When I mentioned (somewhere, I can’t remember) that I did my Christmas tree in copper and turquoise, the response was “Are you Arizonian?”. Believe me when I say I’m really wishing I was in Arizona right now.
Here in Ohio, the temp is hovering around 32 degrees. Gives me a shiver just typing that. Brrrr! Yesterday we had our first little teasing of snow. The weather in November was milder than normal with last Friday and Saturday reaching into the 60′s. It was definitely great weather to get some outdoor lights put up. But now we are at the 1st of December and Old Man Winter is knocking at the door.
What better time to finish up the inside decorating we started on Sunday. Having started a new job this week has left me with less time to do my creative stuff and tonight we are going to Columbus to see Andrea Bocelli in concert so I will make this pretty short and sweet.
Just a few photos for your viewing pleasure…….
The Tissue Paper Tree is made just like the Tissue Paper Candy Corn. I showed how to make the Poinsettia Cone Tree. A crackle glass hurricane filled with blue and iridescent bulbs sits inside a copper pan and is surrounded with cinnamon scented pine cones and a couple of Dollar Tree floral picks.
The Snowflake Art is a re-use of the Butterfly Art frame. I just removed the butterfly and attached the turquoise snowflakes with some thumb tacks pressed into the burlap-covered cardboard. A couple of votive cups leftover from our wedding (9½ years ago) got the glitter treatment with the remainder of the Ombré Glitter Pumpkin glitter. I finished it off with two little artificial pine trees.
The thrift store candle sticks are topped with crystal votive holders from Yankee Candle. To the left is another Teleflora container shaped like a jingle bell. Soon it will hide the chocolate stash. In front is the turquoise glitter peacock I found at the Christmas Shop in Logan, Ohio.
I found this beautiful Snowflake Candle Holder at a yard sale last year. It has a small pedestal to set a pillar candle on and a frosted glass plate diffuses the candlelight.
This is probably my most favorite piece on the tree. The tips of the star are Copper-colored with a center of clear open-weave glass. You can see a little of the turquoise ornament behind it peeking through the open spots.
One of my first turquoise ornaments was this glittered dragonfly. Beneath it you can see a ball ornament made from large sequin-like circles. The top right is a frosted white ball with snowflakes. Also shown is some of the iridescent bead garland and the tip of a glittered star ornament.
That’s all for today. I will share more of the tree next time. I have just a bit of tweaking I want to do before I share the whole tree.
Do you have all your decorations up? Or have you not even started yet? What color scheme or theme do you use? Inquiring minds wanna know =)
Have a fabulous day!!
Linking to these great parties…..
Sunday’s Best @ My 1929 Charmer (I’m co-hosting this party so feel free to come join Cathy and me)
Show and Tell Saturday @ Be Different Act Normal
The DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Meet Me Monday @ You Are Talking Too Much
Newbie Party @ Debbie-doos Blogging and Blabbing
Christmas Craft Tutorial Party @ Project Queen
Thrifty Thursday Blog Hop @ Saved By Love Creations
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Crazy Cute @ Between U & Me
Saturday Night Special @ Funky Junk Interiors