so easy! I’m going to be looking for more vintage ornaments this summer at yard sales!

  6. Marty,
    Lovely centerpiece! I love the gorgeous ornaments in the rustic box! Simple, yet elegant! Thanks for sharing at my Deck the Halls party! Have a great week!
    House on the Way

    • Hi, Leslie. Thanks for the sweet compliment on my rustic Christmas centerpiece. I’m so glad you stopped by, and I love your blog, too! Thanks for hosting the party!
      Marty@Marty’s Musings

  7. Lovely centerpiece. Love your collection of vintage ornaments. Looks beautiful.

  8. So pretty! Love the rustic look of your decorations in the wooden box.

  9. Very lovely! Would love if you’d join our Countdown to Christmas link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great week! :)

    • Thank you for visiting my rustic Christmas centerpiece post. I hope you’ll stop by again soon! Have a blessed Christmas!
      Marty@Marty’s Musings

  10. What a sweet tree and with so many memories surrounding it. Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

  11. Looks great! Very classy looking. I really love the long wood box center piece. Thanks for sharing all the memories attached to it. :)

    • Thanks, Bethany, for stopping by Marty’s Musings and my rustic centerpiece post. I appreciate the compliments and the fact that you enjoyed my sharing our memories. I hope you’ll stop by again!

  12. What a beautiful centerpiece! It looks so festive, I love the greenery and all the ornaments! Merry Christmas!

    • Thanks, Maria, for visiting Marty’s Musings and my rustic centerpiece. I hope you’ll stop by and find some more posts that interest you. Have a blessed Christmas!

  13. This is Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! Thank you so much for sharing this.

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