November 30, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree (Part II)

This tabletop tree is adorable and just perfect for the kitchen. If you have a collection of old teacups you don't use, or if you're willing to purchase a few new ones, you can recreate this look by affixing the teacup to the saucer with liquid nails, and then tie a ribbon through the handle to hang it on the tree. Finish it off with a few wrapped tea bags just like you see above.

I love Christmas red and green, but this tree makes me smile. Who says you can't decorate with crayon box colors?

Totally glamorous, this tree is perfect for the decorating enthusiast. I just love the chandelier tree topper.

Tree decorations don't have to be expensive either. Just look outside for inspiration and you'll have so much to choose from. This tree is wrapped in grapevine and coxcomb covered styrofoam balls. Add a few berry branches, some pine cones, and a little sparkle and you're done.

If a tree is just too overwhelming to put together, then dress up a mantle or chest with pine branches, and fill decorative containers with ornaments as I've done here in my studio.

Images scanned from Victoria and Country Living magazines