Thursday, December 03, 2009

Show and Tell Friday!

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Keeping with the Christmas theme I've have going on here all week, I'm going to share my bedroom Christmas tree today for Show and Tell. I have 3 trees in my apartment this year. Lauren also wants one in her room so we may have 4 soon!
I bought this tree on sale at Ace Hardware for only $20. I may try to paint that urn to make it look a little less plasticy.
I decorated it with shells and dried hydrangeas, both of which I already had on hand.

I also have some exciting news to share! Guess who I will be hanging out with Sunday morning...
EDDIE ROSS!!! I'll be out shopping at a Flea Market right on the San Francisco Bay with Eddie Ross on Sunday morning! I'm so excited! Early this year he was asking his readers to let him know about great flea markets in their area. I left a comment about the Alameda Flea Market and he put that on the schedule! Back then December seemed so far away but now it's here! I was worried about rain earlier in the week but now they say the rain won't come until Sunday night! Yay! Of course I'll bring my camera along to share the fun with you! I'm sure most of you know who Eddie Ross is but if not you can read about him on his blog, just click here.

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If you are joining in on Show and Tell Friday, please remember that your Show and Tell needs to be something from your home or garden. Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.If you would like to join in, please enter your name and leave your exact Show and Tell blog post link, not just your blog link and as a common courtesy link back to my blog. If your link has been removed from MckLinky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting, or e-mail me with any questions.

Thank you! I look forward to seeing everyone's may take me awhile to get around to visit everyone since I work full time but I'll do my best to get to your blog as soon as I can!


Christi @ A Southern Life said...

I love your bedroom Christmas tree. Wonderful beach feeling. It is really cold here today in Arkansas so I was glad to get a little beach feel! So happy to be joining your party for the first time!

Christi @ A Southern Life

Kelee Katillac said...

Hi Cindy!

Thank-you for hosting this lovely event! I am here for the first time. You tree is beautiful--As is your blog.

I am sharing my DIY plaques & video on how to make them. Part 2 of the video is next week and demonstrates the tin punched technique.

AGAIN it is a pleasure to be here! Thank-you for your efforts!

love, kelee

Lenore said...

Cindy, I've been checking out your posts this week and LOVE all your Christmas decorating.....beautiful.
Have a wonderful time with Eddie and please take LOTS of photos so we all can enjoy!!!!
I'm glad you're feeling better and hope that you continue to improve.

Blue Creek Home said...

Love the sea shell themed Christmas tree.

What fun it will be to shop with Eddie!


Gattina said...

Very beautiful and special little trees ! Have fun with Eddie, whom of course I don't know. We have other "Eddies" here, lol !

Cheryl said...

Very classy!

Lora @ my blessed life said...

I love your sweet seashell tree! I have a small tree in my bedroom, too. I love having them all over the house actually!

Vicki said...

Hi, Cindy,
Your Christmas tree is very pretty and the perfect size for a bedroom. I like the idea of decorating with seashells and hydrangeas. Thank you for hosting Show and Tell Friday. No, I had not heard of Eddie Ross, but I am going to go and read his blog. Thanks for sharing and blessings to you! Vicki

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BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Cindy! The petite tree is lovely with the dired hygrangea - a favorite of mine.

If I had known about this Show and Tell I would have saved yesterday's post for today, perhaps next week I can participate. Thanks for visiting my blog and your very kind note.

TQ said...

Hello Cindy,

As always, your posts are wonderful!

So pretty and so professional. Your home looks marvelous and must be a joy to live in.

Thank you for hosting "Show and Tell Friday!" giving us all the chance to connect and share ...

Gayla said...

That is so cute!

Gracie said...

I love the idea of having a little or big Christmas tree in every room. Unfortunately I don't have so much space in my home!
My post is up here at

Beth @ The Quilt Ladies said...

I'd Love to go with? I'm in Nebraska and IT'S SNOWING??? and you are at a Flea Market..... I'm shopping jealous. Have a BALL and we'll need a FULL report. Way cool ! Thank you last week for your kind words.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Very pretty tree for your bedroom.
I think I'll put one in my bedroom too! It's great to have Christmas all over the house, so I need to get on the stick.

Hootin Anni said...

That is so pretty!! Everything! [I normally have apothecary jars filled with shells I've collected...they too are very pretty year 'round!]

Come see what I did with my blue cobalt glass candle holder I found at the antique store...

Have fun with Mr. Ross!!


Cindy said...

Love your bedroom Christmas tree. Beautifully decorations.
How exciting to shop with Eddie! Enjoy yourself.

Robyn said...

Your tree is just delightful! I have used rustoleum HAMMERED paint in silver on plastic and it totally looks like slightly oxidized metal. AND EDDIE ROSS! LUCKY DUCKY!

Robyn said...

OHHHH I can't wait to see the photos from your time with Eddie Ross!

A Cottage Industry said...

Oh Cindy! I CANNOT Wait to see pictures from the trip with Eddie!!!!!!!!!!!! You are gonna have a blast! I wish I could be there.

Unknown said...

I love your beautiful little tree! Can't wait to hear about your day with Eddie!!!!!


Hi Cindy,
Love the bedroom tree! Your home looks so pretty (;

My Cozy Casita said...

Cindy, your bedroom Christmas tree
is very pritty,I have one in every room of my house .
!Have fun with Eddie Ross!
XOX Isora

Beverly@MySewSweetStudio said...

Beautiful tree and perfect size for your bedroom. Lauren definetely needs a tree too.
I didn't know Eddie Ross, but I do now. I went to his website. How lucky for you to get to spend Sunday with him at Alameda. He's a talented guy. I also found out about Sunday's show Celebrity Holiday Homes which is was a part of.
Thanks for responding to my question about your little silver deer. You are so sweet.
Always love coming here and seeing your talents.

AL said...

Hello Cindy, this is my first time to join Show and Tell, I learned through Cindy of House with Two Cats. I was attracted by the Christmas decorations, I have seashells at home and I never thought it could make a very nice Christmas tree ornaments. Thanks for sharing.


PattieJ said...

This is the first time I am joining your "show & tell friday"! I love this idea! Thanks for hosting it! Your tree is adorable! You're so creative!


Stephanie said...

I have also been enjoying your posts all week! You are such a decorating inspiration! And I am so jealous that you get to go shopping with Eddie Ross!!!

dtbrents said...

Your Christmas trees are beautiful. I love Eddie Ross and I have been to the flea market you mentioned. It is huge. We don't have anything like that here in AR. Doylene

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Cindy... pretty, Cindy! Your entire home is looking "out of this world" gorgeous in all of its Christmas finery!!! I just spent the last half hour going through all of your Christmas decor! Each room just looks like it jumped off of a design magazine page!

I do love your little tree that you have in your the hydrangeas and pretty shells! It's soooo YOU, my friend! Ohhh...and what I would do for some of those pretty dried hydrangeas!!! I don't think we can even grow them here in Colorado!

Cindy...I just couldn't believe my eyes when I read about your shopping with Eddie Ross this Sunday...Ohhhh myyyy gosh!!! I am such a big fan of his...I can't imaging getting to spend time with him! Are you nervous? Hehe! Ohhh my gosh...I would be! Have lots of fun..take lots of photos...because we want the scoop, Girl!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design
PS...thank you so much for hosting Show & Tell Friday! I always enjoy participating!

Lamp Tramp said...

Thank you Cindy for another visit to your home. Your trees are exquisite. I linked my post(today's as I've done so many times with other parties) to you, I checked the link and got a note that page doesn't exist. Yet I can not add another Mr. Linky. Just wondering Mr. Linky is having issues again. Thanks for being such a gracious hostess!

Beverly said...

I love your bedroom Christmas tree. How fun to see it each morning when you wake.

I'm so excited about your weekend, and I can hardly wait to read all about it.

Irene said...

This trea is aethereal! You have such an exquisite taste! Heartfelt wishes for the Christmas season. Enjoy your brocante!

Linda Q said...

Love the shells and natural look, very pretty. Sea Shells always fun!
And have fun hanging with Eddie, that will be neat!

Elsie said...

I love your tree,it is very pretty
and there you go again~it looks
just like a magazine cover. Your
good Cindy!!! I can tell you enjoy
decorating,and I really enjoy your
decorating.LOL. You are just too
dad-gum my wallet..
LOL.I didn't know who Eddie was,
but I will read his blog,thanks
for the info.:O)

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

I love the little tree with the sea shells. .so pretty.
Can't wait to hear about your flea market experience with Eddie. Take lots of pictures.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Iva Wilcox said...

I live in the East Bay and LOVE Alameda Flea Market! I'll look for you both Sunday. Fingers crossed no rain until night! It will be brisk early in the morning, but oh-so-many finds if you get there early! Have fun!!
~ Iva

Melissa Miller said...

Cindy your tree is so unique and gorgeous! Whata great price as well. ~Lovely.

How exciting about going shopping with Eddie Ross! I can't wait to see the fun photos.

Many Blessings, ~Melissa :)

twinkle said...

I know Eddie from the Design Competition. He has talent! Hope you have fun and share some creative design moments!

Dianna said...

Great little Christmas trees. I used to put sand dollars all over our tree. It was nice adding a little sunshine to the holiday season. There's a great holiday story about sand dollars.

Elizabeth said...

I love your beautiful apartment. It is so very lovely and I adore your Christmas decorations. Honestly, you should publish a picture book of your wonderful decorating style!


Carolyn said...

I love your Christmas tree in your bedroom.
Look forward to seeing your pics of your weekend.
Hope you have lots of fun,

Ginger said...

What beautiful Christmas decor you have, I scrolled down and I just love your beautiful blog. I will be returning for sure. Please stop by and see what I have to offer, lots of Pink!!

glitter and roses

Abramyan Avenue said...

Your home is always so beautiful! I enjoy looking through all of your Christmas photos. I am so jealous that you get to meet Eddie Ross!! What I would do to be there! I can't wait to see your photos! Have fun!! -April

French-Kissed said...

I adore your beautiful little sea themed tree. It is simple, elegant and oh so gorgeous! It also gives off a serene ambiance which is so great for a bedroom. Hope you enjoy your shopping adventure this weekend.


Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Cindy, it's looking beautiful at your house!! So romantic and soft, love that seashell tree in the urn. I just got a new urn tree from Ballards outlet that I'll be showing next week. They are so versatile.

Your whole place looks gorgeous! How fun to be shopping with Eddie. I had a great time in ATL earlier this year meeting him & shopping. Great fun, you will have a blast! Tell Eddie I said hello, please!

Marilyn said...


What a softly romantic Christmas tree! I've never considered neutrals as "Christmas Colors", but wow....I do now! :-) Love the warm tones of the dried hydrangeas and the soft glow of the shells. Beautifully done!!

Marilyn (in Dallas)

irene said...

Have fun in Alameda! I had seen on his Blog he was going to be there. Someday I hope to make it- it sounds wonderful!

violetlady said...

I bought the same tree at Ace! I just put it in my front bay window. I will put some little red cardinals on it plus I put on some little garland that I got in the dollar store. I also was thinking of painting the plastic urn, but couldn't decide on the color.

Anonymous said...

hi all

I just thought it would be good to introduce myself to everyone!

Can't wait to get to know you all better!


Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

whats up everyone

Just saying hello while I read through the posts

hopefully this is just what im looking for looks like i have a lot to read.

Anonymous said...


It is my first time here. I just wanted to say hi!

Anonymous said...

pretty cool stuff here thank you!!!!!!!