December 29th, 2010 in member junk     
artteachergirl artteachergirl, member
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Christmas centerpiece for my huge mosaic table on my screened porch.
Mini tree in a galvanized water cooler is the center of attention for the arrangement.
Another view
Purchased from an estate sale, this is a favorite piece of mine. Part of an architectual piece from an old building in Macon, GA. I have the rest of the piece and use it in my garden. It always works well in any arrangement I set up.
Had to show another favorite piece...the bowl in this photo is actually a light fixture globe that I placed upside down in an old candle holder.
Christmas centerpiece for my huge mosaic table on my screened porch.

Christmas centerpiece for my huge mosaic table on my screened porch.

Each year, since my mama passed away, I host all my family for a huge Christmas get together in memory of my parents. I love doing it, but it is a challenge. Soon as it is over for one year, I start planning for the next. I start getting my house ready way in advance for all of them to breeze in for that one day. Since there are so many of them, some have to sit out on the screened porch to eat and I try to have it festive for them. This year it was very cold, but those who eat there every Christmas braved the chill. Some say they come just for the decorations, and those that read my blog got a sneak peek this year, but all were surprised by the tree in the galvanized water cooler. I found the cooler at a church bazaar and fell in love with it. I just gathered other well loved pieces to join the tree. Everything is coming down today.

Pattern or design used: My own design
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Comments (10)

DecorMadeSimple writes: I like just about all galvanized containers. There are so many things that can be created with them.
Posted: 9:15 pm on January 31st
artteachergirl writes: Love my screened porch, WruffledWren! I'd love to have a red enamel cooler too! Can't wait to see what you do with the one you have now:-) Posted: 6:00 pm on January 14th
WruffledWren writes: Oh my goodness! I've got two old water coolers in my pantry. One red enamel and the other galvanized. I know where they will be next holiday season!
Beautiful ideas and so wish I had a screened in porch! Lucky gal! Posted: 8:16 pm on January 12th
artteachergirl writes: Thanks everyone! It's all cleared away now, and the water cooler is waiting for what it will become next. I'm thinking it may hold some old walking sticks I have or umbrellas...thanks!! Posted: 7:17 pm on January 3rd
chippingcharm writes: Great use for that fun water cooler! Happy New Year :) Laurel Posted: 5:43 am on January 3rd
junkermidge writes: What a great water cooler -- and great find! You've found the perfect use for it too. I'll bet all your Christmas decorations are wonderful. Hope you had a great day.
Midge Posted: 7:17 pm on January 2nd
JunkArchitect writes: What a great bunch of ideas.

Posted: 6:29 pm on January 2nd
bev1955 writes: Very nice idea! Posted: 12:30 pm on December 31st
KMcG73 writes: Fantastically creative arrangement! Posted: 10:16 am on December 30th
MakinItHappen writes: I almost bought one of those coolers last summer but couldn't think of anything to do with it. Duh, I should've asked you! Posted: 9:37 am on December 30th
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