Saturday

DIYP#24 Holiday Tree

Congrats to Muthering Heights on a fancy new wire tree! I'll email you! Y'all go visit Tortoise Orchard for some fabulous Christmas bling!

One of my favorite decorations is my little wire tree on my entry table. 

{You can buy one like it here or wait around and see if you win the one I'm giving away today!}

I love adding holiday touches to the small tabletop tree. In the Spring, I hang glittery eggs and in the summer I add tin stars on the branches. Tiny fall wreaths adorn the wire tree right now.

These ornament trees are so versatile! Here's a classic use:

For Christmas, I like to turn the little wire tree into a Texas holiday.  There are so many possibilities!  Down here in Texas, we're proud of our roots. Yeehaw!

Because nothing says "Happy holidays from Texas, y'all!" like a Santa head and a shotgun shell.


Would you like your very own wire display tree? I thought so. Tortoise Orchard has agreed to send one to a lucky reader! Please, look around this great store or their ebay store linked above and tell me something besides the tree, you'd like to to have. Then, come back and leave a comment. Winner will be randomly chosen on Sunday afternoon.

95 comments:

misty said...

i almost bought one of these in the spring but decided not to. went back because i knew i really wanted it & it was gone. so i hope i win this one! and if i don't then i can buy it on ebay. but i just love the idea of changing it out for every season. i like doing little things like that.
and on the Tortoise Orchard page - cute stuff! but my favorite is the snowman ornament - i'm all about snowmen!!!
its nice of you to give one away :)

aggiemomof2 said...

Such cute stuff. I love the flower plates--they remind me of my grandmother's.

RefreshMom said...

Fun giveaway! I have a similar tree, but there's something too decidedly Christmasy about it to use year 'round. Of the other items on the site, I really like the Kool Tree because I can picture it for so many different times of year.

Lil This Lil That said...

Hello Tweeple! Well the tree you are giving away is actually my fav, but my second fav would be the Floral Glass Eggs w/ Gloss Background. I don't have a alot of Easter decorations and these are very classy.

Thanks bunches for the giveaway!

Lilthatlilthis

World's Greatest Mommy said...

The light up church is adorable too! I've never seen these trees, but they are super cute!

Our family of 3 said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and I see you are also a Texan. I am just starting to blog and I must say you have an awesome blog and it really makes me glad that we decided on just one :) though ours is 10 months and I am really wondering, did we really make the right choice? Anyways, I would love to have a wire tree. I am a Christmas nut though I am sure this year I won't be able to do near what I normally do. I am thinking that duct tape would be a good idea. It is OK to duct tape the baby to something so she doesn't touch, isn't it? (totally kidding!...tempting though :) )

Chappyswife said...

Very cute idea, and I love changing things out with the seasons. I like the larger version of this tree and the Kool tree, too.

Mommy Mary said...

That is so cute!
I love how you change it for every season

helen said...

Thanks for sending us to the Tortoise Orchard site. Really different and beautiful items.

I loved the beaded icicle lights. Just wished about 10 sets were in my budget.

I could have great fun with the wire tree. Thanks for the contest.

Mimi said...

I love the porcelin flower plates.
Your tree looks great!

Courtney @ splashing grace said...

I like the German glass lantern ornaments - they remind me of my grandparents' tree!

Crayl said...

I like the Twisted Tin Icicles, I have a thing for icicles....Thanks for a chance.

Mechelle said...

Ok so I couldn't decide on just one thing because right off the bat they were tempting me with that beautiful collection of glass glitter but after looking around I saw this beautiful Pewter ~ Feeding Time with Santa and thought I'd really like to have that too~ LOL I love the ornaments because they are familiar to me~ My mom has many German ornaments from when she was a child.
Thanks for a chance to win~ I loved the shotgun shell santa!

Gina said...

I really like the wire tree, but there are too many toddler fingers around here for pretty things. If I won, I'd give it to my mom and enjoy it at her house.

The glass garlands are just lovely.

Jerri Ann said...

I love it when people have stuff to give away, but what makes it so much cooler is when they can send me to "store" that has great products.

We are remodeling our family room and should finish this weekend. I'm putting my Christmas Tree and decorations outside as well up next weekend.

So, when I saw tree, I went nuts. I have this ceramic Mickey Mouse head that has a huge long metal piece out the top with a hook. I have a ornament for the seasons that I put on the hook, even St. Patrick's Day and the Alabama versus Auburn ornament.

Anyway, I love this tree an the way you decorate it. But, when I got over to the store, I found something that as soon as I can get my husband to make the measurement and assure me it will work, I have GOT TO HAVE IT.

We have 2 large trains that go around our tree and 2 small ones on the outside edge. It is so hard to get the kids to leave them alone....we've constructed our own barriers int he past, but this...

http://store.fastcommerce.com/prod_TortoiseOrchard-ff80808117596d5f01175d5ee2a46266.html

that is awesome!

Thanks for the hook-up and maybe I'll win the tree too

email is jerriann@momecentric.com

Muthering Heights said...

That wire tree is so cool!

I have a thing for reindeer...it's a bit of an obsession actually...so I LOVE the standing pewter image of Santa feeding a reindeer. :)

Chas said...

I really liked the gyroscope ornaments. The colors on them are so vivid.

Your tree looks great. I love the little fall ornament wreaths you hung on it. They are so cute.

Pamela said...

So much neat stuff at the store. I loved the Exquisite Czech Glass Garland and ALL the glass glitter.

Thanks for a chance to win and have a great day.

Jeno said...

I really like the wire display tree A LOT! But I also like the umbrella wire tree!

Thanks for sharing Tortoise's with us.

Traci said...

Large Paper Mache Turkey (lgturkey)
List Price: $0.00
Our Price: $32.95
On Sale:$0.00
Our Price: $32.95

Yep, that would be such a neat addition to my Thanksgiving stuff.

What a neat store!!!

Dawn said...

I also like the umbrella style tree and the twisted tin icicle ornaments.

I have a box of my grandmother's very old glass ornaments. I usually pile them in a large, clear glass bowl to display them - this tree would be a much better way to show them off!!!

Blessings!

mama hall said...

I like the:
Thanksgiving Turkey Candy Container

Heather said...

great giveaway, love the Santa Advent Calendar.

★ Katie ★ said...

Metallic Tea Cup & Saucer Set is awesome! I'd love to sit down to tea with that set :)

Mom to 5...Daughter of the King said...

So cute! Lots of great stuff. I really like the gyroscope ornament set!

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Tammy said...

That is just so cute. I went to a Princess House and they have a not so similar version of a tree you could use year round. And they thought quite highly of it based on their price. I was not buying into their pricey-ness.

I really liked the Sail Boat ornament on the website.

I love your Texas tree!

LifeAtTheCircus said...

I have a table in my entry way which I switch decor on monthly or seasonly. This tree would be so super great! I love it!!
I also liked the sail boat ornament... I can see getting that for my inlaws who got a sail boat this year. Thanks for helping with my Christmas shopping!

everyday mom said...

The primitive light up church is great. And I would love that tree decorated with blue and white in my kitchen.

Trista said...

Now that is something that you can use all year round. I love their gift wrap too.

Loralynn said...

I really like their holly tree and christmas tree gift tags. They are so cute!

What a great giveaway!

here to share more of His love with you! said...

there's to much to choose from so I'd take anything!

Valarie said...

Ok, I have looked and looked and I really like the large paper mache Sparkling Santa. :)

birrrd said...

Cute tree! Actually lots of cute stuff on that site. I really like the gift wrap especially the Candies one.

Jessica D. said...

Perfect, i've been wanting on of these! I like the great wire basket of the site. Still the tree is the best.

magnet for the crazy said...

I love the old fashioned sparkling light reflectors....I love the look they give the lights....the tree is really cool also!!

Heather23 said...

I love the master glitter set. If you need a little sparkle in your life that seems like the way to go.

Adams Family said...

Love, love, love that wire tree! Oh the possibilities.

It was hard to pick only one other thing - but I think I have to go with the German glass glitter for Easter. It is gorgeous!

Thanks for the fun giveaway.

Erica said...

My mom has a little tree that looks real in her house, and she decorates it all year 'round. This is fun!

I liked a lot of things from the store, but the party lanterns stood out to me the most. So colorful and fun! Thanks!

Cheryl said...

I've always wanted on of those trees. At the store, I love the pewter figurines, especially the ones of Father Christmas.

Cheryl said...

I've always wanted on of those trees. At the store, I love the pewter figurines, especially the ones of Father Christmas.

Lorie said...

I love Christmas ornament and their German glass ornaments are fabulous.

But that tree...I need that tree. NEED!

Rosie and Derek said...

The pewter decorated Christmas tree is beautiful! And I really love the wire tree, hope I win!
borsky_dre at yahoo dot com

Bird, Frizzy and Our Little Yaya said...

Cute idea. Wish I had room for it but I don't. Whaaa!

Julia said...

OH! Look at all the glitter!! I'm a doofus...but I've always loved glitter...I don't necessarily like to use it, but I like to look at it in it's pretty little jar. *sigh*

cajungal01 said...

Adorable! I love the tree! In their store I love the Painted Tin Floral Wreath...how fabulous!
:0)
~robin

i am not your mom said...

the czech glass garland. it's beautiful! although it's out of stock right now.
thanks for the chance to win!

kate

Betty said...

I would love one of those! Count me in. Unless it´s US only. Then leave me out.... :=)

franticallyheidi said...

The clown ornaments sort of scare me (apologies to your husband) but I like the balloon ornaments. And the light up church is so pretty.

jeanne @ Inspiring Ideas said...

Cute tree!! I also like the German Glass Glitter ~ Set Two; and the wire corset, and the beaded tassel orn. Cute finds!!

Lori said...

Love all the fun paper lanterns. Thanks for another fun giveaway!

Niki said...

I really like the pewter Christmas imagines. I just LOVE decorating fo Christmas!!
Niki

Just Me said...

I love the flower plates. I have another larger plate that looks almost the same. Great giveaway.

Sarah Sanders said...

I adore the wire tree - it's so great for year-round use! But I looked around their site and am loving the "Five German Glass Lantern Ornaments (5 Lantern Set)" - they'd be so perfect on my tree! I come from a mostly-German family and these ornaments remind me of some I used to see on my Grandma's tree.

MaggieLousMommy said...

I love the tree and I love the Gyroscope ornaments from tortoise Orchard. They remind me of the ones my Grandmother used on her tree...classic.

JanMary said...

Great ebay store - thanks for the link.

My fav is the KOOL wire display tree - I love it's unconventional (for christmas) tree shape.

Shane said...

I think the Snowman Candy Container is adorable! I've seen these wire trees but never knew what to do with them really. Now I know!!

Judy said...

Check out their cool papier mache jack-o-lanterns! And, they're on SALE!

I was really impressed with how many items they DO have on sale. And, I'm such an ebay store junkie - I'm off to do some more perusing!

Thanks for the opportunity - those trees are adorable!

Staci said...

These are so cute! I also love the Metallic Snowflake Pails over at Tortoise Orchard. Thanks for the giveaway!

Deb@Bird On A Wire said...

oh they have the ice cicle lights I want! http://store.fastcommerce.com/prod_TortoiseOrchard-ff80808117596d5f01175d5f862e64f5.html
I'm so excited, and I'm ordering them now!

Bella Casa said...

I love the "Oh No" white gourd!!! So cute!!!

Thanks for great holiday giveaway!

Bella
Bella Casa blog

nikkit3 said...

I would like to have the set of three large bottle brush trees (that's a mouth full) LOL!!!

nikkit3 (at) gmail (dot) com

gina said...

It would be great to have one of those to change with the seasons. I like their paper party lanterns- and festive and inexpensive!

Kimba said...

Great giveaway! I also love the german glass angel ornaments.

Renee' Simmons said...

I thought the Jewel -Toned Lanterns were absolutely beautiful. I want to say thank you though for giving your readers this wonderful opportunity!

Tiffany said...

I love these trees! I had one for spring but I've used and used it until the limbs are about to give out!

I love the German Glass Icicles! They would look great on my tree! :)

theturners4@embarqmail.com

Domestic Goddess said...

I LOVE the tree, that is such a cute idea to use all year-round, I hope I win!!!!!! I absolutely love the glass lanterns they have on the site, those are so unique!

Joanne said...

I would have to say that the wire tree is my favorite, but if I HAVE to pick another item from their site, it would have to be the snowman candy container.

My first time by...what a precious blog site!

marky said...

The German Glass Angel Ornaments.

but I really really like that bullet santa you have ;-)

Joan said...

I really like the wire tree. I've been looking at these for years trying to find the right one. I like the black wrought iron look so this one is perfect. I have just the place for it too. I also like the Multicolored Foil & Glitter Bird Ornament Set. I think they are perfect for a Christmas tree.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Beach said...

I am doing my themed tree in my bedroom all in snowmen so I would love to have several snowmen ornaments. Plus I really love the lighted church!
:)Heather S.

Debbie said...

What a great decorative idea. I love it.

I checked out their website and love the Primitive Light-up Church. They have some really nice things.

Stefani said...

Your tree looks so cute! I wish I lived in TX! Well, maybe not in the summer. It gets hot enough here in NC. :)

I love the Great Wire bowl on their site. Such cute things!

Beth C said...

I really love the bottle brush trees too. I would love to win that tree--I love the way you decorate yours!

Lynn said...

I like the mistletoe gift wrap, but really the wire display tree is awesome. Thanks for the chance!

Joan R S said...

I would hang the German glass icicles from my chandelier!

tammy said...

great giveaway... also love the snowman candy container

C said...

I fell in love with the porcelin flower plates. Thanks for the Giveaway!

Tami said...

Such cute stuff!

I would love that wire tree :)

Cecelia said...

I liked the jewel tone lanterns and the paper lanterns.

zoe hunter said...

I love all of the dried flowers especially the:

Blackberries...for decorating, and design.

Thanks for the contest..i love the little tree!!

asnipofgoodness said...

I have been looking for one of these!!!

Dimple Queen said...

I love the display trees....I need a couple of those!

Barbara H. said...

So many pretty things!! I love the heart ornaments and the glitter houses. I'd love to win that little wire tree, too!

Amanda said...

I wanna tree. Sign me up. I'm going to hang Starbucks tea bags on it. Tee hee

Kate said...

Great giveaway, hope to win. I would like the Floral Glass Eggs to go with the tree if I win :)

Sunshine Seeker said...

I like the Japanese style retro beaded glass chain.
Love your blog by the way!

Anonymous said...

I love the jewel toned glass lanterns and would love to win the cool wire display tree!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Lynette
lroebuck1@msn.com

Dawn M. said...

Cool website! I liked so many things but I think my favorites were the Jewel Toned Glass Lanterns, the Metallic Tea Cup & Saucer Set and the Porcelain Flower Plates.

Thanks! :0)

Jennifer said...

I would love this wire tree! From the site, I would also love a feather tree...I'd love to have one for my kitchen.

Anonymous said...

I love the Snowman Candy Container! monk5@charter.net

Nancy said...

I like their Tincicles - the twisted tin icicles. I like their vintage look and that they are reusable from year to year. Of course, I would love to win the wire tree because it is adaptable to so many ocasions. How about a "birthday tree" as you celebrate family birthdays throughout the year?!!!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Nancy
allibrary [at] aol [dot] com

Amber, That's Me! said...

I love those trees. Thanks for the chance! There are lots of cute things on the site. I would like the postcard frame or the white reindeer lights. I have never seen lights like that. I think my son would love them.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

I love the tree--it goes without saying.

But I also really like that Turkey candy holder. Because let's face it..how many Thanksgiving decorations out there? Not many. And the bottom opens up to hold hidden leftover Halloween treats. Sweet!

:)

ndisilvio at gmail dot com

Joy said...

That is so cute. I wish I had a table in my entry it would be great for displays. I have a little settee.