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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

My Romantic Christmas Tree

I am so excited to show you this tree!  It's romantic... shabby... lacy... ruffley... and Christmasy.   I made this tree from my  collection of  vintage wedding gowns, all 10 of them.  (Don't worry, no gowns were harmed in the making of this tree, lol)  I started with a 7 foot,  2x4, ' tepee frame that H made for me.   Then, I began to layer the gowns on it! 



I added a few vintage Christmas ornaments....

and lots of stands of pearls, some of them are vintage necklaces that belonged to my mother..

Look at all the ruffles and sequins

Lace, tulle, organza....

Pearl ornaments.....shiny ornaments...

And this is the wreath that I chose to hang by the tree.    I made this one a long time ago and you have seen it hung in almost every room in the house!


I put this tree in our bedroom and I will be doing a separate post on how I have our bedroom decorated for Christmas!




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105 comments:

  1. OMG Penny!! This is soooooo beautiful!! Fantastic idea!! Thanks for sharing sweets!! Enjoy your lovely tree!!
    Hugs,
    Vesna

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  2. Penny ~ that is just a beautiful creation...so thoughtfully planned out and it turned out so gorgeous! What a nice touch to add your Mother's necklaces. I'm sure you are going to really enjoy your stunning tree this year. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Penny,
    OUTSTANDINGLY STUNNING!!!

    What a great idea! Totally love this Wedding gown tree!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  4. This is breathtakingly beautiful! You are a creative genius!

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  5. It's gorgeous Penny!!! What anamazing idea...I bet it is a joy to wake up to this everyday! Everything is absolutely beautiful!

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  6. PENNY!! This is absolutely stunning!! I have never seen a tree created like this before! You need to submit it to some magazines! How amazing! And the heart wreath is so lovely, too!

    It would be good to tell your readers to be sure to click on each photo to enlarge them! It makes it even more magnificent!!
    Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous tree and bedroom at Blissful Whites Wednesday!

    Have a delightful Thanksgiving!
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  7. Beautiful Penny, I just realized too.. My cousin and you share the same name.. first and last.. Happy Thanksgiving, I love your tree... Hugs, Cindy

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  8. Wow, what an amazing tree! I love all of the gorgeous trims and lace, how creative! And your wreath is beautiful, too!

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  9. Penny! What an amazingly creative idea!!! I love your tree! It's truly one of a kind! Beautiful job!

    xoxo laurie

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  10. Penny what a beautiful and innovative idea for a Christmas tree!! Love it

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  11. Wow this is so beautiful!

    Bee happy x

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  12. So gorgeous and how creative! You could rent this out at winter weddings! I absolutely love it! First time to visit your blog! Hugs and Tweets! Debbie

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  13. GORGEOUS!! Penny, This is the prettiest tree ever and should be on the cover of Romantic Homes Magazine. Thanks for sharing this beauty at the Open House party.

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  14. That is amazingly creative! I have never seen anything like it before. Very inspiring!

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  15. Oh, my goodness! How creative! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  16. All I can say is...WOW! What a gorgeous tree. I agree with Sherry, this should be featured in Romantic Homes Magazine. This is my first time to visit your blog and am looking forward to coming back to read more. I am your newest follower as well! Please stop by for a visit at Still Woods Farmhouse.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  17. What an amazing creation... You are so talented... I agree, this should be in a magazine. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.. rosemary-thyme.blogspot.com

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  18. This is just so beautiful...what a great idea! You are so talented, glad I popped in!

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  19. That is so unique! I've never seen anything quite like it!

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  20. And I mean that as a huge compliment! Super gorgeous!

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  21. My first time to your site...wow, did I pick the right time for a visit! This is GORGEOUS!
    Crafty Hugs from your newest follower!
    Pendra

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  22. Penny,
    This tree is beautiful. I hope that you share this at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party this week. It is a work of art.
    Debi

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  23. OooAaaah, stunning! how clever are you!

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  24. Wow....you could rent that Christmas tree/wedding dress out to brides having a Christmas wedding as the tree at the reception party. Make tons of money! Wow....again!

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  25. What a Gorgeous and Creative use for the Wedding Gowns! I've never seen a Wedding Gown Tree before, this is really Unique! Very Inspirational... and I agree with some of the other Bloggers, a Tree like this could be Rented out for December Weddings!

    Happy Thanksgiving from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  26. So very creative and an absolute feast for the eyes! I love it!
    Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for linking.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  27. Absolutely gorgeous tree. What a clever idea to use wedding dresses!

    Linda
    Queen Bee Cottage

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  28. A fabulous inspiration! I love that you layered and didn't cut them up to fit. I am visiting from Katherine's linky and enjoyed this idea of yours ♥

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  29. Can't say that I have ever seen a holiday tree such as this, FANTASTIC!!!
    I agree with Debbie's comment; would be a wonderful idea for a christmas wedding....
    Thanks for sharing your creativity.
    Michele

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  30. Oh my...how beautiful is that. What a super idea.

    Toni xx

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  31. Oh, so GORGEOUS and FEMININE! You are a genius!
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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  32. So pretty! What a great idea to make the tree out of vintage gowns, it looks amazing.
    Newly following you from FNF, I can't wait to see more.

    ~Shanon

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  33. WOOW WOOW WOOW :)
    That´s really cool...just LOVE it :)
    a great job....
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  34. WOW: fabulous. Just beautiful layer after layer.. love this.

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  35. What a lovely idea. I love all things shabby chic, ruffled, lacy, and romantic, so this is the epitome of Christmas tree perfection! Thanks for sharing!

    -Robyn, rufflyribbons.blogspot.com

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  36. That is SO beautiful!! I am totally in love with it.

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  37. Stunningly beautiful!!! I've never seen a tree like it! So creative and gorgeous. And I also LOVE the wreath you put on the tree. It's fabulous too!!!!!

    T'onna
    Submarine Sunday Link Party @ http://navywifeypeters.blogspot.com/2012/11/submarine-sunday-8.html

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  38. Romance in abundance! Soooo lovely.

    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

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  39. be still my shabby chic heart. I love this so much. I'm pinning it to my shabby chic board Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

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  40. Simply stunning! Romantic and festive at the same time! I have to confess that our bedroom is the one room in the house that doesn't get decorated for Christmas - but you have inspired me, so maybe I can do a little something this year!

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  41. Penny, Your wedding gown tree is exquisite!!
    Mary Alice

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  42. Hi - I came upon you on Keeping it Simple. Your wedding gown tree is a masterpiece. I love it so much.

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  43. Beautifully done! Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

    Jeanine

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  44. Gorgeous Penny!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  45. This tree is gorgeous, pure genius. We're your newest members, and would love for you to join us. Jeannie

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  46. omgoodness ... This is over the top!!! You did an outstanding job!

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  47. What a creation.......this should get featured in magazines.i am seeing such a thing for the first time.Gorgeous is the word.....thank you....:):)

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  48. Wow, what a stunning creation. I love your Christmas tree!!!

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  49. All I can say is that this tree is just too cool!!! The most unique and beautiful tree I've seen yet! Thanks for sharing!

    Linking back from My uncommons slice of Suburbia

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  50. Definitely a unique tree, and feminine!

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  51. Oh, your tree is gorgeous! I just pinned it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. I love your amazing decor!! Have a great week.
    HUGS
    Kathy

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  52. This tree is so beautiful! I haven't seen one like it. I love the lace and pearls.

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  53. wow, I've never seen anything like this! I would be honored if you shared this at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!

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  54. Your tree is so beautiful, so romantic, feminine and charming!...Christine

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  55. Hi Penny, I came back to tell you this beautiful tree will be featured this week at the Open House party. hugs, Sherry

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  56. Absolutely gorgeous!!!
    What a one of a kind beautiful " tree " would love to wake up and see that in the morning!
    XXX

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  57. This is gorgeous! I'm a new follower and enjoyed your blog.

    I currently have a blog party posted and would love for you to post this! :)

    http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2012/11/show-licious-craft-showcase-9-blog-party.html

    Marti

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  58. Penny,this is absolutely beautiful. Do I have room for another tree,maybe. Never thought of decorating the bedroom for Christmas. xx

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  59. That is AMAZING! However did you think of that? You must be one creative lady! You need to share this everywhere, it's so unique!
    Have a wonderful week!
    sandy :)

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  60. Oh wow!! At first I thought that this was a dress from the photo on We Did It Wednesday...this is so different! LOVE all the fabrics! :)

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

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  61. That is Amazing!! Thank you to the share

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    1. I'm sorry! I put the wrong link in! This "tree" is just amazing! It's so gorgeous! We'd love for you to link it up at our party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/11/riverton-housewives-round-up-42.html

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  63. Let me be not last ? to say beautiful and I have really enjoyed seeing your wedding lace tree

    Janice

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  64. Penny this is truly amazing, so imaginative and beautiful! You were one of the top three from Vintage Inspiration last week. Thanks so much for joining in, you're very much appreciated!

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  65. This is such a beautiful tree. I love the lace and beads. You did a great job. I also love the bedroom. Can I see more?

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  66. WOW WOW WOW!!! What a beautiful tree. You've taken my breath away. Thank-you so much for sharing this.
    Karen.

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  67. There are not many things that make me stop and say wow, but, WOW! So glad I popped over to follow you now!!! Beautiful job!

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  68. Your tree is just gorgeous! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  69. Penny, Congrats! You've been featured for this wonderful post on you romantic Christmas tree on Simple & Sweet Fridays.What a beautiful project and it looks so lovely. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Jody

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  70. Penny, Congrats! You've been featured for this wonderful post on you romantic Christmas tree on Simple & Sweet Fridays.What a beautiful project and it looks so lovely. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Jody

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  71. This is one of the loveliest and best Christmas tree decorating ideas I've ever seen! Unique, brilliant, wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

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  72. A wonderfully unique and gorgeous tree idea. Absolutely amazing!!!!!
    Ruth

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  73. This tree is so fabulous! I''m finding it everywhere, and I'm so happy to trace it to its source. You are inspired!

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  74. Now this is a tree that I can honestly say I have never seen before! You are so creative! Thanks for linking it up to our Countdown to Winter party too!
    Kim @ Sand & Sisal

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  75. Hello Penny! This tree is so gorgeous that I had to feature it at my link party Submarine Sunday. Come on over and grab a feature button!

    T'onna
    Submarine Sunday #9

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  76. Penny, thank you so much for sharing at It's Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas party, and inspiring other with your gorgeous Christmas tree! We are so thrilled you joined in the fun!

    HUGS
    Kathy

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  77. This is one of the most beautiful Christmas trees I've ever seen Penny, and that was BEFORE I read that they were made from vintage wedding gowns...which of course made me love this tree even more!

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  78. This is just stunning!!! Just beautiful! Thanks for linking up.
    XO

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  79. Penny you are such a clever girl! So gorgeous! I can't wait to see your bedroom. Hugs, Peggy

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  80. Wow, Penny, this is exquisite - so very unusual - LOVE it! I will be sharing your post in this evening's Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  81. Wow! I have never seen any thing like your tree! What an amazing idea! It looks gorgeous in your bedroom.
    I found your lovely blog by way of Kathy at Delightsome Life. I am your newest follower here and on Pinterest. You have some great pins!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  82. Penny, your tree is absolutely breathtaking!!! Love it.

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  83. Most beautiful tree I have ever seen ! LOVE it !

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  84. Most beautiful tree I have ever seen ! LOVE it !

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  85. What a creative idea! It's simply stunning. Tammy ~ http://www.yoursandmineareours.blogspot.com

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  86. This is just beautiful! I love this even after Christmas...maybe transition it to a Valentine's tree! Sara

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  87. Hi Penny I love your Valentine room. I hope it is ok. I posted a picture of your room on my blog at 610 Sew Sheila Sew.

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  88. This tree made me say "WOW!" What a uniquely beautiful idea! Thanks for sharing this!
    Catherine

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  89. I just saw this post and--WOW! Who would have thought to do that with wedding dresses!! Apparently you. That is so very creative and lovely!

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  90. Oh my goodness! What a wonderful idea!!

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  91. Wow Wow Wow!!! Penny this is absolutely gorgeous. You are the most creative person in blogworld. Love love your beautiful home and all your unique ideas. This is really beautiful.
    Kris

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  92. How did I miss this the first time around? Stunning!! It deserves to be shared again and again.

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  93. Never have I seen anything like this!
    Bliss

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  94. This is such a cool idea! I have a vintage wedding dress in my closet that I'm trying to find a craft for!

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  95. Outstanding… it’s looking like a wedding dress. You’ve used your wedding gown in the right way.
    wedding venue in essex

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