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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18 thoughts on “Oh Kitchen Tree, Oh Kitchen Tree, How Lovely are Thy Utensils”


  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

  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…