Home For The Holidays Tour
I found this cute flocked tree at Old Time Pottery. I was buying the “cork” leaf poinsettias to make my Christmas wreath and couldn’t pass up the tree. I wanted 3 of them but settled for one. The tree has been sitting on the hearth waiting for me to get it in gear.
The tree had a flat metal base. This is a photo I took right after I purchased it. You can just barely see the metal plate.
I went down to the work shop and found the antique wood licorice box I bought at My Favorite Junk shop a month or so ago. I knew I would find a use for it. I gathered a few pieces of burlap for a tree skirt. The wood box and the burlap skirt really dress up the tree.
The large Mercury glass Christmas tree and the mercury glass bulb garland are flea market finds. The tree was $6 and the garland was $4. The deer is a thrift store purchase. I think it was $1.
I’m part of the Home for the Holidays tour today and sad to say but I’m still in the middle of a Christmas explosion. There are Christmas decorations taking up table space and floor space all over the house. I may get around to putting it all in place….and I may not.
As I was unpacking Christmas decorations I added a few things to my Vintage Rustic Mantel decor. You guys saw it last week but this is a new and improved (?) version.
The fireplace and mantel are fully decorated now. It looked a little sparse last week.
The brass reindeer and sleigh are from Korea. The JTS bought them for me on one of his tours. He was stationed in Korea 3 times during his Army career. When our son was about 4 we thought he was saying the reindeer were “so beautiful” but we soon realized he was saying they were “so pitiful”. Kids. We think (hope) he meant “beautiful”.
If you missed the post and tour last night then you missed the latest Hardware Christmas Tree. I added it and a few touches of turquoise to the mantel.
I found a use for the bed springs too. Aren’t they cute!
They make great ornament holder/display things. I’m loving the look.
This is the how the mantel looked last week. I still like the neutral look but you guys know me….I love bold colors.
What do you think of the new look? Do you like the new Hardware Christmas Tree? You can see the tutorial and the original hardware tree by clicking here.
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What an awesome and unique Fireplace I love it! That flocked tree is so cool I want one too! The tree Garland is adorable as well! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on FB! Have a great week!
My favorite thing is you using the bed springs for ornament holders. Awesome. #MotivationMondayParty
Jamie | anderson + grant
Beautiful! You seem to really be able to find great deals.....I would love to have found the mercury glass garland for $4!
Laurie @ Vin'yet Etc.
I adore that flocked tree and the licorice box is so awesome! The mercury glass garland has to be my fave though and you got it for a steal, a girl after my own heart! 🙂 Off to pin.
Your Christmas decorations are perfection. The hardware tree, the mantel, the licorice box, the springs holding the ornaments. It is all perfect and whimsical.
Thank you for sharing.
Kathy I LOVE your vintage inspired mantel! That sweet tree that you created using vintage pieces is so cool! What a beautiful flocked tree too! That's on my wish list...maybe next year! Merry Christmas!
Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge
I love all of your found and repurposed items. The hardware tree is awesome. And I know what you mean about the Christmas explosion. I still have boxes everywhere and haven't done anything to our living room mantel yet. I might just leave it half naked and call it done. Because every piece of Christmas decor that goes up must come down! And that's no fun at all. Thanks for the great ideas!
I love the hardware Christmas tree Kathy! The whole mantel looks so pretty and upcycled!
Hardware Tree is terrific. Love it~
I still love the hardware tree! our decorating is so cute! I am working on mine!
Love the hardware Christmas tree look! Very clever way to use industrial decor.
The hardware Christmas tree is awesome! I've been making pallet trees for gifts but I wasn't sure what to do for my daughter that I have to mail gifts to, this has given me a wonderful idea!
I love that hardware Christmas tree and also your cute flocked one. Putting the tree into the wooden box gives it the perfect vintage touch.
I like it..and the balls in the old springs...LOVE that...
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Love the little pops of color you added! That hardware tree is awesome, love that!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! XO
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces
Patina, patina, PATINA! It's all so wonderful, Kathy. Pinning!