Sassy and Shabby

For the love of all things Vintage

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

White Christmas....

...I was dreaming of!! If you're a follower of my blog you know we suffered a flood in July at which time almost all my holiday decor was destroyed (including 5 christmas trees) SO this year we had to buy a new tree. I started thinking about what kind of tree to get....obviously I wanted a pre-lit tree, my IDEAL tree would be a wire-y vintage tinsel tree BUT the more I thought about it, I came to the realization I wanted a white tree! Yep! An UNCONVENTIONAL out of the box white tree!! SO after a lil cajoling here it is.....

Now you DID see one of my requirements was a pre-lit, right? Well, this one did NOT come pre-lit (and again due to the flood, lights also needed to be replaced SO I got just enough to get thru this season and will be in line the day after Christmas for the half off sales). Below is what we started with...

Truth be told I had all the ornaments on the tree and it looked NEKKID! I knew I needed something more (which is when I added the lime green ribbon) Notice there are no pics of the "before" the ribbon version!!
On the tree are mercury glass like (thanks to water damage on my vintage silver shiney brites) orange, lime green and fun funky ornies! SO I wanted a fun tree top.....got a lil zebra print in there! (now I must admit I thought I was original with this tree top idea BUT realized I have seen it on other blogs like Shannon's http://thedavisfamilynwa.blogspot.com/2010/11/winner-and-evolution-of-topper.html at Bless Our Nest and here on Queenie Eileenie's Blog (she has a FAB Christopher Radko style here) http://queenieeileenie.blogspot.com/2009/11/candy-colored-christmas.html
Another lil bit of decorating on the tv bookcases....I am going for "rustic elegance" in our decor and would also like my holiday decor to reflect that (with HINTS of lime green). My plan is after the holidays while I am purchasing my lights at 1/2 off to also pick up silver and chocolate brown accents for next christmas.

Two years ago Tia of Two Junk Chix http://twojunkchix.blogspot.com/ and I made these canvases. They were our modern-ish take on a style Ballard offered at the time.
HAPPY DECORATING! I have linked up to Faded Charm's WW here http://fadedcharmcottage.blogspot.com/


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4 comments:

twojunkchix said...

Awe...I remember making those!! Fun times!! I sure do miss those times :(
xoxo
tia

Comeca Jones said...

Love the wrapped ribbon around the tree I am so copying.Thanks for the inspiration!

Rebecca said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your christmas decorations-your white tree can be decorated in so many ways and everything just seems to pop on them!

Deanna said...

My Mom has a beautiful white tree that she has had for years in additional to her other 2 trees she puts up....have always loved it! Looks Great!