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Friday, December 9, 2011

Vintage Sentimental Christmas tree!

I wanted our tree to hold sentiment this year.  
I decided I would look for some old Vintage Christmas post cards, and incorporate those along with some old vintage ornaments, mixed with a few modern and hand made ones.  Let's just say it is eclectic for sure!

I also bought a new tree this year, pre-lit and with flocked in snow.

I love it!

I found a few vintage post cards locally.

Then in Savannah, I found some too...

HOWEVER, I lost them, or left them in the hotel:(

I wanted to include my Grandfather this Christmas...

and of course myself, after my Grandfather dressed me up...
I actually remember these days.

My Grandfather would sing the song, one little, two little three, little Indians, and I would spin around and giggle my head off...what fond memories.

Then I made a few vintage post cards myself using the Graphics fairy website.

Looking above from the family room...

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
I have two parties tomorrow..and I must get my Christmas shopping DONE!
Please tell me I am not alone with feeling like there is NOT enough time in the day anymore.
whew...looking forward to the New year for sure!

Honey 2805
Thirfty decor chick
Graphics fairy

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Blogger Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Great tree Debbie! I love the vintage pictures and postcards.

Happy Decorating!

December 9, 2011 at 5:36 PM  
Blogger Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Your tree is my very favorite one. I have become a big fan of flocked trees and the vintage postcards and pics really make an already spectacular tree even better.

December 9, 2011 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Your tree is so pretty and I love the idea of the vintage post cards. I agree there aren't enough hours in the day to get it all done! Enjoy your weekend. Hugs, Linda

December 9, 2011 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

You are NOT alone! There is never enough hours in the days this time of year.

Your tree is beautiful. A flocked tree is my favorite & I wish I dared flock my own tree. It looks just beautiful, Debbie! xo Diana

December 9, 2011 at 5:52 PM  
Blogger Ribbonwood Cottage said...

Debbie, love the tree, and I love the old photos you are using for ornaments! It just looks amazing and is a very sweet sentimental idea. I love it.

December 9, 2011 at 5:57 PM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

I love it.. This is vintage at its best. Seeing all those memories on the tree is such a treasure for your family..

December 9, 2011 at 5:58 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

I love the personal pictures you placed on your tree. and I love vintage postcards. Your tree is beautiful for sure -Can people see it from the street as they walk or drive by?

December 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Angela said...

What an absolutely beautiful tree. I think it's the prettiest one I've seen this season. I LOVE trees with nostalgia. I have one myself. I adore all the ornaments. I've tried to inventory them so the kids will know their history, but THAT is a job. Your photography is great. I'm just learning and some of my blog pics show it. Merry Christmas.

December 9, 2011 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

So glad you didn't get lost in blogland. I love how you photoshop your pictures. How great to look up and see that tree.

December 9, 2011 at 6:07 PM  
Blogger Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a great tree, Debbie! Love the postcards! And the view from downstairs is spectacular! Great post!

December 9, 2011 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Debbie I like where you out the tree... Thinking outside the box. I bet it looks beautiful at night from downstairs Very nice tree

December 9, 2011 at 6:19 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Beautiful!! My husband especially liked the photo of your grandfather because it was taken in front of a Walgreens store. Hubby is a former Walgreens executive. :)

December 9, 2011 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger The Charm of Home said...

How beautiful Debbie! I would love to get a white tree like yours! it is great on your loft area.

December 9, 2011 at 6:29 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

It's officical. You have the day off. In fact, we recommend you take the whole weekend off. But, I know that's not going to happen in a blue moon. But the tree is super-duper. I love the card idea. The story of the lost postcards is great and made me giggle silly. OK, I don't want to see you till next week. Off to click a goggle+ and ad for you. Ho-Ho-Ho, I know you believe, Kate - The G.B.

December 9, 2011 at 6:38 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

your tree is gorgeous! I am on the look out for a flocked tree, also. I'll likely buy it at an after Christmas sale =) I'm taking before Christmas to relax, as afterwards, baby is due in March and I have waaaaay too many projects to finish before then =)

December 9, 2011 at 6:44 PM  
Blogger Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love your new tree, Debbie! The ornaments are great and I love that you incorporated pictures, too. I agree ~ I seem to lose part of the day somewhere along the line.

December 9, 2011 at 6:45 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful tree Debbie and I love the sentimental photos you hung on it!! I love trees that are flocked in snow! Martina

December 9, 2011 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Marti said...

Your tree is perfect. The combination of vintage and modern works well. Having family pictures on the tree is a nice touch also.

December 9, 2011 at 7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh Debbie what a beautiful tree, its just lovely,

December 9, 2011 at 7:41 PM  
Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

Gorgeous, Debbie! I adore the idea of a tree with vintage cards and family pictures. The flocking is beautiful! Actually, I'm now working on another tree with a family theme.

Thanks for linking to the Blogger's Block Party Christmas Tree Party at 2805!

December 9, 2011 at 7:46 PM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your tree is very pretty! I set out with a long list to do today, returned home with about half taken care of. No - there is not enough time. I cut back a lot this year.

December 9, 2011 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, how I love the look of a flocked tree, too. That looks fabulous.

December 9, 2011 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

I have always wanted a flocked tree, I love your and with the special memories! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

December 9, 2011 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

I have always wanted a flocked tree, I love your and with the special memories! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

December 9, 2011 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Debbie, your tree is beautiful. I love that you included a photo of your grandpa. How very sweet. I'm doing a traditional tree this year with all the old ornaments that the kids made growing up.
PS: I love the stenciling around your chandeliers. Where can I buy something like that to do around my chandeliers???
Hope you have fun at your parties! Stop over and enter my Giveaway when you get a chance!

December 9, 2011 at 8:14 PM  
Blogger Peggy said...

It's beautiful Debbie. What wonderful memories for you. Peggy

December 9, 2011 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Kim, your new tree with all its vintage charm is a winner. Love the idea of using the old post cards and the family photos from yesteryear. You are a cutie!

December 9, 2011 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger ~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It's so perfect...filled with all of the things you love! I would really like to try to make a little plaid stocking next! Enjoy your weekend, my friend! ♥

December 9, 2011 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

What a great tree, Debbie! I love all the vintage touches and sentiments. I love the flocking!

December 9, 2011 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger Linda@Coastal Charm said...

You did a beautiful job on the VINTAGE tree. E-mail me your address and I will mail you some vintage Christmas cards that I have.

December 9, 2011 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Debbie, I love your tree and the pictures of your grandfather and you are so precious! I am loving all the vintage postcards as well, your house looks so pretty!

December 9, 2011 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Grannys Attic said...

Beautiful tree Debbie and what great memories of your childhood with your grandpa! I just love vintage and special Christmas memories. Blessings, Vicky

December 9, 2011 at 9:25 PM  
Blogger Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love your tree!! Both the tree itself and the decorations are stunning@!!


December 9, 2011 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Marianne said...

Beautiful tree Debbie. I just love flocked trees...maybe I'll add one to my tree collection one year. Just love the postcards and all of the pictures of you and your family.
Marianne :)

December 9, 2011 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Gypsy Heart said...

Beautiful! I love the flocking and the vintage decor. I'm all about making it simple this year. You've done a marvelous job with this tree my friend!

(Hoping this will many difficulties this week w/Blogger.)

December 9, 2011 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH such a beautiful tree, Debbie! I have always wanted a flocked tree! It looks so special with all your vintage it!

December 9, 2011 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Melanie said...

What a beautiful tree, Debbie!! I love the vintage postcards and pictures! Graphics Fairy is a terrific site! I may have to try something like that too.
Sweet memories of your grandfather. :-)
Your tree is so pretty with your ceiling stenciling.♥
Enjoy the weekend!

December 9, 2011 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger Audrey said...

Debbie ... LOVE your tree and the postcards are a great idea. I need to hurry and get mine decorated.
Christmas Blessings.
Audrey Z. Timeless Treasures.

December 9, 2011 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your Christmas tree is so vintage looks Beautiful, love the postcards and old photos you have some great Treasures from the past Debbie.
I would like to thank you so much for your sweet comments on my new Christmas Tablescape. I hope you have a great weekend with your family.
XXOO Diane

December 9, 2011 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger janeep said...

Beautiful, I haven't been in the mood but now I'm inspired! Tomorrow I decorate for Christmas. Thanks!

December 9, 2011 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Kris said...


December 10, 2011 at 12:03 AM  
Blogger Susanne Tyree said...

Debbie I love what you did with your tree, but what I love most of all is how you used clothes pins as the means to hang those vintage cards and pics. How clever! Including pics of loved ones, especially those that have passed is a wonderful way to remember where we came from and how much we miss them. The pic of you as a little one is sweet. This is one A+ tree. Thanks for sharing.
Susanne :)

December 10, 2011 at 12:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your tree is Beautiful! I love it!

December 10, 2011 at 1:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stunning! The photos and the vintage cards are such a nice idea.

December 10, 2011 at 3:10 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Your tree is beautiful Debbie and you're not alone in feeling there is not enough hours in a day!

Enjoy your weekend,

December 10, 2011 at 6:47 AM  
Blogger Formerly known as Frau said...

Wow gorgeous tree....I love the flocking! Love the vintage pictures and post cards very cool. Have a wonderful weekend....!

December 10, 2011 at 7:02 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

I love your new tree and the idea to use family photo's. Have fun at your parties!!

December 10, 2011 at 7:35 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Beautiful tree Debbie, I like that you went vintage and included family photos. I have to pre lit trees out side, they are the best who wants to string lights every year. I especially like all the snow on your tree. Lovely!!

December 10, 2011 at 7:45 AM  
Blogger Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Debbie,
What a beautiful Christmas Tree!
Love the snow covered branches & all of your vintage memories and cards.
What a perfect spot for it up on the landing...just gorgeous!
Have a great weekend!
All the Best,

December 10, 2011 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Debbie,

Your Christmas tree is beautiful!!!
I love the postcard.


December 10, 2011 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger linda said...

i love the flocked tree so warm iam so glad i got to see it for real.The baby pic seems like yesterday so glad you and your family can enjoy it .

December 10, 2011 at 8:30 AM  
Blogger Katherines Corner said...

It's beautiful Debbie! xo

December 10, 2011 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Love the tree! The vintage postcards and pictures give it such a special feel. And you're definitely not the only one feeling like you have so much left to do. Thanks for sharing.

December 10, 2011 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

It is just beautiful, Debs. I love the olden photos of family. So special!

December 10, 2011 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

Yes, this has definitely been a hectic time of year for everyone already. Your new tree is so pretty. I love that it's snow flocked. No wonder you used a snow theme throughout! I love all the vintage touches you added too. Hope you have fun this weekend with all your parties.

December 10, 2011 at 9:48 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Your tree is beautiful! I love flocked trees. The vintage postcards & photos are just perfect for it. I love the giant snowflakes hanging out there at the bottom too.

December 10, 2011 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Richella Parham said...

Debbie, it's beautiful!! Such a lovely tree. I love the way you've gone the vintage route.

And I remember, too--four little, five little, six little Indians. . . . :)

December 10, 2011 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Debbie, I love your new flocked tree1 And I love all the things you have used on it. The picture of you is adorable but even more precious are your sweet memories of your Grandfather! Love that little tartan stocking. GREAT tree! XO, Pinky

December 10, 2011 at 11:45 AM  
Blogger bj said...

It is just magical, Debbie...just like you. You make everything so much fun and I adore you.
I am going to make some of the Graphic Fairy's cards for my tree next year. I may even talk Mr. Sweet into buying a larger tree again. If I clean out a closet, maybe we can store it there instead of hauling it up and down attic stairs.:)
Have a fabulous weekend...and get that shoppin' all done.
xo bj

December 10, 2011 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Sharon said...

Hi Debbie, I love love love your tree!! I want a flocked tree really badly...but the mood stuck to decorate the tree one evening...and I maybe I will find one on sale after Christmas. I see you changed your window a bit too...looks great!

December 10, 2011 at 12:35 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

Your tree is fabulous. Love the flocked snow look. And your postcards and pics on the tree are a great look. Enjoy your weekend and have a few glasses of eggnog for me!

December 10, 2011 at 12:59 PM  
Blogger Norma said...

I love your new tree Debbie!! The little snowmen heads look quite content! Love how you used photos of you and your grandpa, What memories it must bring back. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!!

December 10, 2011 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said... are not alone! I've had 4 parties to attend and one here tonight...major stress, but just had to take a minute to comment on your beautiful tree! Love how it is flocked in very pretty! And what a cutie pie you were (and are!), such a sweet picture. So nice this time of the year to remember how much we love those that are no longer with us! Hope your weekend is wonderful! :)

December 10, 2011 at 4:04 PM  
Blogger SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Oh, I love your tree- the flocking is gorgeous!!! Love the old pics and postcards, too, just makes my heart go ahhh! :)

December 10, 2011 at 5:23 PM  
Blogger Savannah Granny said...

I absolutely love your tree. It is perfect. I love you Granddaddy standing in front of Walgreen's. Love you in your little cape. You looked so cute, I bet he spoiled you.
So sorry you lost the cards from Savannah.
Love you girl, Ginger

December 10, 2011 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger pam {simple details} said...

Flocked tree + vintage postcards = LOVE!!!

December 11, 2011 at 9:26 AM  

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