Showing posts with label tree. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tree. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Vintage Minis on the LED Woodsy Tree

I've been decorating and tweaking since Saturday, (you too?) and to be honest I really didn't have much of a game plan before I started. I knew I didn't want to go out and buy anything. I have tubs and tubs full of decorations, greenery, ribbon, and fun vintage Holiday goods. I knew I'd be using Plaid, but then, I use some Plaid each Christmas Season. What I really wanted was something just a little "different" than what I've done in the past.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Transitional Autumn Tree and a Christmas Home Tour Link Party

Last weekend  I was left to my own devices, like I am every start of deer season. I took advantage of the open garage space and decided I'd try to look through my Christmas tubs and boxes. Over the course of the Fall I've managed to combine a lot of smaller tubs into bigger more heavy duty bins, that stack easier and ultimately take up less space. But the Christmas decor situation is another story...

Monday, November 2, 2015

LED Woodsy Tree and Transitioning from Fall to Christmas

So yesterday, the first thing I saw on my bloglist was a sponsored group of bloggers with Christmas Trees. Please don't get me wrong, I understand all about advertising and sponsored posts, and being out front for the seasonal rush for products, sharing ideas and offers. And it's nothing personal, these are a great group of bloggers.  But golly, I'm not ready to have anything Christmas shoved at me just yet. I like to eeeaaaase in to Christmas. I don't like to go "Cold Turkey" and leave out Thanksgiving.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thanksgiving Vignette Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to the Thanksgiving Vignette Blog Hop

When Sherry asked if I would like to be a part of this Blog Hop, I was thrilled, because with two moves this last year, I haven't had much opportunity to decorate for Holidays. Most of my décor and Holiday items were packed away in storage bins, so I haven't been able to participate in much blogging fun. So, with just having moved 2 weeks ago, I planned ahead to have a few Thanksgiving boxes within reach.

One of the few new Holiday items I've found this year is this fun little 4 ft. LED Snow Tree. It has a dusting of "snow", but I added some faux Fall leaves to make it work for Fall and Thanksgiving. My painted white Mr.Turkey, a glass cylinder with candle and some faux leaves, and a wonderful tweedy pumpkin are sitting on my petite dresser that used to be in the Entry at the other houses.

(It's lighted, but hard to see in the daylight)

I wanted to try something different this year,
 and I think the little lighted tree adds some fun.

Sorry for the distraction of the blinds,
 this is a south facing window and the sun can be just too bright.

Isn't this little birdie the sweetest?
 He's perched on my brown tweed mega pumpkin 
from Becky at  Timewashed.

I just got in on the "tail end" of Fall decorating here at the new house, but I'm enjoying having a few Fall vignettes before it's time for Christmas. I'll just remove the Fall leaves and add a few snowflakes and icicles to the tree to be ready for Christmas.

I hope you'll check out the other participants for some great Fall and Thanksgiving inspiration. If you missed Wednesday's group you can find the links below. Thanks so much for coming by. Have a wonderful week, and stay warm! To continue the Blog Hop, please visit Shirley at Housepitality Designs. Thanks so much for including me, Sherry!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

No, it's not a Christmas tree...yet

I won't deny it, I'm antsy for Christmas decorating, but I still want to honor "Thanksgiving". So I'm trying to do a little of both. I like to bring in my two smaller lighted Christmas trees and get them set up for a quick turnaround after Thanksgiving. I have a few "nature themed" ornaments that I used to decorate a tree downstairs, but they have migrated to the Dining Room this year and I've put together a little Autumn Nature tree. I'm going woodsy and natural this year. There will be some glitter thrown in, but I'm craving a more simple theme this year, with hopefully, less stress.

It's always bothered me that there is really only one month to decorate and celebrate Christmas. With all the work that it goes into preparing and decorating, I want to get rolling with it so it's not such a difficult task to accomplish. Some people leave up their Christmas decor until the middle of January, but for me come January 1, I want a clean slate and a fresh start. The greenery and poinsettias are still here, but everything else is put away, (hopefully)

I found these adorable white floofy "baby" snow owls at one of the shops in Ozark this week, and they are perfect for this tree.

These little glass owl ornaments were picked up at The White Rabbit in St. Louis last month. I had a feeling my owl obsession would carry over into Christmas.

Right now I have some faux bittersweet vine in here along with the burlap ribbon, but I think I can change it out for Holly and some red berried vine after Thanksgiving.

A favorite little deer...

and rabbit

Little birds in nests and some old clay flower pots, 
that I'm going to fill with moss and potpourri.

This tree sets in a pretty white urn,
but for this year's nature feel, 
I'm using an old fruit basket and a burlap coffee sack.

Do you have a "theme" for your Christmas decorating each year?
My favorite has always been "nature".

I also wanted to remind you that I host a link gathering 
for all of you that have Etsy Shops and Online Boutiques.
It's a place to come share some of your shop items 
each Monday Morning 
and then the shop is open all week.
Hope you'll come by and join in,
or just come to shop.
We'll be showcasing wonderful Christmas handmade
 and one-of-a-kind items
for your Christmas Shopping List!

So nice to have an extra hour today, and some sunshine.
I have some garden clean up to do so this will help.

joining these parties this week;

Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life
Tweak it Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Cowgirl Up at Cedar Hill Ranch
Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Blissful Whites at Timewashed


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!!


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