a 'whatnot' gleeful tree...

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    for one year i have chosen to live a handcrafted, secondhand life... and so our christmas tree is 'green' in a different sense of the word this year.

    made from
    - a dead branch out back
    - a thrifted red bucket
    - a bag of concrete in the garage
    - white paint from the cupboard
    - crocheted garlands i made two years ago
    - vintage pot holders
    - thriftstore figurines, painted
    - vintage glass ornaments
    - vintage cotton spools
    - vintage knitting needles
    - straw decorations from my box of 'glee'
    - vintage button cards
    - crocheted doily circles
    - yarn balls from last christmas
    - length of knitted cream yarn waiting to be made into a blanket one day
    - vintage tablecloth
    - thriftstore table painted white
    and of course
    - antique doilies

    my clan at mossy shed, have located their 'rose colored' specs and embraced their 'whatnot gleeful tree for this year.
    i miss a real tree, but i do believe for this year, i have pulled off a 'handcrafted secondhand' tree of glee...

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    1. as_art_up 103 months ago | reply

      Great idea, wonderful made and superb style.

    2. stella cake 103 months ago | reply

      very lovely, great idea!

    3. colerz4 103 months ago | reply

      I love this tree and wanted to let you know I blogged about it here:

    4. lutterlagkage 103 months ago | reply

      your tree is amazing!

    5. ·Karen Barbé· 103 months ago | reply

      So inspiring! I love all the details.
      Are you adding any lighting to this tree?

    6. dottie angel 103 months ago | reply

      thanking you kindly again for your lovely gleeful comments
      karen barbe, i had some lights in the bucket with the yarn balls but 'our little olive' chewed through them... they were my only set for indoors this year so no, there will be no tree lights this year :)

    7. melanie gray augustin (Kimono Reincarnate) 103 months ago | reply

      I love it! I hope you don't mind but I've used this in a blog post with a link to this page. It's at

    8. veephilion 103 months ago | reply

      Well... just had to come over from Melanie's to check this out...thanks for the heads up on what it is and how you made it.... it's great!

      We should all be repurposing, reusing and recycling... so much stuff that is really great is getting tossed...it's criminal really....

    9. opendoorstudio 103 months ago | reply

      I just LOVE it!

    10. Colorfly Studio 102 months ago | reply

      so simple and beautiful.

    11. anastasiart 102 months ago | reply

      i'm loving this non traditional tree, it's fantastic!

    12. Maria Apostolou 102 months ago | reply

      Amazing! The best tree ever!

    13. The Lulu Bean 96 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Hardcore Knitting and Crochet, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. Kristin Roach 95 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Craft Leftovers, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    15. cornflakegirl30 92 months ago | reply

      Wow! It's amazing!

    16. wondertrading 92 months ago | reply

      so beautiful! I love this!!

    17. bap411 89 months ago | reply

      That totally doesn't look like a dead branch from out back!

    18. modern jane 79 months ago | reply

      very inspiring:)

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