A few weeks ago, trees outside my condo building were being trimmed. I instantly ran over and asked the workers if I could have a branch or two. Yes, they looked at me like I was some crazy woman getting excited over broken tree branches. I did not really have a chance to pick what I wanted so I had to take what they threw into my arms. And I walked away quickly before they changed their minds!
Around christmas time at the flea market, I found these lovely crocheted snowflakes that have already been perfectly starched. And I added a few stray strands of glass beads for some sparkle. I never did have a christmas tree this past year, so now I have a winter tree (there is still lots of snow here!) that greets me in my hallway as I come through my front door.