Christmas Skis

I inherited my husband’s grandfather’s old wooden skis when I found them up in the pole shed and rescued them.I had to scrub the bird doo-doo off of them but they survived.  Since my house isn’t particularly woodsy cabin in style, I wasn’t sure what to do with them, but they look terrific leaning next to my faux fireplace with some greens and lights for decoration.

I used artificial greens, a short string of 20 lights, artificial berries, and some rusty star metal garland that I picked up at a garage sale to decorate the skis. Everything is held on with a light gauge floral wire so it can easily be removed with no damage to the antiques. 100_4175

At Christmas, I love to decorate my faux fireplace! I built the “fireplace” out of an old picture frame and scrap lumber we had around. Sometime, I’ll feature the fireplace on T2T. But back to the skis…

I’ve seen some other neat ideas with old skis on the web. If you’ve found a unique use for them, please, do share!
Merry Christmas!

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  1. I LOVE THEM! I'd love to find an old pair like that. I love what you did with them. I think they look great just the way you did them and they are perfect beside the fireplace.
    Happy Holidays!

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