Elf Tree

This tree sits in the corner of the hallway next to the window on the second floor of my house.  I had to purchase a bigger tree for my elf collection this year.  I love these fun, kitschy knee hugger elves.  I have expanded this collection to include funky flocked ornies.  Also I am always looking for the handmade felt ornies, the ones that someone so meticulously sat and stitched with embroidery and sequins! 

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Mr georgiapeachez bought himself a new camera so these are my first pictures using it.  Sweet!  I only know how to use the auto and close up setting so far.

I can’t wait to open those pretty packages under the tree.  Those are all for me!  from my BFF Beth.  I know they are something really special!

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I also have some special ornies on here this year that are from my good friend Susan and from my blog friend Sadie Lou Who

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It’s true, come December I revert to being 8 years old!  My 16yo has been infected by my holiday decorating virus.  We are starting her christmas ornie hope chest this year.  I want her to be equipped and ready to decorate her own tree when she leaves home!

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I love this ornie.  It is a ceramic egg that has been glazed and decorated.  On the back it was signed in gold glaze "Pat ’75".  I bought this in one of those grab bags of stuff that they always put together at the thrift store.  I love those!!  I get some of my best vintage ornies that way.  The thrift store gets all this loose stuff donated so they just fill up a plastic bag with sort a kinda  like items and put a crazy price on it.  $1.98 or $2.97 or sometimes even $0.75!!  It is worth it just to find 2 or 3 treasures in the bag. 

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14 thoughts on “Elf Tree

  1. Wow! You have managed to collect so many vintage ornaments! I recognize the knee hugging “santa”! I have him too! He’s been in my family since the 50’s I think. He is so special that I don’t put him on my tree, he sits on a red shelf in my kitchen! Don’t you just love those thrift store grab bags?

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  2. You sure do have a nice collection! I love those “grab bags” at the thrift store, too! Where can we find such a thrill of a find for under $2? Nice to get to play with a new camera!

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  3. My Gosh you must have a lot of Storage Space! Lovin’ this elf tree. And your bff Beth is sure on top of her Christmas shopping, heh?

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  4. Nice to meet you Suzy. Oh my goodness… your elf tree has me recalling many Christmases ago, when my aunt and grandmother had ornaments like these on their trees… what a wonderful feeling of sentiment and cheer this evokes. Thank you!

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  5. I am sooo in love with your elves and your adorable elf tree!! Wow. They remind me of some that we had growing up. Wow. What treasures those cutie elves are!

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  6. Oh, I love your collection of ornaments. They’re so vintage looking. I feel a little nostalgia coming on. What a fun tree.
    Happy holidays!

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  7. I am enchanted! This tree is wonderful…you are the best collector. Love, the elves, and the egg ornament is to die for. Funny, I also have a collection of felt ornies made by other women. When I see them at a sale, I just can’t pass them up. They have soul to them. I will be writing a post about this at some point. xxoo, Susan

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  8. oh my!! what a walk down memory lane…my grandmother collected little elves like the knee hugger ones pictured here. thanks for sharing your beautiful tree!

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  9. I found a bunch of bags of ornaments like those as well as individual ones at Habitat For Humanity last week, but alas, I don’t celebrate Christmas so I didn’t buy them!!
    Next time I go, I’ll see if they’re still there and grab them for you if you want.

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  10. WOW!! I feel very honored to have my creations in such a lovely and creative Christmas tree! Thanks so much for the shout out. I have to bookmark your blog, here. Did you get the Bitsy Betsy Ornaments from Heather’s show yet??
    ~Sadie Lou

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  11. man! I love your elf tree! I only have a small one, but I love them so! Your wreaths are beautiful! Do you hot glue the balls? I am afraid that the heat would break them, but I guess not! Really love that square one! I just bought some big huge bags of christmas kitch at Goodwill and am making a wreath with them. Love your decorations- peaches! They are lovely!

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