Because of a new idea I have floating around in my head I retrieved the plastic tote from my storage building marked "Christmas Craft Items".
Upon taking off the lid I could tell there were things used for several different projects from different years all tucked away.
Remember when we appliquéd different seasonal things to sweat shirts...found several of those in there. Some were from fabric I had purchased - others really don't know where I obtained them...yard sale, perhaps. Who knows - but does not make any difference - I do believe they are headed for the trash pile.
Also found silk poinsettias, holly leaves, and pine cones...probably from some wreath I created.
At least 20 rolls of ribbon - some marked with having 75 feet on them...some with only 9 feet...and a good array of other lengths...I don't believe any of them have the wire in the edges like we use now.
Located in the bottom found four or five fleece stockings...plain ones...I believe one year I put small gifts in the stockings instead of wrapping the gift.
Hidden in there too were at least 200 wire hangers for items going on the tree...you know how from year to year these get lost and you wind up buying another package..just in case you need them.
About 5 pieces of fabric with a Christmas design...not enough to do anything with...but will definitely hang on to it...would go great in a scrappy quilt.
Also found about 10 plastic bags of misc items used in crafts -ranging from 20 small wooden balls to red and gold tassels.
Can't say for sure that I found what I was looking for to use in the new idea or not - but sure brought back some memories of Christmas times past.