Wednesday, December 7, 2016
The Christmas Tree
Sunday we ventured to the muddy tree farm,
thanks to our realtor that so graciously gives us a tree each year.
There is my tree laying on the ground.
Grandson, little D, had his first pony ride at the farm.
Yes, he enjoyed it along with reindeer antlers with jingle bells.
The tree came home with me.
It looked so tiny.
This was the first year we didn't need to cut the top off
and it fit perfectly on my little table.
The french horn at the top of the tree, a gift from my daughter.
Decorating is like walking down memory lane.
The soldier above is the first figure ornament
my "live-in gardener" and I bought in a flower shop in San Francisco
oh so many years ago.
The clothespin ballerina on my tree was made by
mom's when our daughters were taking ballet as young girls.
The vintage teapot hanging by a string of beads is from
one my favorite vintage shops.
Oh, Mr. Bear, where did I find you.
I just love the glass ornaments that have adopted us along the way.
Margaret Furlong ornaments like this seashell one holding a teapot
have graced our trees throughout the years.
And a sparkly reindeer is always welcomed here.
This year we added multi colored balls to the tree.
This white clown just sings to my vintage heart.
Anything sparkly is always a happy addition.
Sparkly crystals and silver balls, oh yes!
But my favorite is this little picture of our little D
when he was a bit younger.
A few years ago I started making these for my two sisters and a cousin,
pictures of their grandchildren.
I didn't realize what I had started and this year had 5 ornaments to make.
I think they need to stop having grandchildren, HA!
My work table this week.
Ornaments done and ready to send.
How fun to reminiscence and add to the season.
Do you sometimes make special decorations?
I hope you have time for a little play and sparkly in your lives.