In addition to yesterday’s post of my holiday trees, here are more photos of some of my other Christmas trees. Now remember, not all of the trees are full-sized. There are some “baby ones” and some miniature ones, too. So here’s a teeny- tiny one in my kitchen. It has a gingerbread theme- it is the kitchen, after all! I used to have a 5-foot tree in here, but the base broke and I didn’t have the time to go out and buy another one when I started decorating the trees. So as any good thrifter would do, I improvised and used what I had on hand- one of two mini trees in urns. Now of course, I couldn’t use all of my ornaments on it, but I put what fit onto it and I think it turned out just fine.
I placed the tree on a wicker stool next to the black hutch.There will be pics shown of it, soon. It’s all decked out for the holidays, as well.
Since the tree is so tiny, all it took was one 9-foot section of red wooden beads as garland. Then I used another gingerbread man garland- it’s simply a few calico stuffed gingerbread guys linked together with ribbon.
Aren’t they cute? There’s even a little wooden heart separating each one.
Here’s a baking gingerbread person wearing an apron and wielding a rolling pin. You might even be able to catch a glimpse of a gingerbread Santa on the right in the background.
This guy looks almost good enough to eat!
Although we no longer have a little doggie, I had to put a representation of our “Dickens” onto the tree. Woof, Woof….
No gingerbread tree is complete without a little gingerbread house or a candy cane.
To top the tree, we have our own special little angel to watch over the kitchen.
Lots of sunshine coming in to wash out the colors, but I think you can still see that this little tree is full of bright and happy Christmas cheer.
Moving onto another little tree, we have my newest addition to Christmas this year. It’s a flocked tabletop tree that I found at my girlfriend’s store down in Waynesville, Ohio. Debbie always has such pretty things in her Peddler Shop. When the husband and I saw this tree a few weeks ago, I knew it had to come home with me. It’s the perfect place to show off some of my mercury glass ornaments.
This tree went onto the server in the dining room in between the two buffet lamps. Just look at all of that luscious white flocking! Have to tell you, though- this stuff can be a little messy when it comes off; but I just squish it all back together and place it back onto the tree branches- good as new. My peacock tree is shining brightly to the left of this little tree. You can see it and two others in this post.
The tree topper sports a shiny ornament and a handful of soft, fluffy feathers~ pure decadence!
I used some frosty looking white beads to give it a little fill. Then I just added in some mercury glass balls and pinecones. Those suckers were a little heavy for these light branches, so I really had to be selective in finding the lightest ornaments. I don’t use conventional tree skirts to hide the tree bases. This is a vintage linen tablecloth that I bunched up.
Some of the miniature balls are pearl-ized, so they were a pretty complement to the stark white of the snowy flocking and the the white vintage balls. I found a box of nine glass balls at a church bazaar last Saturday. I knew they would be absolutely perfect for this tree. And what a bargain at only $2.00!
This tree is the only one out of my eight that does not have lights on it. I don’t think it needs anything else to glitz it up.
I still have a couple more trees to show, and if I get off my duff and decorate the tree on the landing tonight, I will be finally be done! Stay tuned.
Edited Dec. 18- Click here to see the last 4 trees!
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