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December 7, 2009


Earlier this fall on one of my thrifting days (oh, but I COULD thrift shop every day of my life and still not get enough--ha,ha) I found these absolutely fabulous old trophy cups!!!!!
They make the perfect holders for my bleached bottle brush trees!!!

Because I am more in to the Shabby Chic look I tend not to use traditional greens and reds at Christmas.......my house is all done up in silver and white and cream.
Sticking green bottle brush trees in bleach overnight turns them a beautiful cream.  Add some glitter and Christmas balls and you've got an easy handmade junkstyle decoration.
Happy thrifting my blogging friends.


maryboys said...

sublime! lucky you - the cups are just a perfect foil for the beauty you've added:)


Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Love what you've done with the trees! I had forgotten about bleaching them out. I'm also doing Christmas in silver and whites this year.

Polly said...

Yes, those trophy cups were a FABULOUS find!! I love what how you have used them!

Happy Holidays!


Beth E-R said...

My goodness - those trophy cups were a fabulous find. And what you did with them is fabulousness on top of more fabulousness. Also love the idea of glittering brass candlesticks in your previous post. That is a great idea!

Beth of Salvage Studio

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

What a great find. The trees look beautiful inside the cups.
I had no idea that you could bleach the bottle brush trees, and now I'm mad because I have passed up the ugly colored ones. Next time, I'll know better.

Junk Girl said...

OMG!! The trophys are SPECTACULAR and of course the trees, bow, bling are the icing! When junk sister Cassie sees these, she will flip!! LOVELY as always! Andrea

Sandi said...

Oh Janis I love these!! Can you email me and tell me exactly how to do these please? Liquid bleach? Dry bleach?? Wooden stand and all?? I have a LOT of old green bottlebrush trees. Some have snow and some do not, but I would love to do this to display them this year. BEAUTIFUL!!!

Ana said...

Oh Janis,
I love them all! What a great find those trophies and they look absolutely beautiful all dolled up for Christmas. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for some of those. Thank you for always inspiring me. You have the best and most creative ideas.

Hugs and Kisses,

GwendolynKay said...

Gorgeous!The trees look perfect in them. Blessings!

Miss Gracie's House said...

I'm going to try *again...mine turned ORANGE:(...those are just too pretty!

Shay said...

love.love.love this.
just found your blog ..will read more tomorrow.
designer junk finder

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Good morning!!! Love those cups,I always look for those but have never found even one(and you have 3...mmmmm) I read on your profile you are from Canada too,we are in Hamilton,Ont. you anywhere close by? All the best,Chrissy

Sherrie said...

How beautiful! I never find trophy cups. I have been looking. Those are gorgeous. Bleach on the trees.....I have learned something new. Thanks.

Barbara Jean said...

These are great!!

Where are you getting those little tiny silver balls?

I see them on blogs, but can never find them here.

barbara jean

PS love you silver plate words too.

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Lisa said...

Ok, you win the prize for the most awesome thrifting find, devine intervention girl. And what you did to them.....even better. Lisa

The Feathered Nest said...

Janis!!! I just want to scream!!!! These are so beautiful!!! Wonderful idea....xxoo, Dawn

Rustydiva said...

I've been out of pocket so I need to play catch up and what a lovely site to catch up on! Love the trophy's you lucky lucky duck and a great idea to put the trees in bleach. I hate the flock stuff ~ it's sooooooo messy. I love the silver and white look! Just beautiful Janis!!!


*Chic Provence* said...

so . very . charming!

great stuff, I too love junk, love your blog!


Miss G said...

no way! these are GREAT!!! Kelly

The Green Pea said...

Oh! just love your blog. Such a cute idea with the silver trays. I have collected them and painted them.
But this is a new idea. Thank you. Have a Merry Christmas and I will be following your wonderful blog. sandi


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