Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Handcrafted Ornaments & Displaying Them

No Tree this year! 
Instead, I had a box of these vintage, silver Christmas tree stems, 
still in their individual wrappers! I decided to add them all to this 
white painted metal bucket, put a white tulle bow around it and voilá!

Here's an up-close picture of the ornaments 
my Mom made... in all the perfect colors!

The cute snow men (and women) with wool hats and scarves, 
hand painted and antiqued. I love these!! This one's my favorite in pink!

Here are some of my mosaic ornaments, they are
attached to wooden shapes you find in the craft store.

One of my pine cone ornaments, with greenery and little pink balls.

Flower pot ornaments with greenery, white balls and some floral pieces.
These would look cute painted white and distressed for a more shabby look!

I also took some branches from outside, spray painted them white 
and hung them in the windows with ornaments hanging from them!

More branches with ornaments hanging above the 
ceramic lit tree that my Grandmother had for so many years!

 The hand painted bird houses my Mom made, 
complete with a snowy rooftop and wreath!

I also took large shutters, leaned them up against the wall with 
white lights behind and more ornaments hanging from the them.
My Mom made these cute little sleds!

Of course we've all seen clear glass containers filled with Christmas balls!

We had this old wooden drawer with two compartments, perfect for 
two little artificial trees, surrounded in white tulle, to look like snow!

The drawer still had the old labels on the sides!

Hopefully you found some inspiration in these ideas!


  1. Cute idea! I see you like a little pink...that is festive too.

    I love looking at all the decorations...Snow men are my personal favorites.

  2. Just today I collected a bag full of pine-cones and now you showed me how pretty I can make them.
    I love your decorations, Thank you for sharing.
    Christmas Hugs.

  3. These are just the absolute cutest ideas you have here!

  4. Hi there Bridget, I love that silver arrangement! So charming! All the little touches you have added- love the pinecones and the pink ornaments and the little tree in the sewing drawer! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

  5. My favs are the pinecone with the greens and little pink balls and the drawers holding the bottle brush trees with tulle! That is so simple yet dreamy. Love that idea, I may have to get some tulle and tuck it around Maison Decor! hey you have to go see Nita's white tree at Mod Vintage Life. You will be inspired!!

  6. "No tree" never looked so beautiful. I love those ornaments your mother made and the little houses. Thank you for sharing!

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