My Holiday Projects

November 7th, 2009 in blog, projects     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
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Wise Men Still Seek Him . . . .  Love how this turned out.  It is a vintage silver tray, a wood camel I spray painted silver and a silver wire cage turned cloche.  The cloche was purchased this week at an occasional sale store in Buffalo, MN.  Loved it!
What is simpler than silver and a cloche?  Just found this gorgeous crystal tree with a silver star on top at a thrift store.  Scrubbed it up and wow she sparkles now.
Love, love, love trophy cups of any sort.  I kept this one gold and added a dyed bottle brush tree to make this fun holiday item.
More bottle brushed trees.  Love this color or rather non-color.
When you first enter the door at this occasional sale shop, you will be greeted with this display.  Lots of silver pieces with some of my mini bottle brush trees mixed in.
Details of the above photo.
I re purposed a once neglected thrift store silver colored candle holder with this white flocked tree.  It mixes well with my jewelry that I sell at this shop.  My jewelry is all vintage redesign pieces, so I try to create things that will showcase my jewelry and enhance it for the holidays.
Wise Men Still Seek Him . . . .  Love how this turned out.  It is a vintage silver tray, a wood camel I spray painted silver and a silver wire cage turned cloche.  The cloche was purchased this week at an occasional sale store in Buffalo, MN.  Loved it!

"Wise Men Still Seek Him . . . ".  Love how this turned out.  It is a vintage silver tray, a wood camel I spray painted silver and a silver wire cage turned cloche.  The cloche was purchased this week at an occasional sale store in Buffalo, MN.  Loved it!


Here are some examples of re purposing objects that I am doing for selling at the "French Flea" shop in Anoka.  You can see more details of these items if you check out my profile and go to the site displayed.  Lots of fun stuff can be created to turn your home into a special place for you and your family for the holidays.  Why not start now?


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Comments (16)

emw1203 writes: So creative, love the camel and how you just blended it all so well. If I lived in that state I would have to visit, so much too see in the shop. A wonderful mind!! Posted: 4:36 pm on November 3rd
CottageElements writes: Gretchen, everything looks great. Going in there today to work on things so it's all set for tomorrow. Christmas is in full swing!

Lani Posted: 11:31 am on November 11th
MimiToria writes: Thanks everyone for your nice comments and encouragement. I'd love to make more for the upcoming sale this week-end, but I had best keep my nose into jewelry design instead of tree design. Busy days are here . . . Posted: 1:00 pm on November 10th
shabbychick writes: Gretchen - beautiful creations - love the silver, love the bottle brush trees, and LOVE your jewelry! Happy Holidays at the French Flea!!

Kathy Posted: 9:04 am on November 10th
RustyDiva writes: Nice displays Gretchen ~ love all the silver.

Kenda Posted: 9:45 am on November 9th
itsnotjunk2me writes: Gretchen,
These vignettes are just beautiful. I especially like the Wise Men Still Seek Him - keeps the focus on the original meaning of Christmas. ~judi ;) Posted: 8:20 am on November 9th
Grasshopper22 writes: Great ideas...Thanks for sharing Posted: 7:22 am on November 9th
DownHomeDIY writes: Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree How beautiful you have made them to be! Too cool! This is a great display that will last long It will surely sell out.
~MB
Posted: 8:03 pm on November 8th
roadtriplouise writes: Great Christmas ideas, I'm getting excited to decorate. Posted: 11:47 pm on November 7th
alicemom writes: Gretchen,
BIG CONGRATS! Way to go and get creating!
Smiles, alice Posted: 10:20 pm on November 7th
NDJunkGirl writes: Grechen - everything looks adorable...the trees are just so neat! And your jewelry looks beautiful, as always! Take care and have fun at the shop! Andrea Posted: 9:38 pm on November 7th
fellowjunker writes: Absolutely gorgeous Christmas ideas Gretchen, and so beautifully displayed!!
happy day.
xojanis Posted: 3:46 pm on November 7th
suewhitney writes: Absolutely beautiful, Gretchen. Looks like you have been a busy girl. Love all of the sparkle....bedazzling!

Be Well,
Sue

Posted: 3:20 pm on November 7th
oldnews writes: Absolutely beautiful! I love the trees, and can see why they were gone in an instant! It's all so elegant! LOVE it all! Marie Posted: 10:47 am on November 7th
MimiToria writes: A little update from when I posted this project. Yesterday, when we opened our doors there was a line outside and all of these trees were swooped up in the first hour. I guess that is a clue that I need to create more. Thanks Candy for the kudos.
Gretchen Posted: 9:55 am on November 7th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: LOVE these display ideas, Gretchen. The wire cage turned cloche is such a great find! And I am especially drawn to all your bottle brush trees. They are simple and sweet and really enhance the items for sale.

Wishing you much success during this selling/buying season!
Candy Posted: 9:43 am on November 7th
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