Sunday, November 21, 2010

Purse & Beach Trees

The next trees have themes that are important to me.  I have had a love of purses since I was a young girl.  I have and have had so many purses you would faint if you knew the count.  I had a garage sale a couple years ago and reduced the number.  But, there were still soooo many that I couldn't part with that the number I still have would make you faint!!  But, I have not purchased a new purse in 1 1/2 years and still have quite a few that I haven't used.  Love love love my purses!!  OK - back to the tree and it just was a logical theme when I saw purse ornaments at a department store about 6 years ago.  So, I scooped them up and planned the tree for that following year.  I have only added a few ornaments since that time -- but in looking at how bare the tree looks in the photos I will definitely be on the lookout for more purse ornies. 

This is a 4' pink prelit tree from Big Lots purchased a few years ago (same time as the red tree).

Here are some close-ups -

Here is the topper (my grandson said it looks like a "Charlie Brown tree" (a little top heavy)-

This is the skirt I used for the tree plus I have some decorative purses and some purse photo holders at the base -

Please don't tell the men in the Cardigan Family that their photos were being displayed with purses!!!

This tree is in the Master Bedroom.  Here is the entire Purse Tree -

Now, for my Beach Tree.  This has been a fun tree to do.  Last year we spent the week of Christmas with my daughter and her family in Florida.  They live across the street from the beach and we collected shells each day.

I found this wall tree at Goodwill this summer.  It is about 2 1/2' and is fiber optic (operating on "D" batteries). It was approx. $3.50 and I was so excited -

A friend suggested that I put some sand and shells on the basket.  So, when the weather was nice that is what I did - spray glue, sand, hot glue & shells and a spray sealer.  This tree is on the outside door to the Studio.  Here are some close pics -

Here is the topper - a starfish bought from the "Best of Everything" store in Florida - then sprayed with adhesive and sprinkled with Martha Stewart red glitter -

Here is how the basket of the tree turned out -

My Beach Tree (all the shells were from our Florida trip - Bonita Springs area) -

Lucy is bored with my Christmas decorating and wants me to play hide & seek with her.  I love to play this game with her -- you know why??

Oh, Lucy!!!!  Where are you????

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