Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Mom’s Tree’s ~ And ~ A Little Crafting for me


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Hello All My Bloggin’ Friends!

I’m almost too poop to peep, but thought I would give it a try.  :)

Why am I so tired?

Oh, so many reasons.

Between house showings, which the house had to be cleaned from top to bottom for.

Plus I have been working hard on things for my booth.

Working a lot lately on my Etsy shop, tiring to get new things listed and freshen up over there.

Putting together RAK Christmas presents for as many of my friends that I can.

*There are so many I am hoping to send packages out to, hoping that I can find the time and energy to actually get it done.

I am happy to say though, one was mailed out a couple of days ago, another one boxed up and ready to be shipped, plus a few more in the works!

Then to top it off, I spent 6 hours today at the mall getting started on my Christmas buying.

Until today I hadn’t bought a single gift, and Christmas is less than a month away!! :0

I am worn out!!!


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I thought I would share a few small craft projects I finished up.

The first one is a Pinterest favorite of so many.

Have you seen the water globes made from jars?

Some have water, some don’t.

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, just do a search for water globe jars on Pinterest and you will see many examples.

Any who,  I love them.

So I decided the other day to make one.

I got down in the cabinet where I keep all my spare jars…

What?? Where are they???

Then I remembered I sold all my empty crafting jars this past Summer in a yard sale!!!


  I save things forever, never use them, then as soon as I get rid of something it is Exactly what I need.

Well, eventually I was able to find a couple.  Unfortunately, they didn't have their lids.

Hummm, time to improvise…

This is what I came up with.

My prim twist on a jar water globe…

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Of course, it doesn’t have water in it because I had to top it with a piece of old red and white ticking.

But still looks kind of cute.

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I have it sitting in my living room…

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The next things I did was an update on a project from last year.

Do you remember this twig tree post from last year??

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I never really cared for the base I used.  It was way too small.

So, this year I changed it into something slightly larger.

Another jar I found…

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I also trimmed down the branches some, they were too long last year.

I filled the jar with Spanish Moss and put a stitchery around the jar.

The stitchery was originally made for a candle and was from a swap I did with Ann a couple of years ago.

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Much better, don’t ya think??!


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The other day I was over at my Mom and Dads.

She has her kitchen decorated so cute for Christmas.

I decided to take some pictures of two of her trees to share with you all.

Now I didn't have my camera, so I had to use my phone.

Let me apologize, the quality of the pictures aren't the greatest.


*** Okay, I started this post last night but I’m afraid my sleepiness won out and I had to go to bed! :) ***

But now I’m back and a little more rested so lets see Moms Kitchen Trees.

Remember these were taken with my phone. :(

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I love her kitchen trees!

She always has them decorated so cute!!

This small one is decorated with vintage children's baking toys and glass bead garland.

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The next one is her tall twig tree.

This one is decorated with mainly vintage old ornaments and glass bead garland.

Trust me, my photos don’t do these trees justice at all!! :)

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The above ornie is my favorite. 

Poor little fella has lost his arm over the years, but I don’t care, he still has stolen my heart.

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And lastly, I really liked how she displayed the little stockings on her fridge.

Humm, may have to do that next year!

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Well, I guess that is all from me for the day.

I need to get up, shower and get started with the day.

So much to do, so little time!  That has quickly become typical life lately. :)



Oh, Don't forget my giveaway!!

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The last day to enter is this upcoming Monday, Dec. 10th.

You can CLICK HERE to pop over to the giveaway post.

All entries must be made on that posting to count toward the giveaway.


Thanks so much for stopping by and spending a little of your day with me.


Until Next Time…

Take Care and Talk Soon,



BumbleBeeLane said...

I know Christmas is sneaking up fast this year! So much to do but for some reason I don't have the "spirit" yet.I think some cold and snow might help been so warm for PA.Your mom's tree's are lovely.Thanks for the tour.Hugs!~Amy

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Tammy, such sweet trees your Mom has, I love them all, but the kitchen tree is so so cute with the children`s items, what fun to see, thanks for sharing......I know about the jar globes on Pinterest, I love them to, yours is adorable and love the jar you put the tree in......prim perfect.....Blessings Francine.

jennifer768 said...

Hi Tammy,love your mom's trees!They are adorable.Great job on the jar snow globe.I made some last year and they are fun to make.I like your twist on it.Hugs,Jen

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Hello Tammy-
Oh, I just LOVE your snow globes!
And the little tree is so sweet!
Your mom's trees are Beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a wonderful day!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Loving it all, but especially your branch tree, I ADORE that sweet tree, AND now I know what I will be looking for in my junkin adventures, kid's play utensils to decorate my tree in my kitchen with next year!! LOVE it!!!!

Hope you got some sleep!!


Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said... much eye candy I'm bedazzled! Thanks for sharing Tammy! :-)

TheCrankyCrow said...

OOOOOO...SQUEAL!! Lovin' your take on the snow globe....and your redo of the twig tree....One of these Christmases I'm hoping to have some time to craft again...I so miss it. Your mum's trees are GORGEOUS! Wowsers - what an amazing collection of ornaments she has! I could spend hours just looking at each one! Thanks so much for sharing! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Raymond Homestead said...

Tammy, I have been making waterless snow globes as well. I had lots of fun making them. Love your little twig tree and your mom's decorations are very pretty!

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Tam, How did the showings go? fingers crossed! Oh my your mom's trees are wonderful, allt he wonderful mini collections, skip goes my heart... that santa is a fave here too! Snow globe, adorable!!!! never can go wrong with a bottle brush tree! hugs! OLM

bettyj said...

It is nice to see you and our Mom have so much in common.Deb and I love the same things too. Beautiful trees.
Hope the house showing went well.

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Your mom must be a big inspiration for you! Love her decorating too! And love your little tree in the jar! ~*~Lisa

Karen said...

Love your little tree in teh jar..what a great idea! Your Mum's baking cute!!

Cindi said...

Hi Tammy great to hear from you! The tree you made is so very cute! Yes I do think it looks much better. Love your mom's trees also. Funny but when I was looking at the trees I noticed the stockings on the fridge and though oh what a good idea and then at the end you had that picture posted too! LOL Get some rest!
Be blessed,

Robyn ♥ said...

I just love your take on the snow globes!! a make-do!!
Your Mom's trees and decor are just wonderful!
I love how you fixed your twig tree. It's perfect.

Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

Hi Tam your mums trees are simply amazing and love the fridge idea too..Sometimes we seem like we are running around getting nowhere but hopefully you will find time to recharge over the holidays.. Hugs Angi X

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

I love so many styles and vintage and prim are included. Your utensil tree with the crocheted potholder is so cool. I think I have enough vintage utensils to decorate one too. You have so many great prim ornies too. My friend owns a prim shop.

Sunny Simple Life said...

Just love your mom's trees. The red themed Santa one is so darling. Reminds me of my childhood and my mom's things.