Tuesday, December 21, 2010

My Tree

My Christmas decorating style is very old fashioned, and very "nature" inspired. I bring all kinds of branches and vines and leaves into the house at Christmas, and use fruits, nuts, etc.
All my vintage ornaments are on my shop tree; all the antique blown glass ones.. at home, I have more of a "memory" tree.

So here is our tree...a live tree.
(I apologize for the so-so pics... I am still trying to figure out taking indoor photos with my new camera.)

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This year, in all my collecting, I found myself drawn to anything with birds.... mostly, I believe, because my Grandmother always loved birds and collected them, and since her passing, birds remind me of her. So I have a lot of "birdies" on my tree. (Gramma always said "birdies".... )

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We have a lot of animal ornaments also. What can I say; I love animals so!

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A black bear wearing a wreath around his neck.


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A goose wearing a wreath around it's neck.


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The photos is a bit fuzzy; I know.... this is one of two small porcelain geese I bought a few weeks ago for fifty cents at a thrift shop. They were in a box with an original $8 price tag. I love them!

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One of my own creations, a cross stitch sheep.

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The one on the right is another one of my own creations.

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One of my husband's many Hallmark ornaments given to him by his Mom. And he likes old trucks. (And new trucks.) (And middle aged trucks.)

Okay, so he likes trucks. :)

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My sister Naomi and I bought matching ornaments one year.

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The one on the left has a Dalmatian dog on it - bought the year I got my Dal, Sebastian; whose name is engraved on it. He passed a year ago at age 12. :(

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I bought this to remember our horse, Cookie, the year she passed away. My family had had her since 1986.

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This one is, perhaps, the most meaningful of all the ornaments on my tree. It was given to me by my dear friend, Margo, the year Kevin and I got married.

Margo passed away after a sudden and unexpected stroke this past spring, just a day or so before I lost my Grandmother. I never got to say goodbye to Margo; and I miss her. When I look at this angel ornament she gave me, I think of her now, in Heaven, with the angels and her Heavenly Father.

So that's my tree. Plain and simple. And bedecked with so many cherished memories.

4 comments:

Lisa T. said...

Your tree is so very lovely!

Smiles,
Lisa

Cattle and Cupcakes said...

Such a pretty tree!!!!

Cattle and Cupcakes said...

Hey, I tried to click that Paw Prints Pet Services link, and it doesn't work... :(

Hosanna said...

Awww, shucks! My brother's site must be down! I will have to let them know so they can fix it.... sorry...