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The Little Flocked Tree And A Vintage Licorice Box

The little flocked tree and vintage licorice box Petticoat Junktion

Flocked Tree

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.

Mercury glass tree and garland for flocked tree Petticoat Junktion

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.


Christmas mantel decor turquoise and amber Petticoat Junktion

The fireplace and mantel are fully decorated now. It looked a little sparse last week.


Brass sleigh and Reindeer Petticoat Junktion

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”.


Turquoise mantel display Petticoat Junktion

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.

Bed springs Christmas ornament display Petticoat Junktion

I found a use for the bed springs too. Aren’t they cute!

Bed Springs Christmas ornament decor Petticoat Junktion mantel project

They make great ornament holder/display things. I’m loving the look.

Poinsettia Grapevine wreath Christmas Mantel decor Petticoat Junktion

This is the how the mantel looked last week. I still like the neutral look but you guys know me….I love bold colors.


Christmas fireplace mantel display Petticoat Junktion

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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I’m going on the tour now. Join me by clicking the photo links below.

Have a great day!

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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com

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  1. 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!

  2. My favorite thing is you using the bed springs for ornament holders. Awesome. #MotivationMondayParty

  3. Beautiful! You seem to really be able to find great deals…..I would love to have found the mercury glass garland for $4!

  4. 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.

  5. Kathy,
    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.
    Merry Christmas.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. I love the hardware Christmas tree Kathy! The whole mantel looks so pretty and upcycled!

  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. Love the little pops of color you added! That hardware tree is awesome, love that!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! XO