I don’t like winter. Let me just get that out of the way. It’s cold. It’s dark at 5:30. Aint nobody got time for that!! But it occured to me just the other day that there was a silver lining to old man winter rearing his head… no more cutting the lawn!!! And boy, does the hubs love that!! We have a metiocre mountain in our backyard. Okay, maybe I’m exagerating a teensy bit, bit it’s a HUGE hill and a beast to mow. So while I hem and haw over my cold toes at night, the hubs can rest knowing he’s got a good few months before he has to break out the mower again.
So, how’s that for a set up to my rusty lawn mower Christmas tree stand?? I tell ya, there’s always beauty to be found in those Rusted Roots. You might remember a couple months ago, when we were salvaging what we could from my Great Grandmother’s 1934 house. Remember all the turquoise beadboard….swooon!! Anyhow, I stumbled across an old rusty lawn mower. Not the whole thing… just the frame. And I thought, there’s gotta be something I can do with this!! I asked y’all on Facebook and boy did y’all have some brilliant ideas for upcycling it!! But as much as I love y’all, nothing seemed to hit the spot. So I tucked it in the garage until I could figure out what I wanted to do with it. Then. The tree. The Christmas tree. And I knew exactly where she belonged!!
Is that not the cutest thing you have ever set your rust-lovin’ eyes on?!? And totally original!! I thought it up! I checked Pinterest. And BOOM!! Couldn’t find another one!! I love it when that happens!! Kinda like my water spigot handle Christmas tree! It is a bit tricky to set up. Since the base of the tree won’t neccesarily fit down inside that hole…
But we’e got it down to a science now. You flip it on its side, and assemble the plastic tree stand beneath it and then flip it back right side up. Easy Peasy.
We’ve had plenty of practice puttin’ her up and takin’ her down… as we do it Every. Single. Day! It sits on the front porch at the shop, just like at the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting, so she goes in out of the cold at night. I love her because she’s unique and she’s a family heirloom! Yes, part of an old rusty lawn mower can be an heirloom!! Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!! One day we’ll light her up!!