Sunday, December 11, 2011

Top Hat and Tail Feathers-Featuring House of Hatten

 With all the
 Christmas Block parties going on in Blogland
I've definitely had to shake a tail feather to get all
my photos taken and put together to join in the fun!.
My original plan was to decorate my tree in white and a nature theme
but somehow along the way the plan changed...
It first started out with a goose that used to painted yellow
 that I decided to paint white so it could become a Christmas goose!


Then the goose needed to go in a basket surrounded by pine and berries... 
It sort of reminds me of the Gooseberry goose...
 A "House of Hatten" family of three was also a perfect fit .




Before you know it I was adding red and green tartan plaid
and the white theme idea kinda flew out the window!
 Next I was adding this Christmas quilt my Mom made for me (more color:)


Then...
 Red and green plaid ribbon, berries, red feather cardinal birds, berries, apples, and tons of red feathers...
 My collection of more "House of Hatten" ornaments.
 
 

I love vintage postcards too, so I had to add some that I had turned into an ornaments too!
 
 

A few other favorite ornaments as well...
 
But my favorite thing was the crowning touch... a top hat!
I was inspired to use one after
seeing another blogger use one on their tree... 
and it just so happened that I already had a top hat that I had kept from a Halloween costume.
  Then lastly I cut out and framed another gift bag from the Dollar Tree store to complete the theme!
Well there you have it.  A very colorful and cheerful display!
of course I still LOVE to use white, but color is very energizing 
and I can always use some extra energy these days;)

Now I've really gotta fly and get ready for another party!
Woo Hoo!!!

I'm joining the Christmas tree party at:

13 comments:

Michele Smith said...

What a beautiful tree. I love all the red and that topper is fantastic!

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the tree with the top hat! I've got a top hat too but much smaller. It was a fun new addition this year. We are having a Giveaway on Ramsign sign this week, please stop by if you get a chance. Laura

Cottage and Broome said...

PS. will be a new follower, Laura

AshTreeCottage said...

So happy and cheerful Sherri!

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Tardevil said...

Your tree is so pretty. Love looking at all the ornaments. I did a smaller top hat on one of my trees this year that I found thrifting, but it's made of wicker-type material. Looks very similar to yours, except it's on my 'Santa' tree. Love the idea of cutting up a bag to frame.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

This is absolutely adorable! Not sure how I ended up here, but I am following.

Bella Vista said...

It is all so lovely and festive, Sherri! I love, love that top hat.

xoBarb

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

So pretty and festive! Love the tree! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

Sue said...

Sherri, All of that plaid and red culminated in a fantastic festive tree and vignette! I have to admit that it took me a while to find that darn goose- his beak blended in with the wall and apparently my aging eyes didn't spot him in the basket until fourth photo~ LOL Absolutely love your top hat! Sending lots of Christmas hugs your way- Sue

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love your tree! It's so unique. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I'm still playing catch up. Love your blog. I'm following.

Honey at 2805 said...

Your tree is so pretty and festive! It's really unique with the top hat and feathers and I love all the red!

Thank you for linking to the Christmas Tree Party at 2805!

faith hope love ღ said...

Nice post! thank you so much for sharing... happy holidays..blessings soraya

Deserae said...

What a gorgeous tree! I adore the top hat....what a clever idea!!!! Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!!!!!
~Des

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