Christmas Redux

vintage owls purchased from thrift shops become a unified collection
with white paint! birch wood re-used from year to year for display.

vintage chair re-upholstered, vintage cuckoo clocks painted white to
compliment our colors
use a branch instead of cutting a tree [this one had fallen in the back yard]
old lamps turned into candle holders
[cut the cords and paint for your color theme]
we chose ginger jar shapes but you could use any shape/style you like

paper whites planted in vintage milk glass purchased from thrift shops
make a great impact [you can re-plant the bulbs outside for next year]

embroidery hoops get a new life by turning them into a graphic art
display [we used old scraps of wallpaper, remnant fabric, newspaper and
some funky old owls painted black]

recycled birch bark makes festive trees.

this amazing citroen car is surrounded by wood slices cut into 2" thick rounds
from a fallen tree [we used the smaller ones to prop up owls and give
height to candle holders inside]
...this seemed so appropriate to show
again, we love using vintage and found objects
for Christmas decor. ENJOY!

original post 12/5/08
"this year we went green which to us means
using what we've got, recycling, re-purposing and re-doing.
the items purchased were chosen for their sustainability and
eco friendliness we felt good shopping at thrift shops that
support the community in many ways from women and
children of domestic abuse to the homeless, the money spent
goes to help those people in need. have fun and keep an open
mind you may be surprised at the outcome!"

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