Sunday, December 8, 2013

Inspired Sunday: Traditions Part 2 and Blog Party

Be sure to check out the features from last Sunday's party here.

Happy Sunday! Today I have the holiday themed trees from the Traditions store and the little tree I finished for my entry.  I am gradually bringing Christmas to this house!

Here's my little tree on a Victorian marble-top table in my entry.  It's decorated with folk art House of Hatten ornaments and others in a similar style. My mother was a great collector and could fill an entire tree with these.
This is a pre-lit tree in a pot that I got at a thrift shop for about 14.00.  It's a very nice one, the kind that probably costs 50.00 or more in a store. It was a happy find! I stuff it with strands of fake ivy and added clumps of berries purchased after Christmas one year at Michaels for about .25 each.  I like to add additional foliage to my artificial trees to bring interest. I also like to use a main color in flowers, bows, or berries to give a color anchor for the various ornanents. Here's a close-up:

Now on to more pictures from The Traditions store.  Walking into this store is breathtaking.  There is so much to see and absorb! It is for me--wonderfully intoxicating!  :-)
 
 This store is packed full of trees and decorations for all the major holidays.  There is a Valentine's tree with plenty of table top decorations:
 

 A St. Patrick's Day Tree:


An Easter Tree with plenty of table top decorations:


A Fourth of July tree with wonderful folk art decorations:
  And one tree to celebrate veterans:
 And a wonderful cabinet filled with beautiful decorations:
 And as if this weren't enough, there is a huge Halloween section with several Halloween themed trees. (I love the framed silhouettes. I am going to craft this for Halloween and maybe modify it for some other holidays!)
 

  
(I guess I'll have to return to photograph the Thanksgiving tree and displays--oops!)

And then we come back to Christmas.
My pictures really aren't sufficient to capture the awe of this wonderful store.  I do want to thank Barbara and Debi for so graciously allowing me to photograph their wonderful trees and vignettes.  If you want to see items individually, you can find the Traditions store at this link.  Do you keep up a tree all year round?

Now let's see what Christmas is looking like for you. Link up old or new posts of anything Christmas. Please link back to me. If you follow me, let me know in a comment, and I will follow you. 

9 comments:

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Thanks so much for sharing this great store. I always see it advertised in magazines. I would love to see it in person and you have provided the next best thing.
Love your tree!!

Thanks so much for hosting!!

Hugs,
Debbie

The Old Parsonage said...

Oh I've never heard of it, but it looks lovely - so much eye candy! and the small tree in your foyer is full of such memories!

Enjoy!
Leann

Judy Haughton-James said...

Your tree is beautiful Laura and that Thrift Store is awesome! Thanks for hosting and have a great Monday.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laura, your tree is wonderful. I love the idea to tuck ivy all through it.
Love the shop and I could do some serious shopping there.
Wishing you a special December week.
Hugs

Trisha said...

So many wonderful ideas...I love them all! Thanks for hosting!

~Trisha

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I really love your tree with all the colourful vintage ornaments. I'm sorry, something went wrong when I linked up and it seems my picture doesn't appear, it's not very pretty.

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

How gorgeous are all of these trees!! So fun!
Sherry

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laura, I just realized I forgot to link my post back here. I am so sorry and will fix that right now.
Thank you for stopping by and your kind comment.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Aimee at Refresh-Renew... said...

Wow! It is like ornament overload! love it! Thank you for sharing and for all the blog love!-aimee