Vintage Trunk with a Nativity

Posted by on December 7, 2015 in Christmas, Decor, Holidays | 12 comments

This past summer, at a garage sale, I came across a small vintage trunk in terrific shape. The price was very reasonable and I knew that it was a perfect size to display this Vintage Trunk with a Nativity set for Christmas. Needless to say, I quickly snatched it up!

Vintage Trunk with Nativity


I had looked for a small suitcase, but this was even better. The inside was in great condition and the outside was a dark green color. Perfect for Christmas! It measured 16 inches wide and 11 inches high. 

Vintage Trunk with Nativity

I said that the trunk was in great condition, but it had an ugly duct tape repair job on the tray. When it was inside the trunk, it didn’t show, but when I angled it, it was pretty bad. A piece of cloth covering it, took care of that! Besides, I didn’t want the display way down low. 

Vintage Trunk with Nativity

I had the little battery star lights from last year, so out they came and I gently taped them across the top, but not on the paper backing. I placed my little Italian nativity on the green cloth. It was a perfect size for the display! Because I angled the tray, it gave a space to drop the battery for the lights down in the trunk and out of sight.

Vintage Trunk with Nativity

Ahh! My new addition to our Christmas decorations! I’ve had this idea from seeing a display in the Christmas Idea House 2014 Part 3  , but I wanted mine to be a Nativity display. 

Vintage Trunk with Nativity

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Christmas celebrating Jesus, our Savior’s birth!


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  1. I have a trunk like this!! What a great Idea!! Super cute!!Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! See you again tomorrow! Pinned!

    • Really? How fun. Now there’s a new use for it!

  2. What an interesting way to repurpose a trunk

    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  3. Thanks for sharing with us at #Throwback Thursday. Pinned. Hope to see you again next week. Quinn

  4. What a wonderful idea, something old new again and what a better way to display a nativity scene.
    So happy to have you visit and share on the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wonderful Wednesday!!

    Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
    Oh My Heartsie Girl

    • Thanks! After all, Jesus’ birth is what it’s all about! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. adorable!!

    • Thanks. I like the way it turned out, too!

  6. good find and it looks perfect with the green cloth over the duck tape.
    I really like the paper lining of the trunk

    • Thanks, I thought it was a fun find. Yes, the paper lining is great and so glad it is in tact.

  7. How sweet is that little trunk? Just perfect.

    • Yes, it was a lucky find!


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