Advent Ends :: Christmas Begins

I bought (or traded for) this green wire tree from Leah last year sometime.  I may have actually paid her cash for it :)  We've been known to trade though which I love to do.  She loves it too.  You could say, "Hey, Leah I'd trade you  for one of those awesome trunks with which you built your awesome tree!"  "To which she may say, "Sure, do you have an extra fruitcake?"  funny, I am.

Anyway....back to the tree project. Keeping predominantly red and green in mind,  I dug out a couple of old magazines,

some vintage flash cards,

vintage fabric scraps, stamps,

a few vintage greeting cards from an old scrapbook I bought at an auction,

a few pieces of red and green vintage jewelry pieces,

a bunch of well aged clothes pins,

wrapping paper,

And clipped them all on with the help of my daughter.

I am praying for a blessed Christmas season for all of you.  
May you find joy where it's unexpected.
Merry Christmas!


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this tree! I totally forgot about it.

    when I started reading...I thought, "well, that's a cool tree...what is that? wire? metal? does it spin?" and then. I realized what tree it was!

    love ALL the vintage doo dads and what nots!

    Merry Christmas, Kindred!

  2. Love this - so inspirational! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  3. your tree is precious - love the vintage postcard with the red airplane! wishing all good things for you and your family this christmas jill - and into the new year too!

  4. merry christmas. I have seen a few of those in blogland and I really like them. I think I would hang bits of pine branches and tags along with seashells and starfish from mine. I love those crosses hanging in the corner of your room.

  5. This is so fun, I love it! Have a wonderful Christmas!! xoxo

  6. Fabulous tree! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  7. Adorable!
    A very merry blessed holiday to you and yours <3 <3

    What will we laugh about and vent about next year do you think? I cannot wait. You gals bring me such joy and comfort..insert big sigh here....
    2012 is gonna rock!

  8. As happens so often with this blog...I.want.this.tree!
    Have a blessed Christmas to follow Advent.

  9. What a great idea and I love your header!
    Merry Christmas!

  10. absolutely charming and wonderful in every way dear Jill

    hoping your and yours continue to receive Christmas Blessings with every good and special wish for a wonderful 2012

  11. I love your tree! I've never seen one quite like it...really charming with all your special goodies! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! Thanks for stopping by my Ideas House post!

  12. A very clever and dearly trimmed tree. Wondering if I know someone who could tack weld one together for me...

    A very Merry Christmas (belated wishes) to you and a blessed New year!


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