Christmas 2011 Shade Tree!

I have been dying to show you my Christmas Shade Tree.

Yep, it's made from lampshades and It is just so fun. My hubby just  tolerates it though. I guess it's not his cup of tea, but he is kind enough and has learned to allow my creativity even though sometimes he just doesn't get it.

If you recall, earlier this summer during one of my Diamonds In The Rough! posts, I shared with you my find of several vintage lamp shades, vintage glass ornaments and a floor lamp. I promised to show you what I was planning to do with them...Here is a look back.

This post also shows you what you can do with very little money and a lot of creativity.
Vintage shades from Garage Sale,  $1.25
Vintage ornaments from garage sale, $1.
Floor lamp 50¢
This is not a tutorial, but basically, I stripped the shades down to their wire. I then used white duck cloth cut into strips and wrapped all the wire. I then used only the base of the floor lamp for my shadetree base. I put it all together, wired it for electricity and a dimmer and just hung the vintage ornaments and added the butterflies for filler. Hope you like it as much as I do.
Looking down from upstairs.

The banister is hung with greenery and vintage ornaments.
There is something homey about vintage ornaments for me.
The mantel on our faux fireplace in the foyer.

NOTE: You should be able to click on most of the pictures to enlarge to see further details.
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  1. I really like it. It is so cute and different. I really like the way you wrapped the wire frames. Merry Christmas

  2. Super cool and original! I love vintage ornaments too, but they are so hard to find and at that cheap price you got...wow! I usually have to pay about 3 bucks a piece!

  3. I don't know what to say. When we think of being creative and thinking outside the box, well, you did it. I love it. This is what it is all about. Taking stuff and making a piece of art that is truly one of a kind.

    You go girl.

  4. What a unique and beautiful tree! Good job.

  5. Totally awesome. I too love vintage ornaments. Am going more and more to them each year.


  6. What a unique project! I love it! Your shade tree really makes a statement. Thanks for sharing.

  7. That is truly a piece of art! You are so creative. I wish I could reproduce it, but I doubt I'd have the patience to hunt down those lamp shades. Nor would I really have the space for it... Those vintage ornaments remind me of my grand-ma's!

  8. WOW! I LOVE THIS PIECE!!! It exudes funky Christmas! andrea@townandprairie

  9. So Unique! My husband would be standing there saying "REALLY?" and rolling his eyes, so i totally understand what you are saying about your husband!!

  10. I love this idea. sounds like you have a hubby like mine.

  11. You come up with the most amazing ideas. I love it!

  12. Wow,What a fun "tree"! I have a great vintage shade that I've "undressed"... might have to borrow your idea on a smaller scale!
    Dee Dee

  13. This is about the cutest things I have seen this season.
    So clever and I love that it is repurposed. Thanks for sharing this. Blessings,

  14. What an amazing imagination you have I love it..it is just the most adorable thing I've seen your DH should be very proud of you!!

    Merry Christmas!

  15. That is truely fabulous ;-)) love it. dee x

  16. Freakin fantastic Terry! You never cease to amaze me!!!

  17. Wow, this came out great! And made all with bargains even better! Laura

  18. This is just TOO much fun! I have to make one of these trees. The great thing about it is that it can be easily stacked for storage ;)

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  19. This is a lot like our tree. Ours is made from a tomato cage. I'm planning on haveing some pictures up of it soon on:

  20. Cutest, cleverest Christmas decoration I've seen yet!! Love this to death!

  21. You just made a very wonderful creation. Very inspiring. Thanks for the idea.

  22. I love this. I looks absolutely amazing I'd love you to add it to what we wore and made party over at http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

  23. this is amazing! Oh my cuteness!

    I'd love for you to link up to my Christmas Carnival.


  24. What a GREAT idea, very clever! I love the lines of old shades http://mommyiscoocoo.blogspot.com/2011/10/lamp-with-no-shade-shade.html
    but wouldn't have thought to put them all together. Good job!

  25. I love how your lampshade tree is still a lamp. Wonderful job!

  26. Your lampshade tree is so cute and unique! Thank you for sharing your unique style!

    Thank you for linking to the Christmas Party at 2805!

    I hope you will visit Hometalk, the generous sponsor of the $100 Pottery Barn Gift Card!

  27. Hi Terri: That has to be the cutest tree I have ever seen. Wow! Love it! Have a great weekend. Blessings, Martha

  28. Ok You got me. New follower. Love your creativity!

  29. So clever and very different...I love it. I'm always on the lookout for old lampshades and vintage ornaments. What a perfect combination.

  30. What a neat idea!

    I featured it today: http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/12/time-to-shine-features-no-47.html

    Double feature ; )

  31. So stinkin' creative!! Love it!
    Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!
    Making it a feature in this week's party! :)

  32. This is beyond creative, don't know how you came up with the idea at all! But so cool and original. It looks really nice in your hallway. What a creative and budget minded tree. Thanks for all your creative and great holiday projects over at Sunday's Best.

  33. PS - forgot to let you know that I am now following you, and would love if you follow me too.

  34. Thanks for visiting my site, all your decor is just lovely. I love this lamp shade tree, such a unique idea! And I became a follower too : )


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