Friday’s Favorites: Decorating The Trees

OK, it is no secret that I love to decorate for the holidays. I started to collect ornaments by theme when we were first married, and well I forgot to stop. Consequently, I now have around 50 trees that I decorate and display around the house. Before you become concerned for my sanity, I should say that the largest is 4ft. and the smallest is 3″. So not so crazy, at least that is what I tell my husband when he has to pull out those many, many, many, boxes from the garage.

Each tree has a theme, and even some of the trees are not traditional trees. Mug-trees and greeting card holders make for excellent display opportunities. I repurpose them and used them to display a collection of ornaments.

Small Trees, Spring Candle Holders, Cork Trees

Here are some of the smaller trees on top of vintage wooden spools. I put aluminum molds on top of old mattress springs, and filled them with plastic tea-lights. And yes, I was a partner in drinking all of those bottles of wine, just so I could make these cork Christmas trees.

I also decorate with non traditional finds, such as the colander and wooden sewing spools that the Star Tree is resting in. The sewing tree has vintage measuring tape garlands, and is surrounded by pincushions and wooden spools. The heart tree has many hand-made ornaments, made by mom and myself. The bell tree’s focus is well, bells. The tinkling sound they make while I am decorating the tree, makes it fun!

Happy decorating to you! ~Christen

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