Antique Iron Christmas Tree Stand And More Cool Christmas Stuff !
The JTS bought an antique iron Christmas Tree stand and more vintage ornaments at another auction. The iron stand is awesome. It was thrown in with some other stuff he was bidding on ……while he was bidding….. and it is the best purchase ever!
I’m starting the pretty pictures with the vintage Christmas house I bought at an antique store. I think it’s vintage. Anyway it’s one of those things you see and you just have to have. Know what I mean? It was $5 so I didn’t break the bank. It’s sitting on the mantel.
Iron Christmas Tree Stand
This is the antique iron Christmas tree stand after it was cleaned up.
This is how it looked when the JTS bought it home. I could see the beauty under the dirt and rust. It definitely needed cleaning up so I grabbed the Simple Green and a toothbrush and went to work.
Next I used WD-40 to remove some of the rust. Not sure it removed any of the rust but it shined the stand up a bit. After the tree stand dries really well I think I’ll shine it up with clear wax.
Moving on to the vintage Christmas ornaments. You guys saw all the ornaments the JTS bought for me a couple of weeks ago. He bought a bunch more last week. Funny story about the first ornaments he bought me. You might remember there were some metal filigree ornaments made in Germany. I wasn’t too crazy about those and I listed them on eBay.
I sold the 5 boxes of metal ornaments for $270. The hubby paid $236 for all the ornaments he bought me on that trip plus a table and other odds and ends. We came out pretty good on that deal. I still have the boxes and boxes of vintage glass ornaments he bought for me just because he knew I would love.
Thought I would share the info with you guys since I asked for your opinions about eBay. I think it was the perfect storm for me. Ornaments in demand and the right time of year for selling them. For those of you who missed the post with the metal ornaments you can see it here….Vintage German Christmas Ornaments.
The boxes here are from the latest auction. A whole box of solid color Shiny Brites. It’s really nice to have the original boxes.
The tree is all decorated and I filled bowls and cake stands with the extra ornaments. They are sitting on the dining room table.
I like using vintage cake stands to display items. Not just Christmas displays, all kinds of things.
I love this box of ornaments. They were made in Poland. The colors are beautiful.
The hand painted Santa was one of my favorites.
All of these ornaments are from the first auction buy.
Displaying vintage ornaments in jars is another great idea. I’m just full of great ideas (insert Kathy smiley face).
The odd shaped black, red, and white ornament was the odd ball in one of the boxes. It was made in Japan. I tried to clean it up with a wet paper towel but the white paint was coming off so I stopped. It will have to stay dirty.
Vintage Glass Ornaments
I was running out of glass dishes and piled the gold ornaments in the top tier of my basket stand.
One last photo. I can’t resist vintage stuff. I’m a sucker. I spotted the child’s metal oven and the Christmas house in the first photo at the antique store where I have a booth.
I purchased them both for $17. The Mistletoe bell was in a $2 box lot of stuff from the auction. I can use the oven year round in displays or just sitting on the kitchen counter. Too cute.
You guys are always full of good ideas and suggestions. I took to heart the suggestions you made on the Art Deco chest. I think you will be pleasantly surprised. I’m signing off until after Christmas. Hope your Christmas is filled with friends, family, and love. Merry Christmas, Kathy
My mantel features all kinds of rust and red stuff. See it here…..Real Red and Rust Mantel Decor.
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com