Junker is a retired metal rocking horse with springs who sits on top of my kitchen cabinet. I found him at a JunkMarket sale in Mn 6 years ago. He was my take home pay for working the sale. I figured I made about 5 cents an hour but I didn't care. I just had to have him! I 'm sure you've experienced that feeling. Every Christmas I like to decorate him with greens, berries, pine cones and a ribbon. I wish I could say fresh greens but living in Fl. it just isn't practical.
"The stockings are hung on the mirror with care."
The majority of the homes in Fl are without fireplaces. So, where does one hang the stockings? Problem sloved. My DBH (dearly beloved husband) made this mirror for our dining room. We bought 12"x12" mirror tiles and adhered them to a piece of wood. He then took ready made molding and made a frame for around the mirror tiles. I gel stained the wood to give it a rich dark color. I bought stick on leading from a craft store to cover up the mirror seams and, Volia! a beautiful huge mirror for under $50.00
Lab stand redesigned
When I first saw this at a junk store in MI my brain started swimming with ideas. My DBH was just standing there shaking his head at me. I knew I had to act fast. I was loading it into the trunk before you could say Michigan. I fitted the rings with found glass lamp shades. This Christmas my repurposed lab stand is holding a collection of small ornaments, last year it held pine cones. Who knows what it will hold next Christmas?.....
Take time to enjoy the holidays & stop back to see what's up next at my house!
P.S. Comments welcome as this is my very first post and I need all the support I can get!