Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Trash to Treasure - Christmas Tree


Old dressers aren't the only trash to treasure items you'll find discarded.  You might also find a few artificial Christmas trees!  Of the current trees we have - 14 at last count, we only purchased three.  Our 7 ft. main Christmas tree, was given to us by one of Dave's co-workers after he assisted him in clearing out a storage unit (along with a sofa and TV).  The rest have been trash to treasure finds!  People will throw out perfectly good artificial trees.  They upgrade during the holiday sales and don't have the space to store multiple trees.  So, they throw out the old one.  And we "rescue" them!  The tree above is our latest rescue.  A 6 ft. pre-lit tree, with fold out branches.  We decided to place her in the living room where she can be seen as you walk up the steps from the foyer.  Now, I just have to decide on decorations.  Probably something to coordinate with the other two living room trees!

Mary Ellen   

2 comments:

  1. Wow, I gave my tree away last year. I know your home must be beautiful with all your trees. As I have gotten older, I found it more difficult to put up the tree and decorate it. So for the last few years, I have just strung lights on our outside porch and used Nativity scenes on different tables and other surfaces around my home. I have a collection of those. Which reminds me... I must get up into that attic and get them down and in their places. My family is having Christmas early. They are all coming on Dec. 10. They all have other parties and parents and family occasions. This is the first time, I've been first. Usually it was always after Christmas for my house. Merry Christmas to your family!!

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  2. Merry Christmas to your family as well Ann! Hope you have a wonderful gathering on the 10th.

    Mary Ellen

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