Sunday, December 18, 2011

Christmas in the studio



The year we became engaged my parents had a cocktail party to introduce Rich to their friends. My Aunt June (a Christmas diva) came to help my mother decorate. There was a tree in every room and each tree had a theme. I cannot remember them all clearly. In my room was a bride's tree and it was white as I recall. In the bathroom was the Santa tree. My mother saved those decorations in a baggie and I have kept this for many, many years. I meant to do a tree last year but never got around to it but this year it happened.


The baggie contained candy canes, 2 chains of bells and the Santa heads attached to pipe cleaners. I added the paper dolls (never too old for dolls). The tree is from Pottery Barn.


My quilt shop had kits to make these dolls. I like it when everything you need is included so you can come right home and start the project. If I have to drive all over town to gather this and that, I often lose interest in the whole thing! These dolls were ironed to a backing and cut out. I placed them in the tree and on my desk.


The colors are quite seasonal! 

Now it is time for a cup of coffee, looking at the tree and a few last minute cards!

13 comments:

Karen said...

I love it! Vintage christmas is my favorite look. How nice to still have these for the wonderful memories.

Snap said...

The little dolls are adorable! Lovely memories for you!

podso said...

You've done a great job resurrecting those old ornaments and making such a pretty tree. Those little dolls are very sweet! I would want to sit and look too! And that is so neat that your mom had a bride tree in your room!!

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

So sweet to have these memories sitting right there in front of you. :-))

Claudia said...

Those dolls are wonderful - what a neat pattern! I love your little tree, it's so charming.
xo
Claudia

Sall's Country Life said...

Vintage, simple, and sweet! I love it! What a special memory from your Mom!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I love vintage Christmas decorations. Their faces are always so sweet and wholesome. They also bring back lovely memories.

Vee said...

Sweet little vintage tree...too darling for the bathroom. What a great graphic just for you...Keep Calm and Carol On...love it!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What lovely memories. Have a good Christmas Carol and I look forward to following you in 2012.

Maggie said...

Love your vintage tree, Carol the dolls remind me of the paper cutout dollies we had as children.

Sheila said...

Your Studio Tree is very sweet. The smallest tree I ever had was about a foot tall and I put it in a vintage bottle and decorated it with tiny coloured glass balls. I like the idea of using paper dolls on your little tree. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Pam said...

The dolls are adorable and what a great Christmas tree! Here's wishing you and your family a very Blessed Christmas, Carol!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

How precious. Merry Christmas to you and your family Carol.
Cheers,
Sam

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