The littlest Christmas tree

December 17th, 2008 in member junk     
Gardenjunky Gardenjunky, member
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This is a left over tree top in a painted galvanized bucket.  My good friend Gretchen pulled this beautiful black piece of granite out of a dumpster last summer.  I made her get in the dumpster for me, however, I was on the outside to grab it (I had to let you know I was at least some help).  Lanette's good friend Sue Wolfe painted the galvanized bucket.  I used crushed rock salt to hold the tree top in place and add some much needed weight.  I have also added a rusty vintage pair of skates.  I purchased the skates from an occasional sale last month.  The galvanized bucket was spray painted black, then the green dots were put on with a sponge dobber.                         



posted in: member junk, metal, outdoor spaces, black

Comments (9)

suewhitney writes: This is fabulous, gardenjunky. I'm a big fan of the polka-dot and it is nice that you incorporated it into your holiday theme. Nice work! Isn't collaborating with friends fun?

Happy Holidays,
Sue Posted: 9:17 am on December 21st
Meadowview_Farm writes: Very fun...and I do so enjoy the circles of connections that happen between junk members too. I also have discovered these wonderful occasional sales and have brought home some gems.
Kari Posted: 8:23 am on December 19th
MimiToria writes: You are just too smart my friend! What an awesome display.
The girls are having ice cream in a shop that has internet, so just had to check out the site. We're at St. Johns Pass tonight for our anniversary dinner, in Madiera Beach, Florida. Way warmer than MN. : )
Gretchen Posted: 7:41 pm on December 18th
shabbychick writes: Carolyn, your tree is so cute, and I LOVE the rusty skates!

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 11:46 am on December 18th
fellowjunker writes: Thanks so much for the info Carolyn........yes, I would love to hook up for a weekend of junking!!! I love the idea of these occasional sales....sounds like a great place to sell merchandise without the overhead of monthly rent.
Have a great day.
xojanis Posted: 11:15 am on December 18th
Gardenjunky writes:

We have the greatest spot west of where Gretchen, Lanette and I live. It is only 1/2 an hour away. Once a month these shops in Buffalo, Minnesota open up the 1st Thursday thru Sunday. They have created and shopped for new finds all month long. It is so wonderful, we have a blast. Gretchen and Lanette are pros and have been going to Buffalo for years. Lanette actually sells in a shop in Buffalo. If you are ever in good old Minnesota, we could hook you up for a fantastic weekend.

Carolyn Posted: 8:02 am on December 18th
CottageElements writes: Hi, Carolyn! I was checking JMS on my Blackberry and I thought I recognized Sue's handywork! Very cute. I recognized the skates, too, as I bought a pair at the same place. Glad to see you posting!

Lani Posted: 12:42 am on December 18th
fellowjunker writes: Cute display........what a great find your rusty skates were!!! We don't have occasional sales here...are they like a yard sale???
xojanis Posted: 11:23 pm on December 17th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Love your display, gardenjunky! I remember very well Gretchen talking about he she has salvaged that awesome granite. It looks so nice as the base for your display.

Thanks for sharing!
Candy Posted: 8:11 pm on December 17th
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