Saturday, January 18, 2014

The Silver Tree

For a while I have been wanting
a vintage silver Christmas tree
I looked at them on Etsy and
Ebay and even told Tracy
(at my favorite place to 
get all things vintage)
to keep an eye out for one

A few weeks ago I went into
Kohls to buy a bra...
my least favorite thing
in the world to do...
and spotted 2 seven foot silver trees
sitting in the center of the 
Christmas clearance aisle

They had been used as display trees
for their Christmas ornaments
and I had lovingly admired them
the last time I was there
After looking at their website
to see if I could have one
of my very own
I found out that those
trees were $499.99!!
Don't think so

Anyway...
I looked...walked away..
looked again…walked away 
…and came back again
It was calling my name..
Robin come back
You need me

After having a discuss 
with the store manager
(because I had a price of $100 or less in my head)
it was decided that I
could have an additional
30% off the $124.99 price


YES…silver tree 
you will be coming home with me!!

So I brought it home
and set it in my living room
Admiring my new tree each day
I didn't want to put it away
for a   l o n g   year

I decided it needed a skirt
to match my collection of
vintage Shiny Brites
that will adorn it next year

So I went thru my stash of
yarn and found the colors
I wanted and it all
came together


I picked up some buttons
at Walmart and
another project complete!




It looks great under my tree


I love the pom pom edge







The pattern for the tree skirt
can be found here at
(image from her blog)


I did add the 
buttons and pom pom edge
(tutorial on a previous post)

I will be retiring
my little pink tree

♥I still love you little pink tree


 I have already started
another project

Imagine that!


Crochet on…

Robin

10 comments:

  1. Beautiful tree and tree skirt! What wonderful luck! (And talent!)

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  2. Gorgeous tree and skirt. The edging is the perfect finishing touch and yay for getting a bargain!

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  3. I think that beautiful tree needs to stay up year round. You can decorate it for Valentine's Day. I love the new tree skirt, very fun.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  4. A beautiful tree, I also would want that up for quite awhile.
    And such a pretty tree skirt.
    Sally xxx

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  5. Tree skirt is beautiful, gorgeous colours and pom pom edge. Next christmas must feel like a long time to wait...
    You'll need more baubles... Little pink tree is small in comparison. I so want a real tree one year.... Maybe THIS year!

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  6. So envious of your silver tree, it's WOW!
    Pat x sunshineandasewingbasket@blogspot.com

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  7. I bought a small 4 1/5 ft tree. always wanted a small one to leave up and put seasonal items on
    so right now I hv vday up and next wl be spring/easter stuff.......fun and love the white lights that shine daily xo
    tfs
    http://defuscodesign.blogpsot.com

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  8. I am excited for you. I really love the silver trees, and purchased several tabletops this fall. I remember when they were so popular, with the rotating color wheels. I am in love with your tree skirt. The bright colors are spectacular.

    Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Your tree skirt is so beautiful!! I love love the pink and the edging is to die for! It looks perfect with your silver tree.

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  10. Hi Robin, I thought I would try and comment again and it worked! I love your silver tree and really love your beautiful tree skirt! Just Beautiful! Have a great day. Hugs, Terri

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