Christmas Tree Obsession

December 23rd, 2013 in member junk     
CottageElements Lanette Lorsung, editor
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This year I decided to go a little overboard.  I usually decorate our home quite extensively, but for some reason this year I went over the top!
The first tree I did was one of my post trees.  I actually made two.  They were created from some sort of high jump pole, whether for horses or humans ;-)  You may seen my original post on how to make post trees back in late 2008  For these two trees I purchased white artifical trees where the branches were all attached.  I simply took a bolt cutter and cut them off.
Voila!  I chose a white tree, because well, almost everything I do is white!  Now, one down, many more to go!  
I drilled holes in the sides of the posts and inserted the branches.  I did not glue them in.  I wanted to be able to store them without the branches.  
And the first completed, well almost completed tree.  Still need to decorate!
One tree done...six more to go!  This tree is decorated with some of my many silver shiny brights, along with new ornaments.  The tree skirt is one of my vintage coats, made of beautiful silver-blue mohair.
With most of my trees that are decorated, I use vintage elements.  The vintage shiny brights I used are clumbed in threes with some new clear craft ornaments.  No need for crafting here though.  I LOVE them just as they are!
This was a little project I did with Sue back at one of her JUNKMARKET Christmas events in Long Lake.  These are vintage Christmas light reflectors with a vintage clip-on earring in the center.
This tree sorry to say is an artifical flocked tree (my bad).  But love it in this vintage wicker basket.  The ornaments are new, but I love the mixture of the large white and green bulbs.  
This is the tree I put up in my bedroom.  Yes, my bedroom.  I love going to bed at night with it still on...such a beautiful glow.  Again, I placed a grouping of two vintage brights with a clear craft Christmas ball.  The tree (not a post tree, but simply store bought) is placed in a vintage wash tub with rock salt to hide the base.
In the main floor guest bathroom I have a vintage bottle brush tree sitting in a brown transferware ironstone commode.  New balls, but surrounded by vintage loves.
Not enough room to show you all my trees, but Ill leave you with the second of my post trees.  The vintage part (besides the post)?  Vintage kids skates and babies shoes!  Nothing sweeter than these!
This year I decided to go a little overboard.  I usually decorate our home quite extensively, but for some reason this year I went over the top!

This year I decided to go a little overboard.  I usually decorate our home quite extensively, but for some reason this year I went over the top!

Sorry, I have been absent.  I've been preparing for a Christmas party and have I been with consumed with decorating!  Sue attended and realized I have a problem.  It's actually a Christmas tree obsession.  Okay, so I may have a few Christmas trees (54 to be exact).  But no, they are not full size trees.  Well, only seven of them are.  Ooops.  But she said I need to come clean with my addiction to Christmas trees.  So here I go...I'm Lanette Lorsung and I have a Christmas tree obsession!

Pattern or design used: My own design - Lanette Lorsung of Cottage Elements
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Comments (9)

CottageElements writes: Thanks for all the sweet comments! You make me blush... :-)

Lani Posted: 8:13 am on December 27th
gadgetsponge writes: You've got a gift Lanette! Love the white tree limbs cut and placed in the pole like a vintage aluminum tree would do. Brilliant. Everything looks wonderful! Posted: 5:40 pm on December 26th
StrangeCargo writes: What is it about with our junk obsession? Can't seem to kick it? Thank goodness!

Lani, love the trees, from the quirky to the sublime. Thanks.

Ken Posted: 12:43 pm on December 24th
Heavenly_Treasures writes: LANETTE
What a beautiful settin. Its awesome
Have a nice Christmas ROBERT. Posted: 11:22 am on December 24th
JunkArchitect writes: WoW! This is more incredible than the Christmas Home Tour they just had in my town.


Posted: 6:25 am on December 24th
MacNTrash writes: Beautiful collection. Thanks for sharing. Posted: 4:28 am on December 24th
EmmasNookandGranny writes: Over the top in such a gorgeous way! Better in person, too, I might add. I hope you post pics of the rest of your Christmas decor. It all should really be in a magazine!!

~Marge Posted: 9:15 am on December 23rd
birdcolor writes: I, too, have an addiction to Christmas trees. It's good to know I am not alone! All of yours are beautiful! Posted: 7:06 am on December 23rd
suziart writes: You have a lovely home and your obsession is fantastic! I also have many trees which are displayed all year, all vintage and decorated in vintage themes. Of course they are much smaller! What a great job! Like a white wonderland.


Posted: 6:08 am on December 23rd
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