12.20.2010

Meet My Wee White Charlie Brown Tree!


It's dinky, it's scraggly, it's skinny, and has some kind of iridescent goofiness, but it was $10 at Big Lots.




I went with pale pinks, pale golds, and a bit of shiny silver to bling it up.





It's incredibly hard to get a picture of what it really looks like because all the bling reflects the happy green walls in this room....



...and the woman in orange with the camera.

There's actually no green balls on the tree. Those are shiny silver and pale pink.


I had some wee clear iridescent bulbs, so I poured in some pale pink craft paint
and used pink curling ribbon to make hangers:


The other stuff I picked up here and there on Christmas clearance, like this velvet ribbon studded with gold:


I made a bow for the top of the tree with it:


and with bit of fluffy white batting and iridescent tinsel,
it made a pretty bed for some extra gold ornaments around the bottom.


The sheer pink ribbon I had in my stash...



The shiny pink balls are my favorite.  Picked them up at Meijer.


I loves it.




I think I'm smitten with white trees the most because they GLOW...


 in early evening light....


in early morning light...


 or no light at all....


Y'all were so kind in your comments when I posted about missing out on the other white tree at the thrift.
 I still wish I'd snagged it, but I'm content for this year with my Charlie Brown tree.

See? I'm happy.



Shared with :
Tuesdays Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
All Things Merry and Brite @ All Things Heart and Home

59 comments:

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

So not Charlie Brown. But, so elegant!

Heather said...

Yeah! You got a tree! I've wanted one since I saw one 13 years ago on a screen porch with blue and teal balls on it. Sigh, maybe next year..

Heather @ The Other White House

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I'm so happy you got a white tree!!!! I hope you had fun decorating it. It looks wonderfully gorgeous!!

Keetha Broyles said...

Charlie Brown Tree????

Nope - - -there's NOTHING Charlie Brown about your gorgeous little tree.

I'm enamored with those circle ornament tree hooks. I've never seen anything like them before!

Michelle D said...

Lovely! It is so girly...if I had a little girl I would love to have one just like it her room! I can dream :)

mary beth said...

I love that whiteness! It is not scraggly in any way, you silly girl! It is elegant and glamourous and I want one too! thanks for sharing it with us!

Nama Halacy's Comfy Cottage said...

I think it is beautiful!

Starwood Country Creations said...

Yippy! I'm so happy you snagged a white tree! Mine has that iridescent goofiness too but it's kinda fun! Great color scheme, it's Lurvly.

Jo

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your tree is pretty and festive - you did good!

Kom Achterom said...

its a real glamour tree!!
nice nice
happy week
Yolanda

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Oh Cindy, I adore it! It is sooo sweet and pretty! Knew you would find the perfect one!

Leanne said...

Yay, Cindy! I love your WHITE tree. I'm so happy you found one. Merry Christmas!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

So happy you found your white Christmas tree. It's so pretty! I don't think it's like the Charlie Brown tree at all! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

-Danielle

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it's adorable! it's perfect and cute in white- i like its size!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That is one pretty tree!

I'm glad you found a white tree. It really does glow! Have a great Christmas!

kelly said...

it looks great, i hope your christmas is complete now!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Simply stunning! You did a beautiful job decorating it.
It took my breath away!
*hugs*deb

simple~needs said...

i love it!!!!! its beautiful!!!!

Momma Button said...

Yay! I'm so glad you finally got one!! Merry Christmas to you!

Kori@Strawberrie Hearts said...

YAY!! Love it...I bet the other one is jealous that it didn't get prettied up by you!!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

It's beautiful!!! I truly love it! I would call it perfectly blinged!!

Have a Wonderful and Merry Christmas!

Lou Cinda

DANA said...

I always read your posts! Love them! I wanted to invite you over to my $50 American Axpress giveaway that ends christmas Eve!

http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/12/50-american-express-giveaway-ends.html

Pat said...

I absolutely love your white Christmas tree. It's beautiful! I hope you have a Merry Christmas!
Hugs,
Pat

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Love the white tree! Doesn't look at all like a Charlie Brown tree when it is all decorated up. It's beautiful.

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Hi Cindy!! First...I LOVE your blog! I could just stay here ALL DAY! But wanted to tell you I am OBSESSED with White trees TOO! Nothin prettier! Love yours...Come check out mine :0)

Blessings xoxokara

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I'm so glad you found yourself a white tree! I knew you would. It looks beautiful and i love the pink balls :)

Polly said...

Yay you got your white tree!! And it's glorious!! Love the color combination....that pale pink is soooo pretty!!

I am so glad you are happy! You and your little white tree were meant to be!!

:-)

Polly

Polly said...

Yay you got your white tree!! And it's glorious!! Love the color combination....that pale pink is soooo pretty!!

I am so glad you are happy! You and your little white tree were meant to be!!

:-)

Polly

Claudia said...

Well, I think this little white tree is just about perfect! You may have missed out on one, but you sure found a beauty.

That Big Lots came through for you!

xo
Claudia

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

Your tree is fabulous and lovely! NOt at all a Charlie Brown tree!
Blessings~
Gwenny

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Oh honey, that is soooo not a Charlie Brown tree! It is absolutely gorgeous!

I hope you have a very Merry Christmas, my friend,
Hugs,
Gina

Erin said...

Hurray! A happy ending to your white Christmas tree hunt, Cindy! The tree is glowingly gorgeous and with that color scheme, I think you should keep it up all through winter. I find it so utterly depressing when Christmas is over and it's time to take down the tree. With this one, you wouldn't have to! Heck, with the pink, you could keep the tree up through V-Day. HA!

Take care,
Erin

Amy Kinser said...

Girl, this is a pretty tree! I passed by our GW the other day and saw a white one in the window and had to keep going. I have thought about it several times since then. I hope some other lucky gal is enjoying it.

Okay, I never thought I could do pink at Christmas, but yours and others I have seen are so pretty. I actually picked up a box of pink vintage ornaments the other day at the thrift store for all of...wait for it...thirty cents. Can you believe that? Anyway...I may never use them, but I have them if I want to.

Merry Christmas!

Rebecca said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and wishing me birthday wishes
Your tree is just lovely
Blessings
Rebecca

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love it too! Love how you used the pink paint with the clear ornaments!

Restoration House said...

Your little tree is so lovely and you look very happy!
Kim:)

NanaDiana said...

First off- GREAT picture of you, Cindy. I can't BELIEVE there are no GREEN ornanents on that tree..You have GOT to be kidding. Isn't it amazing what the lighting does to colors? I would have sworn it was green and pink ornaments...but then..what do I know? lol GREAT looking little Charlie Brown tree. I wanted a white one this year too but couldn't quite make myself buy one. xxoo Diana

Brenda Kula said...

I adore your tree! Those swirly bulb hangers are precious! I want some of those. Next year a white tree is definitely on my list!
Brenda

Sherry from Alabama said...

I'm so glad you found a white tree and it's so lovely! It's not our trees that are special anyway. It's the love and special-to-us decorations that we add to them. And if they make us smile, then they are the perfect tree. Enjoy!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Anonymous said...

It looks great Cindy! I'm glad you didn't give up on it!

C'est Magnifique said...

I saw those trees at Big Lots and thought of you! You've really put your touch on it and made it so adorable!!

Tania

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love your tree!!! So pretty and no charlie brown at all, just one gorgeous tree! When I had my apartment by myself I would decorate with pink and white and LOVED it!!!! I wonder what the hubby would say.
Have a very merry Christmas friend, thanks for linking up!
XO
Kristin

Cindy said...

Love your white tree! It looks beautiful!

Cindy

Cheryl said...

Your white tree looks wonderful, even with the 'non-green' bulbs.LOL! I think it is beautiful!

time worn interiors said...

No one would ever know your tree was only $10 if you hadn't told us! Looks like a million dollar tree now!
Merry Christmas!
Theresa
aka:tot

Anonymous said...

I like that cutie on Santa's lap

L/Dad

Boogieboard Cottage said...

I love your Big Lot's tree! I've really been admiring pink decorations this year. Aren't white Christmas tree's just dreamy? Thank you for your comments on my tree, I bought it at Walmart last year. Most of the ornaments I've had for years and the new one's are from Walmart and the 99 Cent Store. I love bargains. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Mary :O)

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

It's just darling. And it really isn't a Charlie Brown tree after all.

Happy WW,
Judy

Deb said...

Such a beautiful tree Cindy...LOVE it! ~Deb~

Sue said...

What a cute little white tree! I looked at BL earlier in the season and never found a white tree. I've been looking everywhere, like you. I also wasn't willing to pay big bucks, either. Hoping K Mart will have theirs at a really good price soon. I love the pastels you used. It looks so ethereal and pretty. :-) Hope you and your family enjoy a beautiful Christmas, Cindy. ~Sue

Robin said...

That's the BEST Charlie Brown tree I've ever seen!!!
I think you worked your magic on it~
xo
Merry Christmas~
Robin
All Things Heart and Home

To Sew With Love said...

so lovely! ^^)

Love of the Sea said...

Awesome. You got your white tree. Very pretty.

Richella said...

See? You did get a white tree after all. And you've made it beautiful (no surprise there).

Hope you and your family have a wonderful, wonderful Christmas!

Elyse said...

very pretty!

warmest wishes for continued fun this holiday season.

xo
elyse

Bunny Jean said...

I missed this post last year since I was 'taking a break'. I am sure happy you linked to it so I could see it this year.

I love the way you can make the exact color bulb you wan't by painting the inside! I need to try this.

I was admiring your beautiful photography... but I noticed that the 'woman in orange' has a nice lens on her camera. No point and shoot for her!

xoxo Bunny Jean

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