• I always loved these reindeer. - Cerise

Grandpa's tree

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My dad made this for me by going to garage sales and finding old jewelry. It's on a backing of black velvet and is about 15" high. Tacky, maybe just a little, but the tree has a very special place in my heart.

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  1. Cerise [deleted] 102 months ago | reply

    I LOVE grandpa's trees! I don't think they're tacky at all, but maybe that's because they are so much a part of my best memories.

  2. Pamela_N 102 months ago | reply

    Definately not tacky, I love it

  3. belliebottom 102 months ago | reply

    oh no i think it's ever so sweet - what a great guy!

  4. buffalo [deleted] 102 months ago | reply

    gorgeous! clever man.

  5. katgyrl.com 100 months ago | reply

    omg this is awesome ! not tacky at all, it's really pretty & just totally unique. what a creative idea !

  6. Dally 100 months ago | reply

    Okay, we all agree: It's NOT tacky! Yay!

  7. lorlou1 99 months ago | reply

    I remember Mom wearing the skillet. Never understood why that was made into a pin, but because she wore it, I liked it.

  8. Dally 99 months ago | reply

    Actually, Lor, I think it was a trivet, which is MUCH classier than a skillet!

  9. vjesticica 63 months ago | reply

    this is sooo gorgeous!

  10. mimismurp 19 months ago | reply

    I think it's lovely. The fact that he was thinking of you makes it all the more special!

  11. dekah photography 17 months ago | reply

    Love your jewelry Christmas tree! I now have the similar rhinestone tree that my mom made years and years ago. She had planned to make one for me as well, but ended up just giving me the plastic tub full of costume jewelry that she had collected for me. Still have it. Both are very special to my heart.

  12. sweety1078 17 months ago | reply

    My mother made several of these years ago. The only difference is that she used a dark red velvet on most of hers, but the biggest difference is that she put a small string of lights into the tree by drilling holes in the wood backing and stuffing one light through at a time. When plugged in... they were GORGEOUS!

  13. Dally 17 months ago | reply

    Actually, this one has lights, too. They're all red lights.

  14. rosalie.varnell 10 months ago | reply

    I think this Grandpa's tree is GREAT! What a wonderful way to enjoy memories and pass on memories.

  15. MonaFrye 4 months ago | reply

    This is PRECIOUS!!! I absolutely A D O R E it!!! I want it. LOL Very cool. WOW

  16. MonaFrye 4 months ago | reply

    That sounds like it would be dreamy <3

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