Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A Work In Progress

 I promised to show the "project" I picked up when I was out thrifting last Friday.  Well, last year I discovered the joy of vintage Christmas ornaments and began collecting them as you might recall from this post.  The pink ones got me jonesing for a pink tree on the table in the art room.
 I have been on the lookout for a sparse feather or tinsel-style tree.  No luck so far, at least not at a price I was willing to pay.  I spotted this new-in-the-box silver  Christmas card holder at the VOA and the muse snatched it up.  I covered it with vintage pink tinsel garland I found on this trip
 My MIL has been here for Thanksgiving week and she spotted a white pearl pendant I could use to dress up the star so it stood out more.  I covered it with pink Martha glitter and tied with sliver ribbon.
 I didn't have nearly enough pink ornaments to get started so we made a trip to the Montecello Antique Mall on Saturday.  There were WAY more than this newbie-collector was willing to spend in one trip but I got enough to have a good start on my "vision". 
I even got a couple marked Poland that sweet Barbara at Oodles and Oodles was kind enough to educate me about.
I plan to bend the card holder rings in and out so I can create layers.  It's a start and there is room for a LOT more ornaments, which is just fine by me. 8+)


Betsy said...

So much prettier with the pink tinsel garland, and your ornaments are precious. Don't you just love collecting vintage ornaments? It looks great!

Into Vintage said...

What a great (and clever) use for the card tree! I'll be shopping Monticello's Christmas show this Friday -- really looking forward to it.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

You were lucky to find pink garland..that is truly the hardest color to find in garland land. Love the pink tree. I was putting up my tree collection tonight...more decorating to do tho and hoping to finish by the end of the week!

Diane said...

Now this is my kind of Christmas decor!

LBP said...

How creative! I really like your pink tree with it's lovely vintage ornaments. Good job!



My Vintage Mending said...

Well done. I would never see that in the card holder. I really like how it shows off the vintage balls. Smiles...Renee

Annette said...

I really don't have an eye for seeing one thing as something else so I'm always fascinated when someone else does! I love this tree and now I want to collect pink vintage ornaments!

Laurie said...

Geez Kathy you are reading my mind! Or I'm reading yours -- just a few minutes ago I was searching ornament holders on Etsy! Your idea is brilliant -- I need to find one of those for myself!