Minimalist Christmas Tree from a Coffee Mug Tree or Coffee Cup Holder

Minimalist Christmas Tree from a Coffee Mug Tree or Coffee Cup Holder

There I was at the Goodwill Outlet (aka, “The Bins”)…staring at a coffee mug tree. It was on top of the pile, likely tossed there by someone who scoffed at its missing arm. But me? I grabbed it…broken treasures are my favorite finds. And this mug holder or coffee cup holder was the perfect candidate for a Christmas project. My plan? To transform it into a minimalist Christmas tree or Scandinavian Christmas tree!Read more ›

Cone Christmas Trees with Serger Thread and Vintage Sequins

Cone Christmas Trees with Serger Thread and Vintage Sequins

If you live in or have traveled to the Carolinas, then you may know that this area has a long history in textiles. The mills still dot the landscape, with one in nearly every town. Some are dilapidated, some just empty, and some of have been converted into new commercial/residential use. Relics of that textile mill history (such as serger thread) are found in nearly every antique and thrift store in the region.Read more ›

Vintage Sheet Music Mini Christmas Trees

Vintage Sheet Music Mini Christmas Trees

So, these things- what should we call them? Receipt holders? Ticket Pokes? Paper spikes? Often found in antique stores (and most recently for me, a great estate sale), these guys are just begging for a new lease on life, aren’t they?Read more ›