Memory tree

December 13th, 2008 in member junk     
Gardenjunky Gardenjunky, member
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I have wired my dad's 1953 license plate from his old truck to a metal bucket.  My dad was a fitness fanatic and ran many marathons and triathalons.  I have cut the red ribbons off of the metals he won competing and tied them on the tree in little thin strips.  I then took some thin wire and hung his medals.  Also I have put an old "cold" faucet fixture at the top of the tree.  My dad loved the cold.  He was always out running when the rest of us were bundled up.  A very cool rememberance for me and my family. 


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Carolyn Olson
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Comments (10)

MelHow writes: I love good memory projects and this one is a wonderful one. Very meaningful and full of character. Posted: 6:47 pm on December 18th
SnowmanHill writes: This is great, I really like the tree and tin. Great display. Posted: 12:41 pm on December 15th
junkermidge writes: That is awesome! Both the tree and the story behind it.
Midge Posted: 8:47 am on December 15th
CottageElements writes: Carolyn, your mememory tree is wonderful and how special. I can tell you are a very sentimental person and your Dad meant a lot to you. I'm sure he would have loved to see what you did with his things. I wish more would hold things dear to their heart like you do. Thanks for posting this!

Lani Posted: 6:14 pm on December 14th
MimiToria writes: This is so cool! How you brought all of the great mementos of your Dad and figured out a way to put them together and make this tree representative of a small part of the joy he had of in his life and just how full he lived his life is really special. The fact that it is at the front of your house and at the front door to greet all of your family and the loved ones of your Dad's is cool too. It has a prominent place of honor.
Very cool with the license plate on the painted galvanized pail too. It really shows up well.
Well done my friend!
Gretchen Posted: 4:03 pm on December 14th
Meadowview_Farm writes: Carolyn:
This is to me what it is all about -- remembering! Your father is part of all you do...and his memory will always be for a blessing.
Happy Holidays,
Kari Posted: 11:19 am on December 14th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Not only do I love the look of this tree, but the meaning behind the touches is wonderful.

Thanks for sharing.

Posted: 5:24 am on December 14th
grandmaper writes: What a wonderful tribute. You did such a terrific job, and I'm sure that everyone enjoys this special tree. Posted: 2:45 pm on December 13th
georgiamoon writes: This is a really SPECIAL tree, with wonderful memories attached to it. I love the fact that you did this for your Dad. Very touching, Georgia Posted: 2:33 pm on December 13th
bridiemurphy writes: Oh wow. This is delightful and touching. Chills run up my spine and a smile on my face...remembering special dads at this time of year. Posted: 10:34 am on December 13th
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