Hi everyone! I hope you had a great week. Today I’ll be restocking both my craft fair booth and my antique booth, but I’ll take a break in-between for lunch with my sweet friend, Nancy. Meanwhile, today I thought I’d share some of the different ways that I’ve been styling my bottle brush trees this year.
I’ve brought many to the craft fair and several have sold already, in the $6-12.00 range. A couple I just can’t seem to part with, however, so they will be part of this year’s Christmas home decor.
The tree on the far left is in a stainless steel kitchen cup (for melted butter?), and it has sold already. I added the mercury glass beads with hot glue. I have a baggie filled with spare beads that I’ve saved for just this purpose.
The tree on the far right rests in a little terra cotta pot that I dry brushed with gold paint. I added the beads to it as well, and it has also sold.
These two are the ones that I’ve not been able to part with yet 🙂 I “planted” the tree on the left in a stainless steel toothpick holder and added the beads and garland myself. I attached a homemade mini wreath to the second tree and planted it in this marvelous, English-inspired container that I picked up at a garage sale.
I think this one is my absolute favorite.
Although I’m also pretty fond of this pair as well. They fit perfectly in these cute-as-can-be urn-shaped, ironstone toothpicks. They are available at the Shaker Craft Fair. I think they look rather elegant without any extra decoration.
As do these two. And don’t ask me what their base is, LOL. Gold thinga-ma-bobs.
This larger tree, which fit well in a vintage cold cream jar, has also sold.
Ditto these two trees–the left in a small crock and the right in a milk glass jar. Rather than decorating the trees, I gussied up the bases, as you can see, with baker’s twine and jingle bells.
Throughout the year, I looked for interesting containers that can serve as good bases for b.b. trees. I wasn’t completely sure about this silver plated baby cup, but with a white tree and some pastel beads, I think it works. How do you feel about the tarnish? To polish or not to polish, that is the question–
Final Fabulous Tree: I picked up this tree base at a Labor Day church sale that has become a favorite (thanks for introducing me to it, Nancy!). Ask me how much it cost. Go on. Ask. A quarter! Yep, 25¢. It’s actually an antique lamp base and is perfect for holding [another] white tree with pastel beads.
I hope you enjoyed considering different ways to style your bottle brush trees this year. Nothing quite says vintage Christmas like bottle brush trees, whether new or old. I hope you enjoy your holiday decorating, and may we all find the time to reflect on the reason for the season. God bless!
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