Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sunflower Christmas Tree

You'd hardly know it was already first day of December with the beautiful mild sunny weather we've been having here in California...
Now what could be better than some
cool sunny weather to put a smile on your face I ask?
How about this
Sunflower Christmas Tree!!

I was inspired to decorate this tree after seeing a similar one in a magazine. Also a friend of mine had done one similar with sunflowers and cherries for a Mary Englebriet look.

The look was sooo fun and cheery looking,
I just had to do one for myself.
 I added my own personal touches.
Plus a quilted cut out snowman to stand next to the tree.
It was made and given to me by my Mom.
Then I mounted it on poster board and a stick so
he could stand up and wave
hello to you!

 A country star on topwith a spray of red berries and yellow stars.

Santa rolling pin, and toy soldier...

House of Hatten snowman,
Hey is that a happy California cow?!
I think so!

Some shiny red apples, red and white gingham...

and of course a rooster or two!
and a framed photo of the one time I remember it snowing here!

Red feather cardinals, a cute little bunny girl with polka dot scarf,

Here's that other cute rooster and he's standing on top a pod of peas!
I love this darling cross stitch NOEL pillow ornament too!

holding a basket with a red spotted mushroom

A Gingerbread girl,
... and of course lots of snowmen!

I tucked this alpine tree into a wooden bushel basket for some country charm and added some faux snow (poly-batting) topped with more sunflowers, apples, berries, and a couple of cute tins.
I'm so glad you stopped by,
and I hope my sunny Sunflower tree
put a smile on your face:)

Have a wonderful day!!



Dawn said...

Wow Sherri, I love this look. Sooo different and so California ~ bright and sunny! You really did a great job.
Hugs Dawn

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sherri, your beautiful tree would put a smile on anyone's face! I love sunflowers and the entire tree is so cheerful and happy.

Love your pics and I do hope you are feeling better. How is your cough?

Hugs, Barb ♥

karen said...

I love, love your Sunflower tree! I will have to keep this idea in mind for next year. It can be so dark and cold here on the east coast and what a wonderful way to brighten up the holidays! You did a great job!!! What a sweet snowman your mom made you too.

Sue said...

Love the bright colors of yellow and red in this sunflower tree, Sherri! And the CA cow is just too cute- don't forget to vote for your favorite cow online, now!! If I can get going here, I will show you my little sunflower tree for the laundry room. Now if the head will just stop spinning... I take a lot of breaks. And here I thought I was getting better. :-(
Lucky you in warm weather. Dan is out there now visiting the girlfriend in Monterey Bay. He'll get home on the 12th and it'll probably be snowing. He'll freeze! LOL
hugs, Sue

June said...

For sure Sherri, this tree made me smile. I think every little ornament that I could see in your pictures was surely chosen carefully over the years. I think one of my faves that I could see was that cute little gingerbread girl in her pretty little frock. Of course the cow would be right up there with her in my book. We used to dairy and I love Holsteins. I remember seeing the sunflower tree in a magazine as well and I just love what you have done with yours. The sweet little snowman that your mother made is darling! Have a wonderful week sweet!!!

The Stylish House said...

I LOVE THIS! You did Mary Englebriet sunflower proud. The colors are so cheerful and friendly, they really draw you in. You included many cute, sweet touches, such as the berries on the star. I’ve noticed your mom makes and finds many nice pieces for you. She's got a great eye, how lucky for you! This is a post I will be back to enjoy again.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is so cute, Sherri!! How talented you are! And I am definitely smiling!! You have so many cute touches, I love it sitting in the bushel barrel and your snow man is darling!!

Fabulous job! :-)


T's Daily Treasures said...

That is a bright and sunny tree and perfect for the California scene. I think we are probably having similar temps right about now. Although, it sure feels colder here as all the buildings are made of concrete and no insulation. I love a tree that is full of goodies and yours certainly fits the bill. Glad to see that you brought some sunshine and holiday cheer into your home. Blessings to you and yours, Tammy

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Mornin Sherri....Now girl I love that you thought outside the box with this tree...I just love sunflowers to me they have Happy faces and your tree is darling my friend...My daughter has her whole kitchen done in sunflowers and Rooster she would love this...I'll send her by to look...Thanks for sharing....May you have a great day in your part of Calif. my friend....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Anonymous said...

just dropping by to say hey

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