Sunday, December 11, 2011

Bottle Brush Trees

In the kitchen,
the hood above the stove 
has a very narrow ledge on it.

what do you put 
on a narrow ledge 
at Christmastime?

How about a vintage bottle brush collection?

Vintage glass battery jar filled with old glass bulbs.

My friend Jenn,
has a huge vintage collection
of these sweet little trees,
and I know many of you collect them too! 
When I saw all of hers together....
 I fell in love with their unique shapes and colors
and decided to start collecting them too.

(FYI: Buying them in the summer 
and at non-holiday times 
are best to find 
bargains on these little guys.)

However, buying them in July 
and trying to remember where you put them 
in December..... well THAT is another
entire post topic!  Ha!

Do you collect these little trees too?

Hand-painted art on canvas by a local artist. The snow and letters glisten with  glitter. Link here!


Designs on 47th Street said...

What a great way to decorate what appears to be a challenging space. Looks great Alison. I do have a few of these sweet little trees but probably not enough to consider them a collection.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, I love your collection of trees, I've gone over the top for little trees, your ledge is perfect for these beauties. hugs ~lynne~

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

That's a smart way to decorate that narrow space, Alison. I just love those little trees. I have some of the regular old bargain store kind and use them in vignettes. The painting is cute. Love Santa's sparkling boots.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

HI Alison, YES, I do collect them and have several. My son gave me a few when I fell in love with them and I have snagged a couple too. When I post my dining room you will see them. LOVE your collection and where you placed them. LOVE the BB wreath too!!!! Come on over to see our REAL sleigh! XO, Pinky

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

No bottle brush trees here, but I like them!

Barbara Bussey {The Treasured Home} said...

(you have a forest of these little guys! )

hong kong property said...

it looks really nice~

Susan Freeman said...

I love your shelf with your darling collection of bottle brush trees. I collect them too and think that they are just the sweetest!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Anonymous said...

Love the tree collection! Wonder where she finds all of them... but I'll be the hunt is fun!

Karena said...

Alison I adore those little trees, so darling! I haven't collected them, I will be on the lookout now!

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Red Rose Alley said...

Every time I see those bottle brush trees, I want to pick one up. They have them in assorted colors too. Your decorating looks wonderful, and I really like that painting. Enjoy the season, my friend.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I don't collect these now but they were adorable additions to my dollhouse at Christmastime when I was little.
Thanks for entering the giveaway. Don't miss another on my blog later this week.

AntiqueChase said...

I love them and these would be soooo much easier to set up then my christmas village. I think I need to start a collection :)

Town and Country Gals said...

Bottle Brush trees are some of my favorite things and yours are in the perfect place! They look wonderful above the stove. It's always fun to look for vintage Christmas during the year! You're right about the remembering part, that's the hardest!
Merry Christmas

Olive said...

Your kitchen is special any day but the little trees do enhance it. I have one vintage bottle brush tree and it is big and very pretty. I am looking for more vintage Christmas everything.

Anonymous said...

Hey Girl! Love the trees up there on your hood ledge! I really like that wreath. I haven't seen anything like that before. Have a great Christmas! I'd love for you to check out the Glitter house I made here...

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I have seen these little trees on Etsy...I just love them. Your collection is in the perfect spot. You couldn't have found a better wreath too. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Love your forrest over the stove, and what a great display ledge. I also am in love with your plaid lunch boxes. laurie

Upscale Downhome said...

I love your range hood. It's perfect for your tree display. I only have about 5 and I know they are old but there are so many new ones out there. Any hints for telling the difference?

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

I love bottle brush trees...what a great addition to your kitchen! Perfect Christmas vingette!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the bottle brush trees all grouped together. I have just a few, but will be gathering more.

Babs said...

I definitely have a case of bottle brush tree/wreath envy. LOVE your collection on the range hood. Did you stick them on with glue dots?