Thrifting a Pink Christmas

I’ve been wanting a pink themed Christmas tree for years, and now I finally have one.

What I really want is a white tree that I can decorate in pinks and greens and silvers, but I didn’t thrift one this year so I’ll be on the lookout for next year.

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So in the master bedroom I’m using a 5′ artificial green tree that we got at a garage sale eons ago. I read and watch TV in the bedroom quite often so I love that it has some Christmas decor.

Last year we were so busy that all we did was put up our memory tree in the family room and that was it. This year I’ve been decorating at my own pace, just taking it slow, and I’m really enjoying it.

Before I show you this tree I thought I’d share what I found for it this season. I lucked out and found the Father Christmas in the photo above for $1 just last week. Before that I wasn’t sure what I was going to use as the tree topper.


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These sweet resin ballerina ornaments were just 50 cents for the pair. I’m pretty sure they’re vintage. They have small ring hangers in their hands, which hold a pink flower.


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These two little handmade plastic canvas birdhouses are nice and bright. They were 25 cents each.


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These four plastic ornaments have a lovely vintage look. They were in a bag with other ornaments for only 50 cents.


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This set that I found for $1 has a nice shabby chic look. The Santas are ceramic.

I strung some pink and fuschia bead garland on the tree, added some white lights and glass ornaments in pinks, greens, and silvers… and she’s done.

Everything on this tree was thrifted, and I’d be surprised if the total for everything was more than $10… including the tree. I hope to have a large white tree next year. I have a lot of ornaments that didn’t make it on this sweet little tree.

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Here’s that sweet beaded doll ornament that Pam from Virginia Retro sent me in the ornament exchange.

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To cover up the tree stand I simply used a silky green scarf that has some lovely crochet details.

My doll that I’ve had since I was four sits with the bear that has kept her company since 1991 when John sent me a Teddy Bear gram for my 30th birthday. I have no idea how long I’ve had Rudolph but it’s been a long time.


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The tall Father Christmas was gift a few years ago, and in front of him is my book angel.


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Here’s what this end of the room looks like.
The distressed green wicker basket is holding large pine cones, and I added some pink and silver ornaments just for fun. Honestly I just needed to get the basket out of my craft room, which is Christmas decor supplies headquarters.
I still haven’t found what I need to finish the bifold door project and since they’re taking up space I thought I might as well use them for something… so they’re holding Christmas cards.
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Some sentimental keepers from years gone by and some more recent.
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I wanted to do something Christmassy on my funky toile dresser so I made a few thrifted scarf Christmas trees and sat them on silver trays with a pretty pink doily underneath.
These are so easy to make and took about two minutes each. The large green one is a Happy New Year hat, and the two smaller ones are styrofoam cones. The scarves are simply pinned in two or three places and that’s it… easy to take apart when the season is over.


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I also added a different pink doily to my vintage repurposed cake pans. The centre area is empty because I use it every day.
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I found these vintage Krebs glass ornaments last year for $2. I love their soft pink tone. Because they’re glass I can’t put them on the tree, so I put them in a silver bread basket so I can enjoy them.
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Leo is one of the four reasons why my glass ornaments are in the bowl. I would show my settee in every single post if I thought I could get away with it…because I love it so much. The balls on the side table are my excuse this time. I have a fun project still to share for the empty wall space to the right of the settee.
And speaking of fun… John covered a Breakfast with Santa event on the weekend for one of his newspapers and I went along.
Well, one thing led to another and I ended up on Santa’s lap. It’s been a long, long, long time since that’s happened let me tell ya. lol.

If you read my post last Monday you saw how Santa wouldn’t look at me when he went by in the village parade. I was sure I was in his bad books.

But I’m very happy to say that we’re friends again, and I am off the naughty list. Yay!!

Thanks so much for reading and until next time…. Think Pink!


“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!”


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  1. Love your pink-themed tree Tuula and those ballerina ornaments are my favorites! So glad to know you are off the naughtly list and on Santa's lap!

  2. Spectacular! I love your tree! I have a similar one in purple in my room! Hey want to thank you for the lovely tea towels my daughter and I got from your etsy (she was Lorrie in AZ) I'm so very glad I found them,,,,we have an avid reader and an English friend to give them to! Thanks so much! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Dona

    1. Thanks so much Dona! I'm so happy that you're pleased with the tea towels. Your purple tree sounds so pretty. Merry Christmas to you Dona, and to Lorrie too!

  3. Your one of a kind tree is gorgeous! It's so much fun just to look at the different kinds of ornaments you have on it. And you've found the perfect spot in your bedroom among all the other lovely pieces! If you never find a white tree you can always flock the one you have but it looks so beautiful just the way you have it. Sitting on Santa's lap must do wonders for you. You look so young and vexatious, with that one thing led to another statement . . . and about to stir up trouble! Way to go, Tuula!

  4. Loving your tree Tuula. I also love how your bedroom is big enough to house a tree! That is awesome. Your ornaments are just gorgeous! I am just gonna put it out there and say it….Santa looks a little too happy to have you sitting on his knee…lol. I'm just saying!

  5. Oh Tuula, everything is so pretty and romantic! Your Christmas tree looks beautiful and I LOVE the floral background 🙂 Also, the way you display your Christmas cards is perfect and oh so clever.

    Hugs to you!

  6. Love your tree! I have a white tree that I decorate in Pink, Silver and Paris ornaments! I'll take photos and post this week. Most is thrifted or gifts. I love love it in my bedroom. I too watch TV or read in there and I love having this tree to enjoy.

  7. Sitting on Santa's lap – naughty or nice? Love that pink tree and the wonderful Father Christmas figures. I would like for you to figure out a way to include a pic of your settee in every post for a month. I would never leave that room.

    PS Of course you used scarves!

  8. Oh I love all of your pink–from your whimsical tree to those gorgeous ornaments! And how fun is your toile dresser?! Thanks so much for sharing it at Creating Christmas! Blessings, Cecilia

  9. So cool that you can have a tree in your bedroom. All the pinks are pretty.Your scarf trees are adorable. I love the fun pic of you and Santa.

  10. I love the Santa ornies- they look like candy. Yes, leave it to me to bring candy into the conversation. I really don't mind at all if you post about your settee every day- you'd better tell Leo to stay away from your pillows and pink tree! It's so pretty. 🙂 I love your Santa picture!

  11. Looks great! I'm leaning toward trying a pink Christmas next year. This gives me some good ideas of what to loom out for until then. So glad that you joined us at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week.

  12. At this time of year I always think of my Aunt Carol, may she rest in peace. Yes, she got her name by being born on Christmas day. Every year I would search out a pink ornament for her, pink was her favorite color. I found a Santa tree topper almost identical to yours, for 99 cents at Goodwill and had to have it, he was my second pink Santa. So the Santas and a few pink ornaments are my homage to my Aunt. Thank you for sharing your amazing tree, settee and bedroom. Love Ya' Patricia B

  13. Just gorgeous! I love your pink tree and that settee is so pretty, I would try to get it in every picture too. I hope you find your white tree, that would be beautiful.

  14. All the pinks are so cool… I really like all of it, although I'm a boring Christmas decorator, I do appreciate people like you who think outside the (red and green) box. Thanks for visiting my blog!

  15. Love the tree and all your beautiful decorations.

    I wish I had space for more than one tree, but I also like that I have a simple Christmas going on.

    Happy Christmas

  16. Your pink themed tree is so pretty, Tuula. Love those pink glass balls too – they are perfect next to your settee (which is gorgeous!). It all looks great…good use for the bifold doors too.
    Have a good week,

  17. Your pink Christmas collection is very unique and individual. The pink flowery window shade as the back drop is perfect and all of your pieces are like treasures from a time capsule. Those scarf Christmas trees are so clever, I wouldn't have guessed that two of them were once scarves, great project!! Love the pink and unique and glad to hear that Santa is on board the pink sleigh, now, as well, LOL!

  18. This just goes to prove that you don't need to spend a fortune to have a beautifully decorated space. Love those three cone trees, and I never would have guessed those pretty ornaments were plastic. Such a cute picture of you and Santa! Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Inspiration Party.

  19. I like all your pink and green together.
    I have an angel book also and posted about it this week.
    I found you on My Romantic Home blog

  20. I do not blame you for wanting to show off that settee. I just love it. I love your green and pink decorations. Everything is so lovely. I am your newest follower.

  21. The settee is fabulous. I covered some dining room chairs in the same fabric but it didn't hold up well – mess kids messy cats. I keep my lovely pink glass ornaments in a bowl for the same reasons you do! Merry Christmas!

    1. Merry Christmas Susan! I have no kids to worry about, and the cats have been pretty good so far. Knock on wood. lol.

  22. Tuula, Just wanted to let you know you will be featured tomorrow–thanks again for sharing your thrifty pink goodness at Creating Christmas! Cecilia