Thursday, December 8, 2011

Finished the Tree....Maybe

I'm not sure if I'm actually finished with my Christmas tree, because I have a tendency to change things constantly.  I've already done it several times.  You'll notice things magically appearing and disappearing throughout this post.


I had to let my former tree go.  It was time.  This tree is smaller, but I loved it the moment I spotted it.  It was the perfect size for what I wanted to do.



It's sitting on top of my firescreen table.  I covered the base in gauze, and added lights behind the table.



My ornaments include copies of vintage sheet music I reduced, attached to manila tags, and hit with glitter spray,





I also have vintage crystal prisms, silver bells, light pink acorn ornaments, tinsel, and silver glittered birds.






You can also see the glitter bottles I made.  See how I made them from old bottles here.







My tree, firescreen table, accent tables, and planters, create a nice vignette in the corner of my living room.  I hung iron crosses behind it.



Wait, where did the clock face go?  You can see a peek of in the the lower right corner, but I changed the little vignette under the tree.  The clock face is going somewhere else.



I have two flower pots stuffed with gauze, holding pine branches.  The hint of snow on the branches is a brush of gesso.  You had to know I'd get gesso in somewhere.  I also painted the pots with it.

The pots are sitting on tarnished antique silver trays I placed on top of two small table bases.









Like I said, I'm not quite sure if I'm done, but it's not bad so far.  The two tables will be moved, and replaced by presents.  We can pile them high.





Sharing With:
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Funky Junk Interiors: Saturday Nite Special
The Girl Creative: Creating Christmas
Be Different Act Normal: Show and Tell Saturday
Remodelaholic: Remodelaholics Anonymous
My Romantic Home: Show and Tell Friday
The Shabby Nest: Frugal Friday
2805: Blogger Block Christmas Tree Party
Common Ground: Christmas Block Party, Vintage Inspiration Friday
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday, Holiday Vignettes
Thrifty Decor Chick: Christmas Tree Party






71 comments:

  1. Rosemary, it is subtle and elegant and so You. I love the sheet music. I have some music of my child's grandfathers that I would like to make ornaments out of. You have inspired me. Tidings and Joy ♥ Olive

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  2. So pretty Rosemary! My tree is giving me fits this year. It wiln to drink and I for some reason am hating the ribbon I put on it year after year. I put it on and took it back off at midnight last night! Sigh...Yours is a beauty!

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  3. You are so creative, talented and fun Rosemary! Love it.

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  4. Hi Rosemary,

    Your Christmas tree is beautiful...
    I love that firescreen table, so happy that you kept it for yourself.
    It looks amazing with the lights in it...
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  5. I knew this was your before I even clicked on the photo.. STUNNING,FABULOUS,BEAUTIFUL.....Merry Christmas

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  6. Rosemary, your tree is a stunner!
    Thanks for linking this wonderful confection to the Christmas Tree Party at 2805.

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  7. Rosemary it's frosty beautiful! Love it all! Vanna

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  8. gorgeous little tree! the tags are simple but elegant and those bottles...LOVE!

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  9. Rosemary your tree is beautiful. I would love to do a tabletop tree but my girls start to weep and moan every time I mention it,well at least I can live vicariously through your beautiful tree. It's just gorgeous.

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  10. Hi Rosemary:) Your tree is great. Love all of the special touches you added like the sheet music.
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

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  11. Just so you know it is gorgeous! But I hear you I am constantly tweeking even as I am preparing to put everything away for another year. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  12. HaPPy H*O*L*I*D*A*Y*S "Glitter Girl"...
    YOU are The BeSt!*!*!
    Jeanine Burkhardt

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  13. It turned out so pretty! I like all of your handmade ornaments too. They're special since they're one of a kind.

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  14. Divoon

    I see your cute spray apinted bottles up there. Love it cause it's very different to all the red and green.
    Carolyn xx

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  15. Looks like a lovely winter wonderland!

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  16. So silvery and sparkly! Sometimes a smaller one is the better way to go. Mine is ten feet tall. Let me tell ya...it takes half a day to get up and decorated. But, that's fun, too! andrea@townandprairie

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  17. It's gorgeous Rosemary, it's so you my dear. I love all the silvery gleeter with white, such a winter's wonderland. So much fun the tree decorating, I for one, love it! Merry Christmas. FABBY

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  18. Rosemary...Pretty, pretty, and...oh yeah, pretty!

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  19. Rosemary, it gorgeous! I love the sheet music tags! You're on talented lady! I adore your handmade ornaments! Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  20. It's beautiful Rosemary ... of course! I love the sheet music on the manila tags. I'm going to have to steal that idea from you!

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  21. Very Pretty!!! Love the silver
    Mark

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  22. Beautiful tree Rosemary! It is a work of art and in progress. HA I'm sure knowing you that you will continue to tweak it all the way to Christmas! LOL

    Kris

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  23. Your tree is gorgeous just like everything else you do.

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  24. Your tree is stunning! I really love the little JOY and NOEL bottles too. Such cute little touches!

    Jeanine

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  25. Rosemary,
    I love your tree, especially those bottle ornaments and the sheet music. You are so creative! We only do 2 small trees anymore.

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  26. This is just lovely, Rosemary! I love the ornaments you made!

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  27. What a lovely grouping of trees; big & small! (or should I say small & smaller...sooo cute!) The firescreen is such a beautiful base and your ornaments are perfect...so villabarnesy!

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  28. Rosemary,
    your tree and displays are stunning. I adore the pretty bottles.
    the firescreen table is just amazing. what a brilliant idea~!

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  29. Rosemary its absolutely stunning

    Well done my dear

    xoxo
    Kate

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  30. I will be tweaking too til I take mine down. Every day I have moved things around or added to it. Your tree looks gorgeous!

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  31. The tree is beautiful, Rosemary. I love the ornaments you made.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  32. Love your tree Rosemary and those ornaments are fabulous!!

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  33. I knew it would be absolutely gorgeous, you never disappoint!

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  34. Your tree is lovely, but I had to laugh at your comment about changing things!! I know how you feel!! I am constantly primping too! Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog post today!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  35. Hi Rosemary! Your tree looks so lovely! The whole vignette is so "you!" I admire creative folks who go for a look that is far from the traditional and expected. You rock!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    amanda

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  36. I really admire your creative talent. The tree looks great. I really like the wintery feel.

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass

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  37. Love your tree! It looks beautiful!!! I know someone that used to set up at Kane not sure they still do!

    Nancy

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  38. Wonderful tree, Rosemary. I especially love the little bottles and the fire screen. Very pretty.

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  39. oooo love the sparkly tree! I love the idea of the sheet music also! So creative you are!

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  40. Adorable! I'm loving your sheet music ornaments! So creative! I suddenly feel like listening to the Bach's Brandenburg Concertos (my favorite holiday music).

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  41. stunning tree in gorgeous silvers and sparlkes..yea, I tweak the tree for a bit but then I leave it alone and just enjoy it..love the memories of France musical scores ornament..what a fabulous idea!!
    best,
    maureen

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  42. I love ya silver tree and all it's goodies on it , sheet music is always the best thing

    Beautiful

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  43. just a lovely, elegant looking tree, rosemary:) love the glittery sheet music!

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  44. So elegant and aboslutely beautiful:-)
    Hugs, Biljana

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  45. Breathtakingly beautiful and your vintage sheet music ornament is to die for. Loving all of it!!

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  46. beautiful tree, Rosemary. I really love the sheet music ornaments.
    Laura

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  47. Love the little bottle ornaments and the sheet music ornaments.

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  48. I think it is beautiful just as it is now so don´t change anything :O)
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Hugs from Sweden/Agneta

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  49. It looks so beautiful!
    Love the sheet music ornaments!

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  50. Totally BEAUTIFUL!!!
    XO, Aimee from ItsOverflowing!

    PS I'm having my first linky party on 12/13. It will be "Christmas Scape" themed, tablescape ~ landscape or anywhere else in you home that you've added a touch of Christmas! I'd LOVE for you to link up! My blog is http://www.itsoverflowing.com/.

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  51. LOVE the bottles...what a nifty idea!
    Your tree is beautiful!
    Merry Christmas!
    Rene

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  52. Your tree is absolutely beautiful Rosemary! I love it!!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Gail

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  53. Wow Rosemary...truly one of the most stunning Christmas tree's in blogworld!!!

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  54. It's so elegant Rosemary!! And I was so excited to see you got the look of snow with gesso. You always inspire me. ~Lili

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  55. So lovely Rosemary as always. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  56. What?? No lavender??? hehehe! Leave it to you to gesso your Christmas tree, Rosemary! lol! Once again....another great idea! :) Love the bling and sparkle on your tree!

    xoxo laurie

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  57. I'm liking the idea of a Gesso'ed Tree! *winks* It looks stunning... and not so messy as flocking...

    Christmas Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  58. Look at all that sparkle..I love sparkle..and your tree is a perfect size. Yup, I'm still moving things around. It gives us the delight to see our ornaments in a different light! Love it..
    Enjoy the time...

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  59. Lovely job, Rosemary. Your repurposed bottles are stunning. I love your touches of glitter too. Tree looks magical and oh, so festive. Loved your photos. Thanks for sharing with us.
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek

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  60. Love the tree and those tarnished silver trays.
    Kylie x

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  61. It's magical Rosemary...enjoy the tweaking girl... it's the best!!

    Veronica

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  62. Very glamorous! It is very much "you". I love it.
    Hugs, Cindy

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  64. I'm just catching up with blogs. You did a fabulous job...love the wintery look.

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  65. Ah ha... I found the post. I love the wrought iron stand. Now that is really something! I think I'm detecting a pattern here- you adore silver! :) It's absolutely beautiful. You have such great old world Gothic style. It's fabulous!

    Blessings,
    Shanna

    www.revampedfrenchmaison.com

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  66. Of course, this is INCREDIBLY late, but, I LOVE your tree!!! :)

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  67. Wow, that was a very dreamy and the tree looks so magical. I love the colors and ornaments you used. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Happy Holidays,
    Anne Walker
    Christmas tree decorating ideas

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