Saturday, December 11, 2010

My "Peace" Christmas Tree

I finally finished decorating
my Christmas Tree! 
This year I decided
not to put all the ornaments
on the tree,
and kept it simple. 
I chose a silver and gold
color palette,
and a "Peace" theme.
Shopping at the $.99 store,
I found these cute little peace plaques.
  At that price, I couldn't resist.
 So, I bought quite a few.  
 I took most of them of their stand
 and wired them to hang on the tree. 
I love the way they look. 
It's my "Peace Tree".

The piece de resistance!
My Beautiful tree.
(Even if I do say so

I bought a miniature silver tea set at a thrift shop and hung the individual pieces from ribbon on the tree
I adore silver tea sets!

I have a couple of
chandeliers on the tree.
They're so sweet.

 My cute snowman.

My beaded "cancer" ornaments. 
 I made ten of these when Ed had
cancer.  It kept my me busy.
(it took me 3 hours to complete each one)

Vintage leather books,
my peace sign, bronze baby booties,
a Tibetan meditation bowl,
vintage brass lamp,
and last but not least... 
and a picture of Mum.

 She's not with us this Christmas...
don't worry she's still alive,
she's celebrating
the holidays in Yuma, Arizona.

My French french lamb!
Love my Lamb! ; )
And Vintage corbels.

Antique French Olive pots.
 I was so excited when I got these.

And...not to forget my cloche,
I used the tray from my
 miniature tea set for the base...that was a bonus.

I hung my vintage Sacred Heart
picture for the holidays. 
I collect religious artifacts.
 This is my favorite 
likeness of Jesus!
 (...and Jesus is
the reason for the season...right?... least in this house)

I'm linking up to the following holiday parties.
Come and join the fun!

for some Vintage Christmas inspiration.

for a Christmas Tree Party


Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Susan, not only do we have the same ideas for trees this year, but you have a little french lamb that I adore and your Jesus picture is so wonderful. I agree, HE is the reason for the season! I'm so glad you linked up for VIF!!
big hugs,

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there Susan~ So glad you stopped by and said hello!! Goodness, what a beautiful tree you have! I have a wee little ornament on my living room tree that I posted last week that speaks the reason for the season as well. Love it. I love all the delightful touches you put on your tree - the chandeliers are darling. I noticed you are in San Ramon... I am not far from you and I grew up in the bay area! Thank you for sharing this at my Feathered Nest Friday party- I will be following you along and would be happy to have you as a follower too-Nice to meet you!!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love the .99 cent "PEACE" ornaments...thanks for sharing your beautiful tree at my OPEN HOUSE!


Sarah @ said...

Your tree is LOVELY! And your ornaments are so great!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Hi Susan,

Just came across your blog, love the Peace ornaments and enjoyed visiting your page! I'll be back!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hi Susan!
I hope your Christmas was as fun as it was beautiful!!!! :)
I'm finally enjoying some computer time again and I see that you are one of my newest followers...THANK YOU! You led me back here to your wonderful blog and I'm SO loving it :)
Wishing you a Happy New Year and I'm looking forward to visiting more with you in 2011!!!!

John Vonn said...

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