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Monday, December 19, 2011

Old Containers

         Over the years I've managed to accumulate more than an ample share of items that lived former lives as functional servers, but now make great containers for Christmas decorating.
        I had wanted to put some holiday greenery out on the porch and went to my
            stash to see what I could pull together......

For as long as I can remember this copper pitcher sat on the hearth of my family
 fireplace,my mom always had some kind of dried arrangement in it.
Believe it or not I was never really crazy about it and it almost got tossed in a
yard sale years ago.  Luckily I came to my senses.............

                                                        token tea kettles and watering cans

                                            This wooden caddy gets a lot of use all year round

                                                          an old white window box planter

                                                 rusty tin pails make for a great primitive look

                              Here I took an old farm bucket and filled it with some holly
                               branches off a tree in our yard.  On one side the
                                bucket still has a  sizable "bite" taken out of it from
                              some hungry calf

                              For the planter I took some Evergreen boughs
                              and added in my mom' silver candelabras, I was
                              going for the "Jeanne d'Arc" look...........
                                  (minus a couple of candles, :)

                      For the tin pails I had found some miniature evergreen trees
                          that I thought would look good in them.  Of course,
                          they were COVERED with glitter, and I had to take them to the
                             back yard and tap a ton of it off.............

                       They're a little lopsided from their travels,
                                  but it works, i think.................

                                  So at least now I've got a few more Holiday accents outside.......
                                          I still have an old sled, vintage ice skates and
                                           little red children's skis to pull out and jazz up......
                                          oh that the Christmas season lasted longer!!

                                                          Wishing you a "Merry" Day!!

                                                                          devon :)


  1. Devon,
    your old containers are perfect to use for Christmas! The greenery looks wonderful in them. It's so much fun to be inventive and use "different" instead of the "normal"!
    Hope you are having a happy holiday season!
    Merry Christmas

  2. LOVE your containers....the red watering can is FABULOUS!
    Love how the trees look inside the containers....such a great look.
    Merry Christmas, Dev! xoxo

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