I've been framed!
What to do when you have a living room filled with stacks of frames waiting to be made over?
What to do when there is one very naked Christmas tree sitting in the middle of said living room?
What to do when guests are going to arrive before you even begin to decorate?
Well, frame the tree, of course!
I ditched all the traditional white and pastel ornaments and hundreds of white lights for a simple, but pleasing tree.
DO NOT TELL CHUCKS I BOUGHT FOUR BOXES OF VINTAGE SHINY BRITES WITH CHRISTMAS CHICKS JERRELL AND JEAN.
They made me do it.
I picked out a selection of frames to use - white and gold ones of different shapes and sizes.
Strung on eight hundred lights - half of what is usually on the tree.
I dragged out every single box of Shiny Brites and their off-brand cousins - about 20 dozen and went to work.
These pics were taken during the late afternoon when the sun catches the gold of the frames.
Pale green tulle was used to tie the frames.
Plus the extra left on the roll was stuffed in between the ornaments.
Miss Lizzie finally donned some clothes - my Great Aunt Clarice's summer garden party gown and her mother's crocheted purse.
Unfortunately Miss Lizzie is several sizes bigger than the gown, but you cannot tell from the front of the tree.
The larger frames are artfully placed with Miss Lizzie behind the tree.
Don't tell me I can't hide my junk.
My favorite balls framed.
I did sneak a few glass balls from the eighties into the mix.
Framed - And I am loving it!
Remember to bring your holiday posts or other creations over tonight for Make It Monday. Sunday, 7PM Eastern time. Tamara (Etcetorize) will be choosing the features.
* It is the shortest day of the year - go crazy - get nekkid and dance in the yard! Or frame your balls!
See all the bottle brush trees at these posts:
Let The Bleaching Begin
Dying the Trees
Bottle Brush Trees on Corks
Bottle Brush Tree Joy
Bottle Brush Trees on Molds
Bottle Brush Trees On Blocks
Painted And Pearled
Silver And Gold
A Tiny Shake Of Christmas
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