My co-host today is Miss Kitty who has been working in the background to clean up and put away all the Christmas mess that we made! Thanks, Kitty!
This is the largest of the mini trees around my house and it has a place of honor…on my great-grandfather’s little table. I open up the leaves and use it behind one of the love seats.
I love it…so festive! I have kept the theme to mostly bright red ornaments and silvery snowflakes.
And you may have noticed that the ornaments are actually cardinals…one of my favorite birds. I have a pair that visits my backyard bird feeder all year long!
One one side of the tree is a lantern holding a tiny tree and a gift…wrapped in Kraft paper and tied with a plaid ribbon….reflecting my burlap and tartan plaid theme this year.
On the other side…one of my favorite Goodwill finds ever…a vintage French wire egg basket! It’s the real deal, with handles worn to a fabulous patina from years of use….and for under $2.00! Woo hoo! I have filled it with my collection of old-fashioned Christmas cookie cutters and Swedish tart tins and tied it with another plaid bow.
Below the table is a basket filled with more Kraft paper and plaid packages. I have hung a frosted candle ring as a wreath from one of the knobs. And speaking of patina…don’t you just love the look of antique wood?
And there you have it…the first of the mini trees that I will be showing you! I love the way it looks with my burlap and plaid mantel that you see in the background! Come back for another visit and I will show you more of my little Christmas trees…so fun and festive!
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed a little peek at my Christmas mantel! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
DIY by Design for Fall into Fall
DIY Showoff for the Holiday Highlights Party
The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays
Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
2805 for Potpourri Friday
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Saturdays
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!
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