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Turquoise and Copper Christmas Decor

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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…….

Poinsettia Tree, Tissue Paper Tree, Crackle-glass Hurricane

 

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.

Snowflake Art

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.

Candle Sticks, Peacock and Jingle Bell

 

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.

Snowflake Candle Holder

 

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.

Copper tipped Blown Glass Star

 

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.

Turquoise Dragonfly and Sequin Ball with Frosted Snowflake Ball and Iridescent Bead Garland

 

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!!

Andrea

 

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

 

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Holly
Holly
December 9, 2011 at 1:46 am

32…well her eon California’s Central Coast it is only a little warmer – we are hitting high 30′s..crazy for us…2 weeks ago it was almost beach weather!

The copper and Turquoise is a really beautiful combination and your special touches are gorgeous.

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Janet
Janet
December 5, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Glad I clicked on this out of curiosity, to be honest, at YTTM monday party. Your design expertise shows through. Beautiful decorations all around.

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Scribbler
Scribbler
December 4, 2011 at 12:22 pm

I enjoyed your very pretty and creative Christmas decorations. I am a new follower!

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Kim @ Cheap Chic Home
Kim @ Cheap Chic Home
December 3, 2011 at 12:05 pm

Hi Andrea! I love the combination of turquoise and rust. Have you seen Mikey’s at Shabby French Cottage? Your snowflake artwork is just too cute. I really like that idea–so simple and can be changed out by the season. Stopping by from SNS.

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Carrie ~ The Corson Cottage
Carrie ~ The Corson Cottage
December 3, 2011 at 12:12 am

Love the burlap art with turquoise ornaments. Very cute. Love to have you share this at our {Home for the Holidays} link party at The Corson Cottage:) Carrie
http://thecorsoncottage.blogspot.com/2011/12/home-for-holidays-link-party.html

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kim@too much time
kim@too much time
December 2, 2011 at 11:32 pm

That burlap snowflake wreath is great!I am hosting my first ever blog hop this weekend and I would LOVE if you stopped by to link some stuff up!

Kim @ Too Much Time

http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/search/label/get%20schooled%20saturday

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WhyCuzICan
WhyCuzICan
December 2, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Love your look this year for Christmas!! How ELEGANT!

Lovin’ the snowflakes on burlap art too- that’s my fave! Gonna have to get busy here and create some more things such as you’ve shown here!

Thanks for sharing :D
Visiting from FJI’s linky party (SNS)
Smiles from Chilly NW Illinois
~Suzanne

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Jill @ Junky Vagabond
Jill @ Junky Vagabond
December 2, 2011 at 8:42 pm

Love all the beautiful ornaments and projects in your post! I really love the dragonfly :) Here in Michigan, we’re getting about the same weather as you guys…I’m not ready for snow!! Hope you enjoyed the concert :)
-Jill

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Shasta Farrar
Shasta Farrar
December 2, 2011 at 1:25 am

I came over from Youaretalkingtoomuch.com’s Facebook page too. And, boy, am I glad I did. You’re one of the few people that I’ve seen using turquoise in their Christmas decorations this year….and I LOVE it!!! I’m pinning a couple of your pics because I love them so much. Great ideas. I’m a new follower too :)

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Dana @ CraftedNiche
Dana @ CraftedNiche
December 1, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Super excited to be your 100th follower! Visiting after seeing Youaretalkingtoomuch.com’s Facebook post about you tonight. :-)

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Michelle M
Michelle M
December 1, 2011 at 11:49 pm

YATTM sent me over to check you out and I’m loving it. Especially the tissue paper tree. Gonna look around a bit.

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Nicole@Thrifty Decorating
Nicole@Thrifty Decorating
December 1, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Absolutely LOVE your snowflake art idea!! I am going to write a quick post to feature that today! :)

Andrea Clem

Hi, my name is Andrea. I’m a Designer and decor junkie. My emphasis is on do-it-yourself projects, making trash into treasure, recycled/re-purposed materials and seeing things outside the box. [ Read More... ]

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