Vintage Pennant Ornaments

December 7th, 2008 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Souvenirs from all of Santa’s stops
An old glass insulator with lights stuffed inside becomes the tree topper.

I just keep collecting these things... so wait until next year!
Heres an old Christmas tree stand turned candle holder.

Lots of different vintage Christmas related tag sale finds.

Souvenirs from all of Santa’s stops

Souvenirs from all of Santa’s stops

Photo: Jim Healy Copyright 2008

I’ve been collecting vintage travel pennants for years. I decided to use one as a tree topper and thought it looked so cool that I covered the entire tree.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy Junk Architect (copyright 2008)
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Comments (19)

capawajunker writes: Hi Jim,
Love your tree! Can't wait for next year's edition. Posted: 3:14 pm on December 18th
byabpryor writes: Jim?! That is fabulous! And you are right.. thst skirt would look Vonderful (lol) under your tree!!!! Posted: 8:09 am on November 21st
OrnamentsWithLove writes: Hi Jim,

What a great idea for decorating your Christmas Tree. I'm always amazed at the creative ideas that people come up with to decorate their tree.


Fred Posted: 5:12 pm on June 24th
Chovey writes: Now that was a fantabulouse Christmas tree idea! Kudos! I love originality!!!
cynthia Posted: 6:05 pm on December 8th
JunkArchitect writes: Thanks everyone. Posted: 10:00 pm on December 7th
Meadowview_Farm writes: What a warm & welcoming room -- I imagine you will have all your new Junk Market friends over?! Great ideas!
Kari Posted: 5:27 pm on December 7th
bolmscheid writes: I really love that armoire! My husband already has a Firestone sign very similar to yours so I told him the armoire is next! The vintage tree stand turned candleholder is a great idea, too. Look forward to seeing more of your creations. Thanks for sharing! Posted: 2:22 pm on December 7th
suewhitney writes: I'll bet you thought I was going to forget Member Showcase Sunday! Nope, just busy putting more projects together. Our first member feature is new to JMS and has already shared some pretty amazing ideas with all of us. Here is one of my favorites. I have always loved pennants, but never thought of displaying them on a tree. Pretty nifty! Thanks much, Jim and welcome to the site.

Sue Posted: 1:45 pm on December 7th
catbishop writes: I love this! Posted: 1:43 pm on December 7th
JunkArchitect writes: Thanks Georgiamoon! I checked-out your website and you have an incredible looking store…really cool pieces and great merchandising. Posted: 10:19 pm on December 5th
georgiamoon writes: Hi JunkArchitect You are a welcome addition to our little family here at JunkMarket. Can't wait to see more of your furniture creations. I LOVE furniture and the color and finish on that armoire is fantastic. Welcome, Georgia Posted: 4:02 pm on December 5th
JunkArchitect writes: Sue, stop by anytime to check out the Firestone sign. You better take a sedative first because I have 25 years worth of cool junk. Posted: 11:02 am on December 5th
bridiemurphy writes: How cool is your tree? Gold star for originality and for such a playful room! Yes...there is a Santa Claus! Posted: 10:39 am on December 5th
suewhitney writes: Welcome to the site Jim! The pennant collection displayed in this way is a great idea! The cabinet also caught my I, but seriously on my way to your house to relieve you of that Firestone sign! Only kidding of course. Thanks for such a great post.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:27 am on December 5th
MimiToria writes: Wow Jim the cabinet you built is gorgeous. I too noticed it immediately when I first saw your post and then read your follow up post about you building it. Very cool! It looks so very authentic!
The pennant tree is also such a great theme tree. I wonder if it has ever been done before? I have not seen one. I remember when I was 7, my Dad picked up a hitchhiker from Australia and brought him home to stay with us for the week-end and he gave my sister a pennant from Australia as it was her birthday. I was so jealous! LOL
Great idea with your Christmas tree stand turned into a candle holder for the coffee table, and the Firestone sign is great. Your colors are perfect especially for decorating for the Holidays.
Welcome to the site, and please do post more of what you've created.
Gretchen Posted: 9:32 am on December 5th
JunkArchitect writes: Lani, I graduated from a small college in Connecticut that sadly eliminated the architectural program in the early 90's. Believe it or not it's a long process to get your architectural license. After receiving your masters you typically work three years with a licensed architect and then sit for a nine part exam.

Candy and Lani, thanks for the compliment on the armoire. I built it from new wood, painted it and then did all the distressing. The TV and stereo are inside. That is the type of furniture I design, build, paint and distress when I'm not losing my mind practicing architecture.

Thanks again!
Jim Posted: 9:22 am on December 5th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Rah! Rah! Rah! Your penant collection is wonderful and looks really good on your tree. Like Lanette, I really like your cupboard however I am partial to your Firestone sign. I lived in Akron Ohio for years and some of the surrounding communities. Firestone was the heart of it all way back when.

Can't wait to see more of your posts.

Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style.

Candy Posted: 7:20 am on December 5th
CottageElements writes: Welcome to the site, Junk Architect! Very creative tree. Love the Firestone sign and the cupboard in the background! My son is in his first year of college at NDSU and wants to be an architect. Where did you go to school and how hard is it to get into? Thanks for the contribution!

Lani Posted: 12:26 am on December 5th
junkcollector writes: Great idea, any more awesome trees to show us? Posted: 11:29 pm on December 4th
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