Monday, December 14, 2009

vintage christmas monday. . .

One of my favorite new websites is junkmarketstyle.com.  The website and their books have opened up my mind to see a myriad of possibilities for use for what I used to see as useless items.  Now my driveway, garage, and basement are filled with hinges, springs, casters, door and lamp pieces, wooden planks, spindles, boxes, and furniture of all types, sizes and states of repair, and various and assorted junk.  My therapist (a.k.a. "paid friend") finally put her finger on it the other day -- I'm a hoarder (my, it took her a while to figure it out, bless her heart).
 


    This year, I decided to do something useful with my beautiful junk and decorate the tree with it!  (The kids don't like it much but personally I think it's quite lovely. . .).  So I donned the branches with cookie cutters, water faucet handles, hinges, various keyhole thingies, a blue oval what'sit? (snatched up from a junk box at an estate sale), and various other junky things not pictured.  On top of the tree I put a star roughly cut out from a cutter quilt and clothespinned to an old bedspring.  It was cheap, fun, unique, and all vintage.  
Happy "junky" holidays! . . .  cathie


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4 comments:

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i just LOVE your trash-to-treasure tree! oh my..i too have recently developed an addiction to rusty hinges, keyhole plates, etc. i think they are quite beautiful as well. you have displayed them to perfection!thanks for sharing! happy VCM!

Kelly Ballard said...

Very clever, Cathie! Hoarders everywhere...unite!!

Kelly
Second Hand Chicks

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

It makes such an interesting tree and what a nice way to clean out the garage. Unbreakable ornaments too. xo Joan, your hostess

Sylvia said...

Brings a smile to my face seeing your tree as I too have some of those things stored away. Great idea! Merry Christmas...