It was especially fun decorating this old feather tree because this is it's first Christmas with me! You might recall that I found it in the basement of an estate sale last summer, and I think I paid like $10 for it. It came in it's original Montgomery Wards box too!
As I was pulling out my decorations I realized that I didn't have any ornaments that were traditionally used on this type of tree. Like the Victorian scrap kind and the ones with old tinsel and glass, etc. I'm going to have to make myself some.
So I chose my smallest and oldest ornaments. I didn't use any regular sized Shiny Brites. I didn't think that the Mod/Retro look of the Shiny Brites would go well with the old feathers.
I don't think I'll put the tree in this spot next year. I don't like it in front of the big mirror!
I found this Harold Gale Santa a few weeks ago at Annie's. He was marked 50% off so I got him for $12.50! A very good price! Click the link to learn a little about them. There are lots on EBay and Etsy too!
Little boxes of ornaments and a Lefton reindeer candy dish.
This huge sign is perched up on top of the mirror (above the tree), so the red happened to work well!
So that's that! I love this tree so much. I feel really lucky to have found it. :)
In other news:
Wellie and I would like to give a little warning to all of our bloggy friends and their doggies!
We were looking for an alternative to rawhide so we tried RAW BONES. These come in several forms but are (usually) uncooked, and found in a freezer in your specialty pet food shop. We bought frozen beef knuckles. Wellie and Ernie LOVED them!
But the next morning (after chewing on her bone), this is what Wellie looked like!!! The whole side of her face totally swollen. Her Mama about had a heart attack!
On Tuesday Wellie had to have a major tooth on each side of her upper jaw removed! Two teeth!
They had both cracked way down to the pulp. She looked like the saddest most pathetic little thing after her surgery! And of course you can about imagine how guilty I feel.
Oh, the cost??? $631.50
So, beware my friends! No raw (or really hard) bones for your pups!!!