If you saw my posting a while back about the Ballard Inspired Tree, I originally was going to use to display all the vintage kitchen utensils I picked up last May at Brimfield. In the end, my Ballard Tree ended up here, so get check it out.
So, I had to figure out what to do with all of those great vintage utensils turned ornaments. I had a tree that was on a really ugly stand and a very ugly bright green. But now it looks like this!
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I took it off the stand, filled an enamelware bucket with a bunch of stuff, wired it in place and covered all the “stuff” with burlap and some little presents.
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I also sprayed the tree with this stuff (found at Kmart) which took down the bright green and gave it a much softer look.
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I especially love the topper as it was given to me by my dear friend Kathy, Thanks, Kath, it looks perfect!
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There are cookie cutters, a bottle opener, a strainer, ladles, forks, spoons and even a butter knife.
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I placed on top of an old metal and wood stool I had and place it in the corner between the kitchen and family room.
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I will be sharing this tree over at the tree party at Thrifty Décor Chick, so come and check it out.
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I will also be sharing at some of the parties on my sidebar andHooked-on-Holiday-House-Tours Have a Fa La La La Fabulous night!
December 09, 2010 — Laura Putnam