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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

More Christmas Fun



I found a great tip from Joy's blog. She said that you can bleach out the newer bottle brush trees, from the dollar store, and make them look old. I tried it and it worked like a charm. I loved this idea so much that I made it my quick project this week and I'm gonna talk about it here. Here's the winter scene I made with my bleached trees.

I found a vintage box of snow flakes and it just finished out the scene.


I've also added lots of stuff to my store. Including a new Vintage Christmas section. There are only a few items in that section right now, but it will be full by next Christmas.

OK, here is what I did with the bottle tree. I can see lots of uses for this, but for now It's being used for stockings.


I also wanted to share this yard I recently saw. I will refrain from comment, except to say that Variety is the spice of life. This is NOT MY Yard.


May we all enjoy the season this much.
Have a good one-Margo

18 comments:

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

OH yeah! The stockings and balls look great! I like the new pic of you, as well! You are just a ball of cuteness, don't ya know? And thank you for sharing the picture of your front yard. You should be proud of all that hard work! ;-)~Mindy

Tina said...

And the stockings were hung on the bottle drier with care....lol..looks great!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Those bottle brushes look great...nice and vintage. Your display looks great!

And I so appreciate your restraint in not commenting about your neighbor's tacky yard. Tacky? Did I say THAT? And I love your comment "May we all enjoy the season this much." Amen!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

It all looks great! Especially that...um...let's call it "vibrant expression" of the holiday season.

Amy

smith kaich jones said...

Thank god it wan't MY yard you pictured! LOL!

I just want to say thank you to you and your readers. Your little spot here sends more readers to my blog than anyone else's. This despite the fact that I really have a different type of blog - more art & photography, etc. - than you. I even see many return vistors via your blog & it is MUCH appreciated!

Merry Christmas to everyone!

:) Debi

Sand Flat Farm said...

Hi, Margo. I love the Christmas trees! They DO look so old.

Hey, did I see that yard in the news yesterday or Monday? They were talking about this family's yard "art" kept getting stolen. THey had installed video surveillance cameras to catch the thieves! They said it happened every single year. Well, I guess it's just too much fun or challenge or temptation for those thieves! I bet the kids love it tho-

Vintage Sue said...

We have a house like that in my 'hood too. Which reminds me, I'd better go photograph it!

oliveoyl64 said...

Ok, just because they sell it in the store does NOT mean you need to BUY it to display in your yard. For Pete's sake!!!!

The Red Shed Girls said...

Margo,
You know it is your yard, you don't have to pretend with us...We love you always!
Valarie

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Margo ~
I have just read about bleaching the trees and then dying them ~ I can't wait to try it but I have to find the trees first ~

Martha said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog!
That yard makes Disney look small, to each their own, I bet that family is very happy and they seem to know how to go ALL out for the season! You have to smile!
Martha

Deb said...

Love your blog, and your site got to know you from trash to treasure over on HGTV. well anyway thanks for the bleaching bottle brush trees idea. Deb

Marge said...

I think there are relatives of your yard people living just down the block from me. They certainly are an enthusiastic bunch!

The bleached bottle brushes (say that fast 3 times) are cool and so is your new picture!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

You know this yard won yard of the month! Just kidding...

THE VERANDA said...

I'm getting the bleach out tomorrow and hope my trees look as good as yours do. And your yard looks bee-u-tee-ful!!!

trash talk said...

Talk about going from the sublime to the ridiculous! Your petite conservatory is gorgeous. As for your neighbor's yard-all I'll say is they must be on Walmart's preferred customers list. Oh My Gosh! Some folks taste is all in their mouths. Debbie

Linda's Blue Gate said...

The bleached trees are sooo cute and I love your christmas scene....
HUgs
Linda

Joy Zaczyk said...

Your trees turned out great Margo - love how you displayed them too!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Joy
xo

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