My copy cat challenge comes from a home I saw in the December issue of Traditional Home magazine (one of my favorites). She had used the limey green and turquoise colors on her tree. Picking up the bit of green from my hooked rugs, I thought I would love to try and use that same lime color. I think it worked well with the gold......don't you. Just a touch....not much. My tree is nestled in a vintage unpolished champagne bucket. I loved the homeowner's Santos but having no Santos, I had the perfect solution. Sherry of the blog, No Minimalist Here, presented me with this Winter Wishes wood fairy doll as a Christmas gift. (don't forget to visit Sherry at the block party later this week for her presentation on Holiday Dining) Sherry even dressed her up by giving her a limey green glittery crown from a repurposed vintage brooch. Is she not fabulous? I love her Sherry and she will be treasured for years to come. Her finery and greenery adds to the green of the tree ornaments. And finally, but surely not last, last summer I found this gorgeous trio of ceramic deer.....Daddy, Momma, and baby and each sports a gold wreath of holly. I was giddy with excitement finding them.
I put up a Thanksgiving tree this year. Many years ago, when the white trees first came out, they were silk and quite expensive. I had some Christmas money and with the 1/2 price sale after Christmas, I snagged one. Over the years it has turned a gorgeous shade of warm beige, lending itself to a different type of decorating. Thanksgiving, the old tree saw worn gold acorns, pheasant feathers and feathered gold birds. For Christmas, the acorns came off, and were replaced with gold deer, more gold birds, gold dome Santas, gold leaves, gold ferns and for a topper, I used the pine cone branches from the lily Thanksgiving arrangement, complete with a found bird nest. And that starts my holiday decorating! Thank you for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed seeing my nontraditional tree. I plan to be back later this week with another tree, maybe two, a little tutorial on a candy cane vase and more. xoxoxo
pine cone branches - yard works
gold deer ornaments - Dollar Store
white ceramic deer - yard sale find
lime green ornaments - Wal-Mart
gold birds - various sources and gifted
gold leaf picks & grapes -Michaels
glittered ferns - Design House - Luckett's, Va.
paper roses - made from coffee filters
twig garland - yard sale find
vintage champagne bucket - yard sale find
silver charger plate - antique shop
tree - Carytown Christmas Shop
Winter Snow Princess - gift
Thank you to Debbie Doo for starting off the Bloggers Holiday Block Party with her Copy Cat Challenge. For heaps of inspiration be sure to visit her and all the wonderful hostess this week. I hear there's some amazing give-aways too. :) yay! I am also delighted to join Table Top Tuesday at A Stroll Through Life.