I was a tad leery of putting the primitive tree next to two such sparkly trees, but I didn’t really have a choice! There’s just not that much ROOM in my little store to spread the trees about.
But I do SO love how the turquoise tree and green tree look side by side!
I’ll post detail pictures of the green tree decor tomorrow. Here are the details of the turquoise tree:
I could only get a ‘partial’ picture of the top of the tree! The very tipy top had to be left out because the ceiling light was right behind it and washed out the picture. (gut you can see it in the first picture) I think tree toppers are my favorite part of the tree, and almost NEVER just ‘one thing’. This one has one of those old fashioned tall pointy bulb thingys (what ARE those called?!?!) on the very top; then this fun spikey thingy and some small beaded floral picks with ribbon.
These big seed bead ornaments are GORGEOUS in person!
Lotsa fun old fashioned bottle brush ornaments! Love how the light shines through the ice blue snowflakes. OH! And speaking of lights . . . ! After having SO much trouble with more than half of my lights burning out BEFORE Christmas last year, I was about ready to go ‘lightless’ this year on my trees! I LOVE lots of lights on a tree, but can’t stand it when half a strand burns out and leaves a ‘bare spot’! So I made one last trip out in search of lights that had some kind of GUARANTEE to last. Lo and behold, the new LED lights are guaranteed to burn for 25,000 hours!! Hallelujah! And I found some strands of 60 at Big Lots for $8.50. Even Costco is more expensive than that! The ‘light’ isn’t quite the same soft glow, and actually a tad ‘bluish’ (reminds me of the old fluorescent lighting) but if they STAY LIT, I’ll learn to live with them!
How fun are those turquoise feather ornaments?!?!? And the BIGGEST turquoise ball ornaments are ones that I hand painted!
Turquoise felt chandelier and another big handpainted ball.
I used dark turquoise bead garlands on the tree. You can see a basket of them in the back left corner. I only have ONE of these old fashioned tinsel garlands in turquoise. Would be pretty to decorate a front window with.
See what i mean about the lights????
These little tree ornaments are actually supposed to be package tags! They were just too pretty to NOT put on the tree!
And of course I almost always ‘fill in’ on my trees with some sheer ribbon bows. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to continue your color scheme without going broke! At home (back when I actually decorated a tree! Now with the store I seldom get a tree up at home!) I liked to do a totally different color theme tree every year. So the following year I’d use the bows I had made for the tree to tie onto packages, or decorate a wreath that I made as a gift.
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