apple Our Fifth House: Simple Vintage Chalkboard Christmas Tree

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Simple Vintage Chalkboard Christmas Tree

vintage clip-on earrings as magnetic christmas tree ornaments

The chalkboard wall in my entry foyer got Christmasified.

framed chalkboard tree with vintage clip-on earring ornaments

Because I used magnetic primer under the chalkboard paint, I was able to turn a bunch of vintage clip-on earrings into magnets to use as ornaments on our chalk tree.

My Christmas decorating plan this year is based on simplicity.  In years past I've spent so much time decorating to celebrate this holiday that I've left myself little time to actually celebrate.  With two kids, ages 6 and 8, the excitement level is on high and I want to savor these precious moments.  So this year, I've vowed to sprinkle little bits of Christmas cheer around the house and then sit back and enjoy the magic of the holiday (with a hot cup of eggnog coffee most definitely in hand!).  And honestly, these little sprinkles of holiday cheer have brought me and my family more joy than the huge displays I've done in previous years.

vintage chalkboard christmas tree

May the pure joy of the season fill your hearts and homes for the King was born to give us a life worth living!




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22 comments:

  1. Simply adorable! I was just saying the same thing to my husband last night. I don't want to be stressed over decorating and shopping this year. Less is more!

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  2. I couldn't agree more, Carmel! Enjoy your beautiful unique sprinkles and treasure the wonder of your sweet kiddos!

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  3. Sounds like a great plan to me!! Love your chalkboard tree & the clip-on earring ornaments!! Too cute!

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  4. Simplicity is always my motto! Your chalkboard wall is greatness.

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  5. Brilliant idea!! Love the vintage earrings.

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  6. Love it! I'm with you...craving simplicity this year.

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  7. So so cute. I love that you can switch that up whenever you want. May have to borrow this idea for sure!!!

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  8. So smart! I always have a hard time writing beautifully on our chalkboards (comes off more like chicken scratch!) But maybe I can handle drawing a tree! I love the magnets, they're beautiful!

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  9. I love it! I am so making one this week with the magnetic primer and all.
    Enjoy your blog very much.
    You are very smart to take the time with your young children. The years pass by so quickly, but I am now enjoying the smiles and laughter of grandchildren.

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  10. I love the big white frame, and I agree the simple things can sometimes make the biggest statement.

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  11. Totally love this! I'm struggling with the balance right now too...both my girls' birthdays are about 2 weeks before Christmas so I fear my stress level is about to go through the roof. Trying to keep it all semi-simple so I don't lose the magic of it all.

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  12. oh i love it! when you're good, you're good. and honey, you're good.

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  13. What a cute idea! Little touches like that are my favorite when it comes to holiday decorating! :)

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  14. Love, love, love this idea! Less is really more. Simply beautiful tree<3

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  15. So cute! The magnetic primer was such a good idea.. Wish I had thought of that when I made my chalkboard..

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  16. Oh my! Your cutest project yet! I think it's perfectly adorable!

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  17. This is so simply beautiful! I absolutely love it!

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  18. I love this post for many reasons! It's so cute...the little ornaments are adorable. Mostly, though, I love the last line in your post. So true!

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