TTT Week 17 – A Junky Little Christmas Tree

The second in my three-part series about how I use the vintage and not so vintage goodies I find in my Christmas décor.  Today I’m going to show you a junky little tabletop Christmas tree that I have in my office.  Everything from the tree to the decorations all came from a thrift store.   So let’s see how it turns out.


Now a little tour around the tree.

Festive Jar Lid

A package of 6 Wal-Mart Mainstay jar lids worked out great as ornaments.

Pierced Jar Lid

This jar top was already pierced when I found it at Goodwill.

Red Reindeer

I bought a whole bag of plastic cookie cutters.


The bag had red, white, and green cookie cutters in it.

57 Chevy

My Dad had this car when I was a little girl.  It is a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupé.  He really loved that car.

Cookie Press Plate

Do you remember the cookie press?  I found one at the thrift store with about 12 disks.

Cookie Press

My Mom had a cookie press and both of these disks make beautiful coolies.

Vintage Cookie Cutter

The same day I found all the plastic cookie cutters I also found bag full of aluminum cookie cutters.


A lot of them had red handles like Santa.


I love keys and couldn’t believe it when I found this one at my favorite junky thrift store.

Red Bell

  Of five large red bells I found while thrifting I used three on the tree and the other two on a pair of children’s ice skates that help decorate my Vintage Ladder Christmas Tree in the family room.

Globe key chain

Boy was I surprised to pick up a bag with three globe key chains at Goodwill.  You know how I love globes of any kind.


I’m sure this little cow is part of a set but she stood alone at the thrift store.

Christmas blub

I could have decorated a whole tree with the large bag of old school Christmas light bulbs I found but using restraint I placed only two on the tree.

Jello Mold

A junky Christmas tree isn’t complete without a jello mold or two

Top of Tree Star

and a star cookie cutter tops off the tree.

Junky Christmas Tree

I hope you enjoyed my tour around a little junky Christmas tree.

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  1. I love your tree, it’s full of memories, yours and whomever owned cute little cookie mold, cookie cutters with red handles and all of them you found at GW. You are so lucky, what finds you got, wish our GW was like yours, prices and merchandise. But life goes on, I usually only go to our GW on Wed. senior discount day. We live out away from town a few miles so don’t get to GW very often, I got fed up as prices and some of customers are more than I wanted to deal with.
    If I have a grumpy impatient hubs with me I can’t enjoy my time there as much. And yet when he does go with me he finds good stuff and goes home happy. Our little thrift store in town close to us (6 miles east) has had more for him than me. This summer he got expensive brand name shorts and t-shirts, sweat shirts there. I used to find lots of really nice skirts I wore to work at our local thrift store. I do buy all my books there, 25 cents for paperbacks and 50 cents for hard backs.
    Sorry for getting off subject of your awesome full of memories vintage tree. It is one of a kind, to me that’s a big bonus, nothing like having vintage “stuff” that you love and you must or you wouldn’t have bought all those choice goodies. How much more interesting your tree must be.
    We have a tomato cage tree we put old faux garland on, old lights, hand made ornaments. Last year we didn’t get paid til day after Christmas. Uh yeah, we had an interesting dinner, as usual there were 5 weeks between paydays – again – so we were living on what’s left we don’t really want to eat for groceries by that time. It was interesting what we had for Christmas dinner and needless to say no gifts for each other. We’ve adjusted to this 5 week phenomena, (hate it) but it took awhile.
    We gave each other things like -when my turn to do dishes or empty dish washer he’ll do them for me and things like that. Not too bad. Hey we ate and had each other and our furry kidz (cat and dog). It was cold and snow on ground, no problem, went out to play with dog in yard, watched lots of tv movies. Was a very pleasant quiet Christmas day.
    What will your family do this year for the holiday? Do you have big family plans? Hope you do and will have one of your best Christmas’s.
    Enjoy the season. Oh this year our payday is day before Christmas, I’d say that’s an improvement wouldn’t you? Enjoy your awesome little tree.

  2. What a lovely tree. I have so many of the items on your tree but never thought to hang them on a Christmas tree. Maybe next year. I like all the memories they bring. I have tons of those old bulbs. Now I have a use for them.

  3. This is my kind of tree–so fun! Thanks so much for sharing it at our Creating Christmas party! Blessings, Cecilia

  4. What a gorgeous tree!! It looks festive and simply beautiful
    Enjoy your holiday seaon 🙂

  5. Lovely holiday tree!

  6. Great tree. I have one in my kitchen with lots of colorful tea bags, cookie cutters, candy molds and other things. I recognize some of those cookie cutters that you have. I also use old earrings and other jewelry on a tiny tree in the bedroom.

  7. distresseddonna says:

    I love all the bits and bobs you have used to decorate your tree. Thank for sharing it at Make It Monday.

  8. laura70inak says:

    HA! if it even LOOKS like it will go on my tree BOOM there it goes–old toys, keychains, mini fold out tissue paper bulls Love it!!

  9. Adorable little tree! Thank you for linking with HSH! Have a very Merry Christmas!


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