Thursday, February 28, 2008

~ Spring Tree ~

My Spring Tree, in the kitchen
Spring Tree, at night
Since David loved our miniature kitchen Christmas tree so much (and loves sparkly lights) we kept the little tree up until late January, when I finally decided I'd had enough.
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But David really liked plugging the pretty white lights in every morning (while getting ready for work in the dark!) and in the evening, so I decided to transform the tree into a pretty Spring Tree. I left the white lights on, removed the Christmas balls, and bought a box of great chipboard shapes with pre-punched holes, through which I installed absolutely lovely fabric-covered brads (which cost a small fortune). I plan to change the garland to something spring-like and would like to add more cardboard "ornaments" of other kinds, but it's a start. Now where to find pink or grass green garland?
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I will admit, the tree is a little cutesy for this house, but I love the idea. I wish I'd had more time to put my ideas together as I'd like to make more unique paper decorations by hand. But I'll save that for my next lifetime when I'm a "kept" woman of leisure...
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A spring tree is especially important when it looks like this outside (we got 3" of snow overnight). Spring doesn't arrive in this part of the world until May...
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P.S. Notice in the first photo: in the distance I have a giant hand-painted "chip" of a Farrow & Ball blue on the wall, testing colours against the drapes...the colour is SkyLight and I am quite fond of it, but have to wait until the new rug arrives (it's been delayed until March!).

8 comments:

  1. Terri, what a beautiful idea! Anything to fight off the cold of winter. Your tree is darling! Hope you're feeling better...

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  2. Super idea, Terri!

    I'm apparently addicted to "cute" so I may have to go dig out my miniature tree or perhaps I'll try the branch spray painted white that I've been seeing around.

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  3. Hi Terri, I think this is a lovely idea, especially since its something you two are sharing together. And, I'm sorry you are sucked in with snow. I'm wishing you sunny days and spring flowers!

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  4. A spring tree, what a great idea.

    Racheal x

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  5. Well, spring is on its way here!! Daffodils are up, azalias and tulip trees have started blooming, the bradford pears all have blooms just waiting to open, the redbuds have purple blossoms, the robins are hoppin and the mocking birds are singing! Rain and storms tomorrow (thunderstorms, that is!)

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  6. A springtree! I like that idea!

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  7. this tree, is my dream, in the Brazil in Brazil has no snow so we can watch live only through the wonderful photos like this,
    you have loved a beautiful talent

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