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THE DECORATED TREE ALPINE FEATHER TREE
56" Alpine Feather Tree - Stiff Feathers
56" Alpine Feather Tree
Made with Stiff Feathers (SOFT FEATHER VERSION PICTURED)
Color of feather: Seafoam with white tips
Side Shoots: 36
(Decorations not included)
This tree uses soft feathers.
(NOTE: Due to a shortage of soft feathers, we can only offer this tree with stiff feathers at the moment.)
The branches are seafoam green with white tips. The trunk tissue is dark brown trunk that has been whitewashed. Note the instructions to "whitewash" the trunk are below. You can also choose medium brown as shown in the 54" version.
Whitewashing technique for The Decorated Tree’s Alpine Feather Tree trunk (dark brown trunk as seen on the 56" Alpine tree).
“Old Fashioned Milk Paint” in Oyster White was used. This paint comes in a powder form and is easy to mix with water to create a thinner consistency. Apply paint to the trunk with a small craft paint brush to get the desired effect on the dark brown tape used for the original trunk. Since this tree is supposed to be “snow-tipped,” the paint gives the trunk a frosty look. Milk paint is a non-toxic, environmentally-safe paint that comes in 20 colors that dry to a beautiful velvet finish.
The paint can be ordered from:
The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company, Inc.
436 Main Street, P.O. Box 222
Groton, Massachusetts 01450-0222
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Alpine Feather Tree Trunk Color:
Dark Brown (to be white washed by customer)
HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR FEATHER TREE
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
56" Alpine Feather Tree with 6 rows Made with Stiff Feathers
Feather trees should be stored in a closet or climate controlled location, not in a basement or attic.
Heat will burst the berries, and dampness will damage the tree.
Cover with a pillow case or paper bag with cedar blocks, rather than storing in an airtight container.
Display in indirect sunlight, so not to fade the paper wrapping on the trunk.
With proper care, your feather tree will last for years and years.
Darryl Moland began his design career as a graphic designer at Southern Living magazine. He then applied his creativity to art direction at several magazines, including Cooking Light and Atlanta. Darryl—an avid collector of ornaments and props—put his life experiences and imagination to work by creating a blog at www.thedecoratedtree.blogspot.com which included original photography of the trees he created which illustrate stories relating to his life.
The popularity of the blog lead to The Decorated Tree: Celebrating the Seasons—a book infused with beautiful decor and soulful memories of the people who taught him that holiday magic can be a part of every season. The book is holiday fantasy intertwined with the rich symbolism of nature. A time-honored Yuletide ritual has become a modern tradition any time of year.
This large 12" x 12" 144-page, hardbound and dust-jacketed coffee table book contains the best of the blog's informative stories. Accompanied by 183 inspiring full-color images, this book will become your decorating resource for every holiday, every year. Order yours today at www.blurb.com/b/3433522-the-decorated-tree.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dennis Bauer is one of the country's premier feather tree makers.
His craftsmanship is the finest in today's market. These Christmas feather trees are accurately reproduced using antique feather trees as examples.
See more about Dennis Bauer's feather trees in the Summer 2001 issue of Celebrate 365, "Christmas 1950-Present" by Christmas historian Robert Brenner, 2005 Victorian Decorating Magazine Holiday edition, 2006 Christmas editions of Romantic Homes Magazine and Martha Stewart Living, and on the cover of the March 2007 issue of Martha Stewart Living. Martha again submitted her design for Dennis to make (what we call) the Snow tree shown in the 2010 December issue of Martha Stewart Living and again in her 2011 Holiday Handbook.
An avid Christmas enthusiast, and Golden Glow of Christmas Past member, Dennis and his wife, Joyce, have collected antique and vintage Christmas artifacts for 40 years. They are always on the lookout for old feather trees and other holiday items. Feel free to email us with items you have for sale.
54" Alpine Feather Tree - Stiff Feathers
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