Monday, December 7, 2009

Ornament Party

I had such good intentions today to finish my hand made ornaments for this Blog Party but, LIFE got in the way. The trip to Geriatric Doctor with the 87 year old father in law could not be put off & being at my 4 year old grandsons school Christmas Program I WOULDN'T MISS for the world so...... you will have to view close ups of my ornaments that were already on the tree. Thank you Kate of Censational Girl for hosting this Ornament Party. In my previous post you can view both my tree & some of the other Christmas Vignettes I have already shown but, let's look at the tree a little closer for today. To view the photos in a bigger scale double click on the photo & it will enlarge.
This is my tree topper. The theme of my tree is VINTAGE WOMEN, feminine items such as hats, hat boxes, signs saying Chapeaux(which is French for HAT), shoes, buttons & other wonderful girlie things. The tree topper starts with a fabulous metallic blue/silver WIDE ribbon that makes a HUGE bow. The ends of this then wind down through the entire tree. Stuck in the HUGE bow is a feathered fan, a snowflake and a black velvet shoe with beautiful silk ribbon roses. Also found through out the tree are little black velvet & ribbon rose heart & square shaped pillows. One of those is also stuck up in the topper. Coming further down you will see a blue satin beaded shoe, a cameo photo of a vintage lady, a clock face & right next to it is one of my paper dolls that I got from Marietta (I was lucky enough to win one set of 3 & ordered the other 3 from her) Sorry the paper dolls are not easier to see. To see a better photo of them got HERE
Below is another one of the black velvet shoes & a close up of a button card & button ornament.
And above you can see one of the pretty glistening snowflakes, to the left of that is a large button ornament & part of a blue hat. More button cards & in the left lower part of the photo is another little velvet pillow with ribbon embroidery flowers. And the blue bead garland runs through out the tree.
The above photo shows a closer shot of the vintage cameo ornaments of the beautiful women. At the bottom of each of those ornaments is a mother of pearl button that dangles so daintily. A better photo of one of the paper dolls, the clock & the gold & pearl button ornament.
Two more paper dolls, a large section of the ribbon shinning at you & at the top of the photo is part of a hat box.
There's that blue hat on the left.
And this IS a handmade ornament(just not made by me). I bought this pattern piece paper flower when I went to the Open House at Winnie & Tallula's in Athens TX. I just loved it so I bought one LARGE one & a smaller one which is shown below. I thought of Dawn at The Feathered Nest when I saw these.
I hope you could see some of the things I tried to describe. Again, I am sorry the photos were not better. The tree is sitting in a kind of dark corner & the room was dark due to cloudy skies so..... we had to do with what we got. Be sure & go visit the other girls playing.
I HOPE YOU WILL LOOK AT THE PREVIOUS POST IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT, TO SEE SOME OF MY OTHER DECOR. ALSO, I WILL GET THOSE OTHER ITEMS I'M WORKING ON DONE SO COME BACK SOON & SEE WHAT ELSE I WILL SHARE.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!
ENJOY THIS BEAUTIFUL SEASON!

15 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

You're right sweetie!!!! I LOVE THEM!! You know me well Charlene, I bet Lisa loves them too :) I hope you girls have a wonderful time together tomorrow ~ I'll be with you in "spirit" hugs and love, xxoo, Dawn

FILIGREE MOON said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing your beautiful tree and decor ~ Angela

The White Bench said...

Charlene, oh my, you definitely took my breath away with this stunning unusual tree!!!!!!!!!!!! GREAT, GREAT job girl!
Monicaxo.

Jamie said...

Beautiful tree and beautiful photos. I bet the Christmas program was precious:) Love, Jamie

Paula said...

So very pretty...love the paper flowers! need a bouquet of these, and more hours in a day to get it! lol:)
happy decorating Charlene!

GWENDOLYN said...

Your vintage women tree is wonderful. Very lovely and charming. Blessings!
Gwen

Alisa said...

It's beautiful, Charlene! My favorites are the paper dolls, the clock face and the pattern paper flower.

Me....bunny said...

Nice! I especially like the ribbon color..kinda shiny fawn. Have a wonderful day Charlene..

tootles,
bunny

Centsational Girl said...

It is so marvelous getting to meet all these new people today - your vintage ornaments are just lovely ! It's so nice to get a peek into your life and share in your style.
Big hugs today!
Kate

*Ulrike* said...

It is so pretty, just love all of your vintage women! The paper flowers are really cool looking too. I've enjoyed your blog!
Ulrike

Violet said...

How beautiful!!! A delight to the eyes and heart! ~ Violet

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Handmade pieces just make a tree even more special!

Thanks for the nice comments, I wish I did know where to get more of those curtains!!

Karla

CIELO said...

Wow... love your tree Charlene... it's not only lovely, but elegant as well! Very pretty!

cielo

Diana said...

Oh my! What a beautiful tree, Charlene. I love all of the vintage inspired ornaments. Thank you so much for sharing.
Hugs
Diana

peggy gatto said...

I enjoyed seeing your lovely decorations! I happen to love this time of year too. Come by when you can and see my oldfashioned christmas.
That house is so gorgeous, fun to see!

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