Time to clean out the basement for the Holidays

November 12th, 2009 in member junk     
RobynsNest RobynsNest, member
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I love to pick up treasures at auctions, estate sales, flea markets, garage sales and the side of the street all year long, as I am sure you can all relate.  The other day I was looking in my basement at the 5 Christmas tree stands, glass globes and vintage insulators that had made their way into my home over the past year and I decided to put them to use for the Holidays.  I am thinking that the white tree stand needs a battery operated candle to liven it up a little.  I will put that  on my shopping list. 

Pattern or design used: My own design - robyn kauffman
posted in: member junk, seasonal, metal, cottage, family room, kitchen, dining room, red

Comments (10)

shabbychick writes: Love how you're using the tree stands! Don't ya just love finding treasures in the basement?? (and a little bit of cleaning is a good thing!!!)

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 10:26 am on November 17th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh, I like it! You cleaned out your basement well!
Candy Posted: 9:15 pm on November 14th
LuAnn writes: Ingenious idea. Love both of them. Guess we'll all be looking in our basements--I know I will. Thanks for a great idea.

LuAnn Posted: 1:01 pm on November 14th
suewhitney writes: Clever, clever, clever! Don't you just love cleaning out your basement?

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 10:39 am on November 14th
JunkArchitect writes: Cool idea and it would make a fantastic centerpiece.

Posted: 9:53 am on November 13th
oldnews writes: Very cool! Love the possibilities for this idea! Thank you for sharing! Marie Posted: 10:11 pm on November 12th
CottageElements writes: Robyn, vintage tree stands are a lot of fun. Love the smaller one with the insulator. It was perfect for a candle. Amy - ALVN - did a great post last year with a chrome one. Check it out, too! http://www.junkmarketstyle.com/item/3319/an-elegant-junky-holiday. Thanks for sharing with us!

Lani Posted: 9:56 pm on November 12th
fellowjunker writes: I picked up a beautiful red tree stand earlier in the year and was thinking of painting it white....now I can envision what it will look after seeing yours so I can't wait to spray paint it!!! Love these especially the white one.
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 6:50 pm on November 12th
JunkinLindsey writes: This is brilliant. Would make a lovely centerpiece for a big Christmas feast! Posted: 5:50 pm on November 12th
grannijo writes: Yikes!!...what a neat idea!..have some of the same in my basement!...thanks for sharing your idea!...will have to get mine out!...like the white one!..a battery candle is a good idea..thanks for sharing...sharon Posted: 3:31 pm on November 12th
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