Vintage Jewelry Christmas Tree

 I snapped this picture of a little framed jewelry Christmas tree at one of our local thrift shops.

I snapped this picture of a little framed jewelry Christmas tree at one of our local thrift shops.

Vintage Jewelry Christmas Tree

I don't see many of these where I now live so I like to take pictures for inspiration. Do you still have your Mom or grandmother's costume jewelry?

One of my east coast friends several years ago had me shop for some vintage jewelry pieces to fill in her bridal bouquet made out of pins from her relatives. It was stunning when it was finished but weighed a ton. When I couldn't find the extra pieces in her complimentary colors, we decided to downsize the bouquet, keeping the pieces that had sentimental value and saving her arm from falling off before she was officially married.

The tree also reminds me of a custom kids tree quilt we made a few years back. Hard to tell what kind of tree they used as a model because every tree looked different, much like teachers look different to every student that draws them.

These little works of art remind me of all of those old jewelry pieces I found in my travels. I also  inherited a box of jewelry from both mother and grandmother, although I haven't made anything out of them yet.

This little framed vintage jewelry Christmas tree inspires me to think about how I can cut styrofoam into a tree shape and make a three-sided tree out of vintage jewelry. Wouldn't that make good use of those old jewelry pieces and make a sweet little holiday decor memento as well?

Charlotte