Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Oh Kitchen Tree, Oh Kitchen Tree, How Lovely are Thy Utensils

If you saw my posting a while back about the Ballard Inspired Tree, I originally was going to use to display all the vintage kitchen utensils I picked up last May at Brimfield.  In the end, my Ballard Tree ended up here, so get check it out.
So, I had to figure out what to do with all of those great vintage utensils turned ornaments.  I had a tree that was on a really ugly stand and a very ugly bright green.  But now it looks like this!
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I took it off the stand, filled an enamelware bucket with a bunch of stuff, wired it in place and covered all the “stuff” with burlap and some little presents.
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I also sprayed the tree with this stuff (found at Kmart) which took down the bright green and gave it a much softer look.
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I especially love the topper as it was given to me by my dear friend Kathy,  Thanks, Kath, it looks perfect!
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There are cookie cutters, a bottle opener, a strainer, ladles, forks, spoons and even a butter knife.
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I placed on top of an old metal and wood stool I had and place it in the corner between the kitchen and family room.
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I will be sharing this tree over at the tree party at Thrifty D├ęcor Chick, so come and check it out.
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I will also be sharing at some of the parties on my sidebar and


Have a Fa La La La Fabulous night!


michelle said...

My you are a busy girl! I love it!! The presents and burlap on the bottom are perfect as are the utensils and cookie cutters!! Another amazing tree my friend! :)

Our really empty nest said...

I love everything about this adorable tree!! Thanks for sharing, Merry Christmas! Sue

Rach said...

Love it!

Our really empty nest said...

I recently saw a tutorial on how to make this christmas tree on Martha Stewart. But i cant remember what you call this type of tree to look it up, could you please let me know what they are called, thanks so much, Sue

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

So very, very Cute!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It's wonderful! Very rustic and country (which I love!!)

Sue said...

Your little tree in its olden bucket is adorable, with its vintage utensil decor! I love themed trees and this one is very sweet. :-) Sue

Skooks said...

So cute! I want a kitchen tree too!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Seriously, your ingenuity is inspiring...

(I have a boatload of vintage shops within walking distance of my home...wish you could see the bounty)

If you have a chance, please link this up to Creative Juice Thursday.

A kitchen tree? Love it.

lblogger said...

I love your tree....what I really want to know is whats the story on that red key behind it?? Where is it from, did you make it? I love it, and your home!! I am new to your blog and am really enjoying it!

Ellie said...

That is adorable! My favorite tree I've seen in blogland! :)

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said...

I love this little tree!

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Oh my gosh! This is exactly what my kitchen needs. Love it!

Stop by and visit sometime at Free 2 Be Frugal.

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Love the way you made the ugly tree work for you. It looks great after your doctoring!
Good idea to use the vintage utensils as decorations. I may have to try my hand at a kitchen tree! Thanks for the inspiration.
Stopping over from FJI Saturday night special party.

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

Oh Kitchen Tree was featured on Creative Juice Thursday!

Stop by to grab your "Freshly Featured" button code from my sidebar.

Congrats! Can't wait to see what else you have going in the weeks ahead...