Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Trim your tree…with what you have and love!

I found this little tree at the thrift store for a dollar. It had old lights wound around it and crushed ornies. But I took them all off and had a vision….

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*A Seashell Tree*

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Using seashells I have found here in Florida on the beach. They already had holes in them so they were ready to hang.

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This little boy in red velveteen was a thrift store find and I splurged and paid $3 for him. (his candle lights up now with fresh batteries)

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And the pixies climbed the ladder to get in on the fun.

I’m joining Coastal Charm ,

Brenda at the Cozy Little House,

Make it Pretty Monday

and Inspire me Tuesday .

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Using what I have and love.

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Pure magic!

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Are you having fun with your decorating, too?

44 comments:

Patty Antle said...

What a fun vignette Diane! Love every bit of it. You are the best thrift shopper.

ann said...

I am having fun. I decorate for the grandchildren. You have created a cheerful little vignette that must make you happy.

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

I love your seashell Christmas tree.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

It is fun to rescue things and make them pretty. Sweet shell tree and cute pixies!
I wish we have some of your weather! Too cold around here!
Warmly,
deb

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So sweet with the sea shells! Great idea! It looks so cozy with all the books.

Joyce Olson said...

Love the whimsy and your sweet finds and oh I have the Mitford Snowmen book too!! Love Mitford:)
Happy Hugs My Friend,
Jemma

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

A seashell tree, how fun is this. I love it. Gorgeous vignette. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Mart

Kathy said...

What a cute little scene! I love the idea of a seashell tree. I never have fun decorating, but when it's done, I love it and enjoy it.

Diane said...

How cute and clever! Like the elves on the ladder too! I've barely started the decorating.

Vee said...

Adorable! It looks beautiful and perfect for your corner.

Pamela Gordon said...

That's a great idea to use seashells on your little tree. Really cute! So is the little boy with his light. Enjoy your day.

TexWisGirl said...

i like your pixies enjoying your tree. :)

Christine said...

I just love that you used shells on the tree! It is wonderful! and perfect for you!

Elizabeth said...

You find the nicest things! Love it! I was busy decorating and baking with my Granddaughter all weekend!

Kim said...

Cute idea!!
Kim

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

Your sea shell tree is perfect for Florida! When I lived there one year I decorated my big tree with star fish, blue ball ornaments and white lights.

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

Such an adorable vignette. I have 2 shell ornaments that an efriend from Florida sent me one year. Your thrify finds are fantastic.

Daisy Jones said...

I love your thrifty tree!
You have a very cheery blog, so lovely to see the florida Sunshine, especially as it is so dark and grey here in the uk at the moment!
Thank you too for your comment about my Mum who also lives in florida...

bestest festive wishes to you and yours
Daisy x

Daisy Jones said...

I love your thrifty tree!
You have a very cheery blog, so lovely to see the florida Sunshine, especially as it is so dark and grey here in the uk at the moment!
Thank you too for your comment about my Mum who also lives in florida...

bestest festive wishes to you and yours
Daisy x

Jeannie Marie said...

You truly amaze me!! It's such a darling vignette, so appropriate for your Florida home. I absolutely love it.

Karen said...

If I had a FLorida home, A seashell tree would be perfect! Nice work.

Poppy said...

Diane,

Love the tiny tree and its decorators, who are adorable climbing that ladder to get the job done!

So charming!

Poppy

Musings from Kim K. said...

A shell tree is perfect for YOU! Aren't those pixies having fun. Yippee for Thrifting fun!

Dayle Allen Shockley @ A Collection of Days said...

Terrific idea. If I ever have beach cottage, I'm stealing it. :) (The idea, not the tree.)

Jane and Chris said...

I absolutely love that tree!
Seashells? Who'da thunk it?!
Jane x

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Diane that's wonderful! Sand dollars and the other shells are a perfect Florida Christmas decoration. It looks like the pixies are decorating your tree.

cynthia lee designs said...

How fun...your little tree with shells is prefect for you!! Too cute!!
Hugs,
Cindy

Stephanie said...

Oh Diane, your seashell tree is unique, creative, and extremely beautiful! I love it :) I hope your day has been lovely. Hugs to you!

September Violets said...

I love the seashells on your little rescued tree :) and the starfish around the bottom look so Christmassy! I guess you could say your "vision" worked out great! Everything on the table is so charming. I've yet to decorate inside, I've only put the garlands around my door outside. Wendy x

Terri Buster said...

I wish I had your imagination- this is so cute!

Olive said...

Your shell tree is perfect. My tree is naked this year due to the busy kitten but that is fine.

Susie said...

What an adorable display. I love your seashell tree. That little guy was well worth 3 dollars.:):) Glad you are enjoying your holiday season. It's getting so close ...But I just had such a cold day, that I have counted up the days till Spring..I know, I know, Way to soon. Blessings to you and your husband.xoxo,Susie

Lynn said...

Love the sea shell tree ornaments. Beautiful!

kathyinozarks said...

I love your tree
Kathy

bj said...

What could be more perfect than a Shell Christmas Tree for the beautiful state you live in.
This is just beautiful....

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Shells on a Christmas tree are just too cute! Great job! Hugs to you Sis! Linda

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

It is so cute, Diane. I love the seashell tree. xo Laura

Kathy said...

A perfect "vision" and love your blog header, too!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Very cute idea Diane!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

That's a really cute display! Love the elves on the ladder. And decorating the tree with seashells is very clever and very you!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

This is adorable and what a great idea ! :)

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Love, love the shell tree... and the big bow on top!! Merry Christmas!

Donna said...

LOL, how cute to have the figures decorating the tree! Great imagination!

Babs Richman said...

The little tree was a great find and the shells are a perfect decoration. The pixies are so cute on the ladder, and it looks like you're on your way to a fun Christmas.