Resolved to Use Old Treasures in New Ways

I decorated the greenhouse with old style Christmas lights from forty years ago.

Coming into bloom for the New Year are Kalanchoes in the white pots.

Grouping bulbs of one color together gives a view we never considered forty years ago.

Last of the Schlumbergeras shows up well with colored lights.

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to use up things I’ve kept for years in new ways, starting with Christmas lights. In order to use things differently, we need to look at them in new ways.

Happy New Year.



  1. love your thought on using older things in new ways…
    and the lights in the greenhouse was a great start!

  2. Nell Jean – If you get stumped for a new way to use an old item, you could put a photo on your blog and ask for help from your readers.

    • Nell Jean

       /  January 2, 2014

      Most of my best ideas come from others, thanks Linda.

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