Sunday, December 14, 2008

O Christmas Tree

Kristen over at We are That Family (you know the ones) invited us to link our Christmas Trees to her site.  Head there if you need a little more Christmas cheer.

We actually have two trees this year.  The first one pictured is a real one.  Love the smell...really tired of the forever parched tree.  My mom is the genius behind all things decorated at my house...including this tree.


Here are a few of my favorite ornaments (for sentimental reasons).  The first is from a set of ornaments that my mom made the first year my parents were married.  They didn't have a lot of money, so she made a lot of their decorations.  These were made with thread spools, ribbon, beads, and stick pins.  Not a great picture, but I'm tired...
My grandmother was a very crafty lady, and she crocheted several ornaments that now hang on my tree like the one below.


This tree is not real, but I always wanted that "tree shines through the window" look when you drive up to my house, and I love the cheer it brings when you walk inside.  However, I wanted our "main tree" to be in the main part of our house where we can enjoy it.

More decorations to be posted later this week.  Hope you are enjoying all your holiday planning!

11 comments:

We are THAT Family said...

Your tree is AMAZING! Holy Moly....loved it! Thanks for sharing it. It made me think about grabbing a real tree this year, when they put them on sale, just for the smell. My kids would love it!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

Beautiful tree! WE just got ours today so the decorating begins tomorrow!

John and Amanda said...

Great trees! And your new blog layout is cute, too! Love the family pic at the top!

Mari said...

Your trees are both beautiful!

Nancy said...

Absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to see them in person!!

Greg and Shara said...

Gorgeous tree!! My mom is here, and we just did some baking; Oh What Fun!!! Nice to be near your mom...enjoy the time of closeness and the help :)

Just Mom said...

Simply lovely.

Krazy Fam said...

So pretty....

Growin' with it! said...

i know we are suppose to look at the trees and they are gorgeous! but am i the only one who can't quit staring at your awesome windows?!

Janelle said...

Just checking in with you,sweetie. Your blog looks amazing and I love the family pic. Next year, your picture will look so different with that new baby.

Beautiful tree, beautiful girl, beautiful mama.

Kristen said...

your trees are beautiful! i love the ornaments - thanks for sharing!