Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Little Cream and Sugar with that Tree?


A few years ago, after both of the girls were married, I went through all the Christmas ornaments and separated them for their own family Christmas trees.  Then, when I started in the flea market biz a while back I began collecting silver and gold Shiny Brites. I love the ones with scenes or that are embossed. But to really make a little yuletide "sparkle", I gathered my vintage sugars and creamers and hung them alongside on the Living Room Tree.



I love the contrast between the burlap and the "woodsy" feel
with the silver, golds, and sparkly.
I guess you could call it my "Magpie Tree".
( A bird who finds shiny treasures and brings them back to the nest)










Glittered snowflakes of several varieties


My favorite, number "3"


A Snowbaby from my mom.




Found silver baby cup



and some nature and woodland creatures












This tree is a contrast to my Dining Room tree
 that's loaded with lots of color and vintage Putz Houses and Churches.





I think I'm about "done" with the decorating,
Now, I'm just trying to slow down and enjoy the Season.

I'm joining in with these Holiday Parties:

Thrifty Decor Chick for Christmas Trees



Wow us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday at Primp
Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style
Amaze Me Monday at Dittle Dattle
What's It Wednesday at Ivy and Elephants
Sew Crafty Tuesday at Ruby Jean's
Thriftin' on a Thursday at Savvy City Farmer
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here

See ya Thursday afternoon for 
Vintage Inspiration Friday


Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!!

xoxo,

53 comments:

  1. Debra, the small silver cups mixed with shiny brites is a heady combination especially since I skipped lunch. hugs♥O

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  2. What beautiful trees! I love all the shiny baubles!

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  3. What a sweet tree Debra! I love all the silver pieces on it!! Martina

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  4. Debra, it a very nice tree... I love silver pieces Anywhere....

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  5. Your trees are so beautiful! Love the woodland creatures too :) Thanks so much for visiting me.

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  6. I am head over heels in love with your silver and burlap luxurious tree!

    always fantastic Debra!

    Karen

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  7. Very cute! A great idea! I have hung demi spoons on my tree before with teacups but never thought of sugar bowls! Love the putz tree as well. Gorgeous!
    Ruth

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  8. Oh my gosh, WHY have I never thought of this!? Brilliant! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  9. I love your cream and sugar tree and it is perfect for a kitchen or dining room. Just charming!

    Danielle

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  10. So pretty! You have such a great collection of silver beauties. I did a much smaller, similar version in our kitchen with baby cups and spoons. Live the dining room tree too.

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  11. oh I love these, what a beautiful collection!

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  12. Oh my goodness I could go SHOPPING at your tree's... They are all so lovely.. I would love for you to share them here http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-party1/

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  13. Both of your trees are just so gorgeous Debra! I love how filled they are with wonderful treasures and the vintage creamers and sugar bowls are just fantastic! :-)
    Vanessa

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  14. Hi Debra! Everything is so lovely! I am especially fond of the silver pieces in the tree...so clever and unexpected! I have a couple of those special little baby cups and spoons. I think I'll keep an eye out for more little silver pieces to add to my tree next year. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration, always!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  15. Great trees and I love the silver loving cup close up.

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  16. Beautifully decorated trees! My favorite is the silver one...love the vintage pieces! Enjoy the season! :)

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  17. Your tree is so pretty. I love all the silver - such a great idea.

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  18. Just beautiful tree!! I love the tea spoon and all your trimmings! Very smart

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  19. What a novel idea! Only you could think of something so original. Happy Holidays!

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  20. I love your tree and I love that idea ~ thanks for the inspiration ;-)

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  21. Oh I love the burlap and silver...it is kinda what I had in mind for my tree this year that didn't happen!!

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  22. Everything looks SO good Debra! I have a tree, and am doing my best to find the time to get it decorated! Right now I'm enjoying the "simple" look of it, or at least that is a good excuse for running so behind!

    Take care, Sue

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  23. Love your tree! Love your deer, bird and bunny ornaments...so sweet!

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  24. This IS beautiful Debra!!! I love your holiday decorating always, but this year it is WOW! I love this magpie tree! I love all the vintage silver pieces hanging along with your other ornaments. It is so unique!
    I have enjoyed going back to your previous post of all of your holiday decor and seeing your beautiful entryway. And your living room~SIGH~
    sending hugs from me...

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  25. Hi Debra, I would have a hard time of deciding which tree I like best. Your trees are so pretty and I have enjoyed reading your previous post. all of your decorations are beautiful. Have a great Christmas. Your Missouri Friend.

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  26. Love your darling trees Debra!! How do you find the time?? Your whole house looks amazing!
    xoxo,
    Shellagh

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  27. The woodsy and the silver work great together. I haven't even started decorating at home.....I'm so late!

    hugs,
    Carole

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  28. Love your tree...you know what they say about great minds thinking alike...I did the same exact theme with my little family room tree two years ago...even used silver baby cups and other pieces of vintage and antique silver...love using silver any way I can...even as ornaments. Your colorful tree is pretty, too. Hope you are enjoying a wonderful season.

    Jermaine

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  29. I adore your Christmas tree! The silver items are such a great idea...and the burlap ribbon plays on the bling...Thanx for sharing, Tiff

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  30. Hi Debra both of your trees are gorgeous, however I like the Magpie the best because it is filled with special found pieces and ornaments!

    Please come and enter my 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways! You will love them!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

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  31. Wow! SO pretty! I love the animal ornaments -- those are definitely my favorite -- that bunny is absolutely adorable! I've not seen the vintage animal ornaments -- great design all around!

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  32. Love your magpie tree!! That's my kind of tree with all the burlap and silver and white. It's adorable with those creamers and sugars hanging on it. That was such a cute idea to use those on your tree.

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  33. Beautiful trees Debra, I love the silver pieces on the tree. That is such a great idea. It gives me an excuse to buy more silver when I'm out thrifting lol.

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  34. Oh that double handled baby cup and precious deer ornament has captured my heart!

    I will link up today's post on Friday as my tree and surrounding scene is Antique Christmas. :)

    Be merry and bright!

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  35. My favorites....burlap, white, silver on green! Loved the flocked tree too! Your found baby cup made me so excited...I have had my husband's (he passed a few years ago) and didn't know what to do with it. As soon as i publish this I'm off to rescue it and give it a place on honor on my tree!! Thanks so much for the much needed inspiration!!!

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  36. Debra, Your trees look gorgeous. I love the one with the burlap and snowflakes. I really like the picture in your header with the Madonna in the lantern. Very Clever. I hope you have a peaceful and wonderful christmas.

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  37. Hi!
    I hope you are enjoying this fun season and are feeling well... the trees here are just gorgeous. I had a tree in the shop one year filled with old silver, I think that was one of my favorite trees ever. Yours is exquisite. Wishing you a beautiful week.
    Blessings
    RE

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  38. Both of your trees are beautiful! Your home is gorgeous!

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  39. Adorable! Love them both! So darn cute! Happy Christmas! Hugs!

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  40. I love all the silver in the tree. You have such beautiful decorations. I like that each tree is different. I think there is always room for one more tree.

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  41. Debra, I can't tell you how much I love that cream and sugar tree. Thanks for the great big smile.

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  42. How pretty, love the silver. It is so much fun to have theme trees, I try to do it every year but change them around a bit. Merry Christmas.

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  43. Very pretty tree! I especially love the snowflake ornaments!

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  44. Oh my goodness! I love them both! They are gorgeous. The first one is just so sweet, with the combination of the burlap and the shiny silver is beautiful!

    Heather

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  45. I love the unexpected use of kitchen objects on your tree - so pretty!

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  46. This is REALLY beautiful! I swear, everything looks better with burlap :) Thanks for sharing!

    Lauren @ www.fromourhidingplace.com

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  47. Beautiful Debra! I love the cream and sugar tree. I need to get some of that color on clearance this year! Have a great week end!
    Sherry

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  48. Your trees are so pretty Debra!
    Love the woodland animals!

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  49. Your trees are both lovely! I am partial to the vintage and natural look, and your 'cream and sugar' tree is just beautiful.

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  50. Awww that was a lovely tree! They are all so beautiful and I must say that they are really stunning. Fantastic choices of ornaments. thanks for sharing your inspirations.

    Regards
    Anne Walker
    Christmas tree decorating ideas

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