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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 Have a wonderful weekend!


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,

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....

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.

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.

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@CommonGround said...

it IS perfect. love all that soft wonderful glow!