Do you remember a post I did last December about the Princess Theater in Old Strathcona? The same night we saw ‘Hitchcock’ there, we hung around Old Strathcona to surf some of the cute little shops. All of a sudden, GASP! I spotted the ‘Holy Grail’ of a Boomdee Christmas. I couldn’t believe my luck and immediately hit up Mr B with the biggest, needy, brown Boomdee eyes he’s ever seen, hehe.
Resistance was futile 😀
There, in a little shop window was an Aqua Christmas Tree ! Can you imagine me going home without something so Aqualicious? Neither could I. Bonus, because it’s tall and narrow, it barely takes up any space in the Boomdeeadda office.
It’s set on an inverted wicker basket draped with a vintage table-cloth I got while shopping with sweet Alys in San Jose. If you haven’t met her yet, Alys is my Bestie in sunny California. Hurry on over to Gardening Nirvana where wonderful things happen every day 😀 Now, I wasn’t entirely sure what I was going to do with my new treasure. Clearly, the giant pink roses and aqua leaves were totally calling to me.
Coincidently, I believe I spotted my exact vintage table-cloth on a very cute Blog called Oh My – Handmade Goodness. Contributor Debra Norton shares an interview with Matthew Mead, a noted style expert and man behind the fab magazine ‘Holiday with Matthew Mead’. Matthew also has a Pinterest page. Click the photo to visit the article 😀
I’ve scoured the Antique Malls for ornaments, all vintage naturally. The hunt for the perfect prize is always fun, I started off with a quest for stripes.
I added some pretty baubles that I’ve snapped up from various sources over the years. Honestly, I just love every single one of them.
I can not pass up the pink, aqua, green and silver ones. They’re destined to come home with me and be loved forever. Sometimes, if you’re very lucky, you’ll find a whole collection still in the original box, like these gems. I bought these years ago, are they not a little slice of heaven?
I recently spotted this charmer, a smaller version of a BIG dream, at a local gift shop. It’s a shiny vintage holiday trailer and I’ve wanted one forever! I don’t particularly like camping or ‘Glamping’ as it were. But I’d sure love to have a vintage beauty in the garden to use as a hideout or guest room, wouldn’t that be fan-boomdee-tastic?
When all was hung with care and the tiny twinkle lights were ready to shine, the very last thing I added was the tree topper. It’s not vintage, but the next best thing. All sugar-coated with Christmas goodness, this sea-foam tree topper was brought home from a holiday in San Diego. Did you know there’s a Christmas store in almost every city? Just ask Mr B, he’s familiar with the best of them, LOL.
As the bright winter sun disappeared, I stood back to marvelled at my sparkling little aqua tree and sighed, “yes, I think that’s just about perfect”.
PS. I’ve taken one ornament off as a gift for a lucky follower of Boomdeeadda!
All you have to do to qualify is leave Boomdee a message below.
I’ll draw for a winner December 24th.
A Christmas Gift from Boomdeeadda with thanks for all your beautiful
messages and the time we’ve shared here all year long.