December 09, 2009

No Christmas without PINK

Even though the Christmas colors in our living room have changed a few times over the last years, I always stayed with pink in the hall. While working on my first type tray I already knew that I would make one for Christmas too. This one should hang in the hall and therefore I decorated it with pink, silver and cream ornaments and embellishments.
(You can click on all pictures to enlarge them)

You won't believe that bottle brush trees are hard to find in Germany. I was so very lucky when I spotted them in a small department store. They only came in green and a yellowish golden tone, so I bleached one and used easter egg dye to get the desired color.

I had all kinds of new and vintage Christmas baubles and ornaments that had just the right size to fit in the departments. Although pink is the favorite of my favorite colors, I couldn't come up with enough matching embellishments.

Dear Carola over at Boxwood Cottage was so sweet to check her stash and sent me a bag of pink goodies. Besides the cute yo-yo you can see in the picture above, I also used the large flower and the small ones, the Dresden foil basket as well as the foil border and foil flower.

I love everything she had sent and I'm sure I will use the remaining lovely goodies in upcoming projects. Thank you so much, dear Carola!!! Please hop over to Carola to see her and her mum's beautifully decorated homes!

I'm off now to work on some Christmas gifts ... Have a wonderful day!



Dorthe said...

Hallo liebe,
How beautifull your tray has become, I love all the pink beauties you have filled inside, and the bottle brush tree is fantastic in the new color. I can`t fint trees like that here in DK!!!
Wünsche dir einer sehr schöner Tag Julia.

XO Dorthe

Sunday Roses said...

...echt genial, dein vertikaler Setzkasten ;o))...ich muss mir irgendwoher noch so einen besorgen...

Anonymous said...

Das sieht sooo toll aus, Julia!! Traumhaft schön! Liebe Grüße!

Sandy said...

Julia, ich bin sprachlos.
Was für ein tolles Werk. Mir fehlen einfach nur die Worte.

Karen said...

Hello Julia!
You are the 2nd post I've read which told me how to do the bottle brush trees! THANK YOU! I just thought I was going out of mind not being able to find white trees to dye! WHo knew?
I love this post. The collage you made is just fabulous! You called it a type tray - is it a printers typeset tray? How big are the little compartments? It is so PRETTY! But of course! working with pink - you can't go wrong! And how lovely of Carola to share with you! That is awesome!
Don't you love the world of blogging? Where else can you sit with a cup of coffee on a cold rainy day and visit with someone halfway around the world? Love it!
Have a wonderful day! Karen

Cassandra said...

Oh how very beautiful, I just love all the pretty pink Christmas treasure. Thanks for sharing! :) Cassandra

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Oh, Julia! They are beautiful! I bet it's like a sweet, grown-up puzzle finding just the right treasure for each space in the tray. I just love it. Thanks for the little info on dying bottle brushes - good to know!

Karen said...

Thank you for visiting me! You made my day all the more special!!!
:) Karen

Boxwood Cottage said...

It turned our super gorgeous Julia!
I love all the glass Christmas ornaments you used! So glad you could use some of the little pinkies I sent you! Thanks again for the bottle brush trees and all the other gorgeous goodies I got from you!
Happy sesons greetings!
xoxo Carola

Carole said...

I love pink so much and would fill a whole store with it but here in conservative New England it's not the chosen color. Good for you for coming up with a technique to colorize the tree. Love the wish tickets!

shabbyscraps said...

xoxo, Tiffany

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Julia, I think your pink decorations are so pretty. I showed them to my friend here at work and her jaw dropped open! (She love pink)
Thank you so much for coming by and leaving such a sweet comment for me. I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas!

My Desert Cottage

MOMENTS Designs said...
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MOMENTS Designs said... know I think this is gorgeous!!!
Just my colors!! Should I start making room on my walls for it ?? LOL
Beautiful job!

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

Oh my goodness, this is simply gorgeous! I love it.

June said...

I am thrilled that you came by so I could find your very beautiful blog. I can't wait to check it out more.

Andrea said...

So pretty!

the*pink*princess said...

Just found your blog its gorgeous!!! I love your pink christmas decorations!!!
My son is at school in Germany at the moment on exchange,he is at Schwerin Sports gymnasium and loving it!!! Juts been to the night christmas markets in Dusseldorf,i am very jealous!!

have a great christmas,would love to see you stop by my blog sometime!

lesley : )

Alexandra said...

Ach Gott wie geil. Der Setzkasten ist spitzenklasse.

Hopemore Studio said...

Julia, thank your for the nice comment on my blog. I love your pink Christmas, I have been gathering pink items as well but alas young kids like the traditional red and green so I will keep collecting for a while longer.

Your blog is fantastic, I thought the altered advent snowman is just beautiful.


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

I added some pink to my Christmas too this year. Thanks for stopping by, Therea

Linda K. said...

Your shadow box is adorable with all the lovely pink Christmas deco! I love pink too. Your tray is so vintage and dreamy. It give me an idea to use for my shadow box. Thank you so much for stopping by Robin's Egg Blues and commenting.


Draffin Bears said...

Hi Julia,

How lovely to discover your beautiful blog and many thanks for visiting me.
Glad you found mine through Carole ~ it is a lovely thing to blog.
I love your pink - I do not have much pink have a Christmas pink angel that I keep up all year.
I see you have my favourite Rose Crabtree & Evelyn soap.
Have a lovely Sunday and good luck with your Christmas gifts you are making.


Anne Lorys said...

I'm loving pink more and more this year, and yours is just gorgeous!

Claudia said...

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! I love your printer's tray with all the wonderful pink treasures in it. That is a wonderful idea!


Sugar Lump Studios said...

oh Julie this is just the sweetest Christmas box I have ever seen! what wonderful vintage treasures you have tucked throughout! I bet you hall is just gorgeous! :) Hope you are having a happy holiday season! :)

Jeanne said...

Julia, I love you collages of the vintage and collected pink ornaments and treasures. I especially love the little pink bird. Adorable in pink. I can honestly say you are a true pinkie.

Hugs, Jeanne

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Julia! Thanks for your so nice words!!!
Your pink ornamentes are faboulous!!! I like them more than red or golden ones!!! Very nice gift from Carole!
A nice Monday to you!

Dawn said...

Hi Julia, your type tray is wonderful. I've never seen one with the background decorated. I'm loving your snowman from the earlier post too. You sure have an artistic vision for what things can become.
Christmas Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Das ist soooooo schön in natura! Ich kann mich kaum daran sattsehen. So eine wunderbar saubere, wohlüberlegte Arbeit...Jede Kleinigkeit passt haargenau an ihren Ort. So und nicht anders. Ich geh davon aus, Julia, dass Du das fertige Ergebnis auch schon haargenau SO als Idee bereits im Kopf hattest, bevor Du losgearbeitet hast...Ganz große klasse!
LG Ilka

kjkljk;ljljgjgfuyhd said...

This art is adorable!
Sweet romantic couple in the seems like their story.
I browsed around your blog and I'm in love with your advent snowman ~ How cute! :+D
Many Holiday Blessings ~

Everlasting Blooms said...

SO Stinkin cute! I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing! :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Julia!
Thank you for leaving a comment @ my little blog, so I could find yours! I just signed up as a "Follower". :)
Your type tray art is gorgeous - love every tiny little detail!
Have a lovely day,

Chani said...

Wie wundervoll, diese Farbzusammenstellung in den Setzkästen! So kreativ!
Liebe Grüsse, Chani

BellaRosa said...

Hi Julia! I am so glad you visited my blog, I lost track of yours...I think I am doing something wrong on my blog because so many of my favorite blogs are not showing up with the new posts :( only the same 20 or so seem to get updated regularly, maybe I have too many??? I love your pink type tray with all it's beauties! I hope you have a wonderful week! I am gonna go visit some more of your posts, because I have a feeling I have missed ALOT :) Besos, Rose

Robin said...

Hi Julia, thanks for visiting my blog! I LOVE what you have done to the tray! Beautiful!!!!!
I'm glad I found you! (or you found me)

Sandra Evertson said...

Sandra Evertson

TheresainMS said...

Oh I love all the pink; really gorgeous! I'm now one of your followers and am so glad to have found your blog. Thanks for visiting me as well. I'll definitely be back; you have a beautiful blog!

Barbara Jean said...

Oh So Sweet!!

I just happen to have a couple of those type set boxes around. Can't wait to do something cute with them.

Maybe music paper, and bird nests for me. =0))


barbara jean

The Rustic Victorian said...

So beautiful and inspiring. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. I am trying to chatch up with my favorite blogs, and the eye candy here at your place is wonderful,,,now on with more...

Marva Plummer-Bruno said...

A belated Merry Christmas! Just found your blog and I love it! This shadow box is wonderful! Marva

marie said...

Yor type trays are so amazing....I could look at them forever!
Love the tiny pink bird!

Ineke Original said...

So beautiful!