Friday, January 29, 2010

Bottlebrush Trees

I've started another of my way to many collections, bottlebrush trees. The below photo was taken off the Country Living web site. The trees were dipped in bleach to turn into beautiful shades of ivory. They are new trees.

Below is my measly collection. The large tree I paid $8 for at an antique store. To much but, I had to start my collection. The small one I paid 25 cents. I was at my Mom's favorite thrift store and Donna found it buried in a box of Christmas decorations. A friend of mine said Michael's sold them by the bag during the holiday season. Hopefully they will next year. I'll buy a bag & bleach. Although, I'll still search the antique & thrift stores for the old ones.

Have a GREAT weekend. I won't. I'm boxing, bagging, trashing and sorting again this weekend.


Mau said...

Go to train and hobby shops.

lilpoppy said...

They did not have any left at Zerrillo's when Mom and I went after Christmas, I will keep looking. Love the look of the bleached ones.

Leigh Leigh said...

I love these too! I am going to keep my eyes open for some for our house. It would be nice to get some of the antique ones.