Tuesday, November 17, 2015

RE-PURPOSE your VINTAGE ORNAMENTS




Years ago rummaging through antique shops, I came across a women who was moving out of her space that she rented in a little hidden treasure antique shop. She graciously told me to feel free to look at her items as she was packing them up. To the side I noticed a pile of what looked like paper and boxes that might be going to the trash and on top of the pile sat two card board boxes of vintage Christmas ornaments. She said they never sold, she had no use for them and for $4.00, the two boxes were mine. Some have been broken and just worse for wear, but the ones left have been calling me for a new life.
 They were old and faded and I could imagine that they were full of stories and memories. 




I didn't collect them, but I couldn't stand to see them thrown out. I have used them several times on my tree through the years and I have cherished them like old friends. 





This year I made the decision to permanently display them on a wreath that could be enjoyed every year regardless of the dressings of my tree.



 They were quite easy to make and when Christmas is over, I will tie a trash bag over them and hang them in my garage for safe keeping.


Not to jump ahead of Thanksgiving, which I absolutely love,.... but if you haven't noticed, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.....  
 To be continued after Thanksgiving!
Kim~*

7 comments:

  1. Kim, this is just brilliant... and so lovely!

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    1. Caterina,
      I am so thrilled to still be able to use them since there aren't that many anymore, they just sort of got lost on the tree. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment!!
      Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  2. Great idea Kim! I have so many vintage ornaments, that I rotate them from year to year!
    Looking forward to more after Thanksgiving!
    Best wishes for you and your family!
    hugs,Jackie

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    1. Thank you Jackie! I love all things Vintage! I bet your tree is beautiful!
      Same to you and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!
      XO

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  3. Nice posting, Kim. Spending Thanksgiving with other missionaries, but Christmas is rather hard to get into since nothing happens here until around NewYears. So....articles like this help me to "get in the spirit." Going to go look in my attic now for some of those decorations. :)

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  4. Sending you and your missionary family wishes for a very special day full of family, friendship and special blessings! ... And lots of Christmas Spirit brewing!!
    Hugs!!



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  5. Absolutely wonderful Kim. I have an old vintage silver tree that I love. Your wreaths would go perfectly with it!! Those ornaments are fabulous. I have some of the same for my silver tree. So glad you have a special place for the oldies but goodies. j.

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