Thursday, December 13, 2012

Repurposed Tree with Thrift Store Silver

I'm gearing up to host the 'Tis the Season Holiday Link Party on December 22nd. My theme for the party is Christmas trees and I thought I would share this fun little tree that we have in our dining room because it has such an interesting backstory!


 

You know how artificial Christmas trees come in a few parts?  Well, this is the top portion of our old Christmas tree!  We got a new, larger one for our living room and I decided to repurpose part of the old tree.  All I did was stick it into an urn that I had in storage. Super easy, and frankly I don't think anyone would have guessed that I just fashioned this from something what was destined to be discarded. 

 
 


I decorated it with vintage silver sugar bowls and creamers from the thrift store that I already had on hand.  I just simply tied the handles with twine and hung them on the tree.







I also used vintage silver ornaments and silver alphabet tags from my scrapbook supplies to add more sparkle and dimension.




I draped long lengths of black ribbon around the tree as garland.

 
 
 
Lastly, instead of a traditional topper I used some dried flowers randomly stuck around the top of the tree.
 
 
 


 

 

 

A Holiday Linky Party Is Coming Your Way!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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27 comments:

  1. Oh, I love the vintage silver sugar bowls and creamers! How very unique and elegant! This is the most beautiful little Christmas tree!

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  2. This little tree is so beautiful! The silver pieces look amazing on it, and the black ribbon just makes it perfect! Well done!

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  3. great idea - I have an old tree in storage...might be a good idea for next year!

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  4. Angela- That is just a darling idea! xo Diana

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  5. What a wonderful idea. Now I'm kicking myself for giving away our much too big artificial tree a few years ago. Love the beautiful decorations, so clever!

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  6. I love it! That was an incredible idea! (Why have I never thought of that? I've gotten rid of a few trees over the years.) I really love the silver pieces as ornaments!

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  7. Well that's doing Christmas the 'green' way! How cute!

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  8. Hi Angela, What a great idea! Thank you. I'm going to replace my artificial tree this year and I will keep the top for decorating and sentimental reasons too. Happy Holidays!

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  9. I love this, it is so clever. The silver gives it a beautiful touch.

    Cynthia

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  10. I just love finding old silver at my local thrift store...what a beautiful little tree...xo

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  11. That is the most creative use for a no longer needed artificial tree I've ever seen. It is gorgeous and no I would not have guess it was the topper from another tree. I use silver everywhere I can, it's my favorite of all the metals and love the silver touches you have on your tree.

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  12. Thanks for sharing this creative repurposed tree at Simple & Sweet Fridays. I love the way you used old silver as ornaments! Very pretty!

    Jody

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  13. What a great idea! Love the use of silver pieces as well as the re-purpose of your old artificial tree!! Sara@Milwaukee Kitchen

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  14. Cute tree! If you want more sparkle you could use silverware similar to icicles on your tree. I used the branches from an old tree to fill in and give more texture to some of my artificial greens around the house. Love using the old tree a new way.

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  15. The tree turned out beautifully. I love the idea of using decorations that are found and unusual. Great idea!

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  16. Super love this! Might have to copy cat!
    ♥Linsey

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  17. That's a darling little tree and no one cares one single bit that it was the top of a larger tree. You did a good job of decorating it.

    could you tell us the blog address of the CreateInspire that will have the link party on Jan.5th...? thanks..

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  18. What a great idea to use the top of an old tree. I'm crazy about using the silver as ornaments too.

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  19. Angela it looks wonderful. Nope, never would have guessed. What a great use of it though. Love it in the URN :) Completely takes it up a notch!!

    Merry Christmas to you :) Shannon

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  20. Happy Holidays from my home to yours! This is absolutely lovely. I am visiting you via Wow Us Wednesdays and I look forward to seeing you at My Dream Canvas!

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  21. Oh Angela!
    You have such cute ideas!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  22. Love your silver and your tree in the urn...LOVELY!
    Merry Christmas,
    -Revi

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  23. I've pinned this so I remember it next year - really pretty and unique!

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