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Monday, December 17, 2012

The Tiny Tree Vignette

To say this Christmas is....slim, financially speaking, would be an understatement.  

HOWEVER...   

One thing I appreciate about not having much money this year (did I really say that?) is that it forces me to be extra creative with what we already have. After all, I have plenty of "stuff" to be creative with, right?   

Yesterday, I was talking with my daughter about what, if anything, I had purchased specifically for Christmas decor this year, and all we could come up with was the ornaments the three kids chose, and this:



Isn't it cute?! It didn't start out looking like this, though. 

My oldest daughter called me from Hobby Lobby last weekend (an hour away from our house) and said they had 12" trees for $1.50, and did I want one? 
I told her to go ahead and get one for me. I was totally thinking I would give it to the younger kids for their dollhouse "forest". 




I wish I had taken a photo of what it looked like before, but I think everyone has seen these, right? The little bendy wire branches and a plastic base?

Perfect for a little dollhouse pine tree  

But then something happened.



I had the tiny tree in my hand, and I happened to walk past a can of spray snow on the kitchen counter. I found 2 cans in my "stuff" that I had bought several years ago. 
Well, I had to see if it still worked, didn't I?




Well there was this tiny tree all frosty-snowy-cute, and I knew the kids weren't getting it for the dollhouse. I feel so selfish! 

The next thing you know I had my vintage looking glittered bird in the tree. The bird is sort of heavy and kept tipping the tree, so I needed a sturdy container to hold it up and just like that, it was in a cute clay pot.



  

I tucked in some of those pearly things on wired sticks, ripped up some cotton scraps to make tiny hand stamped peace, hope and joy banners, added my tiny bird flag to the top and I knew I had my inspiration piece for the wintery decor on top of the piano.




 As I have complained about incessantly mentioned before, we don't have a fireplace in this home. I showed you how I put together a faux mantel for my little electric fireplace in the master bedroom. 

Downstairs, I'm doing what many of you who don't have fireplaces do. I'm using the top of the piano as substitute mantel. 



 I strung my handmade "Let Heaven & Nature Sing" banner across the front of the piano and hung my twig wreath, with the vintage sheet music leaves, in front of a large antique mirror surrounded by a large white frame.




 
Lots of white details, some silver ornaments, bottle brush trees, candles, and the tiny tree as the centerpiece. 



























  




Peace, joy and HOPE to you, my friends. 

Jeanette

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32 comments:

  1. Just beautiful - how creative you are!!!
    I have a little bitty tree too - sometimes I put teensy little miniature lights on it -
    Merry Christmas to you and yours
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. Thank you Suzan! I think I'm hooked on the idea of little bitty trees :)

      Jeanette

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  2. It's beautiful I think I would display it all year long Hugs!

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  3. I love the whole vignette on your piano-gorgeous!
    Susan

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    1. Thank you Susan! I appreciate you stopping by :)

      Jeanette

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  4. It looks like a million dollars! Just beautiful.

    I came over from The Farmhouse Porch, hope you have time to come visit me ( and I sure would like some new followers!)

    Jan

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Jan! I'm following you back. Love the story of your blog name :)
      Merry Christmas!

      Jeanette

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  5. Looks so pretty !!! Love your style!!! Thanks for linking up at Welcome Home Wednesday ,,,,,Deb Vintage On A Dime

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  6. Oh, I love your sweet little tree and the changes you made to it. So cute!

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  7. So sweet! Definitely meant to be mommies tree ;)

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    1. I guess it was, the kiddos didn't even notice :)

      Jeanette

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  8. I absolutely love the little tree and your mantel! Found you on Wow us Wednesday, glad I did. Great idea!

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  9. Very pretty! I'm so in to birds right now. Love it!

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    1. Thanks Alyssa!I've been into birds for a long time :)

      Jeanette

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  10. That looks super pretty and not all all like you hardly spent a dime! WOW!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  11. I like the dollhouse tree just as it is now!

    I too like to be creative with what I already have!!! I've done that in several cases this year..using old items in new ways I'd never thought of. That, or Goodwill.

    I believe that going through tight periods just teaches us for the longer term and I appreciate that...

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Dawn. Many times creativity produces a personal and interesting result more than just spending $. Thanks for visiting, and Merry Christmas!

      Jeanette

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  12. Oh my gosh I am loving your blinged up Christmas. I want to copy it all :-)
    Thank you for all the inspirations!! Clarice

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    1. Clarice, I'm so happy to came to visit! Thank you for your kind words, and Merry Christmas!

      Jeanette

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  13. It looks so pretty on your piano!

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas,

    Carolyn

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    1. Thank you, Carolyn. Wish you a wonderful Christmas too!

      Jeanette

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  14. Jeanette,
    Thanks for coming by my blog because now I have found you. I love your Christmas decor. So beautiful. I love the little cherub laying on the greens. Adorable!!!
    Kris

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  15. Your mantel is gorgeous! I love seeing how people decorate wood mantel vs. painted ones. This is just beautiful! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home and Merry Christmas!
    Sherry

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    1. Thanks so much, Sherry! Merry Christmas!

      Jeanette

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  16. I adore it~ what a darling little tree!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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