Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Jewels For The Tree



I know this tree is anything but Plain & Simple Farmhouse style. . . .I got carried away. . . ."Really?" you say. . . .Well, here's what happened. . . .




I spent the entire morning rearranging the furniture in the bedroom, putting down rugs for the winter, setting up the little white tree--when I was distracted. . . .I began thinking about the Christmas jewelry collection I had--somewhere. . . .Of course, I started looking for it. . . .







As I rummaged through drawers and closets, I not only located the jewelry, I found old trims salvaged from 1950s formals. . . .strings of pearls. . . .some cotton fringe. . . .








The tree was right there. . . .I didn't have any other place to put things until I cleared off the dresser. . . .so, I began laying my finds on the tree. . . . then Boo knocked the tree and they all fell off. . . .To keep him from swallowing a few (everything goes in his mouth), I clipped and pinned them all over the tree. . . .Before I knew it. . . .Well, you can see what happened!!





The angel was sitting on the floor, the jewelry boxes beside her. . . .John brought in my newest vintage sewing machine he had cleaned and shined. . . It was green. . . .That would work. . . .A few more pearls here and there. . . .




Before I knew it, I had trimmed a tree!!!!





What could be simpler? Oh!!! There's that word again. . . .SIMPLE. . . .


from my farmhouse to yours. . . .


44 comments:

camp and cottage living said...

What a beautiful, sparkly tree! I bet it twinkles at night.
Somehow the ones we just throw together with what we have turn out looking the best. Maybe because it requires a little of our imagination!

Barbara F. said...

I love everything you've done here, that tree is magic! xo

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

It's just beautiful, and I love the little doll... I am doing "simple" too... the very best kind of Christmas!... xoxo Julie Marie

jill said...

That is the prettiest tree I have ever seen!!! Never in a million years would I have thought to do what you did. It is so very beautiful.

blessings, jill

Old Time Cindy said...

It's pretty! I decided last year that I wanted a white tree, but it hasn't happened yet. I used to put beads and pearls on my tree before Kit Kat. She has become my interior designer.
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

Heide at ApronHistory said...

Lovely!
I have never thought to put sewing trim on a tree....

Dewena Callis said...

All the vintage textile items are so pretty how you used them. Just lovely!

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Dru: Well, I have a very organized list of things to do during the day otherwise I don't get anything done, but YOU just blew it for me. I just had to jump ahead and look at your tree and I tell you, it was very well worth it. I love your decorating and you really have a great collection of jewelry. The photos are amazing it is all so beautiful and now I can finish my day happy!!..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Oh, the tree is beautiful! I love it and your angel.

Cindy said...

REally beautiful tree! I love the old sewing machine, too. I'm glad I got to see this.
Hugs, Cindy

Anne said...

Your tree looks beautiful!
xx
Anne

Cranberry Morning said...

That is just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing it with us. Love all the whiteness.

chateau chic said...

Oh, I love this! What a great way to decorate a white tree.
Mary Alice

Amy said...

Very beautiful tree. This is my first year with a white tree. I love them.

Danelle Harvey said...

I love pulling out things that I forgot about!!! Good job!

ScrappyMama said...

Oh...My...Goodness!!!!!!!!! What a beautiful, beautiful...GORGEOUS tree! How very lucky you are to have all those treasures on hand!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the white tree with all the Christmas jewelry...so pretty!! And I love that little sewing machine!!
hugs,
Cindy

EG CameraGirl said...

These photos all look so magical...everything in shades of white.

Little Susie Home Maker said...

A very, very beautiful simple!! Yes, that is a very beautifully decorated tree. I think the twinkle of all the jewelry is just the perfect way to display it all! Boo, you are such a wonderful kitty for helping momma out like that!
Blessings,
Susie

Wild Oak Designs said...

What fun you had! I never have seen an all white tree....very fun. Great idea.
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Wild Oak Designs said...

What fun you had!! Simple is nice.
I have never seen an all white tree....
Nancy
http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

Barb said...

Too pretty!

TracyMB @ Crows Feet Chic said...

Your tree is stunning! Absolutely perfect! :)

must love junk said...

Gorgeous! Oh, I'm all about simple :)
Susan

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love the jewelry trimmed trees. I know I don't have that much jewelry.

Jann Olson said...

Oh and what a fun way to make a tree sparkle. I have lots of costume jewelry that the grandies use for dress up. I have added bit of my mothers to some of my wreaths and craft creations. I love the vintage trims too! Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. Farm style can go fancy now and then!
Hugs,
Jann

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Hi Dru: I just had to come back and look one more time and to tell you to watch for a new post from me tomorrow. I shouted out about you and how you inspired me so hope it meets with your approval..Happy Wednesday..Judy

Maureen Wyatt said...

It's so pretty! Here I go pinning from you again.

Julie Marie at Idyllhours said...

Hi Dru... I came over from Debra's party for another look at your gorgeous tree!... I was naughty and didn't stick with my plan to simplify either... but even cottages and farmhouses need some fufu over the holidays!... xoxo Julie Marie

Pamela Gordon said...

I LOVE your tree! It's so pretty. Great idea to decorate with old Christmas pins, pearls and lace. Sweet!!

Curtains in My Tree said...

well honey your beautiful tree may look simple but it takes years to collect vintage Christmas pins and vintage trim , I know.
A friend wanted me to do that to a small 18 inch tree , just put my vintage pins however never got around to it

I am not dragging out my usual 5 trees this year and every room decorated LOL

Amy Kinser said...

Your tree is beautiful!

Nook and Cranny said...

Very different, but very nice.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

PattieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I Love that little straw hat and dress too!!

Pattie

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Your farm is just beautiful.. YOUR tree is amazing and I love being here at your blog... LOVE LOVE LOVE IT ... I love comments on my blog and I love that you comment on things when you love them !!!!!!! Hope that your holiday season is amazing !!!!!!!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

It looks lovely!

ohiofarmgirl said...

I too added a white tree this year...love your decorations! Dianntha ps I am a new follower too

Ann said...

Vintage jewelry makes a perfect ornament. It is truly lovely.
Ann

Olive said...

I think at Christmas a little bling is called for. Lovely.

Chatelaine said...

So pretty and you put your lovely pieces to good use. It looks magical. Great job!

First time visiting- will check out some othr posts.

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous tree on Simple & Sweet Fridays.

jody

Diane said...

I love your enchanting tree. It is so lovely with all your jewels and trimmings on it. It looks so vintage. I am now following you on GFC. Hope you'll stop by my blog for a visit sometime!

Sherry said...

Dru,
You are extremely gifted! I love this! Thank you for joining HSH!
Sherry

ohiofarmgirl said...

I have enjoyed your tree decorations. I have a white tree for the first time this year and I am so happy with it but it doesn't look as wonderful as yours. Thanks for sharing! Dianntha

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