Thursday, November 29, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree

-inspiration board-
Tree shopping this weekend after our local Christmas parade.  A small tree...set upon a skirted table, decorated with my Grandmother's Shiny Brite ornaments and the Marklin train from my childhood chugging around its base.  Some sources...

1.  Vintage tree topper

2.  Tinsel

3.  Vintage Shiny Brite ornament-teardrop

4.  Vintage Shiny Brite ornament-globe

5.  Flickering flame lights

6.  Skirted table

7.  Basket tree skirt

8.  Faux bois wrapping paper

9.  Bernard Maisner wrapping paper

10.  Cherry blossum wrapping paper

11.  Marklin train set



Anonymous said...

Love this! Your inspiration boards are magazine worthy. Particularly like the mix of wrapping papers...I need to shake things up a bit. Oh, and the basket tree skirt too. Looking forward to seeing your tree.

Jennifer C. Webb said...

wow, thanks Marg.! Picked out the tree today....felt soooo good to only fork over $35 for a tree this year. Bringing home on Sat. No stress this year....decorating will take no time at all

Next inspiration for your Dude. Thomas may recognize one of the items...every man must have a tactical flashlight, right

Phyllis Trevor Higgerson, Henhurst said...

Lovely. Hope we will get to see a photo! What my husband is referring to as the 'Charlie Brown' tree has be relegated to the outdoors. I have been overruled and we will be putting up the usual full size tree, per tradition, after my daughter's birthday on the 4th.
All best,

Jennifer C. Webb said...

oh no haaa. Poor little tree. I think the train set will make up for the smaller tree with my girls.

Happy Birthday to your daughter....she welcomes the holiday season with her special day every year

Gail, in northern California said...

Hi Jennifer,

I have a manly stocking stuffer idea for you. They're red. ;-) Found at any True Value Hardware store, little more than $10 with tax and fit in the palm of your hand. An electrical outlet tester. But not just any outlet tester. No, this one also tests GFI's.

Trust me; guys love them. ;-)

Jennifer C. Webb said...

do not feed my husband's tool addition matter how small. I need more stuff in my living room rather than his garage ha. I can't be an enabler

I Dream Of said...

Jennifer, I think your tree is going to be so sweet and beautiful! I can't wait to see a photo. I love table top trees, and actually just found the perfect spot for one in our house. You've inspired me! And the Marklin train - my husband had one growing up and was very upset when his parents gave it away in a rush of "downsizing." He would love your tree for sure. Happy Decorating!

Jennifer C. Webb said...

oh no, how sad. Instead of giving Mom just dropped loads of my old stuff at MY house. Now, it's my problem ha

Praying my train survives Mischief and Mayhem. At least the ornaments will be out of reach this year

I Dream Of said...

Well, you just inspired me to order him a Marklin train starter kit as his Christmas present this year - love it when I can do my shopping in my PJs over my morning coffee. It won't be the same as his old set, but hopefully will bring back memories. I'm sure Mischief and Mayhem will be perfect angels, right?
Thanks so much for the gift idea!!

Jennifer C. Webb said...

Brilliant Jeanne! Will be thinking of him Christmas exciting. So sweet

Jingles the elf will arrive this weekend to watch over the girls. I was tempted to invite him back way back around Halloween

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

Oh.... it's going to be gorgeous! I LOVE your nod to family traditions.... magical. Have a great weekend!

Jennifer C. Webb said...

thanks your Christmas will be beyond magical. The rest of us only dream of a European holiday!

Woodside Park said...

Christmas parade? Sweet! Please share photos, Jennifer. Happy tree hunting!
PS - Love that basket tree skirt....very cool!

Jennifer C. Webb said...

thanks Loi...we're ready to watch the beauty queens and clowns escort Santa through town! Then hopefully a leisurely day of decorating our little tree

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