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

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…


Saturday, January 4, 2014

Happy New Year

Its nice to start off the new year 
with a finished project

My daughter wanted a blanket
with green, purple and a little pink
I teased her that she wanted an
Easter egg blanket

I tried a few patterns that
well...just didn't work out
with these colors
So I resorted back to my 
favorite - the granny square

I love making granny squares
they go so fast and
its mindless crochet
in front of the TV

 She didn't want a pom-pom edge
so I went with something
more simple

This thing weights 6 pounds!
It's going to cost me
a fortune to ship it
I didn't think about that

I hope the New Year is
everything you want it to be!!