Last year I posted about the vintage Christmas trees, and how I have a few in my family. I imagine my grandmother and Mr. KK’s grandmother didn’t realize that their silly hobby would result in holiday tchotchkes that were worth hundreds of dollars.
Tonight, I went to a vintage Christmas tree painting class so that I could create my very own addition to the ceramic family holiday trees. I’m not artist, but it was fun hanging out with friends and – let’s be honest – drinking wine and eating cheese while we painted.
There were 2 sizes of trees, and I chose the smaller size not wanting to commit to a larger tree with my painting skills such a wildcard.
You can’t have a successful paint night without a delectable BYO snack:
Here’s a little insider secret: there’s this brown glaze-type paint that makes your tree look like this:
But when you fire it, it turns into this:
(note: this is a sample tree, not MY masterpiece)
I decorated the base to feel Christmas-y and think it came out pretty good!
(that’s some free-hand holly, folks!)
When I walked in the door tonight Mr KK asked me where my tree was. I let him know that it needs to be fired and in a week he could seem my masperpiece!
Me, hard at work painting:
Excited to see this all fired up and finished, and holding a prime spot in our decorating in our house with its vintage sister trees!