Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Teacup Tree

Being the good hubby that he is, the other day JD pulled some of our Christmas trees down from the attic. At one point he came down with a brand new one, still sealed in the box. I'd completely forgotten I bought it on clearance after Christmas last year. It is white (my first white one) and pre-lit with lights (a first there too).

I was delighted when he handed me the box. I set to work right away, putting it up in the dining room.

The problem is that I don't have ornaments, garland or even a star for it. At least, not the kind I want to put on it. And I'm short on time this holiday season, so I cannot dive into making the decorations I'd like to make for it.

I've been gathering little odds and ends from around the house to put on it. But then I had an idea. Since it sits in the dining room, why not hang some teacups on it? I gathered up a few of my favorite ones and -VOILA!-

My Teacup Tree


Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Oh My Gosh! what a FAB-U-LOUS idea!! I adore that! I might steal it next year! I love it so much Im thinking of going out and getting a tiny one, just so I can do it now, lol!! great idea!

Thanks so much for your sweet comments too Kim!! Happy Holidays!

~ Hugs ~ Cynthia

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I love that idea!

ps.I read your post to my husband, who isn't too happy that our ONE tree's lights aren't working. Now he seems happier, since I'm only doing one tree to your "few".:)


just a little bit shabby said...

How adorable. I might try this too as I have a lot of cups!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

A perfect solution! I love the cup third from the bottom~
These white trees can be addictive. I put mine in my dining room last year~
I love finding things we forgot be bought at the end of the last season!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

It looks so adorable! I guess great minds think alike! We were probably decorating our at the same time!!! I'm the one that should be saying that I didn't copy you since you posted yours a day earlier but really I didn't, I decorated mine last Saturday!

Robyn said...

such a lovely and creative idea - I bet it looks lovely all lit up in a darkened room!

vintagewindow said...

That is one sweet tree. Love the teacups.