{last-minute christmas tree}


Christmas is just around the corner and everybody's busy, trying to get everything ready for the big celebrations. Are you all set yet?
If not, I have a nifty, thrifty and quick solution for a Christmas tree for you! ;)
My mom put together this one-of-a-kind Christmas tree with things she found around her home. Her house is really small and it is hard to fit in a nice-sized Christmas tree, so this idea is perfect for her cozy space. Plus, it's portable, doesn't shed needles and you don't have to throw the tree out after Christmas - just find a nook and store it for next year.



A lot of the the "ornaments" are attached with memories.
. . the postcard was sent to my great-grandma by her mother in 1923
. . the metal drawing doll was my great-granpa's - he was an illustrator and designer and practiced drawing human motions with its help



 . . the photograph is of my mom when she was two years old




My mom just recently started writing her own blog, in German - but she says you're more than welcome to still take a peek and leave a comment, even if you don't speak the language. :)
If you want to visit her, this is her cute new blog: einfallsreich (meaning inventive)


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  1. Wow! How amazing…

    I’m gonna go and try to read your mom’s blog…maybe it’ll help me brush up on my German..hahaha…If she’s anything like you are, I know it’ll be chock-full of amazing ideas!

  2. Vanessa! It was so fun to pop over to your mom’s blog! I hope she doesn’t mind my terrible German! It was so cool reading it…I only had to look up a few words. Well, several, if I’m honest…but at least they were familiar! Thanks for sharing it!

  3. So interesting and eclectic – love it!!! Sent you an e-mail sending my holiday wishes! Hope you get it!

  4. I love the tree. What a beautiful way to have a tree, all the memories. Just fabulous!!
    Merry Christmas!

  5. Ur mom is amazing! Craftiness runs in the genes.

  6. That is the coolest Christmas tree I have ever seen! Love love love the creativity!

  7. Popping over from Whipperberry. Love your tree with all the special momentos.

  8. What a gorgeous tree! So nice to have one that has such personal memories attached! I’m going now to check out your mum’s blog!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Best wishes for a fabulous New Year 2012!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. Wow!!! That is gorgeous!! Can’t wait to check out your mom’s blog! So happy to have you link up to the Tuesday To Do Party at The Blackberry Vine!
    Happy New Year!

  10. I have not seen anything like this before! So beautiful! All the details are so random but look so great together. Would love love love for you to share this at my Best of 2011 party going on now http://space46.blogspot.com. Happy new year! My

  11. What a perfect-sized Christmas tree! I love that so many different elements and colors fit in here. Great idea!

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