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Vintage Christmas Decorations

The old tree took up way too much space and wasn't exciting. We decided to make a dramatic change. I made a trip to the limited shopping spots out here and didn't find an artificial tree worth buying. They were either too big or too sparse-cheap looking.  I headed out to the storage shed and pulled out the old fake tree. The top section really had a pretty nice shape. On the way in to the house I spotted a black feed bucket and went to check it out, to my delight a galvanized bucket was inside. I cleaned it up and popped the tree top in.  Yes!
 Digging through some ancient boxes from Christmases past I came across a couple garland strands of silver bells mom didn't remember when she bought and a vintage herd of little deer.  A theme was born.

 White lights, a striped bow, and burlap coffee bag and we have a sweet new space saving tree.

Have you found a way to re-use old things?  Please share!


  1. Love the burlap bow. Most of my decorations up until this past year, were my mother's or grandmothers, so we're all about the old! :)

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  2. Your little tree is very charming!
    Like many people, I reuse the old at Christmas by cherishing ornaments that belonged to my mother and grandmother. It is such a loving task to hang them and remember exactly how they looked years ago on the trees of much missed family members.

  3. How cute! I love the galvanized pot the tree is in. Also the burlap under the tree.

    This year we used burlap feed sacks for our tree skirt so that's one thing we were able to re-use!

  4. Great repurpose. I just strung new lights on an old tree.

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  5. I love your little old tree. It's great breathing new life into something that's showing it's age. It turned out very bright and cheery. Thanks for sharing :)

  6. What a great idea to just use the top part of the tree! Instant table sized tree. And I love the galvanized bucket.

  7. Jeannie, what a creative use of a tree top. Love it in the bucket and I adore your herd of deer. They are one of my most favorite little treasures to find. Thanks for sharing with 'Creating Christmas'.


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