Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Weeping Grapevine Tree

Many have commented on the "alternative tree" seen in the background of some of my previous posts. My Weeping grapevine tree as I like to call it, being a play on a Weeping Cherry, developed due to some leftover, "branchy" pieces of grapevine I had from the diy topiary project I completed.

I didn't want the pieces to go to waste and they "fell" so nicely when held, creating an umbrella-type shape, that the idea for a tree immediately came to mind. Now, I only had bought new colored ornaments last year for the "normal" evergreen-type indoor tree so I'm not quite sick of them yet, however this idea had to be put to use . . . especially with the abundance of grapevine utilized in new ways outdoors this year.

The Traditional Look
Last year's tree with the new green & bronze colored ornaments.

The Not-So-Traditional Look
This year's look with a whimsy, grapevine tree.  Lighter ornaments
from many years ago were reintroduced and complement the crystal decor.

I like both trees but am glad I created this grapevine version.  My initial idea (years ago) was to create a 7 -8 foot tall grapevine spiral topiary just as the ones I placed outdoors on the stone pillars. After working on those, I knew a LOT of time and patience would have to be given to creating such a monster.  I will do it eventually.  In the meantime, this alternative version was the perfect, simple solution and really became much more than I had expected.

Read the process I used to create this weeping grapevine tree.

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  1. Beautiful idea! So glad I found your site. I'm a new follower so I don't miss any great ideas. Stop by and visit and follow too if you like. Warm wishes

  2. Hi Lori,
    Welcome and thanks for the invite . . . will do!

  3. I love the creeping grapevine tree! Especially adorned with your 25 cent ornaments! Just discovered you through Kelly at Eclectically Vintage ... looking forward to exploring more in 2012 ...


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