Christmas and Holiday Bottle Brush Trees and Wreaths
There is something so charming about these simple Christmas decorations. So very retro yet they fit in any Christmas vignette and have a multitude of uses through out your holiday decorating projects. They are definitely a Hometraditions favorite and new styles are being added all the time.
Their antique counterpart: Shared with permission from Robert Brenner's Christmas Book on antique Christmas items "Christmas: 1940-1959" Brush Trees "Brush trees were the most popular trees for use under the tree and even in mantel and tabletop decorating scenes. Manufactured by the same process used to make bottle brushes for cleaning glass containers, these trees wove green fibers into a wire base which was cone shaped. Then the trees were flecked with white paint and plaster to give them a winter effect and placed in red wooden bases. Most brush trees were made in Japan, with a few of them being manufactured in the United States. Japanese trees were much less expensive, so the American versions often went unpurchased in the stores. Sizes of brush trees ranged from 1-inch up to 14-inches."
1940-1959 era brush trees of
various colors made in Japan.
1940-1959 era brush trees
made in Japan
1940-1959 era unusual brush
trees "Occupied Japan"