11 December 2012

Wishing You a Holiday Season...

...that is JUST PEACHY!


It feels as though I have been away from here long enough to drive to the North Pole and back again.

I hope you all are doing great.


During the holiday season, the local museum hosts a Festival of Trees event where designers throughout the town each create their own signature Christmas tree.  I participated this year and of course, my tree was Just Peachy.  It was a beautiful melody of glass beads, paper roses, and fuzzy peaches.


My "Just Peachy" mood board on Pinterest fueled my inspiration for the design of the tree and from there my ideas grew like a Georgia peach orchard...


I started with these delicate paper roses in shades of cream, peachy pink, and golden orange...


...and attached them to petite natural grapevine balls and added shimmery organdy bows.


I found these fuzzy navels on eBay {I bought a bushel}...


...and added seam binding ribbons which I hand dyed in soft mossy greens to some.


 Others were wrapped up in natural parchment paper and tied with more of my hand dyed and scrunched blush pink seam binding ribbons.


Glass beads dripping like raindrops...


Golden and glittery branches with crystal dew drops...



I created my tree topper from a large grapevine ball and then intertwined glass beads in and out of it, added some paper roses, and then silky ribbon streamers in shades of cream, blush, peach, and moss green that cascade from the ball.







Below the evergreen branches, willowy layers of embossed antique gold organdy, peach blossom lighted branches, a vintage wrought iron gift basket of peaches...



...and a sweet smelling nosegay of creamy vintage millinery blooms were the gifts I left under my tree.


May your gifts be of the heart this year...and always.

Buon Natale,
Suzanne

4 comments:

Grace said...

How beautiful your tree is! What beautiful ideas. It is so nice to see how everyone decorates. Such different syles. Grace xoox

Grace said...

I just have 1 question sorry I forgot to ask...lol What made you look on ebay for fuzzy navels? I can't beleive you actually found them ebay really does have everything!! xoox

Ricki Treleaven said...

What an absolutely adorable idea for a tree!!! :D I love it. The topper is over the top stunning, and I love the little peaches and ribbon under the tree, too. I want ribbon like what you have on your tree....so romantic! You need to contact Romantic homes about your tree!

xo,
RJ

Suzanne ~ Italian Girl in Georgia said...

Thank you both so much for your sweet comments! I enjoyed this project very much.

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