This tree started out ugly and cheap looking. I again, used the spray that I talk about here, it softened the bright and tacky green.
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Originally it was just going to be for my some more of the vintage ornaments I have collected. You can see my vintage ornament wreath here.
But then I remembered about a box of jewelry I had picked up last month at an auction. It was filled with what they called belt buckles. I think this snazzy lady actually had a collection of scarf rings, or in this case, they would probably be called kerchiefs. When I first saw them I thought I would use them to make ornaments. I may still do that. In the meantime, I think they sparkle really beautiful on their own.
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I wired two like ones together to make a “star” for the tree top.
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I linked together several of her chains to make a garland. I might actually wear a couple of these necklaces when I take the tree down.
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I placed the tree inside this fabric bucket that I believe is from a textile mill. I struggled with the decision to buy this or not. In the whole scheme of things it was not a bad deal, but it was more than I would normally drop on one item. I am so glad I got it now as it works so perfectly for the base of this tree.
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I also wrapped some boxes and I already had some printed boxes. I kept it simple with a very soft gold and twine. I then looped some more of the scarf clips on the packages, adding just that little touch.
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This tree is in the corner of our dining room, the same room where I have my vintage ornament wreath, so it all ties together well.
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It is also right near our family tree so they accent each other nicely.
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I am linking this post with the Tree Party at Thrifty Décor Chick. Come on by and see all of the wonderful trees that are shared.
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I will also be joining some of the parties in my sidebar andHooked-on-Holiday-House-Tours
Have a fa la la la lovely night!
December 09, 2010 — Laura Putnam