Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Romantic Thoughts....I found one!!! You may remember that in my last post I told you I was not able to find an affordable little feather style tree? Well, this past weekend I found one at my favorite antique mall! It was half price and already had white lights, white tulle wrapped around it, and it is the prettiest shade of vintage peachy pink!!! And it's a tall one at 3 ft. I got a great deal, but whoever bought this tree before me got an even better deal. I know because when I looked at the bottom of the base there was a Goodwill tag that said 3.99!!!
I was so exited to find it! I can use it for Christmas, Valentines Day and Easter, too! I couldn't wait to decorate it and create a vignette around it! I found two more wonderful treasures that day, also. This lovely book in the best vintage aqua blue. Quite the dramatic title. Maybe someday when my kids are all grown up I will have time to read all these great old books that I really buy just to use in my decorating because they are so darn pretty! Hehe!I also found this delightful vintage hat. It's just so yummy, covered in soft, whisper pink rose petals!
Love, love, love these newest finds. I could just stare at them all day!
Here is a closer look at my pretty pink Valentine tree. The pearl choker necklace is the one I wore for my wedding.The lady in the vintage photo is my great grandmother. To me she looks as though she may be thinking romantic thoughts.And showcased in my favorite frame is cupid herself. Hmmm ~I should maybe give her a heart or arrow or something? Or are silver wings and a rhinestone necklace enough?
Look at that sweet face. The silver wings, rhinestones and doll were all Christmas presents from my sweet mama.
I adore this rose print. I enlarged it from a vintage postcard by C. Klein, one of my favorite artists.
All this romantic decorating really has me in the mood to make some pretty Valentines! Hopefully, I will have some to show you next time.Michelle xoxo

32 comments:

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Ohhhh, talk about being in the right place at the right time - your feather tree is fabulous. You are so right, it is indeed very versatile -okay, 4th of July is pushing it.
Your accessorizing has made it even more beautiful:-)

stefanie said...

everything is sooooooo beautiful!!!

Shabby Kim said...

You always find such beautiful things on your treasure hunts Michelle and it leaves me in awe. Congrats on finding your pink feather tree. What an awesome find!!

craftymarta said...

I love your blog. We have the same taste. Some of the stuff you have I collected for years but you have the edge in the displaying. I love your linen but I decided to abstain from those. I'm looking for those trees too. This past Christmas I got the hardest time finding the stuff we like @ Marshalls and TJ Maxx. I was told Michaels have them and sold out quickly. I don't want to pay 50$ or more for them. I wonder were you can find them out of season. I try to start a snowmen collection but there was no pretty ones out there. I hunt for seasonal stuff all the time. Blessings, Marta,

Cottage Rose said...

Your table scape is so beautiful,, love love the feather tree,, such a great buy... have a great week.

Hugs;
Alaura

Connie said...

I just finished wrapping a little glittery tree in tulle today and adding paper roses and the lights went out. Love Bunny now wants me to take it off so he can "FIND" the bulbs that are burned out and replace them! I'm fit to be tied, sugar! Grrrrrr....all that work down the tubes.
xoxo,
Connie

June said...

I do love your new little tree. The entire vignette is so pretty. That little hat is my fave.
hugs

twinkleshabbystar said...

Beautiful post Michelle! WOW! What yummy finds! The feather tree is FAB!!! EEEK! So perfect that you can use year round! Thanks for sharing all your pretty finds with us! :) XOXO,Jenn

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

beautiful vignette! love how you display them.. can't pick fave.. love them all..

Marie Reed said...

I'm addicted to everything vintage so this is sooo up my alley!

Lori said...

Michelle, that all looks so pretty...i love your feather tree...and that is one gorgeous hat, it is really loaded with millinery...the little angel doll looks so cute, i think that is so sweet how you have her hanging in the frame!!!

BellaRosa said...

What lovely treasures you found! I love how you display things...very pretty :) Can't wait to see how you decorate your lil tree each holiday. Besos, Rose

Petit Coterie said...

What wonderful treasures you found. I love the hat, just to cute. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a post.

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Cassandra said...

Oh WOW this is so very lovely! Lucky you. What a beautiful shade of pink. Your blog is just so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

:) Cassandra

Terri Gordon said...

I love to visit your blog, it is always sooooo beautiful. Happy New Year.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Wow, these are wonderful finds and everythings looks so sweet and romantic! What a great Valentine's decoration!

Hugs,
Julia

vintagesue said...

wow....what a stunning post. you have certainly brought out the romantic in me. i love that tree...hat...book...cupid....ALL OF IT. oh...and your blog title photo looks amazing.
i know what you mean about having time to read....who does that with young kids in tow? do blogs count as literature? maybe....
take care....
sue

Thru Pink Curtains said...

the rose photo must have been a popular one as i have seen something similar in a couple of other places and my mother has two pictures of this same looking rose that i framed. wondering if was of the same print????
have a happy day...

NicNacManiac said...

This is the prettiest tree ever! Love your little vignette and the blue book really sets off the other items...well done!!
Happy Sunday xOxO Nerina

Ben said...

My mom would love this setup. I've been trying to find rose type things to buy for her for her birthday in February.

tales from an oc cottage said...

Fabulous!!!! How lucky are you??!!

m ^..^

Laura Lis said...

What a lovely is your blog! so romantic! everything is fabulous! Warm regards from Spain!

traci said...

what a beautiful little vignette. love it.

Tracey said...

Oh I just love how you've embellished your new tree...so creative! The vintage 14 flash card is a fabulous idea!!!

:) T

p.s. I do have a laser printer so the clock face coasters don't run a bit...

mendytexas said...

OOH pretties!! Love it all!

Joy said...

That tree sounds like it was waiting for you! Just magical.

Easter hat girl makes a great button! ;o)

Secondhandrose said...

So many pretty things to look at and even though the tree was a good buy, the little cupid with wings and rhinestones really tickles me. Come for a visit.

karen

tina, theoldfrenchdoors... said...

I love that pink tree, what a great find everything else is just beautiful. Im glad i just found your blog its put a smile on my face thank you

Preemie Donna said...

love all the little details on the tree very cute..

Donna Meyers@moonbeampaparie.blogspot.com said...

I have just found your site and loved everything. I have never seen a feather tree as the peachy one you found. I did as you said and kept up a small white x-mas tree and decorted it for valentines with my new match box vintage inspired ornaments. I made each one unique with jewels hanging on the bottom. I do not see much of these things here in pa. I do collect rose plates maybe we could swap one sometime.

Anonymous said...

Hello Michelle,
this is a beautiful Blog. So sweet and so fine. You look with your haert.
My english is not so good, but I`m so happy, to find this blog.
Wish you all the best to your family and god bless you forever!
I am a grandmother from West-Germany, 59 years old, and I like to look this in my PC.
See you, this blog is now in my heart.
By, by Elke