Sunday, December 16, 2012

My Little Tree in a Bucket

Well, it's coming along slowly but surely!  
Hopefully, by the end of the day tomorrow,
I will be done decking our halls!!

This year I sprung for a small tabletop faux tree.  To go with our 9ft real tree, of course!!  Haha! Hubby just loves big trees!!

I am having so much fun playing with this
little tree!  I was inspired by another blogger to see if it would fit in this extremely old galvanized bucket I have...

I just love how it looks!
A little rustic, with some elegance
and of course...a little bling!

The chest it's sitting on belonged to my Mama Rose, my Mom's mom, and I adore it!

Look at the detail...
{click photo to enlarge}

That lovely lady is my Mom!
Sure miss her hugs! 

The hardware is so gorgeous!
And the wood is tiger oak...
I could never paint this piece!!

I'm not done playing with this tree!
Still needs a little work up top, 
and around the back!

The icicles are from Dollar Tree,
and I purchased the chunky wood snowflakes
3 years ago at Kohl's on clearance, and am finally using them! Same with the birch bark star topper!!

The other ornaments are paper mache,
and were so easy to create!

I highlighted the lines of each
one with gesso, and then just
kind of dry brushed the rest
{with gesso} for a hint of white against the brown.

Then I smeared some Elmer's glue on the
parts I wanted to sparkle, and sprinkled
them with mica flakes for a timewashed look!

So glad I took a little time and made them.
I love their rustic, vintage look.  

Did you know that Love was 
born on Christmas day?

The willow heart represents God's
love for us in sending His Son to
be the Savior of the world!

Such a great old tub!
The red band around it goes with red line on the grainsack runner!

My front doors gussied up!
I'll have more pics soon of 
the lighted landscape.
{I hope!!} 

Just saw that I need to tuck the 
lights up into that left corner!
Didn't even see that when I hung the garland!

I hope you all are savoring the joy,
peace, and love of this wonderful season!

Hoping that your Christmas is... 

I'll have more to show early next week!

Thanks so much for all the inspiration you gifted women have given me!


Praying God's tender mercies on all
of the hurting families in Connecticut.
My heart is so heavy for them.  

Hug your loved ones extra good today, ok?

And don't let a day go by without them
knowing how very much you love them!



Shabby chic Sandy said...

Beautiful post-your tree looks beautiful!Love the idea of a tree in a tub. I think I must do this next year :) Your ornaments look perfect too. Enjoy!

Jeanette@Creating A Life said...

Becky, I love your little tree in a bucket. Rustic, elegance, plus a little bling equals totally charming!
I'm working on a tiny tree on top of our piano and wondering if I'll ever be "done" : )


Karen B. said...

Everything is so beautiful! Have a merry Christmas!

Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Becky, I love the tree in the bucket. The stripe around it is so neat. The chest from your Grandmother is such a great piece!
I love the ornaments you used and how you made them old looking--very creative.

Take care,

Petite Michelle Louise said...

all so perfectly lovely! i've wanted to do a table top tree for awhile now. i must try one maybe next year. for now, my 2 full-size trees are enough! on another note...i join you in praying for the tragic loss of innocent lives in CT.

Karen Bates said...

Just beautiful! You are inspiring me to get with it!! I love your homemade decorations.

Kar said...

That little tree is pretty with all the wonderful decorations you put on it Becky. The bucket is absolutely perfect for it. :)

Donna Wilkes said...

The warmth and beauty of this season is clearly present in your home. From the inviting front doors to the little tree in a bucket, family love seems to be everywhere.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

What a beautiful post Becky! Your tree looks sooo pretty in the bucket! And I love your ornaments. I never would have thought of doing that with the stars but I just love the look! You are so talented :) The chest is so beautiful and special. The detail is amazing. You just dont see quality like that anymore.

I hope you have a wonderful holiday!
Big hugs,

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!


NanaDiana said...

Becky, Your front doors are beautiful and so is your little tree in the bucket. My grandmother was named Rose, too, but I never met her. She died years before I was born. That is a beautiful old chest that belonged to her. I would never paint it either- xo Diana

8)(8 said...

So pretty!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

You just gave me inspiration, I have an old galvanized bucket, too, but hadn't thought of using it for any of our trees...what a great idea! That and a little burlap will go a long way!

Dawn @ Inspired Living said...

The tree, ornaments, and whole vignette look beautiful!

Nancy Carr said...

So pretty and special sitting on your grandmother's furniture. Love the heart and its meaning.

Karen Valentine said...

It all looks so beautiful Becky!! You are the queen of lovely vignettes!!!
Merry Christmas my friend!

Katherine Wolak said...

That is such a sweet idea and looks absolutely fabulous! :D I love what you did and yes, we are all in prayer with the victims in Sandy Horn.


Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your little tree is beautiful! I love the red stripe on your vintage perfect for Christmas!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning Becky,
Everything looks beautiful, love your new lil tree, so cute! and know you loved making it all white.

Hope all is well with you.

My heart and prayers go out to those in Conn. as well, can't imagine having to send your kids back to school......
they sure need special prayers for that too........

Love ya, Nellie

jmac said...

Perfect!! Love the lil tree...I, too, have a small one on my living room since my big one stands tall in the sunroom. And I find myself having the most fun decorating the small one! I use only words on that tree...peace, love, spirit, dream...
But on a special family piece? with your mom's pic beside it? Couldn't be any more perfect!!
My lil one is definitely going into a special watering can that was MY mom's next yr!! I may just copy your whole lil vignette!! heehee....!

Karen said...

Pretty tree and ornaments and gorgeous vignettes. I love your galvanized tub.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Becky,
your tree looks absolutely beautiful and I just adore the star ornaments.

must love junk said...

Becky, I LOVE your galvanized tub!! The red stripe is so unique, and the tree looks perfect in it! :)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

So beautiful and I join you in prayer.

Kelly @ thelilypadcottage said...

Love this little tree - the bucket is just so charming!

Trisha said...

Beautiful post, Becky. Have a wonderful Christmas.

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