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« on: November 23, 2007 07:33:46 PM »



See here, my dollar store christmas decorations which wrapped around a coat rack make a fine looking coat rack tree.

Have animals?  This tree is perfect to keep cats and dogs out of the ornaments on the tree, because the lowest round is at only nose level for my black lab pup.  Everything below that is pretty plain, but the better to keep the animals out of things.  The only thing I'm lacking (besides a better bookcase - please stacks 'o books) is a good tree skirt to go around the bottom (not pictured), and we're set for presents.

The story of the coat rack tree comes from when I was a little girl and after my parents were divorced.  My dad lived alone and didn't have the money to spend on a tree, so we took our coat rack, wrapped it in lights and ornaments, and hence the coat rack tree was born.  Now, I don't see the point in buying a big old tree for the animals to tear up, so the husband and I haven't had anything but the little two-footers for a few years now.  This year, I decided to revive coat rack tree Christmas. 

The dollar store was my friend.  Everything on the tree was a dollar, with the exception of the very fine doggie yearly ornaments (from a friend) and the lights which were five dollars at the dollar store. Go figure.  Still I'm pretty proud of the whole thing.
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« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2007 10:25:14 PM »

neat idea for sure!
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« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2007 08:33:19 AM »

that is the sweetest story!! I love that you are carrying on the tradition!  Good for you , and yes the dollar store is your (and my) friend!
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