Thursday, December 13, 2012

A Whimsical Tree and Simple & Sweet Fridays #41

I wanted to have a whimsical Christmas tree in 
my kitchen this year.
I used branches and dried some oranges.
During the day, the sunlight makes the oranges
look like stained glass.
I put them in a vintage silver ice bucket 
with some freshly picked pomegranates.
 I added little lights that are battery 
operated all over the branches.
I glittered some old vintage silverware and cookie cutters. I tied them on the tree with some red and white gingham ribbon.

I had to add a little Paris candle to the vignette!
Wishing you all 
a Whimsical Christmas! 

Now on with the Party...
Last weeks Simple & Sweet Favorites!

Go check out The Thrifty Rebel's post My Inspiration/Craft Room Makeover Reveal!
Be sure to check out Tuula's blog!

Go check out the Must Love Junk's post Deck the Halls!
 Be sure to check out Susan's blog!

Go check out A Vintage Green's post Christmas Decorating!
Be sure to check out Joy's blog!

Go check out Life on Lakeshore Drive's post DIY Christmas Jewelry for Candles!
Be sure to check out Kathy's blog!

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  1. Love the features this week, but I'm really taken with that little Paris candle! It would just go perfect in my current bedroom project!

    Thanks for hosting!
    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

  2. Hi Jody and Stan; what a lovely surprise to see my Christmas Decorations on your Features this week. Thank you indeed. And thank you for hosting. Have a lovely week.

  3. Great features, thanks for sharing. Thank you for yet another wonderful party! Happy holidays.

  4. Love that funky tree, but am drooling over the glittered vintage cookie cutters - what a FABULOUS idea!!! Happy Thursday - XOXO Tanya

  5. Oh Jody, that tree, is just fantastic. I love every ornament on there, the sparkling fork and spoon, orange slices, the silver bucket with one of my most favorite winter fruits in it, just fabulous!!! I enjoy this linky very much. xo

  6. What a happy Christmas branch decorated in your kitchen. Thank you for hosting Jody and Stan. I decorate my office/workshop porch with junk and yard greens each year, a favorite thing for me to do.

  7. Great post and great features!!
    Thanks so much for hosting each and every week!


  8. Thanks so much for hosting in the midst of Christmas Chaos!!! And your tree is just amazing!

  9. Oh my. I love the glitter dipped silverware, great idea! Thanks for hosting again this week, I hope your holidays are off to a wonderful start, Laura

  10. Oh my is right!! What a gorgeous kitchen tree!! Love the glitter dipping and orange garland. The silver bits are perfect too. Lovely features and thanks for hosting, as always! xo

  11. I love your kitchen tree. For a few years, when we lived in snow country, my fellow snowshoe-ers and I would decorate a tree for the birds in the forest. We made seed and suet dishes out of grapefruit halves, cut and dried oranges like you did, strung cranberries for a garland and filled pine cones with peanut butter. We had to carry a ladder in with us, so that we could keep some bird treats out of easy reach of small ground animals and dogs.
    Thanks for hosting and bringing back those lovely memories.
    Gail ( and

  12. Such a cute xmas tree! Festive features :) Thanks for hosting, Jody! Happy Holidays from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

  13. Thanks for hosting! Your decor is so sweet!
    Farmhouse Holiday Hugs,

  14. Meerry Christmas, Jody! Yes, Christmas is right around the corner. You have been busy! Your home loos so beautiful and the twinkly lights and sugary sparkles are so welcoming!
    Thank you for hosting this fun party every week. I love joining in!
    Carolynn xoxo

  15. What an absolutely darling tree! Love it! :)

  16. Love your kitchen and home decorations as well as the features this week. Thanks for hosting Jody and Stan.


  17. Your little tree is so cute! I love how you glittered the cookie cutter and silverware! I'm going to try that! Thank you for hosting your fun party and wishing you and Stan a wonderful Christmas season!

  18. I love your cute tree! and thank you for your sweet comment on my holiday home! Have a happy weekend!!

  19. Wow, you have a good idea! your tree is stunning!!! I love it:) Have a nice weekend!

  20. Lovely captures!
    Happy celebrations!

  21. Jody, as always, your creativity astounds me! The ice bucket, the fruit and glittered silverware-I love it all! Thank you so much for featuring my post and blog and for hosting each week! :)

  22. What a sweet tree... it looks so organic and natural. Love the orange slice garland! I was so thrilled to come over to link up and find my inspiration/craft room featured. Thank you so much!! Hope you have a fabulously festive weekend!
    Tuula :)

  23. Wow Jody, I love your kitchen tree and decorations! They are just darling and so unique.
    Thank you for hosting the party! We appreciate what you do for us. Can’t wait to explore all the beautiful posts.
    Have a Beautiful Blessed Day!

    Linda and Jeannie @ The French Hens Nest

  24. I just love your awesome tree! Thanks for hosting and have a great wek...

  25. Just found your many cute things! Thanks for hosting :)

  26. What a cute tree. Love the glittered cookie cutters and silverware. Linked up for the first time and now following you. Thanks for hosting!

  27. I love your glittered silverware and cookie cutters. How pretty and clever.


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