Saturday, December 12, 2015

Christmas on My Vintage Smokers Stand

My friend Patti showed us how to make gift boxes with flair at her blog Pandora's Box. I could not resist so I ran to the Dollar Store for the clear glass candlesticks and some clear white ribbon. I came home and spray painted the candlesticks with colors that coordinated with the gift boxes. After glueing the gift box to the candlestick, I added a bow and a gift tag. I know my family and co-workers will love the unique way I am presenting their gift.   

I have run out of space in my house and have Christmas gifts stuffed and displayed everywhere. It happens every December. So I'm taking over the vintage smokers stand for the holiday season.

I inherited a copper lined humidor from my grandparent's home and it's a wonderful smoking stand from the turn of the century when the Gentlemen would retire to the Den or parlor after dinner to enjoy their favorite tobacco product! 

We use it as a side table in Joe's man cave, and it's a great place to hide small gifts, provide storage for remotes and other small items.

I hope to complete my Christmas shopping tomorrow. How are you doing?

Debbie@Mountain Breaths
Debbie@Mountain Breaths

Hello, I'm Debbie.I enjoy hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing and snowshoeing in the Adirondack Mountains (thus Mountain Breaths). I live in Upstate NY with my supportive husband and have three precious sons..


  1. Very cute, very creative way to do up a gift! What a nice smoke stand...they do make great little side tables.
    Merry Christmas, Debbie!

  2. Ooh I love the smoker stand, Debbie! Yours is such a pretty one, too. My dad had one of those and I always loved that little piece. I think it's still at my mom's, but must be in the basement.
    Your gifts look fabuolus and stunning! I'll have to remember that cute idea. The recipients will be thrilled to receive your gifts, I'm quite sure.
    Happy Sunday to you and Joe! xo

  3. that looks amazing!! What a cool idea!!

  4. Debbie, the smoker's stand is a beauty and certainly makes a great side table. How special to have this heirloom from your grandparents! Patti's idea is clever. Your presentations turned out great.
    I've a few more small things to pick up for the chef's stocking. I'm enjoying the season now relaxing with a cup of coffee, a fire keeping me cozy, and our Christmas tree warming my heart.

  5. I love this idea! What a great treasure too..and pretty pretty tree:)You found beautiful boxes!

  6. What a lovely heirloom piece, Debbie! What a great idea for the gift boxes and you did a great job. Your tree is pretty too ;)

  7. Your boxes are fabulous!! Love your humidor, especially the trims on it!!


I'm so happy you decided to stop by my blog. Please leave a comment as I enjoy hearing from each and every one of you!


Appetizers (2) Birthday Week (2) Blog Anniversary (2) Bread (2) Breakfast (4) Breakfast; MacKenzie-Childs (2) Breville Pie Maker (3) Cannoli (3) Chicken (2) Chicken Riggies; Foodie Friday (1) CHRISTMAS 2011 (4) Come To The Table (4) Cookies (2) Dessert (9) Dinner Parties (3) Easter 2012 (2) Events (2) Fairy Garden (2) Favorites on the First (2) Filled Strawberries (4) Flashback Friday (6) Foodie Friday (20) Garden 2009 (3) Gingerbread Pumpkin Bars (2) Halloween (2) Kentucky Derby; Run for the Roses Pie (1) Key West (4) Kick-Off To Summer BBQ (1) Lake Life (2) Lemon (3) Lemon Berry Cake with Mascarpone Filling (2) Let's Dish (13) Let's Dish; Tablescape Thursday (1) MacKenzie-Childs (39) MacKenzie-Childs; Traveling Tote (4) Magazine recipes (2) MAGNOLIA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING (2) Martha's Vineyard (3) McKenzie-Childs (2) Miss Aurora; (1) Monday Mosaic (5) Monday Mosaic; Seasonal Sundays (3) Mother's Day 2012 (3) Mystery Ingredient; Halloween 2013 (2) National Bundt Day (3) Nordic Ware Heritage Bundt Pan (3) Outdoor Wednesdays (2) OWLS (3) Pasta (2) PEONIES (4) Philadelphia Garden Show 2009 (7) Pier One (2) Pork (2) PUMPKIN PIE FUDGE (3) Rhubarb (5) Salads (2) Seafood (2) Seasonal Sundays (9) Showy Lady's-slipper (Cypripedium reginae) (2) Soup (4) Spider Web Pizza (1) St. Patrick's Day (4) Summer 2013 (2) Summer Dessert (3) Sunday Favorites (3) Sycamore Hill Gardens (2) Table For Two (2) Tablescape Thursday (17) Tablescape Thursday; MacKenzie-Childs (2) Thanksgiving (5) Tips and Tidbits; (2) Tybee Island; Georgia; Savannah; (3) Utica Greens; Beekman 1802 Heirloom Cookbook; Escarole (1) Valentine (2) Valentine's Day (3) Vietri (4) Weekends (6) World Famous Paradise Bakery Sugar Cookies with Magnolia Bakery Buttercream Frosting (3) Zucchini Bread (2)