Sow and Dipity
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Downton Abbey Inspired Christmas Tree


I needed some props for my Downton Abbey Themed Christmas Tree...oh yeah, I SO did a tree this year inspired after this British hit! Doilies, tea cups, vintage photo's and antiqued Christmas balls were used to create this look.
I used old silver balls from previous seasons and simply applied a thin coat of acrylic paint...once it was half dry, I wiped some of the paint off with a cloth. To see the complete tree and all it's shabby chic goodness, click on the link below :)
The Grantham ladies drink plenty of tea, so some antique tea cups were a must have item on this tree
The Grantham ladies drink plenty of tea, so some antique tea cups were a must have item on this tree
Up-cycle used silver balls into vintage looking ornaments
Up-cycle used silver balls into vintage looking ornaments
Staple small doilies together to create a lace-like garland
Staple small doilies together to create a lace-like garland
What does Cousin Violet say? This famous quote of her's was added to the tree.
What does Cousin Violet say? This famous quote of her's was added to the tree.
Sponge on acrylic paint, allow to half dry then wipe off with a cloth
Sponge on acrylic paint, allow to half dry then wipe off with a cloth

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  • Linda Skinner
    on Nov 5, 2016

    Where is the link to see your completed tree? I've looked on this hometalk post & cannot find it.

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  • Miriam I
    on Dec 9, 2013

    What an amazing idea!

  • Sow and Dipity
    on Dec 9, 2013

    Thanks @Miriam I You should see the reactions... lol, ladies swoon when they see it so I can always tell who's a super fan of the show!

    • Miriam I
      on Dec 10, 2013

      @Sow and Dipity it's genius, really! I can see why the ladies love it. I used to watch Downton Abbey, but stopped after Matthew died. He was my favorite character!

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