Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Vintage Tree, Compliments of a Lovely Lady

This tree started out ugly and cheap looking.  I again, used the spray that I talk about here, it softened the bright and tacky green. 
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Originally it was just going to be for my some more of the vintage ornaments I have collected.  You can see my vintage ornament wreath here.
But then I remembered about a box of jewelry I had picked up last month at an auction.  It was filled with what they called belt buckles.  I think this snazzy lady actually had a collection of scarf rings, or in this case, they would probably be called kerchiefs.  When I first saw them I thought I would use them to make ornaments.  I may still do that.  In the meantime, I think they sparkle really beautiful on their own.
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I wired two like ones together to make a “star” for the tree top.
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I linked together several of her chains to make a garland.  I might actually wear a couple of these necklaces when I take the tree down.
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I placed the tree inside this fabric bucket that I believe is from a textile mill.  I struggled with the decision to buy this or not.  In the whole scheme of things it was not a bad deal, but it was more than I would normally drop on one item.  I am so glad I got it now as it works so perfectly for the base of this tree.
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I also wrapped some boxes and I already had some printed boxes.  I kept it simple with a very soft gold and twine.  I then looped some more of the scarf clips on the packages, adding just that little touch.
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This tree is in the corner of our dining room, the same room where I have my vintage ornament wreath, so it all ties together well.
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It is also right near our family tree so they accent each other nicely.
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I am linking this post with the Tree Party at Thrifty Décor Chick.  Come on by and see all of the wonderful trees that are shared.
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I will also be joining some of the parties in my sidebar and

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Have a fa la la la lovely night!

15 comments:

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Very cool idea! And can I just say how much I LOVE your tree 'stand'? That is the coolest thing ever!

Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Laura @ Ms Smartie Pants said...

Beautful! So funny I was just thinking Donna from Funky Junk needs to see this and she just commented before me! lol

michelle said...

Another great tree! I LOVE the bucket, it looks perfect!!! Your home is just gorgeous and so full of Christmas cheer!! Fa la la la la la la la la LOVELY!!!!!! :) I had to do that one last time! :)

Skooks said...

That bucket is awesome! What a find.

Madigan at madiganmade said...

Very creative! Love the jewelry and your 'stand'.

Serendipity Chic Decor said...

Your entire post is stunning.

Take care,
Lisa

saltbox treasures said...

Hi. So pretty!!! I am your newest follower!
~ Julie

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Your ornaments are so pretty but my eye goes right to that fantastic fabric bucket! What a great find!!

Anne at Oh My Yes! said...

This is SO COOL! and the bucket makes it wonderfully unique.

Amy @ Journey Mum said...

Your tree is just beautiful! I am loving all the unique ways people are decorating with their Christmas tree this year. I suppose there's nothing wrong with the way most people do it, but the different ways are so interesting.

JunkyJen said...

Love the tree!!I would love to have the basket/stand. (Steele is my maiden name!!)

Jeanne said...

LOVE the trees in the Bins!! OMG.. I must find one!!!

xo Jeanne
http://beeskneesbungalow.blogspot.com/

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love the look of the vintage jewelry on your tree! The tree stand is fabulous. Can you tell me where you got this? I hope you will join my linky party that starts 12/15. Hope to see you there.
Happy Holidays,
Sherry

kluless said...

The use of the scarf rings is inspired - simply lovely! Thank you for sharing.

Jen said...

I love the whole tree! Its gorgeous! But that fabric bucket is really AMAZING!