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Coat Hanger Tree

I have this thing you see. Whenever it snows, I must go outside for a walk at night after everyone is tucked away in their cozy homes. I live in a city but after 10 p.m. in my district it becomes a sleepy village and so one can wander around and find inspiration in the silence. While wandering a few nights ago, I walked by one of my favorite shops nearby which happens to be owned by my friends Berit and Kerstin called Snug and I loved what I saw. Here is a shot of what I saw taken during the day as it was too dark to photograph it at night…

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A coat hanger tree. It’s impressive, right? I thought so. That is one cute Chrissy tree, the ornaments are their own products, their pretty brooches made from painted wood. It’s a tree for all of your hang ups! :)

Have you found an impressive, unusual tree in your neighborhood? Or do you have one at home? Perhaps you can post it and link it here in the comments section. We could take a winter blog stroll together to see the trees all over the world. Whether you are into Christmas or not, it’s just nice to see the creative things that people can do and how imaginative people can be with a single tree.

P.S. If you are in Hannover this weekend, don’t miss Designachten where you can meet the Snug girls in person along with several other indie artists from Hannover and the local area. I’ll be there as a visitor on both days so maybe you will spot me, too! :)

(images: snug)

Posted by decor8 in Decorating Tips on December 16, 2010

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  1. juliette commented
    December 16th, 2010 at 11:06pm

    My husband and I went out for a midnight snow walk the other night, so fun! I’m really enjoying all the snow we’ve been getting this year in our corner of Germany; it reminds me of all my snowy Decembers back in Boston!

    No cool tree in our house yet, but we did manage to string white lights on the balcony before another snow storm blew in, so now there’s ‘glowy snow’ out there! =)
    juliette´s last blog post ..Advent Blog Calendar- Projects and Freebies 16

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  2. decor8 commented
    December 16th, 2010 at 11:20pm

    @Juliette – Yeah, we’ve been lucky. I read that last year and this year are two biggest snow years in Germany for like, ages. I am so happy to be here for this, but then again I have no car and work from home so sitting by my window with tea as I type and watch the snow fall to my right is a bit dreamy… If I had to schlep to work in this, with a car to clean off, not so much.

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  3. Vanessa Elizabeth commented
    December 16th, 2010 at 11:40pm

    Too cute!

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  4. Mary commented
    December 17th, 2010 at 12:05am

    What a cute hanger tree! Looking at the creative window displays in shops this time of year is one of my very favorite things to do. Now, I’ll be on the lookout for any unusual trees I see, and I’ll definitely share if I find any:)
    Mary´s last blog post ..Speaking of Snow

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  5. Starlet commented
    December 17th, 2010 at 3:07am

    I love that!! Oh, how cute..and the ornaments are so unique!

    The city next door has a pretty cool xmas tree made of shopping cart: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=463583348806&set=a.213736243806.134238.213641018806

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=7891987&o=all&op=1&view=all&subj=213641018806&id=627815976

    What’s more American than Xmas + Shopping?
    Starlet´s last blog post ..Why Sleep When We Have Dexter

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  6. Anna commented
    December 17th, 2010 at 3:39am

    I came across this : http://christine1012.wordpress.com/2010/12/10/happy-birthday-to-meeeeee/

    Looks like she had a lot of time on her hands.

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  7. Vicky commented
    December 17th, 2010 at 4:23am

    Love the hanger tree, how clever! We made a chalkboard tree this year so that our sweet twins wouldn’t harm themselves on a real one. It has been wonderfully fun and a tradition I think we will carry on for years to come. If you’d like to see here’s the link, http://thecitycradle.com/the-perfect-kids-christmas-tree
    Vicky´s last blog post ..A sprayed white holiday

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  8. Kitty @ lavender playground commented
    December 17th, 2010 at 5:44am

    This is so creative! Love it.
    Kitty @ lavender playground´s last blog post ..Masking tape love affair part one

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  9. juliette commented
    December 17th, 2010 at 8:26am

    ha, so true. Snowy days are good days to work for home; I’m enjoying the scenery, too! And agreed on the driving thing. We have a nice garage which I’m loving (oddly enough, I never had one in Boston!), but I just wish the plows here would actually drop and not just hover. Ah well, makes those late night walks all the prettier!
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  10. julie commented
    December 17th, 2010 at 10:06am

    A clever tree indeed. It is too cute! I sometimes wonder where these creative ideas come from. I don’t think I would ever have thought of creating a Christmas tree out of coathangers. We have a little wooden tree this year which is very cute (and petite) with glass baubles and handmade baubles with sequins and beads that I made many many years ago. It also has one small ceramic star hanging on it.

    I love hearing about your late night walks in the snow, it seems so foreign to me as I sit here in the humidity with a thunderstorm brewing outside. One year I would love to experience a white Christmas. We have friends in the UK who just had a baby this year and we would love to visit them so maybe a trip for Christmas next year will be on the cards. Here’s hoping.

    ps. I loved your post from a couple of weeks back about decorating your home, I only just read it now. You’ve got your decorating mojo back, good on you, so excited to see what you do with your home.
    julie´s last blog post ..olive &amp joy pop up store!

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  11. Brooke Premo commented
    December 17th, 2010 at 6:04pm

    What a cute hanger tree. And I love their shop!

    My husband and I had fun making out paper lantern Christmas tree this year:

    http://playing-grown-up.blogspot.com/2010/12/may-festivities-begin.html

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  12. Brooke Premo commented
    December 17th, 2010 at 6:06pm

    making *our* paper lantern Christmas tree.

    I guess we have fun making out too, but that was a typo! :)
    Brooke Premo´s last blog post ..a gift for you- my friend!

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  13. decor8 commented
    December 17th, 2010 at 7:05pm

    @Brooke – That was a very cute typo. :)

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  14. Chloe C commented
    December 17th, 2010 at 9:35pm

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/chloe-and-ivan/5264269347/
    I have another from last nite, too. I’ll link it as soon as I get it up.
    Merry Christmas, Holly! xoxo

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  15. OrangeFarmhouse - Maike commented
    December 17th, 2010 at 10:44pm

    My little one love her tree : http://www.orangefarmhouse.nl/2010/12/dreumes-kerstboom.html
    And I love mine:
    http://www.orangefarmhouse.nl/2010/12/kerstboom-van-hout.html
    OrangeFarmhouse – Maike´s last blog post ..Vintage Vogels

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  16. Steph Bond @ Bondville commented
    December 18th, 2010 at 4:10am

    Love the idea of a walk in the snow right now! But it’s warm and Sydney is in party mode which is always a great way to celebrate Christmas (and especially new years eve).

    Here’s our very humble tree, using a fallen eucalyptus branch. Luckily the little one hasn’t pulled it over (yet). Fingers crossed.
    Steph Bond @ Bondville´s last blog post ..Weekend Wishes- Christmas is Coming

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  17. Steph Bond @ Bondville commented
    December 18th, 2010 at 4:10am

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  18. Chloe C. commented
    December 19th, 2010 at 6:45am
  19. shannon commented
    December 19th, 2010 at 10:33pm

    here is the holiday tree my kids and i built from scraps of wood, cup hooks, a 4×4, a vintage bucket, and concrete decorated with shells and beads.

    i LOVE the other tree ideas on this thread. thanks!!

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  20. anna commented
    December 31st, 2010 at 5:13pm

    One of the things I absolutely miss the most about living in the land of snow is walking at night in the falling snow … the hush … the huge flakes drifting down …
    anna´s last blog post ..A More Subtle Kind of Beauty

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  21. Olivia Vianna commented
    February 8th, 2011 at 6:44pm

    Hello,
    Very nice idea, your blog is fantastic!!!
    xxx
    olivia
    Olivia Vianna´s last blog post ..Out Decor – Varandas

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