Oh Kitchen Tree, Oh Kitchen Tree, How Lovely are Thy Utensils

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 and Hooked-on-Holiday-House-Tours

Have a Fa La La La Fabulous night!

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  1. My you are a busy girl! I love it!! The presents and burlap on the bottom are perfect as are the utensils and cookie cutters!! Another amazing tree my friend! 🙂

  2. I recently saw a tutorial on how to make this christmas tree on Martha Stewart. But i cant remember what you call this type of tree to look it up, could you please let me know what they are called, thanks so much, Sue
    mammawags@msn.com

  3. Your little tree in its olden bucket is adorable, with its vintage utensil decor! I love themed trees and this one is very sweet. 🙂 Sue

  4. I love your tree….what I really want to know is whats the story on that red key behind it?? Where is it from, did you make it? I love it, and your home!! I am new to your blog and am really enjoying it!

  5. Oh my gosh! This is exactly what my kitchen needs. Love it!

    Stop by and visit sometime at Free 2 Be Frugal.

  6. Love the way you made the ugly tree work for you. It looks great after your doctoring!
    Good idea to use the vintage utensils as decorations. I may have to try my hand at a kitchen tree! Thanks for the inspiration.
    Stopping over from FJI Saturday night special party.

  7. I collect vintage culinary pieces…my great grandfather came from Italy and opened a bakery so I usually like to pick up things used for baking. I have always used a eucalyptus christmas tree and I hang vintage cookie disc tied on old Italian linen strips cut from one of my Gma’s linen set.. This year I switched to a tree I got from an antique collector and it’s in a pink vintage galvanized bucket about my metal mail cubby.

    Love this tree! Very creative…
    MJ
    Lucky7Design