15 November 2012

Snowflakes & Trees

Hello all, I hope your having a lovely week.
The Christmas decor has begun around here. I had hubby get all of the Christmas boxes out of the garage this morning so I could go through them and pick out the decor for this year.
I'm still not feeling 100%, and my energy level isn't what I wished it would be, so I spent the morning crafting Christmas decoration's with my boy's.

The boys and I made sparkly snowflakes out of vintage music sheets. After we finished cutting out the different shapes, I sprayed them with adhesive and sprinkled them with vintage mica snow.

I picked up this vintage box of ornaments a few years ago. It still has the pretty pale pink and silvery green ornaments in it.

I have a collection of vintage and new bottle brush trees. This one is one of the newer ones that I got a few years ago.

This is a vintage bottle brush tree. I love the colors on it, red, silver and cream.

I had wanted to do turquoise, white and silver on the tree, but after unpacking all of these goodies, I am now leaning towards red, white, and silver.
Also, don't think I'm crazy, but the tree farm opens on Saturday and I just might go and buy our tree! Early, I know, and it will probably be dry and crispy before Christmas, but that's okay, I'm in the holiday spirit now!!~

Have a great night all, and I'll be back next week with some Christmas decor.


  1. Hi! Love the sheet music snowflakes! Fabulous idea!! Enjoy your Christmas deco'ing!!!
    :) Lara

  2. I love that first photo! You can never go wrong with glitter. :p

    I finally finished putting up our tree last night. (It took 3 days b/c umm... we have a lot of ornaments). All left to do now are the yard decorations.

  3. Thanks for your sweet comment on my bedroom redo, Melinda. So glad this one is done...it took FOREVER!! I'm happy with the end results though, so I guess itwas worth it:-)

    I remember one year making hundreds of snowflakes with my daughter's class for the Christmas Pagaent at school. There was glitter everywhere!

    I'm liking little pops of red here and there in the Christmas photos I'm seeing on Pinterest. Can't wait to see what you come up with:-)


  4. I love the colors of your trees. I've never seen a red or white one. The ornament box reminds me of my childhood. Have you ever seen bubble lights? They were my favorite! Gell well soon.


  5. Thank you for this post....I seriously need a push toward getting in the holiday spirit.

    I think I am still stuck some time around Halloween:)!

    Can't wait to see you next post.....

  6. Your images are so stunning and inspiring. I cannot wait to get started on some Christmas ornaments I've got lined up this weekend. I haven't forgotten your request....I might get those finished this weekend, as well. Hugs to you, Rhonda

  7. Melinda, so very beautiful! I shredded some old music and put them in bird nests for my mantle...love music sheets!

  8. I'm so sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, Melinda. It's nice to see that thoughts of Christmas decorating are cheering you up. The snowflakes you & your sons made are so beautiful! And I love seeing your touches of red and beautiful linens starting to appear for Christmas. This is the most festive & fun time of year, isn't it?
    Can't wait to hear your news about the website you mentioned, too. You are so full of talent my friend!

  9. Beautiful decorations. Love that your hand making them also.. So fun thanks for sharing.

  10. Your homemade snowflakes are so pretty. I love them all sparkled up. I am also going with a red, white and silver look for my home this year, well every year it seems. I just love, love, love the look of it all together.

  11. Sounds like the perfect day, crafting with the boys!
    Totally inspired now, thank you!

  12. I love your sparkly snowflakes. I have some vintage ornaments as well inherited from a friend that passed two years ago. I pile them in a bowl to display on a table at Christmas. Have a lovely Thanksgiving!

  13. Can't wait to see all of your Christmas decor! Pretty snowflakes! Love the vintage brush tree too! Hope you are feeling better!

  14. I think a red Christmas tree would actually look really good. I think I'll get one like that next year. Green is just too generic. Everyone has a green Christmas tree. I love how you took old music sheets cut them up slightly and made beautiful hanging art.



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