Wednesday, December 17, 2008

~ Christmas Tree~

Hi everyone. Are you ready for Christmas? I'm getting there.... I don't know about you, but for me there is just not enough hours in the day to get everything done that I want to do. We did get our tree up and decorated this weekend and I did something a little different. For a closer look you can click on any picture.
I love and collect vintage bead garland, but this year I just didn't want to decorate the tree with it, but I did want to put it out. What to do? I think Christmas ornaments look so pretty in glass containers so I thought why not put the garland in a large glass vase.

What do you think? I love it! I have to tell you when I first started putting the garland in the vase, I thought to myself, this is one of your crazier ideas, it's going to be a tangled mess to get out, but I put it in carefully and I'll just be careful taking it out. Until then we'll enjoy it.
Be seeing you soon....hugs, Linda


Sharon said...

Very cute! They look so pretty! You also might try mixing the beads with some small glass balls, it looks super cute too! I put my vintage glass beads on the tree and I just love them, but they are a pain to get on and off the tree. Your tree looks so beautiful! Only one week left!

Hugs, Sharon

TattingChic said...

The tree looks lovely! What a fun and interesting idea with the garlands in the vase! :)

Tess said...

OMG! Your Christmas tree is so beautiful! I love it!!

Vintage Tea said...

What a great idea, I think it looks wonderful

Victoria x

~~Deby said...

I love the beads..I have done this..and then when my grandsons came to visit, we would dump them out...and they just liked playing with them...when they were younger..I love the sparkle of Christmas..

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Oh Linda I love your tree I clicked on it to get a larger pic and it is just dreamy(:) the lace curtains in the background, the icicles, birds, santas..really lovely (:)
Yes Karen had lots of collections and she is so good at clustering them all together--that is the trick - makes them so much more striking..the beads in the jars are a cute idea(:)
thanks on my banner too (:) I don't know where I found that picture maybe a blog (:)LOL
or ebay..but it made a precious banner didn't it..
well back to look at all your Christmas pics.. big hugs, Patty

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries said...

How pretty everything looks. Just want to wish you a merry Christmas and many blessings for the new year! blessings, Kathleen

Nancy said...

Your tree is beautiful. I love the ribbon you used on your vase too. Just leave the garland in the vase, store it for next year, and make your life easier. LOL.

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh ot looks so pretty!! What a great idea!

Andi said...

Your Christmas Tree is beautiful. I love it Linda! And your pretty beaded garland looks perfect iin the glass container...very nice.

By the've been tagged over at my place...drop by.

Hugs, Andi

Hope said...

I love your beads in a vase!! So festive looking. I'm so envious of the icicles on your tree!! Yes, I did enlarge the pics!! :)


Swampgirl said...

Love the tree and the garland in the vase! I did that with Mardi Gras beads in my classroom last year. The kids loved them and knew when they reached goals they got to pull out a necklace! It was a great motivator!

Michelle said...

What a pretty home you've created for Christmas. The garland looks great ~


Heidi said...

Oh my gosh! That vase of vintage garland is one of the cutest things I have seen in ages!!! What a fun, nostalgic and cheerful thing to have. You won't regret it even if you have a few tangles. Unless you need that vase regularly, why not just leave it as is and store it carefully away for next Christmas. It is just so perfect. Your tree is so beautiful too! I love the traditional look trees and have mine that way too. Did you see it on my CTS blog?

I hope your coasters are there very soon. Now that I am seeing your things even more, I know I made the right choice for your fabrics. The set that went to Canada arrived already and think yours should too.

Christmas hugs ~

Back Through Time said...

I love what you did with your garland! I have lots of it too, You can't have too much of it. your tree is so pretty too!
I have someone coming in to work for me today so I am going to get everything finished!! (keep your fingers crossed, lol)
I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

kbbryant said...

Your idea turned out wonderfully. It was a clever way to display the beads........ The tree looks so pretty.

Stay warm and cozy, Kathy b

Denise said...

Yeap!!!!!!!!!! That is the stuff....... Very pretty..... I would not have thought of that........

Merry Christmas

Teresa said...

Your tree is beautiful. Good job! I like the garland in the jar too! I think that is a clever idea.

Have a wonderful weekend!

The Rose Room said...

Wonderful! Rachaelxo