Friday, December 20, 2013

Tinsel Tree Dressed in Vintage Jewlery

 I found this silver tinsel tree on Monday at Saver's and knew as soon as I saw it that it was coming home with me.  The price tag said $4.99 which is a great price, but I only had to pay $3 for it!  I knew exactly how I was going to decorate it when I got it home.  Today after work, I finally got around to doing it.
The first thing I did was gather all my strands of vintage pearls.  There are about 7 strands on this little tree.  The bottom is just a strand of opalescent beads. I love the different colors that the pearls add.
  
Next, I went through my massive collection of vintage jewelry and started adding pieces to the branches as ornaments.  I used only pieces that were silver, gold and white toned.  The clip-on earrings were easiest to attach.  I simply clipped them on and bent the limb a little to make sure they stayed on.
Every time I go through my jewelry, I find more amazing pieces.  I think every piece that I used on this tree has a match which is always nice.
The jewelry is the perfect size for this tree.  I was able to find a piece to go on each little limb.  
I just love the way these pictures turned out so there are a lot!
The silver tinsel and pearls are so dreamy looking, don't you think?!
I don't have a tree skirt for it so I just used a vintage table runner with a crocheted edge.  It is loosely wrapped around the base of the tree and looks nice and casual.
There aren't a lot of lights on the tree, but the lights that are on it are just right.
The perfect place for this sweet little tree just happens to be a sweet little spot in my home-my reading nook!  It needed a little Christmas and this tree did the trick.  It lights it up with just the right amount of light and cheer.
See what I mean, PERFECT!
I do believe that this tree will quickly become a favorite decoration at Christmas time. It is so sparkly and pretty even when the lights aren't on. I am already head over heels about it!

Today begins my 12 days off for Christmas.  Although I have nothing planned, I couldn't be more excited! 


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12 comments:

NanaDiana said...

Trisha-If that isn't one of the cutest things I have ever seen! I just love it. I haven't seen a tinsel tree up close in years. Perfect bit of bling for your home! xo Diana

Ana said...

Hi Trisha,
What a beautiful little tree. I absolutely love the idea of decorating with strands of pearls and vintage jewelry. It turn out just lovely. Enjoy your 12 days off for Christmas. Merry Christmas.

Hugs and Kisses,
❤️Ana

bj said...

O, I am IN LUV, too...It is precious and, of course, now I WANT TO DO ONE, TOO. Maybe next year. I will pin your photo so I'll remember.
Have a great Christmas....
oxox

Donna said...

I am in love with your adorable tinsel tree, Trisha! Wow, what a bargain, it was meant for you, I think! Your vintage jewelry is perfect and such a great idea. I love the colors of silver, gold and creamy white. Bet you will want to keep this cutie up long after Christmas!!

June said...

Hi Trisha! I came by last night and saw this beautiful little tree and left a comment, but my granddaughter had been on the computer and I think I might have posted it under her name so I thought I would come back this morning and tell you how pretty your sparkly tree is. I also wanted to wish my sweet Idaho friend a very Merry Christmas!!!!
sending hugs...

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

Your tree is lovely! Using earrings is a great idea for adding some elegance. Merry Christmas!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your sweet little tree, how clever of you to make it a jewelry tree! It is adorable. Wishing you a happy and blessed holiday season.
Hugs,
Patti

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your sweet little tree, how clever of you to make it a jewelry tree! It is adorable. Wishing you a happy and blessed holiday season.
Hugs,
Patti

Jan said...

Visiting from The Dedicated House Make It Pretty Monday. Such a gorgeous little tree. I want one for myself! I want a 7 foot tall one for myself, actually :) You have an awesome collection of vintage jewelry. Thanks for sharing your beautiful little tree with us. Happy Christmas!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Reminds me of the little tree my grandmother had like this...she hung all of her Christmas cards on it.

Love what you did with yours!! :)

Laurel Stephens said...

I've never seen a vintage jewelry Christmas tree before, and I love it! What a wonderful idea!

Debra Oliver said...

it IS perfect. love all that soft wonderful glow!