Deck the tree with junky stuff. . .

December 14th, 2009 in member junk     
catstuft catstuft, member
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I decided to break tradition this year and decorate with junk. Of course the kids are pitching fits, but I kind of like the rustic look! 
Lots of door hardware is gracing the tree, door plates, keyhole thingies, hinges, and stuff that I dont know what to call it!   No doorknobs though, theyre a bit heavy. . . .
Vintage cookie cutters were easy to decorate with, and lots of them have red or green handles so theyre extra festive.  Just add a little twine and loop over a branch!
I dont know what this is, which is a lot of the charm.  Found it in a box at an estate sale and snatched it up quick, knowing other junkers would want it too. . . .
Some of my favorite ornaments are these water faucet handles that I found on eBay.  Must be a lot of spigots in Boston that are pretty hard to turn on right now. . . .  Theyre kind of heavy but work well if you put them on the back of the branch. 
I decided to break tradition this year and decorate with junk. Of course the kids are pitching fits, but I kind of like the rustic look! 

I decided to break tradition this year and decorate with "junk." Of course the kids are pitching fits, but I kind of like the rustic look! 

Photo: photos by cathie

All in all I think this is my favorite tree I've ever done, probably because it's more "me."  It also gives a purpose to all those lovely junky things that are just lying around the house, so now my husband can see that they really ARE necessary!  Happy junky holidays! 


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Cathie Cox
posted in: member junk, seasonal, vintage, metal, funky, christmas, junk, tree, cookie cutters

Comments (10)

Prior writes: love all your junkiness...I get the same from husband and kids until they see other people buying it. Lezlee Posted: 12:49 am on December 17th
oldnews writes: LOVE your tree! Marie Posted: 8:52 pm on December 16th
junkermidge writes: Your tree is wonderful! I love all your junk trinkets!
Midge
Posted: 8:35 pm on December 16th
alicemom writes: Cathie,
Love your tree! You did a "grate" job!
smiles, alice Posted: 3:05 pm on December 15th
RustyDiva writes: Awesome tree! I think I'll start collecting junk parts for a tree next year. Posted: 10:29 am on December 15th
suewhitney writes: Bravo! I love your junky tre....absolutely stunning. Take it from me, your kids will get used to it. I know mine did. Hahaha! Also, glad to know your hubby now truly understans the value of junk. Welcome to JMS...thanks so much for sharing your beautiful tree.

Have a Happy Junking Holiday!
Sue Posted: 8:46 am on December 15th
SantaClaus writes: Remember to leave me milk & cookies when I stop by on Xmas eve - you better watch ME as I might have to snatch up some of your goodies, or better yet, leave me "JUNK" instead of the cookies, OK? Posted: 8:17 am on December 15th
CottageElements writes: Love your junky tree, Cathie! You done good, girl! I love all the elements in it! And I'd love to see the whole tree, too! Just add another picture to this post if you can. Also, I used door knobs last year, and with a little wire they stay in place. Thanks for sharing this and Merry Christmas!

Lani Posted: 12:29 am on December 15th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Nice job, Cathie! Junk trees are the best!
Candy Posted: 11:09 pm on December 14th
everythingsAcanvas writes: I really really like this! My tree is already up, but maybe next year.......

Do you think you could post a picture of the whole tree?

Cheers,
Abigail Posted: 8:57 pm on December 14th
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