Monday, December 7, 2009

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree

It's Vintage Christmas Monday! My almost favorite day of the week, thanks Joan!

Many years ago, I found this jeweled tree here. It was in sorry shape, but since it cost a quarter, I felt it was a good investment. In another life it used to light up, but the cords in the back were hopelessly tangled and the bulbs were dead. It was painful, but I cut them all off with wire cutters. Next, I lovingly cleaned the black velvet, repainted the frame ~ and the best part of all ~ I added bits of shiny junk from my shiny junk drawer.

Would you like a closer look? Of course you would!

It hangs in our living room every Christmas and makes me very happy.

P.S. Hooray! I'm creeping up to 100 members of One Gal's Trashy Pals! Please join as a Follower over there on my sidebar
and check back later this week for details on a Christmas Giveaway!


~~Carol~~ said...

Love it! I still want to make one of these, but I just don't have enough bling to do it!
Happy VCM!

Joan@anthinggoeshere said...

I have always loved these. I have a friend who collects them and they all look great together. Your work on your 25 cent purchase has made it especially nice! Joan, your hostess

Theresa said...

Oh me Oh my! That is just so beautiful, I wanna make one:) Love it and congrats on all of your followers!

Sandra said...

Love the old jewelry and such too.

Linda said...

I never saw one of these. I love it. What a fun way to display those vintage pins. I wish you had a before picture but love it now!!

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

Oh wow, that's really fantastic! I'd never seen such a thing before, but I kind of want one, now!

trash talk said...

I love those things and at a quarter...girl, you got a steal. They are thru the roof now...I know...I keep pricing 'em!
I tried to sign up as a follower again, but it wouldn't let me!

FasterCraft said...

I love it!

Artsy Fartsy Junkin Finds said...

LOVE it, alot of blingin on that tree!! Hugs , Janna

Rebecca said...

Glad you stopped by! The tree is so pretty and I can't believe you got it for a quarter. Great find.
Have a good week

Sonya --Dime Store Thrift said...

That is FABULOUS!!

Linda said...

I love it!