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Gathering Pine Trees & Clippings in my Vintage Red Wagon

I’M OFF GATHERING PINE TREES AND PINE TREE CLIPPINGS WITH MY VINTAGE RED WAGON TO USE IN OUR CHRISTMAS DECOR THIS YEAR. I TOOK ADVANTAGE OF A 40 DEGREE DAY AND TOOK A WALK AROUND THE PROPERTY TO GATHER WHAT I’LL NEED.


Vintage Red Wagon Used to Haul Pine Trees and Clippings for Christmas DecoratingI should have been baking pies, cleaning house, and getting prepared for a Thanksgiving feast but I wasn’t. I was out with my vintage red wagon cutting down pine trees and trimming pines for clippings to use in this years outdoor Christmas decorating. 

Vintage Red Wagon Filled With Pine Tree Clippings to Use in Outdoor Christmas DecoratingDon’t you just love my vintage red wagon? I found it at the resale shop for $20 and it’s in perfect condition. They just don’t make the new ones like they did the old variety, the kind that were around when I was a kid. I can’t wait to use this in several ways around our cabin…I’m like a kid with a new toy 🙂 

Vintage Red Wagon Filled With Pine Tree Clippings to Use in Outdoor Christmas DecoratingMy favorite place to cut down a fresh Christmas tree is no longer in business. There was some sort of tree disease that did the pines in, they had to be cut down and burned and the healthy trees were salvaged but will need several more years of growth to be ready for Christmas cutting again. 

Vintage Red Wagon Loaded with Pine Tree Clippings and a Christmas TreeSo I decided to thin out our own pine trees! We have several that are growing too close together and will eventually be over crowded making the touching limbs turn brown and die off. I took my handy dandy rip saw and wagon and started selecting branches to trim and trees to cut. (I trimmed the branches that get in my way when I mow in the summer. I figure I’m one step ahead when it becomes mowing time again).

Vintage Red Wagon Filled With Pine Tree Clippings to Use in Outdoor Christmas DecoratingI really enjoyed cutting from our own property this year and I think It will be an every year occurrence from here on out. Why pay for a tree when we have acres of trees for free? I’ll be back soon to share with you our Christmas fire pit where the clippings and tree are being used. 

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10 Comments

  1. Laura Harrie says:

    Just love that red wagon! You can haul anything!

    1. Laura, I’m always excited to find the vintage items in such good shape. They’re so much sturdier than what’s on the market today and I know I’ll get plenty of use out of it.

    1. Kris that would be such a fun day, we could clip, sip wine, and have a grand ole time.

  2. Awesome, Dawn…my Daughter made a wagon like that many years ago in shop class….love the clippings

    1. Jeanie what an awesome thing to make. I’d love to do a project like that.

  3. Kathleen G says:

    Christmas colors! Red and green:). Wonderful idea, clippings from your own pine trees. The wagon is perfect for hauling small projects around the property.
    I’m very sorry for your loss of your beautiful shepard companion Dawn, always be in your heart forever,
    Kathleen in Az

    1. Kathleen thank you for your kind words. We are sad and it was so sudden that we didn’t have time to prepare. We though we were taking her to the vet for a UTI and it ended up being a rupture spleen, she never came home with us that day 🙁

  4. I’m so sorry to hear about your German Shepherd, Dawn… what a sad loss. I lost my beloved cat Libby a couple of months ago – it was sudden and I have grieved much.
    Your red wagon is perfect and what a great buy. How fun to harvest your greenery from your property.

    1. Jen, so sorry to hear about your kitty 🙁 they are family and we grieve. It’s still very strange around our house because I was used to her being my shadow. I will adjust with time I’m sure. Yes the wagon was a great find, and I love it.

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