Every year I bring out my favourite feather tree. About 10 years ago I saw my first tree in Country Living. When I looked them up online they were expensive so I bided my time and waited. I found one finally at Superstore at an after easter sale for the grand total of $3.00!!
It has a horrendous bright bottom and ugly fake green grass but it was the little pink fluffy branches that made me think there was potentional there. I put it in a mercury glass vase this year and then covered that with a fluffy feather boa.
About 10 years ago I went into a thrift store and found these:
Vintage ornaments that must be mercury glass. They have a bit of an aqua tint, and reminded me of this picture from Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic Treasure Hunting book.
I lusted after all this mercury glass and so when I found mine I was thrilled. I strung then with white ribbon and hung them on my feather tree with bit's of vintage chandelier crystal's that I had hanging around.
I love these little ornaments so much I pack them myself when I move and carry them in my car -these and my jewelry come with me. I only paid about $4.00 for them but they are worth so much for me.
I get some flak for this tree. No one else likes it that much but it's my favourite part of the Christmas decor.
Until next time,