Monday, February 22, 2010

Christmas Tree?

Hi all, hope you had a great weekend.
We all like to repurpose, recycle etc. While antiquing on Saturday with my husband, we came upon this, I think Christmas tree. I instantly had to have it. It was one of those things. It is made from an antique stand of some sort, rusty wire, and chicken wire. How cool!! I figured it would look cute with white lights at all times of the year. I could decorate it and redecorate it for different holidays. Now the problem is where to put it, or store it til Christmas. Not sure yet, so it's sitting atop my dining table waiting for me to figure it out. It's a great piece of folk/altered art or whatever you want to call it. I just like it. We won't discuss the price. We got the guy to come down a bit. I walked away, but my husband knew that I liked it, so being the guy he is got it for me. Later that night at home he said to me,"good eye", so I guess he likes it too.
If you have any ideas, and I know you do, feel free to tell me what you think I should do with it, or where to put it. Keep it out all year or only at Christmas?
Have a great week!
Chat again soon.



Ooooh! This fabulous tree reminds me of topiary and would be a welcome display all year round in my world. Great find! ~ Angela

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Oh I love the tree what a awesome find !!! Of course I would have to pin antique lace scraps on the outside fill the inside with white lights ..then print out some old photos on vellum and attatch them over the lace so the light would show through them softly ...

Oh you are going to have fun with this piece ..share picts with us !!!

Blesssings ..Sara of Sweet Magnolias Farm

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Rosemary! I would leave it out all year. You could stuff moss in some of the holes for spring/Summer and decorate with spring ornaments and bird nests etc.... Fall could be cool too. I'm sure with you eye you could make it fabulous!!

My Desert Cottage

Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

Hi Rosemary ..thanks for stopping in at my blog. You can purchase Velum at any stationers store..It's used on the fronts of cards's that white opaque style paper ...You just load it in your printer like any other paper and print your photos out ...simple as pie !!

Blessings ..Sara

junkdreams said...

OOh....wonderful find!

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Keep it out all year. It reminds me of a parasol, you could decorate it that way part of the year!

Simply Me Art said...

Oh it is Gorgeous! I would leave it as is or maybe decorate it according to the season. What about a trim going around it, so pretty. Oh, what about the moss dripping down from certain spots with your dried Hydrangea's so Pretty. You do find the best stuff. Have a good week, xo Jamie

Elise said...

repurpose is such a great word - thank you !

Tara said...

I love it, and yes i see christmas tree as well...I am not creative enough to give you any ideas, but I am sure someone will help!! nice job of the hubby to trust your judgement!

Storybook Woods said...

You know I had a chicken wire tree and loved it. Mine did not have the beautiful base yours did xoxoxox Clarice

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Rosemary,

I love your new wire tree.
I would pin old fabrics, laces, buttons, brooches and bows on it.
Or go the moss, birds, twigs, or nests theme.
Please show us when you sort it out.

Happy week
Carolyn said...

What a fun place. I like your idea of having it lit all year. Will you put it outside or inside. I think it would also make a great topiary. I am sure what ever you decide we will all love it!
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Rosemary!

Let's dance the waltz! And you can wear that first crown and I will wear one of your paper crowns that I love so! And what a great find indeed! Your husband knows what's good too! I like the idea of leaving it for any occasion; easter time, hand birds and eggs, christmas, whatever, white lights all year round? YES!!!

Bisous mon amie, Anita

LuLu Kellogg said...

I would leave this out all year long. It would look pretty for spring with wee white lights and and some dried baby's breath or even beautiful tags tied on it. SO many possibilities!!


Laura said...

Hey Rosemary,
Fun tree....I would have definitely brought that home with me too!

Valarie said...

I would use it to display business cards, or cute cards you make. Let me know what you decide.
xxoo Valarie

Andrea said...


Maija said...

It will be perfect for so many occassions!!!!

My Vintage Treasures said...

Truly one of a kind :)
Have fun with it!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

It's a beauty! You should grow ivy on it! then again I grow ivy on everything:))
Congrats on your win!

Fete et Fleur said...

You're hubby was right, "good eye."

My thoughts are going wild with what you could do with this.


Beatnheart said...

lights for sure...roses....dried flowers from your garden....tie on popcorn balls.....weave ribbon through it...necklaces....old postcards.....groovy find !!!

cindy said...

Wicked cool. I would keep it out all year long! I can see it adorned in old photo's, bits of great old paper's, using old earrings as clips (down here the taupe, black and cream color scheme is big!) I can see that happening...It's wonderful, what an awesome find.

yapping cat

Anonymous said...

Hi Rosemary,
That tree is awesome. I think it would look great would old black and white photographs or black and white photos of your friends and family tied on with ribbon or clipped on with old clothes pins. It's a great display piece.
Have a great day!

Mermaid Queen said...

I was thinking it would be cool to poke dried flowers in it, and leave it up year round. Fun Rosemary! Martha

Beatnheart said...

Hey there !! thanks for visiting me today...looked at your past pages...Dang nation you score some cool stuff..!! Luved the cabinet(great find) do you live up Ventura way?? I'll be back..luv your site

Laurie Blaswich said...

Hi Rosemary,
I wanted to share with you that, I saw your beautiful burlap lamp shades at Diane's shop. OMG You are so tallented!

I hope you enjoy your burlap table runner!

Your blog pal,

Mélanie said...

I like it because it looks like topiary...It is fabulous. It may inspire me for my next christmas tree

Michelle Cummings said...

great find! make a garland of red and blue glittery stars, then add white mini lights for summer!