My tree and my Mini-Me’s tree too!

My tree and my Mini-Me’s tree too!

For those friends visiting from the Christmas Tree Blog Hop, year before last our real tree fell over twice in 2 weeks and broke nearly every ornament we’d collected for 25 years (insert sad face and heavy sigh).  But instead of crying over broken glass and lots of money down the drain, I’ve decided to look at it as a new beginning; a way to put myself and what I like into the tree.

Meaning, this years Christmas tree is suited more to my taste and not the kids.  I started by flocking it myself.  You can read that DIY here.  And this tree is full of different things like vintage items and silverware and floral picks instead of traditional ornaments and mismatched ribbon and candle ring beads instead of garland.  But that’s how I roll.  I roll right for the weird, the unique, and the what-the-heck-was-she-thinking kind of tree but all in good taste of course.  It has crossed my mind that you might think it’s a snowball effect headed straight for the dumpster, but you can be the judge.  I take that back – don’t judge!

Hodge Podge Christmas tree with unique items as ornaments by

If you look closely, you’ll find one, two or possibly three antique silver cream and sugar bowls,

silver cream and sugar bowls used for Christmas tree ornaments by

a few vintage teacups,

Vintage teacup used as an ornament for a Christmas tree by

and vintage silverware like forks, spoons and serving pieces.

Antique silverware used as ornaments on a Hodge Podge Christmas tree

Old silverware used as ornaments on Christmas trees by


Hodge Podge Christmas tree by

You may even see a couple of old door knob back plates too!

Use vintage door knob plates for unusual Christmas tree ornaments.

Oh yeah!  Here’s a hint if you don’t have enough ribbon.  Cut the ribbon in 36 inch pieces.  That way you can tuck it into strategic places instead of worrying about having enough to wrap the entire tree. 😉

My Mini-Me’s Christmas Tree

Now I wanted to share my middle child’s Christmas tree.  She lives in Navasota at the farmhouse so it’s the tree down there.  It is so cute that I think she’s turning into my Mini-Me which is a total compliment of course! It’s woodland themed except for the pig – she loves the pig!

Woodland Christmas tree -

Isn’t that darling?  I think she did a magnificent job!

Flocked woodland tree -

I love the size, shape and flocking on this tree.  She got it at Michael’s for 50% off.  It’s filled with LED lights and comes with a warranty.  I’m hoping there are some left.  I think I want one in our master bedroom!

A woodland style Christmas tree =

antlers for a woodland tree by

Sweater ornaments make cute woodland tree decor

And finally, here’s the beloved pig.

Christmas tree in Navasota by


Hope you’ve enjoyed our trees.  Now click on the links below to check out the rest of the Bloggers and the First Annual Christmas Tree Blog Hop.  Sooooo many great Christmas Trees!


Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop

Welcome To Our First Annual Christmas Tree Decor Blog Hop!!

We have 52 talented bloggers joining up to share their decorated Christmas Trees with you! So grab a cup of your favorite beverage, settle in and get comfortable because you are going to love the beautiful Christmas Tree Decor shared today!


  1. December 4, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    I love them both! The vintage silverware and cups are so pretty and unique. I got the same tree from Michael’s this year and absolutely adore it!

    • December 4, 2017 / 2:20 pm

      Yes that tree is awesome! Thanks for the sweet compliments Angela. Merry Christmas!

  2. December 4, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    I love the idea of using vintage silverware as Christmas tree ornaments! So creative and unique.

    • December 4, 2017 / 2:23 pm

      Thanks Wanda! My kids think it’s weird but I love it. Merry Christmas!

  3. December 4, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    I love how your tree turned out! I bet you fell in love with it all over again! Now I’m tempted to do mine. And the mini-me tree is adorable!

    • December 4, 2017 / 7:55 pm

      I do love it again but it’s not a nice as a free Balsam Hill like someone I know has! Thanks for the compliments Yami!

  4. December 4, 2017 / 8:32 pm

    OH MY! What a tree! Its filled with amazing items! This has to be the best vintage tree I have ever seen. Great post! Great meeting you.

    • December 4, 2017 / 8:36 pm

      Well thank you so much Maria! That makes my heart smile. Merry Christmas!

  5. December 5, 2017 / 2:17 am

    Both of your trees are beautiful and although they are the same colour they set different moods. Love both of them but the one with the little sweaters is my fav.

    • December 5, 2017 / 6:13 am

      Thank you Leanna! I’ll tell my daughter (my Mini-Me). She will be thrilled to hear it. Merry Christmas!

  6. Kathy A
    December 5, 2017 / 12:02 pm

    Both trees are beautiful. I love your “different” ornaments. The glow of silver in the lights must be gorgeous. I have been tempted to make little dioramas in some clear red glass cups without saucers I thrifted. For years we had a rowdy dog and curious cat (Never put chocolates or catnip under the tree!). My tree was tied with nylon fishline–almost invisible–from a swivel plant hanger in the center of my window. It saved many a mishap. Sometimes it was tied just in the middle to the nearby windowsill. An ounce of prevention saved the ruin of many presents under the live tree with water in the treestand! More room for presents with the artificial one!

    • December 5, 2017 / 3:44 pm

      Gotta love our pets! I think dioramas in glass cups would be beautiful! Make sure and send a picture if you get it done. Thanks for visiting. Merry Christmas

  7. Pamela S Williams
    December 7, 2017 / 10:30 am

    Wow! And i mean WOW!!!! They are both absolutely fabulous!!! Great job ladies!!!

    • December 7, 2017 / 11:45 am

      Awww, thanks Pam. I’ll tell Macy. You know, and I keep asking this… you could come visit and see it in person! Merry Christmas.

  8. December 7, 2017 / 12:48 pm

    Both trees are both beautiful and amazing. I love the noel ribbon and silverware on yours and sweater and the pig!!! Visiting from the hop!

    • December 7, 2017 / 1:11 pm

      Thanks Kim! I’ll tell my daughter you love hers too. She’ll grin from ear to ear. So glad you visited. Merry Christmas!

  9. December 8, 2017 / 7:05 pm

    I really like both trees. Yours is so unique and probably is like a treasure hunt to see what else is hiding in there. Love that concept. And who doesn’t love a woodland creature Christmas tree. The pig is an adorable addition. Thanks for sharing.

    • December 8, 2017 / 9:33 pm

      Thanks Donna! I hadn’t thought of it being like treasure hunt. Love that. Merry Christmas.

  10. December 11, 2017 / 8:48 am

    Beautiful!! I can’t believe you flocked it yourself! It looks amazing. I also love how you added flatware and teacups! How fun!

    • December 11, 2017 / 10:32 am

      Thanks Allison. My husband and kids were like whaaaaat – no one puts silverware on a Christmas tree! You know the rest. Glad you visited the blog today. Merry Christmas!

  11. December 11, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    I would have been devastated if I lost 25 years of ornaments, but I love how you’re starting over with items you like. I’m in love with the vintage creamer cups and the spoons/forks. Such a unique way to decorate! Pinned.

    • December 12, 2017 / 2:50 am

      It was hard at the time but I like change so I guess it worked out okay. Thanks for pinning and the compliments! Merry Christmas!

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