Saturday, September 26, 2009

"Black Dead Tree" Makes a Comeback!

Some of you may remember when I painted my black tree white, for Christmas and Springtime. Well, a big decision had to be made this Fall. Paint it black again, or be lazy? I can't believe I chose to do the right thing! : )
If you're just DYING to read the original story behind this "dead black tree", click HERE.


So far, I've just decided to hang my big Halloween Bingo cards from the tree.


Another "Instant Relative" from the Antique Store. : )
If you can see the bottom left corner, it says $7.95. Worth every penny. And don't worry, I didn't alter the original. The one above is a photocopy.







HAPPY DECORATING!!! : )

31 comments:

the undomesticated wife said...

Very cute! I have an actual black c-mas tree (small) that I am anxious to get up and decorated.

Tammy said...

Aw I love your black tree! How fun. I love your bingo cards as the decor for it as well. That adopted relative of yours is adorable. Thanks for the inspiration, as always.
Xo,
Tammy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a great idea! I love it! And your decorations are so artsy! It's perfect!

Darlene said...

Tooooo CUTE!!!! Those cards look FABULOUS on the tree!!

AnneYarbs79 said...

It looks even better the second this time around! I love that I'm not the only one who is already getting geared up for Halloween! :0)

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

your black tree is AWESOME! I really need to save my pennies so I can order something from your shop. Everything is SO cute!!

Monica said...

How very cute!
Love the bingo cards too :)

GrandmaBev said...

Very cute. You are really getting ready for Halloween.

Carrie said...

very cute I want to do one now that I actually found some crows this year love it all as usual

mysteryhistorymom said...

Love, love, love, love, love, love, love it! I am looking for branches tomorrow- yessirree!!!

I will be watching for your pumpkins, too! LOVE them! Lori

Jacqueline said...

How fun is that...a black tree that grows bingo cards. Ya just gotta love it...
B I N G O...your scored! That tree makes me happy! What next...maybe red with hanging gum drops...maybe a gumdrop tree?

My name is PJ. said...

Oh my gosh, this is TERRIFIC!!! And the black crows (insert appropriate rock music) are the crowning glory! From whence did they come?

You're loaded with great ideas. What a fun house that must be to live in!!

Brenda said...

That is so COOL! I love the BINGO cards!

Rambling Girl said...

Oh goodness I love this out of all the trees I have seen...I am making one this week for the shower we are hosting...Thanks for inspiring so many around here...

MiMi said...

who knew black and dead meant CUTE?!

marie said...

Your instant ancestor is a doll! Cuteness just runs in the family!!

Love the black dead tree AND the white Christmas branch too!

Jamie said...

I love the dead tree! Yay, for Halloween!

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

I left you a little shout out on my blog!

The Burners said...

You are already decorating for Halloween? You are so good. I wish AZ would make up its mind and decide to be fall instead of summer still!

Mildred said...

You are so creative and everything is just adorable. Sure gets me in the mood to decorate. Thanks so much for visiting my new blog and for your kind comment. I hope you are enjoying a beautiful Autumn Monday!

Willow said...

I love it.You have some great ideas. I will have to make me one someday.

Willow

Amy said...

Great tree! Such a wonderful idea. I love what you do with vintage photos!

Mimi Sue said...

You do go the extra mile. The black tree is perfect for halloween. Love your cards and your little relative is adorable. Mimi

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Oh those bingo cards of yours are adorable and they move me...deeply! Big smile. That tree is definitely a winner. Great job with the power tool-spray paint. Love it when a woman creates art with the spray paint can! So cute, you will just have to get another big branch for your Christmas tree-branch look. Your whole blog is wonderful!
Blessings,
Debbie

creative breathing said...

M.L. Scrapbooking is all the crafting I plan to do from now on, and your creations are the most inspiring I could possibly hope to find. Thanks for sharing your talent! E

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

How hard did I laugh at the black dead tree story? Oh my goodness. I'm still wiping away the tears. Don't worry, I'm always getting caught doing something "weird" in the name of creativity!

I used to have a live tree in my house and I think it just got too rootbound and it died and I LOVED it when it was dead and leafless! I decorated it for everything!

All your Halloween goodies are darling. You have such a way of putting things together and they are always so fun and cute.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That looks very cute! Painted black you can really see the branches better!

Manuela

Angie said...

I love your tree! Makes such a statement!

marmielu said...

That is so cute! And, I love your decorations! You do such cute stuff. I also read the original post about getting the tree. I love it!!! I wish we lived closer - we'd have adventures.
Mary Lou

Audra said...

I am envious of your black tree. I am still hunting for the right branches to make mine! I just love all your great fall/halloween decor! Thank you for sharing, you've inspired me to get started on my fall decorating.

Kim said...

I love it! Everything about it is great from the branches to the bingo cards, to the birds. I was going to make one this year. I bought the urn but decided to do a pirate treasure chest display instead. No room for anything else.

Love your mantel display too. I put all mine in the window sill. (I have at least 12 Lori Mitchell figures.) I want to paint a canvas that looks like a neighborhood at night so my trick or treaters look like they are out collecting.

Want to trade a few charms or bingo cards for one of my Halloween garlands? Let me know.

And, last but not least. Sorry I missed you on your trip to SLC. You were so close.