December 15th, 2009 in member junk     
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I can never help but add a little vintage bling to everything!!  This is a little rhinestone earring on the front of this cup.
It is so fun and easy to bleach bottle brush trees.  After bleaching I add tons of glitter and little miniature balls.
I can never help but add a little vintage bling to everything!!  This is a little rhinestone earring on the front of this cup.

I can never help but add a little vintage bling to everything!!  This is a little rhinestone earring on the front of this cup.

I was soooo excited the day I spotted these tiny vintage trophy cups..........trophy cups are SO hard to find where I live.  They are perfect to hold my little bleached bottle brush trees.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - janisgurney
posted in: member junk, seasonal, tabletop, container

Comments (24)

RoseGardenRomantic writes: LOVE the silver trophy cups and the bling makes them even more fabulous!!! Posted: 7:10 pm on March 2nd
chicvintagetreasures writes: Stunning! Posted: 1:50 pm on January 22nd
DumpsterDecorators writes: The little trees look darling in your trophy cups...I love the old ones with the vintage engraving...a small slice of history. Trophy cups are hard to come by in our area too. Posted: 3:23 pm on December 18th
fellowjunker writes: Hi All,
Thank you so much for all your lovely comments!
Gretchen did a tutorial last year on "how to dye bottle brush trees" is the same method that I use and here is the link to her post...
I love to add glitter after the dying process and do this by painting on a clear drying glue and then sprinkling on the glitter...silver glitter looks pretty on the white trees as well as white glitter. Hope this helps!
xojanis Posted: 11:00 am on December 18th
greencolleen writes: so janis such a good job here love the christmas bling ;). im having no luck in scoring vintage jewlery or much silver. what there is here is pretty dang pricey . well happy merry ! Posted: 9:54 am on December 18th
paisleypenguin writes: Absolutely love this idea. I love to get all my silver and crystal out at Christmas too! Posted: 3:09 am on December 18th
shabbychick writes: Janis - Your trees deserve a trophy!! First place my dear!!!!

These are just divine!!! And, I'd love two or three...or four! :)

Thanks for sharing (and hoping you'll share your "recipe" for bleaching trees too).

Merry Christmas!

Kathy Posted: 10:02 pm on December 17th
Prior writes: very beautiful... Lezlee Posted: 12:20 am on December 17th
bluebucket writes: Simply elegant and beautiful.
yours in junking, doreen Posted: 10:17 pm on December 16th
54girl writes: These are just beautiful! Love everything you do. Mary Posted: 1:40 pm on December 16th
SnowmanHill writes: Great project, they are beautiful, love the bling! Posted: 8:08 am on December 16th
JunkArchitect writes: Janis, if you had a thousand of these for sale you’d sell them all. What incredible Christmas presents they would make.

Jim Posted: 10:17 pm on December 15th
NDJunkGirl writes: Simply gorgeous! You are so lucky to find such grand trophies! Andrea Posted: 9:36 pm on December 15th
oldnews writes: Breathtaking! These are really wonderful! Marie Posted: 9:16 pm on December 15th
byabpryor writes: OMGOSH! HOW beautiful are those? Well I will anwser.... Tis VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! WOW Posted: 7:50 pm on December 15th
Cherwood writes: These are great - nice job! Do you have a "recipe" for bleaching bottle trees? I've tried some and it takes forever and they never do get as white as I'd like. Will you share your secret?

Cheryl in Pine Island Posted: 3:21 pm on December 15th
CottageElements writes: Janis, you are the queen of bling! Love these! And the bleached bottle brush trees look great in them! Oh la la! Magnifique!

Lani Posted: 3:09 pm on December 15th
alicemom writes: Oh Janis! You are just the bomb of elegance (does that go together??) But really your projects a just wonderful! Have a very Merry Christmas!
smiles, alice Posted: 3:01 pm on December 15th
georgiamoon writes: Janis...just what can I say about this project that I haven't already said before?...nothing, so I'll have to repeat myself. I just love the way that you make everything you touch so elegant and classy..I know I've said that one about a million times. How 'bout can add sparkle and bling to anything and it never looks over-done, gaudy, or tacky...and that takes TALENT!!! HEY! I did come up with something new to say...Love it, Georgia Posted: 1:48 pm on December 15th
chippingcharm writes: So beautiful Janis...I recently came across a "Treasure Trove" of bling, and I have been adding it to my decorations this year as always makes me think of you and your elegant style...thanks for the inspiration! Laurel Posted: 11:43 am on December 15th
monakent writes: Janis, Janis, Janis.... these little numbers are absolutely STUNNING!!! I adore each one of these pieces. The trophy, the bleached bottle trees, the ribbon, and of course....the BLING!!! You have the knack of making the most everyday items, come alive. Simply awesome. gailmarie

(How do you bleach the trees? Simply put them in bleach? For how long???) Posted: 11:15 am on December 15th
Cocalotta writes:
This project turned out beautiful. I love old silver.
With white trees, black bases, and the simplicity of it
you have a rather elegant decoration. Looks like it was
made for me! Thank You and Thanks for sharing. Posted: 10:53 am on December 15th
CraftingWendy writes: I love this project. I am a huge fan of old silver and trophies. Always looking for new ways to use them. The trophy bottle trees are perfect. And I adore the bling. Great stuff! Posted: 10:45 am on December 15th
RustyDiva writes: I love this post Janis and I love the idea of bleaching the bottle trees. Flocking is sooooooooo messy and smelly. I never see the kind of trophy cups you come across. They are gorgeous!!!! Of course I love the extra added bling!!!! This is such a beautiful display ~ thank you for sharing it and Merry Christmas my friend!

Kenda Posted: 10:33 am on December 15th
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