Alter-na-tree

December 16th, 2009 in member junk     
keeshagirl4 keeshagirl4, member
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doll Christmas tree
doll Christmas tree
doll Christmas tree
doll Christmas tree
doll Christmas tree
doll Christmas tree

doll Christmas tree

Photo: photo by Lemoncholy's Studio

In September, when we were driving home from vending at Country Living Fair, we took a break from driving to get coffee and do some antique shopping. we found this unassuming little hole in the wall antique store that was chocked full of stuff. And in the back room, it was ALL vintage Christmas! i was in heaven, digging through boxes and boxes. i started a little shoe box of my treasures. what i bought mostly were tiny little Christmas decorations, such as tiny snowmen, little bottle brush Christmas trees, a pink flocked deer, tiny little glass ornaments, darling mini candy canes and more. so when i started decorating for the holidays i dug this all out, but was kind of afraid to decorate with it because it was all so tiny. i was afraid it would get lost in the shuffle during clean up time and i wanted it to all stay together. So the other day i was at Marshalls and saw these silver Christmas trees with bells all over them. they were in clearance due to damage.  i thought they looked like the perfect form to create a body with. So i  removed the star at the top and then added a Charlotte doll head, removed all the bells and then started decorating it with my tiny little treasures. I had enough to make two - so  a lucky friend is getting one as a gift. I just love how she turned out.


Pattern or design used: My own design - kecia deveney
posted in: member junk, seasonal, vintage, artwork, eclectic, whimsical, holiday, alternative, recycled, mixed media, charlotte doll, imagination, doll head, whimsy, doll parts, decorations, pipe cleaners, creative, flocked, tree, bottle brush trees, snowmen

Comments (13)

shabbychick writes: I love your doll tree...all the tiny vintage pieces are amazing and so well put together! I love what you did with your clearance tree! It's beyond cute.....!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy

Posted: 10:29 am on December 23rd
itsnotjunk2me writes: I think my parents still have some of those tiny little "bead-head" people...Very cute! ~judi ;) Posted: 9:32 pm on December 17th
suewhitney writes: I love how she turned out too! The tiny ornaments are too die for cute! Don't you just love hole-in-the-wall antique stores???

Take care,
Sue Posted: 6:27 am on December 17th
Prior writes: I love this, because it is darling and unique. Someone seeing it would need to pause, then study it for a bit. That just doesn't happen with the mass produced decor. Posted: 12:34 am on December 17th
alicemom writes: So darling and dainty!
smiles, alice Posted: 11:40 pm on December 16th
chippingcharm writes: Wonderful...I have a bit of a collection on these little vintage ornaments too...they seem hidden on my tree...this is the perfect solution! Laurel Posted: 9:16 pm on December 16th
oldnews writes: Wow,this is really wonderful! You have such amazing creative vision! Thanks for sharing! Marie Posted: 8:41 pm on December 16th
keeshagirl4 writes: i think i have to agree about the pink deer! what a find! Posted: 6:01 pm on December 16th
cobblecreek writes: This is wonderful. I'm always drawn to tiny things but it's hard to display them so they can be appreciated; you've come up with a perfect solution! Posted: 4:22 pm on December 16th
shamrockerin writes: my favorite part is the little pink deer- so sweet! Posted: 3:26 pm on December 16th
greencolleen writes: how fun is this;). gave me a great idea. love the vintage ornaments Posted: 2:45 pm on December 16th
RustyDiva writes: Great doll tree and I love all her little trinkets! What a find. So glad you had enough to share with a friend and I know she will be too! Posted: 2:03 pm on December 16th
monakent writes: Absolutely adorable!!! You did a wonderful job decorating. gailmarie Posted: 1:01 pm on December 16th
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