Finally Displaying Tudor Trinkets!

As I forecast, I had a rather entertainingly messy time with plaster bandage and acrylic paint to create my Trinket Tree.

As you can see, foamcore, wire, crumpled paper and lots of tape were involved, as well as some tissue paper to vary the texture a little. Although I needn’t have worried – now the Trinket Tree is loaded, you can barely see it!

The results of several years of online embroidery classes in Tudor Embroidery, displayed under a glass dome.

At present it sits on the hall table – the table it is on for this photograph is where I stitch and usually covered with bits and pieces relating to the current task. Not a good place for a glass dome, although it fits so neatly over the trinket tree’s base, that it’s quite hard to knock adrift!


  1. The tree is playing hide-and-seek with those beautiful trinkets. They do look lovely under their glass dome.

  2. Sue Jones says:

    That has made a great support for the Trinkets, and will delight visitors to your house.

  3. Carolyn Foley says:

    I said before that I wanted one of these domes. Now I have just found them on Ali Express in a range of sizes. Dust is such a problem when you display embroidered items. This is the perfect answer.

  4. Lin says:

    Well that worked out really well! Love the way you have displayed all your pretty trinkets. xx

  5. Karen says:

    That looks magnificent!

  6. AJ House says:

    Looks great! They always say the underwear makes the clothes hang correctly. You may not see your tree but it’s there in its fabulous supporting role showing the trinkets to perfection.

  7. Meredithe says:

    Very clever!

  8. Linda C says:

    Your dome is looking great. Fabulous tree and a reminder that I bought a plaster bandage to make something…I think I did or I was just thinking of doing it.

  9. Susan says:

    That’s amazing with the trinkets on it! You are so talented in so many ways. I like seeing the bare tree, too. I think it’s nice that you can have it in your work space and be inspired by your past pieces.

  10. Jillayne says:

    Your trinket tree looks wonderful and thanks for showing it in the stages. Such a clever idea!

  11. Alex Hall says:

    That’s worked so well! It holds each item in a way that makes you want to look further yet it doesn’t detract from the overall composition. Fantastic!

  12. Terrie says:

    Such a lovely creation you made. A beautiful and functional ornament to show.