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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Starting to look a lot like Christmas.

Remember this table......my little table I saved from the side of the road, in a previous post...
Well, this became the start of my Christmas tree assembly. I pulled out my decorations from the back room and found my lights.   Lined the inside bottom with a piece of burlap and then the set of clear lights.....  
(I broke the one hinge on the right)


Then closed it up.....Now came the tree.....I bought a cheap tree at the local thrift store for $20.  6ft, pr-lit all neatly crammed in a box!  I figured this has to be some Charlie Brown tree....but to my surprise, it wasn't all that bad....just had to fill in the HOLES!  Had to cover the base of the tree with something, it's ugly!  I found an old lace table cloth and wrapped it around the base. I didn't want to block the lights from coming through. Set a few things around the base and topped it off with a little tinsel garland. 

I started to decorate with all the Hydrangea flowers I picked and dried this summer. Glad I did! The flower heads were huge this year. 
Next, I hung some bird ornaments........that's the theme for this tree....now it's starting to look pretty good with everything on it. 
  I also had taken all the pictures off the wall and hung my candle sconces I scored at a yard sale for next to nothing....they were an ugly tarnished bronze color.  I had painted them white.



I'm lovin' it!


Looks great in the dark.......
Well, thats one down.....many more to go!
Who else has their trees started? 

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39 comments:

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

Beautiful vignette and I love using dried hydrangea any time of the year. ~~Sherry~~

My Cottage Charm said...

Thanks for linking up! :) Love the lights in the table, it gives our tree even more of a glow, too cute! I adore that table...great find!
Have a great week!
HUGS!
Missy :)

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Looks beautiful! What a great idea to add the lights inside of the table. So festive and pretty!

Have a great weekend!
~Michelle

Ann said...

WOW I love it too! The tree is gorgeous!! Giving me and idea for my dried hydranges.

thanks for sharing!

Momma Button said...

What a beautiful tree! I love the idea of the lights in the table under it! Well done!

rachelsjunkinthetrunk said...

I love these pictures! Adding the Christmas music was bonus! I started over the weekend . I bought a small black tree from Target. It was only $8 . I want to add red roses. Thank you for sharing!

Linda said...

Looks so pretty~ I love the light coming up from the table, and all the pretty hydrangea, too!

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

Pretty! Some of my Christmas decor may have gotten out of the box too!

Uncle Tractor said...

When our daughter was little, we would put up our tree(s) on Thanksgiving Day. It would keep the little one out from under Mom's feet while she was getting dinner ready. I've never been much of a football fan, so we would pop a Xmas video in and enjoy the lights. We still try to continue this tradition when we are home. This year we are visiting my daughter and her family, so the tree will go up after Thanksgiving. Your tree looks great!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

WOW! This is genius! Now I'm going to be on the hunt for a table like this. What a stunning way to display and the tree is outstanding too! Thanks for linking up to my "Open House".

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love how your tree looks! The table with lights is such a cool idea! I haven't started on my trees yet, but will the day after Thanksgiving! Thanks for joining Junkin Finds Friday!!!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

OH I LOVE HOW THAT TREE CAME OUT! ABSOLUTELY CHARMING~ ESPECIALLY WITH THE HYDRANGEAS~ THEY ARE LOVELY! THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING AT FEATHERED NEST FRIDAY! :)

Vintagesouthernlife said...

Your tree looks so pretty. Great find!

gail myrepurposedlife.net said...

what a great way to use your table! Very festive.
thanks so much for linking up and linking back.
gail

Betty said...

Hi, I'm visiting from Thrifty Thursdays and I think your tree looks wonderful. I love the hydrangeas.

Mimi said...

Pattie, I love that little tree...it is really pretty with the clear lights and hydrangeas. The sconces looks great.

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Too pretty!! Love the sconces you painted too, great job!

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

Love the tree! I feeel inspired...

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I think I have to do a table top tree this year too. Yours looks really nice!

Renegades said...

Wow that is so pretty. I just love the idea of the table. So cool!

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

I love the lights and the hydrangas and the entire set up. So very creative!

Amy Kinser said...

Such a pretty tree. Love it on the table. I have done most of my decorating since we will be gone for Thanksgiving.

Denise said...

I had said I wasn't going to put up the tree til after Thanksgiving, but you know, I don't think I can wait. Yours is wonderful. I love the lights under glass on the table. Brilliant!!! (Literally and figuratively!!) And the dried hydrangeas! Why didn't I save any. I promise... next year. ALso - I love the white shutters and sconces. ...icing on the cake!

Pamela said...

Brilliant to put the lights in the table. The dried hydrangeas are a special touch. Looks like a relaxing place to be with the glow of the lights.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

I would have never thought of Hydrangeas for the tree. Great idea! I like the table. Awesome find.

eye_on_sparrow said...

Very pretty Christmas display. I havn't done any Christmas decorating yet.

LV said...

What a clever and creative idea. You are one talented lady. I really enjoyed your blog and seeing this pretty post.

Coloradolady said...

Oh, I love your tree and the table. I have all my trees up. I said I was only doing one, but actually did 5. One large, and four small......glad to be done too!!! Happy VTT!!

Kathy said...

This is so pretty _ I bet your whole room glows :-)

Lyneen said...

Beautiful tree... love the sconces... super finds!

Susan said...

The tree is beautiful!!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Love the table esp. the lights in the table!! The tree and the whole vignette is stunning!!

I am doing my 13th tree today and still have my 14th to do which is in my doll house!

Tour of my home starts on Friday, please stop by when you can!!


Hugs,
Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Katie said...

Thank you for linking up your project at http://sewwoodsy.blogspot.com/! Make sure you stop by this Wednesday for another edition of What's Up Wednesdays!

Sandy at Teacup Lane said...

It is beautiful unlit but it is stunning lit at night! You are very talented. I just love it. And, no, I haven't started to decorate inside yet. Outside is done though. I'm going to start today!

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

Looks great! I love how it is lit up from underneath. Thanks for linking up to my Christmas Party! :)

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is so neat being lit up from underneath! wow- way to make a showstopping arrangement with a table!

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

You are so creative, wonderful photos and that is a lovely tree!!

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Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

I have to admit I haven't even started on Christmas yet, but you inspire me with the sparkle and glow of this this lovely creation. I love the glow-y base :) Thanks so much for linking it up at my holiday party!!