10.15.2010

Pink Saturday ~ What I did On My Summer Vacation

Please join me for my first ever blog party. I am so excited to be hosting this special day.  It's a "Give Thanks" party, 11/19/2010, and you are invited. Read all about it here and I hope you will sign up. xoxo
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Now back to our regularly scheduled event :)

Remember when you had to write that first paper on returning to school after a fun filled summer?...... "What I did On My Summer Vacation" Well....this is what I did. I worked on holiday stuff...even Easter! 

After collecting for months and months, I started work on my "Memory Trees".  Vintage style hand dyed bottle brush trees were decorated with old rhinestone jewelry, sweet mercury glass bead garlands,  classic pearls possessing creamy vintage patina, tarnished vintage tinsel,  raggedy lampshade ruffles, fabulously worn and faded small ornaments, vintage glass Santa s,  sugar bells and mica reindeer along with other old bits of holidays past.
  
From the softest of cotton candy colors including our beloved pink,  to the bright and happy reds and greens of the season, these relics of the past with tattered elegance and charm, are nestled in old florist pottery vases.  Sprinkled with glitter and frosted snow and using vintage  German angel hair as tree skirts, they make a sweet yuletide statement and remind us of childhood sugarplum dreams.  






I just had so fun much collecting all the little treasures for these trees and then making them with love and sweet memories....now available here at The Vintage Nest shop.   Have a happy Pink Saturday each and every one of you all and for more pink goodness just click here for a whole long list at Beverly's place.  I have missed the last couple of Saturdays for my treasure hunts so I am out and about looking for more memories today.  I'll "see" you this afternoon and tomorrow.  xoxo

25 comments :

Marydon said...

Good golly, Lynn, these are fabulous! Will have to go take a peek ...

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Carol at Serendipity said...

Lynn,
Your work is beautiful. I love mercury glass and try to pick up a few pieces each year here and there.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Carol

Linda said...

Lynn...your trees are just beautiful....hugs, Linda

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Lynn I love what you did with those trees! Gorgeous!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

bj said...

Love these little trees...:)

I just put your party on my calendar and am looking forward to it..I do, indeed, have a lot to be thankful for.:)
xo bj

My Crafty Little Page said...

Your trees are just stunning. Love the one in the sled. Great idea for a gratitude party and I'd love to attend! I'm already grateful for the invitation...lol. Count me in :) Nancy

My Crafty Little Page said...

Your trees are just stunning. Love the one in the sled. Great idea for a gratitude party and I'd love to attend! I'm already grateful for the invitation...lol. Count me in :) Nancy

dana said...

Hi Lynn! Just rolled in not too long ago from my 5K....and I did it!!! My son ran with me every step of the way.....I told him I could do it and he didn't need to run a "pity run" for his old mama, but actually, I LOVED having him by my side! It was a WILD experience with SO many people starting out running at the same time. We all had a blast....and I'm certain I will continue running/jogging as part of my exercise routine. I hope I will do another 5K, too....just not for awhile! :)

I love your wonderful trees!! You always have the sweetest creations, Lynn!! I hope your PINK SAT is filled wonderfulness!!

L, Dana

PS Looking forward to your give thanks party!! I can say, I am grateful for having you as my blogging friend for quite awhile now!!

dana said...

Hi Lynn! Just rolled in not too long ago from my 5K....and I did it!!! My son ran with me every step of the way.....I told him I could do it and he didn't need to run a "pity run" for his old mama, but actually, I LOVED having him by my side! It was a WILD experience with SO many people starting out running at the same time. We all had a blast....and I'm certain I will continue running/jogging as part of my exercise routine. I hope I will do another 5K, too....just not for awhile! :)

I love your wonderful trees!! You always have the sweetest creations, Lynn!! I hope your PINK SAT is filled wonderfulness!!

L, Dana

PS Looking forward to your give thanks party!! I can say, I am grateful for having you as my blogging friend for quite awhile now!!

Sara said...

wow they are gorgeous. And count me in for the gratitude party. Hugs Sara

gail said...

I love these! They are so delicate and beautiful. I might just have to order one (or two).
gail
adventuresininnkeeping.blogspot.com

Maria@BubblegumandDuctTape said...

those are soooo beautiful!

I'm going to go check out your party, it sounds interesting.

Happy Pink Saturday, hope you're having a lovely day!

Gracie Jewellery said...

I love your trees. Nice idea about the gratitude party. I'm in. Please join the prayer circle for breast cancer on my blog. Happy Pink Saturday!

Donnie said...

I just love all your pinks. reminds me that Christmas is not far off. Hope you have a great weekend.

Kerrie said...

So beautiful, just a lovely post!

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I just love those trees. They are just stunning. I am going to go visit your shop. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

mercedes said...

Lynn -- your bottle brush trees are to-die-for! I'm heading over to The Vintage Nest to check them out.... thank you so much for stopping by my blog and your comments. :) mercedes

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

So PRETTY!!!!!

Margaret Cloud said...

These are so beautiful, you did an exceptional job on making them. I love those Christmas trees and you decorated them just right. Have a nice week looking for your treasures.

Leann said...

Hi Lynn


They are absolutely gorgeous!

Love them!
Leann

Beverly said...

Lynn, your treasure hunts and your creativity lead to lots of beautiful things. The trees are exquisite.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Lynn!

So pretty. I love this time of the year. Hope you are doing well. So glad you met with Francie. I can just imagine all the fun you both had. Just wanted to say hello and wish you a fun week,
xo
Janet
Janets Creative Pillows

Sherrie said...

Oh my gosh. I just love those trees. What a beautiful job. I know that it took time to collect all the stuff. Great job. Thanks for stopping by and liking my pink bathroom. It is so me.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Lynn, you are just so creative! I love those little trees in the sleds! Everything you do is so pretty. I'm off to read about your party now! laurie

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Lynn, The little trees are wonderful! I can't wait to see photos of your home decorated for Christmas. I know it will be heavenly.
xoxo, Sherry

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