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Sunday, December 30, 2012

New Year's Tree

I like to change things out after Christmas. I enjoy the Christmas decor while it's up, but then after Christmas, I like to put things away and return to a "winter" theme in my decor. I purposefully chose to limit my actual Christmas decorations this year and focused on just adding bits and pieces into my surroundings. One thing I really love is my New Year's Tree, that I put together a few years ago. I still wanted some sparkle and whimsy after putting away the Christmas things, and so my little tree was conceived. Stark pewter branches are bejeweled with glitter snowflakes, tiny bells, antique watch faces, blue miniature Shiny Brites, and little doves. It's become my way to usher in the New Year with prayers for peace, joy, and God's blessing.



This year I added two new ornaments found on sale after Christmas,
depicting old clocks.



(all other items thrifted from the fleas)











and a vintage clock face.


























It's here in the Entry, 
where it's a reminder of a fresh new beginning.


I you'd like to see the original post from December 2009,
 with my thoughts on spending our Time,

Thank you all, for your sweet friendships.
What a blessing you are in my life.

xoxo,

68 comments:

Kristin_Texas said...

I absolutely love love LOVE this!

Kristin

Penny Phillips said...

I love your New Year's tree...so much that I pinned it! Have a wonderful new year...hugs, Penny

Denise said...

So full of cheer.It should make you feel so nice to just look at it :)

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

It's just beautiful Debra!... and so perfect for a new beginning to a beautiful new year... love all the sweet little birdies!... wishing you and your family the Happiest New Year ever... xoxo Julie Marie

Donna said...


What a pretty tree, Debra! And such a fun idea, too! I love the silver champagne bucket, it makes a perfect "pot". Happy New Year!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

I love it!!

The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

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i just SMILE
that tree is just amazing,,,,,just LOVE :)
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Laurie said...

what a beautiful display, so unique! Happy New Year to you!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Debra, Your New Years tree is beautiful! Love the clocks. I hope you have a blessed and Happy 2013. xx, Sherry

20 North Ora said...

What a darling idea Debra! I love the idea of welcoming in the new year with a time tree!!

Judy

Dawn said...

Splendid idea, your tree is just darling:)

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

This is just the cutest thing! ....love it! The clock faces are the perfect addition! Blessings to you for the New Year!

Lottie said...

Your tree is such an inspiration, I have glass snowflakes and white plaster birds in flight that would look great in a January tree. Thanks!

Blondie's Journal said...

What a very sweet idea! I just love all of the little clock faces! It's nice to have some sparkle after Christmas. And as always, I'm stumped as to how I want to celebrate winter. It just has to be cheery!

Happy New Year, Debra!

XO,
Jane

NanaDiana said...

It really looks lovely, Debra. I have a ton of stuff to put away before I can do Winter! You gave me lots of inspiration here though- xo Diana

Polly McCormick said...

I love it!!

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Just lovely! I'll leave the wintery stuff up for some time yet.

Jeanette

Junkchiccottage said...

Debra
Your New Years tree is so pretty. Love the clocks. Great way to start out the new year. Happy new year.
Kris

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such a fun idea, Debra...and SO lovely, too! Happy New Year!

Kristen Whitby said...

That is such a fun tree and I love all of the clock faces! What a fun decoration!

Merri Jo said...

That is charming! What a great idea. Happy New Year!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Debra, what a great idea and so pretty, especially with the clock faces. There needs to be something in place of Christmas for awhile. I put all my snowmen out for the month of January..Happy New Year..Judy

Susan Hemann said...

love your tree, you are so talented. I have my branch tree up. Took down the vintage bird ornaments and left the orange slices, will have to jazz it up for new years. Add some bling, maybe strings of vintage pearls.

On Crooked Creek said...

Debra,
What a lovely and creative idea!
I, too, use icy tree branches in the vintage half round basket. I tried a few SNOWflakes, but then changed my mind.
Your clocks remind me of a beautiful Antique Shop window I had experienced year's ago. A massive Antique bookcase filled with vintage clocks, Big Ben and Baby Ben clocks and vintage cameras. I know the Shop owner must have been surprised by my reaction, as I stood in the freezing cold for about 10 minutes (or more) taking it all in. "A Moment In Time"!!!
Have a Happy, and prosperous New Year, dear friend!!!
Fondly,
Pat

lynn said...

so cute, debra! happy, happy new year!

Nantucket Daffodil said...

i love this idea! So fresh and new after Christmas! Thanks for the ideas!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fun and what a super idea. Love the sparkle and shine too. Hugs, Marty

Kelly said...

That is such a cute idea! I like the little New Year's tree you created and what it stands for. The house always feels plain after taking down the Christmas decorations, so this is a nice way to transition into the new year.

Anne said...

Debra what a pretty tree! LOVE this idea! Still have our Christmas decor up I will take it down when my daughter heads back to school.I did very minimal this year so it is very tolerable to live with after the holidays.

xx
Anne

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Just absolutely gorgeous love it

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I really like this idea of keeping some of the sparkle with a winter theme. Well done.

Fondly,
Glenda

Bohemian said...

Debra I'm totally Stealing... ummm... I mean Borrowing this Fab Idea of the New Year's Tree for our Home! *Winks* I would probably keep it up all year since I Adore Old Silver and Salvage Watch and Clock Faces for Decorating anyway. This is so Beautiful, Thanks for Sharing your Creativity to Inspire and Delight us all!

Happy New Year from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

Doreen @ Hymns and Verses said...

I love this and I'm pinning it for next year!

Olive said...

Happy Blessed New Year.

Laura Turner said...

I LOVE clocks and glitter!

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

What a beautiful idea! Everything seems so drab after the Christmas decorations go . . . I always put up the Valentine decorations right away!

Jeanine said...

I love your New Year's Tree idea! Where did you get your clock ornaments? They are so adorable!Your entry table is gorgeous, I love your blog and receive post via email and look forward to receiving them everyday!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

This looks is beautiful, classic and timeless!
All the best to you in 2013!!

JP said...

Love your New Year'a tree....simple and elegant! Happy New Year!

JP said...

Love your New Year'a tree....simple and elegant! Happy New Year!

Theresa said...

Love the New Year's Tree, what a great idea! I pray that 2013 will be a great year, happy and healthy New Year:) HUGS!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I like the idea of a new years tree Debra! I think its quite fun and beautiful too. Happy New Year!

Theresa said...

It's beautiful Debra! I hope that you had a beautiful Christmas and the have the happiest of new years!! Love your new header too! love, t.xoxox

Cindy said...

Ok, that's the cutest and coolest thing ever! What a great idea! And...what a perfect and charming reminder about how we spend our time.

Cindy

Sarah said...

A New Year's Tree......what a lovely idea.
Happy New Year to you! ~ Sarah

fruit rouge said...

Un bel arbre du temps!!! Happy New Year!!!!!!!

Donna, The Decorated House said...

So pretty! Love how you have arranged all these lovely items.
Happy New Year Debra!

Leslie Harris said...

I dont know where you find your little gems Debra. But this looks so amazing. I guess it's really the way you put everything together. You're so gifted. Thanks for all the beauty you share.
Leslie (aka Gwen Moss)

Angela @ Number Fifty-Three said...

I absolutely love this and am pinning for future reference. Just gorgeous!

Angela

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Very pretty Debra! I love the clocks and the birds.

Happy New Year.
Pam

Lola and Bea said...

What a cute idea. I just love your New Year Tree.

Carol said...

This is such a clever and so very cute idea, Debra!

Carol

Marti Cooper said...

How adorable! I would love for you to share it at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! Our party is hosted every week if you would like to link up!

http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2012/12/show-licious-craft-showcase-14.html

Happy New Year!
Marti

Serendipity Refined said...

Happy New Year! Your tree is perfect! Just the right size and scale and I LOVE the vintage clock faces...and the fact that I have a champagne bucket very similar to yours! Pinning for 2014! xo

chateau chic said...

Your idea of a New Year's Tree is a wonderful way to keep the sparkle alive after all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season. LOVE it!!
Mary Alice

Amy Kinser said...

What a beautiful New Year's tree. I love the idea.

Classy is what I think of when I see the things you create. Beautiful.

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

I figure anyone that decorates for the New Year has the decorating bug bad! Beautiful!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Deb, this is so pretty! Thank you for sharing it at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Lovely as usual!! I think it's gorgeous!!!

Taryn @ Design, Dining + Diapers said...

I really love that you put up a New Year's/Winter tree! I feel like NYE decor rarely gets attention because it's so close to after Christmas. This is so pretty and can last for a while! Thanks for sharing :)

Patty Antle, Indiana said...

I LOVE this idea. Such a lovely tree and ornaments! A nice way to bring in the new year!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

A New Years tree is such a great idea and it turned out so pretty too!

Laura from Top This Top That said...

Debra- just love the idea of a New Years Tree and yours is just beautiful! Happy New Year

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

I LOVE this! I may have to be a copy cat or a pretty close to copy cat. ;-)

Hugs,
Judy

betty p said...
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Jody and Stan said...

Debra, I love the tree, birds and clocks, perfect decoration to start the New Year! Thanks so much for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.

Jody

Jann Olson said...

Debra, I love your New Years tree. Each and every thing you have adorned it with is wonderful! Each of the clocks are so unique and fun! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.
Hugs,
Jann

Sherry said...

This is beautiful Debra. I love the idea.
Sherry

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