Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The Trees of Mimi's Cottage

We decorated three trees this year.  The fiirst one's in the family room. 

It has ornaments we've collected over the years on our vacations and things that our friends,
children, and now grandchildren have made.  I love it, and it's priceless-to-me decorations.

 Our little tree that sits on the kitchen island. 

 This year we added a tree to the basement playroom.  Checked star topper from Hobby Lobby.
 The sweetpeas helped make the polka dot paper garland chain.  The large star ornaments are from the church Christmas dinner centerpieces that I took apart.  Can't just throw away a perfectly good glittered star.
A few weeks ago, a local television program called Studio 5  (Salt Lake City's KSL TV),  had a segment on how to make these large ornaments.  (the one's with the vintage images)

They're made from Dollar Store stove burner covers. (2 in a package one 6 inch and the other 8 inch)
 Spray painted to get rid of the oh-so- lovely images.
Then vintage pictures that I downloaded from somewhere on the internet, were modpodged onto the burner covers.  You could cover them with scrapbook paper, or decorate them any way that suits your fancy.  Such a great idea and I love how they look on the tree.


Lisa said...

First, how the junk did I miss the red checked stars at Hobby Lobby? Or did you hide them all from me? And second, love, love, LOVE your trees. And your taste. And you, even though we've only met accidentally. I'm sure we were separated in pre-mortal life, as they couldn't put all that polka dot lovin' together in one household.

The Gathering Place said...

How fun to have three cute trees! I like the idea to paint the plates and cover them with cute Christmas pictures. Thanks for the nice comments on my blog. Have a great holiday!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

I knew I would find a real treat here when I visited! Your home is so darling and welcoming! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Sue!


Linda said...

What charming trees! Thanks for sharing the ideas! Merry Christmas, Mimi!

Kathleen Grace said...

Beautiful trees! I LOVE that red checked star, why can't I have a Hobby Lobby nearby!? Merry Christmas to you and your family!