My dear friend Mary created this sweet little grapevine tree using the Vintage Baby story gift tags. When I posted about these earlier, so many of you contributed such creative ideas. (Thank you for your suggestions!) Your ideas caused me to remember this little grapevine tree tucked away in the attic.
Using her imagination, Mary created this magical little tree using tulle, ribbons, flowers, and her very own little beaded creations. She made beautiful little pink ribbon flowers~~~
She wrapped the gorgeous pink tulle all around the tree and then added the little Vintage story tags. Don't you love that little bunny? And how about that little bunny stamped ribbon - my favorite!
She glued some of her beautiful crystal beads to the tulle~~~
Those pink plastic flowers were part of a collection that once belonged to my mother. My mother use to own a little florist and she was a master at creating floral arrangements. After she passed away, I found several boxes of these plastic flowers in her attic. When Mary's daughter got married a few years ago, I made several flower arrangements for her bridal shower using some of my mother's flowers. Mary in turn, took these flowers and gave them new life in this little grapevine tree. I think it was seeing those flowers again that really set me to bawling.
Here is my favorite little tag - the one that says "The End." I just love that one. I love the little heart on the tag also - so very sweet.
Is this not the most wonderful gift of time and talent from a friend? Can you not just see the love that she put into this creation?
She made these little beaded flower vines from her fabulous bead collection. (Mary makes the most beautiful jewelry - I simply must show you the piece that she made for me on the occasion of my 50th birthday!)
Some little piece of beauty and imagination every where you look~~~
And just for me - this cute little turtle because she and I both love turtles! Isn't he just adorable? This is going to be the most beautiful thing at the baby shower!