Friday, December 24, 2010

Seashells & Starfish...A mini tree for The Keys.

Before I left for The Keys on vacation - I spent some time decorating my tree at home. I filled it with seashell garland, starfish, turquoise glass ornaments, mini glass floats, glittered snowflakes in white and silver, silver and turquoise bulbs...and topped it off with starfish adorned with sea glass...for the top. 

So now I'm in The Keys and my decorated tree is home....and I found myself feeling the house was a little bare.  Off I went yesterday afternoon to see what I could dig up.  I found a little Charlie Brown tree in the dollar store and figured I needed to get a little creative to make it look like it belonged in my home.

So I bought a shell mobile (which I cut in pieces), a roll of twine and some silver piping and pulled it all together.  So now at least I have a little bit of holiday decor going on.   

I think it came out pretty cute...and the best part 
is everything together cost under ten dollars.  

Linking up to:
My Romantic Home Show & Tell Friday
Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Nite Special


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I know you're happy to be in the Keys...what a gorgeous place to spend the holiday! I love your tree and wish you a VERY Merry Christmas! ♥♥♥

Donna said...

I love your tree and all of the beautiful ornaments, Debbie! Especially the glittered shells! And your little tree is just so adorable:) What a great idea with the shell mobile! It turned out beautifully! Have a wonderful Christmas!

NanaDiana said...

Merry, Merry Christmas to you, Debbie. I'd say that's a cute little spot of Christmas. I am off to bed now..the last present is wrapped and the food is prepared as far as I can take it tonight. I am too tired to even vacuum.

I hope you are loving your time in the Keys! Hugs and blessings- Diana

Mikey said...

I love all your beachy trees! I especially love your very creative sea glass and starfish tree topper! So pretty! Ever since I discovered Cindy's blog, My Romantic Home, I've been adding litte beachy touches to my otherwise very French and Shabby Chic home! Merry Christmas! Oh--and it's 9am Christmas morning and there are still gifts to wrap!

iLoveShelling said...

Your trees are so sweet. Merry Christmas Debby! Have fun in the Keys.

Heaven's Walk - said...

Your little "Key Tree" is adorable! Just the right amount of Christmas joy! I'm so glad that we met this year via blogland, and I look forward to getting to know you better in the coming year. Enjoy the beautiful Keys, dear friend! Soak up some sunshine for me! :) ♥ Merry Christmas, Debbie!

xoxo laurie said...

just beautiful!! Merry Christmas :-)

Cindy Adkins said...

Merry Christmas, Debbie!!!
Wow, I love both of your trees! And I love how you tied the topper on with's so awesome.
I hope that you are enjoying the Keys...What a beautiful place to spend Christmas and relax...dreamy!
Sending ((((hugs)))) your way,

Blooming Rose Musings said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I love both of your trees. They are each so beautiful.
The little one is precious and perfect for your time in the keys.
Merry Christmas. I hope you are having a wonderful and relaxing time.

Drawn to The Sea said...

Blue & white is always right... & your last minute shell garland's just right. Hope you're having a wonderful time!