Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I'll have a blue Christmas Tree

This year, I wanted to try to do something different with the Christmas tree. I usually do a very traditional one, with ornaments that I received from my grandma over the years. My grandma, and my granpa when he was alive, made us ornaments every year up until just a few years ago. I would say I have about 25 made by them. As much as I love them, I wanted to do something a little different this time around. I love this blue/turquoise/aqua color mixed with whites and silvers. And having the green background really adds to it! I picked up a lot of different ornaments in these colors and even used some that I already had.
This summer, I picked up some vintage glass balls at a yard sale. There were two boxes that had mostly these blue ones. There were a few gold and silver ones as well. Can you tell how the paint is chipping off? Makes them look so old and beautiful!

There were 2 ornaments that had little Christmas scenes in them. This green one (which doesn't really match my tree, but I wanted to hang it on there anyway, is in the back where it isn't seen!) has a candy cane, some holly and snow.
This blue one has a snowman (I think that is what it is supposed to be!) holly and snow. He has eyes and a hat, but no nose, so it is kind of hard to tell what he is! But he is still very vintage and cool looking!
I love this pretty white ornament. This one is from the Dollar Tree. It has a pretty filligree design with lots of white glitter and a pretty crystal haning off the bottom.
I really like the way that my tree turned out this year. It is definitely Christmas at our house!


Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

Hi Trisha, I love your tree and the glass balls are wonderful, you picked great colors to use this years! I have a few of the old vintage glass balls too and every yr. hubby ask why I don't paint them then since the old paint is cracked and chipped and every yr. my mouth drops open with "ARE YOU CRAZY!" he just doesn't get my love of vintage!


Oh, I love the pattern in the ribbon you used! You did a wonderful job with the tree!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Your tree is lovely, Trisha~ love the vintage ornaments, too!

Tara said...

Loving the little scene balls and I really like how you've used the ribbon..xx