December 12th, 2008 in member junk     
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Found this adorable fairy sitting on a shoe at the thrift store last week..sooo cute!!
After bleaching the trees I hot glued some large beads I had onto the branches & added a little Christmas tag.
The little cup that the tree is sitting in is a vintage AVON ?candle holder that my grandma had kept thru the years.

I just loved Gretchen's bleached bottle brush trees.  Here is the project I created using her instructions.

Pattern or design used: Gretchen
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Comments (13)

Stile writes: what a way to use some of those 'precious' porcelain figurine pieces. These will make precious gifts for the women in my family and I have some time before the next Christmas to find some of those figurines in my thrift store spelunkings. Posted: 3:27 pm on March 17th
MimiToria writes: You both are sweet girls! You - Janis and you - Carolyn. I'm happy to call you my friends!
Gretchen Posted: 2:09 pm on December 26th
fellowjunker writes: Thanks Carolyn
You are so sweet!!!
xojanis Posted: 10:20 pm on December 15th
Gardenjunky writes:

Wow, this is so beautiful. So pretty and displayed so nice. All of the things you post are so wonderful. You do such a great job displaying and photographing. Gretchen and I
talk about you and your style all the time.

Carolyn Posted: 8:30 pm on December 15th
fellowjunker writes: Hi Birdie
Love your idea with the vintage teacups....I saw that in a magazine once as well. The little cup that my tree is sitting in came from my grandma's things....turned the other way it holds a tapered candle. It is marked AVON on the bottom.
xojanis Posted: 11:44 am on December 15th
Chami writes: Wow, that is so beautiful! Posted: 6:03 pm on December 13th
bridiemurphy writes: This is so pretty! Fantastic tree, is it in a cup? I've put a few small trees in vintage teacups, but this might be a bowl? Whatever it is, I adore it. Brrrr...the snow white makes it chilly, even if it will be in the 70s here in Austin, Texas. Posted: 10:40 am on December 13th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: I love this vignette, Janis! It is absolutely beautiful!
And what a steal for that little pixie. Unbelievable.

Candy Posted: 8:31 am on December 13th
fellowjunker writes: Thanks again ladies........
Gretchen.....I painted on glue with a paint brush and then sprinkled the glitter on...I don't really like the spray glue as it seems to stay sticky whenever I use it. I liked using the hot glue gun for the baubles as they dry immediately so you don't have to fiddle. are so sweet....I just love setting up vignettes for the pictures....would like to take some photography classes..that's another on my list of to-dos!!!
xojanis Posted: 8:09 pm on December 12th
writes: $2?? You got a steal on her. And boy do I know that "pounding in my heart" feeling all too well! ;-) Again, beautiful job!

JennyK Posted: 6:11 pm on December 12th
georgiamoon writes: Janis this is an awesome post...another calendar page? I love the way you set up your photos, are you a professional photographer too? They always look so beautiful. Love the way these turned out.Georgia Posted: 6:10 pm on December 12th
MimiToria writes: Janis this is beautiful!!! Love the added glitter and little pearls. I haven't gotten to add any bling to my trees yet, and probably will do it after the Holidays and plan to use them and sell some next year.
Did you use spray glue for the glitter? What works best also to glue on the pearls or mini balls on these trees.
They are awesome and so very cool Janis.
Gretchen Posted: 5:50 pm on December 12th
writes: Oh that adorable Pixie vase is just to cute! I just love this! It's one of my favorite Holiday posts yet!

Great job!

JennyK Posted: 4:30 pm on December 12th
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