Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Flea Marketeer's Christmas Tree!



We thought you'd like a peek at FMS team member Margo's "ever green" tree for Christmas!
Margo, the Robolady, was inspired to try this project after seeing a driftwood tree  at Winnie & Tulula's in Athens, Texas, where she is a vintage dealer.

She is also allergic to pine!


To build this beauty, Margo used 19 spindles plus a finial on top and a base.
This the latest in Margo's series of unusual trees for Christmas, inspired not only by her allergies, but also by her dislike of having to decorate (and undecorate!) a huge artificial tree unassisted!
"I decided to make it one afternoon last year, and it's been sitting in my barn all summer waiting for Christmas to roll around again," she said.


Margo sells tutorials on her blog, and there's one for this tree here, but you can also draw a forest full of inspiration from her Pinterest board of unusual Christmas trees!

What unusual flea market finds are inspiring your holiday decor this year?

Kim

9 comments:

andrea@townandprairie said...

This is so inspirational, and I love that the base and post are from a hall tree! How ironic is that!! Love the rustic appeal! Great job, Flea Market Mag!

Danielle @ 2 Little Superheroes said...

I love this idea. And you can pick up spindles for $1 each at the ReStore.

Holly @ Life as a Thrifter said...

That's AWESOME!!

Recycled Rita said...

That is soooo wonderful! I love it! karen....

Rebecca @ Belle Blog said...

I love it!! What a great idea!

Rebecca♥

Story Tellers Vintage said...

Wow, this is such a great idea to re-use old rails! I love it!

Bohemian said...

That Vintage Spindle Tree is AWESOME!!!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Darryl Moland said...

Oh what fun!

Play angry Birds said...

Beautiful..post...