Friday, June 17, 2011

Red, white and blue

I love to craft and a good excuse to make more crafts are to make holiday decorations.

After Christmas 2009, my sister and my niece and I went on a girls road trip from my home in Sonoma Cty. to Portland OR. We headed up Hwy 101 and had a great time stopping to shop, enjoy the sights, eat and stay where ever we thought was a good place to spend the night, spending New Years Eve in Portland. 

Since I did not return home until after New Years I still had all my Christmas decorations to put away.
I put up a big tree in my dining room that we cut down here on the ranch, so it had to come down first.
All 11 ft of tree and ornaments. And then all the other decorations, the Santas, the wall hangings, the garlands etc. So by the time I got to taking down my "fake" tree in the solarium, it was halfway through January. And now it was time to put out my Valentine decorations.
 So since the tree was still up, I turned it into a Valentine tree. I thought my sons and hubby would think I was crazy, but they liked it and even suggested I could do a tree for every holiday. So I did! I now have decorations for Valentine, Easter, Spring, 4th of July, Halloween and Thanksgiving! And I have crafted ornaments for all the trees.

Since 4th of July is the next holiday coming up, I now have my 4th of July tree on display. 

I made several paper crafted ornaments for the tree including this patriotic bingo card with a great vintage image from vintageimagecraft 
This little chenille man was made from a down load from Vintage Image Craft also.
He is so cute!

And another fun vintage image on a paper rosette.
The rosettes are easy to make with my Martha Stewart Crafts score board.
 Score board  A great deal at $20 and even better on sale or with a coupon. I use mine a lot!

I also found this great striped crepe paper streamer somewhere (I don't remember where) and made this ornament collage.

And my Jenni Bowlin vintage looking supplies also came in handy for this calendar card ornament.

The Liberty card ornament was put together with stuff from my stash.
I love decorating for the holidays and I will post my holiday trees with each season. So Halloween will be next, unless I decide to make a "summer/beach/tropical"  tree?
I am making a few more Patriotic ornaments and a garland for this year which I will post in a few days.


Thanks for looking! And if you have a ??'s about any of the products I used, let me know!
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  1. Love, love, LOVE THIS TREE, Berta! I especially adore all the vintage images. I can hear the brass band playing now!!!

  2. I love that your boys love the holiday tree! I bet it feels good knowing they appreciate it. Each of your ornaments are so charming. I could totally see your tree in a gift shop with each ornament for sale!

  3. Wow, this is so creative. Every detail is a delight. Great idea and perfectly executed. Nice photos too.

  4. Love this tree! I love to decorate with the holidays and seasons but with my kittens...alas, any decorations go into the tiny downstairs bathroom that is always closed unless in use by a human.


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