Sunday, December 7, 2008

Blue Christmas

Sally at Smiling Sally is hosting Blue Monday. Please visit her and you'll meet some nice bloggers and see lots of pretty blue!

This week I'd like to show you another one of the trees in the Trees of Christmas tour at Merrehope. I wrote about Merrehope on pink Saturday a week or so ago, and if you would like to visit that post, click here.

This blue tree was decorated by Alpha Delta Kappa, my teacher sorority. The tree is to remember the visit Elvis made to our town as a young teenager.

We used lots of blue because his song 'Blue Christmas' was his most popular Christmas song.

We used small cd's to stand for his albums. At first we painted some of them black to look more like records, but the silver looked so much better on the tree we decided everyone would know what the cd's stood for.
We used poster board to make the silver guitars. They were spray painted and sprinkled with glitter. Most of the decorations on the trees at Merrehope are handmade.
The tour will run until the first week of January and is the major fundraiser for the home. I will be volunteering there on Sunday the 21st to give tours. This has been a fun project to be involved in and one that I've really enjoyed!

Thanks for stopping by today!

36 comments:

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Diane,

That is absolutely adorable! I love your blue tree and those cute guitars and records! Great job!

Happy Blue Monday!

XO,

Sheila

bj said...

OMGoodness, what a precious tree...How cute!
love, bj

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

Hi Diane, I love Elvis and this Christmas tree is a great reminder of him.. thanks for sharing with us...Baba

onangelwings said...

Adorable ideas for the tree. Love the CD and spray painted guitars.

Happy Blue Monday.

jeanne said...

Diane, This blue tree in honor of Elvis is so striking. The guitars are very clever and look great on the tree. I understand why you enjoy this wonderful way to raise money for a good cause. I would love it too.

Our church had a wonderful luncheon on Sat. and I have some tablescape pics to knock your socks off, I will share Trash to Treasure with some of them tomorrow. See you then.

Christmas hugs...Jeanne

Smilingsal said...

I was just listening to Elvis' "Blue Christmas Without You" on another blog. I think your sorority's idea is a good one. Happy Blue Monday!

Sandy Toes said...

Wow..that tree is glittery and so pretty!
-sandy toes

Shelia said...

Morning, Diane. I know Elvis would be so proud of this Christmas tree!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

tardevil said...

What a pretty tree! You ladies made Elvis proud!

Darlene said...

What a great tree!! LOVE all the handmade ornaments...esp. the guitars!!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

I like the Elvis tree, and the blue is so pretty !

Knitty said...

Cool!

Happy Blue Monday!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Lovely BLUEness Diane!!!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I love Elvis! When I was a little girl my mom was able to see him in Vegas many times. She would bring home the programs for me to drool over. Even then, I loved him so :0). What a fabulous tree and those guitars are just to cute!

jlshall said...

You girls rock! Love the guitar ornaments. My hubby is a guitar player, and he'd love those. I might have to steal the idea for our tree next year. Great Blue Monday post!

ellen b said...

What a very fun blue tree! Have a great week Diane!

Sweetie said...

What a great idea. I love the tree! What a wonderful way to remember Elvis. Happy Blue Monday.
Sweetie

Bo said...

This is a great idea for a fundraiser...and your tree is so fun...and perfect for Blue Monday! You are a generous lady volunteering your time to such a worthy cause...BTW, I'm participating on Tablescape Tuesday this week, but after looking at the T to T items I used, I think I should have done both...I did mention your Trash to Treasure & your blog on my post for tomorrow.. ;-) Bo

CC said...

A wonderful idea for the tree.It's so pretty, and I love those little guitars. Happy Blue Monday and have a great week.

Joanna said...

What a great blue tree! I love the cd's strung amongst the branches.

Dawn said...

That's such a great idea for the tree!! It's funny, just as I came on to your page Blue Christmas was playing on the radio. I really like the CD's and the guitars. Fun!

take care,
Dawn

Tootsie said...

now that is beautiful! love the cd's too!

Coloradolady said...

What a cute blue tree! How cute this would be for a Elvis fan. Loved it.

ann said...

what beautiful colors of blue.i am ready for tomorrow.just so you know....ann

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Great "Elvis Blue Christmas Tree!" The ornaments were great! Happy Blue Monday! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

Happy To Be said...

OH Diane I am loving this Elvis tree..he was my heart throb as a teenager...many years ago..great BLUE Monday hugs and smiles Gloria

Lorrie said...

What a neat theme for a tree! It turned out so well and I just love the CDs and the silver guitars. It does sound like it's been such a fun project.

Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Those guitars are so cool! Love the whole concept of the tree!

Manuela

Jules from "The Roost" said...

That is so cute! Very creative!

Alex said...

How cool, Diane. I love the tree! :) I participated in my first Blue Monday today. :)

**hugs**

imjacobsmom said...

What a neat idea! Blue Christmas is one of my fav. Christmas songs. Hope you are having a Happy Blue Monday! ~ Robyn

Alize said...

What a beautiful blue Christmas tree. love all the handmade ornaments.

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

Diane...I love your post...I see so many gals participated...I am hoping to participate next week...but right now I am asking for Blogger Help! Please ask all your buddies when they are done looking at all the trash to treasures to help me out I have a CODE ELF up on my blog...perhaps when all the girls are out and about...they can keep their eyes open...thanks ALL!!!!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

WOW! What a difference the additions to last year's garland made. It turned out absolutely beautiful!!
And the tree in your All Jazzed Up post is to die for...really!!!

Grandma Faith said...

How wonderful that ya'll decorated a Christmas tree to honor Elvis. It's beautiful. Love, Faith

Bailey said...

You have decorated your Christmas tree in a different style, I like it.