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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

PINK VALENTINE'S DAY TREE

Last year, I found this pink, pre-lit tree at a garage sale. I've always wanted a small-ish tree to decorate for Valentine's Day and Easter, so I grabbed it. But I wasn't too crazy about that plastic stand these trees always come with. 
Cupcake Sprinkles is trying to draw your attention down to the new stand I fashioned for it.
It's the legs from a small tea table that had been sitting up in the attic for years. But that wood grain color just wouldn't do.  
So I took the "stand" off and put it in a big box and spraypainted it pink in the bathroom. Really can't wait for spraypainting season to start up again. So much easier to do that outside or in the garage!  
Much better! Now time to decorate the tree....
I knew I wanted to put valentines on the tree, but I didn't want to use any of my vintage ones. So when I found this book, I knew I could use these flocked cards without feeling guilty about gluing hangers onto the backs of them. 
I've always loved that kitty card with the hearts all over it. What would you call that? They're not polka dots, so maybe they're polka hearts? Or Hearta dots? Probably just a cat with hearts all over it, right?! 
That owl was definitely going on my tree. 
I think this one is my favorite. You insert the petals in the slots......
And pluck each petal to see if he loves you. Yes, no, maybe so. He loves me!
I even used one of the kitty cards to make a topper for the tree.
I don't think I'm done decorating the tree yet, but this is what it looks like so far. I wouldn't mind tucking in a few more little ornaments here and there, if I happen to find some vintage-y ones that I like!~~~~~This is one more project, started during the deep freeze of a few weeks ago, completed! And speaking of deep freezes, we're in the middle of another one, so if I can just take a moment to say this: Dear Mother Nature, I surrender!   You've been kicking my butt for weeks now.  YOU WIN!!! Now can we please have a warm-up, like in the 20s? That sounds downright balmy right now! Stay warm bloggy friends! 

26 comments:

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your new tree, great job on the legs! And send that petition out east... I'd like to sign my name to the list of people fed up with this winter too:@)

ThrifterSisters said...

Cute! I saw a pink tree at an estate sale a few weeks ago. It was from Walmart and 6 feet tall so a little big for what I wanted it for. Plus, they were asking a hundred bucks! If it were vintage, sure.

Stay warm!

~Erica

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Hearta dots. Definitely hearta dots. ;)

Your valentines are adorable! Just the kind I like!

Margaret said...

That looks so sweet! And I love how you fashioned your own stand. Women are the mother of invention I say! It will look darling for Valentines Day and Easter!

LBP said...

So cute! I love your valentines on it and it will really be cool for Easter too! I say you got a lot of bang for your buck!

Blessings

Linda

Primitive Stars said...

Oh my, your tree is so sweet love it and great job with the stand, looks fantastic, Blessings Francine.

Musings from Kim K. said...

That stand is the perfect touch. It looks so much better than the pink plastic stand. You know me. We have a year round tree that gets constant makeovers at our house. I'm using my smaller feather tree for Valentines because the larger one is being used for Chinese New Year. Have fun decorating. Stay warm and cozy. This has been such a wild winter.

Protector of Vintage said...

Your tree looks great!

Cottage Dreaming and Flea Market Wishes said...

OMG I love it!!!

SueLovesCherries said...

That is so awesome! The cards are just perfect, and the stand is a great match! I also love your white wreath from the previous post. Don't you love it when things like these just fall into place?

Mecky said...

Carol, that is adorable. Now I can't wait to see what you do with it for Easter!

The cold here bites but I know it isn't as bad as you all up north. In fact, we haven't had it as bad as so many others, but it has been bad enough and I have had my fill of Winter, this year! We all will be more appreciative of Spring....when it gets here...if it gets here...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so pretty in pink! I was going to add Valentines to my shell tree but I don't know if I'll ever get to it. Stay warm my friend! Sweet hugs!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I just put up my Valentine tree yesterday (mine is white) and love your pink. I agree about the blechy plastic legs. Good fix on your tree. (that is why I always grab chippy pink metal toilet snakes when I find them at estate sales...they make great bases)
hope it warms up soon....

acorn hollow said...

so very cute!
Cathy

Sandy McClay said...

OMG!!!! So stinking cute! I will have to look for a pink tree, I got a red one that works but the pink is too cute, and I LOVE the new stand....:)

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

That stand just transforms the tree! Wo derful. Love your valentines too, I used a couple of vintage ones, but like to save them.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This tree is precious! Love it and the new stand is perfect! I'm with you and ready for winter to move on down the road!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

LOL, spray painting in the bathroom!
It does look much better with it's new legs and all those sweet old valentines!
warmly,
deb

Annette said...

Such a sweet tree. You are very clever with the making of a stand! I like it decorated with cards. In the Northwest we have had an exceptionally dry winter which may sound good but means earlier forest fires and not enough water. I feel of you guys back east....it is just too cold!!!

Shelley Germann said...

It's adorable, Carol! What a great find! Plus, your creative stand...OK, I want one, too! Do you have any red glass garland to put on it? That would be fun!

Sarah said...

If you bend part of a paper clip the top part makes a hook and then you can clip it onto a vintage valentine and hang it without damaging them.

Also, join the heart to heart swap next year and that tree will be full in NO TIME!

PixieVintage said...

Oh my, that tree is absolutely gorgeous! That is really a brilliant idea changing the base of it like you did, what a change! You come up with the absolutely cutest ideas! And Miss cupcake looks adorable next to the tree :)

BethBoothe said...

Hello!
I am a new follower ;)
And I LOVE your Blog!!!!!
I am a HOPELESS "Junkie!"
And I must say we have a lot in common, collecting some of similar items. It's like being a KID all over again, but this time, there's nobody to tell you "NO!" I so enjoy your crafts, your treasures, your ideas, and your final destinations with your "junk!"
I look forward to more of your blogs, it's like an exciting Chapter Book and I'm turning the pages!!!!!
Beth Boothe
Durant, OK

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