Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Deck the Tree

...but first

I finally got my copy of 101 One Yard Wonders. That is my cute little project right there!
I'm just sa proud! (said in my best Utah accent.)
Tonight, as I was finishing up my Christmas Decor, I snapped a few pics of the fun.
This first one is a picture of a the day the penguin massacred the "Dickens Choir" figurines. It was quite a battle, but Pengie triumphed in the end.

When I was little, my Grandma Hill had the most beautiful White tinsel tree.
She covered it in gold lights, gold balls, and White Doves with Gold tinsel tails.
It was Amazing!!
My Mother would always have a flocked tree.
One year she even flocked it herself..
In the back yard..
with some contraption that hooked to the Vacuum cleaner.
It was FUNNY!
Do you remember what Flock smelled like? It smelled like Christmas!!!
Last year my Lego Hair Man bought me a White tree, for $14.99, after Christmas.

My ornaments are so much happier on this tree. Look at thier smiles!!

I love this snowman...
even though he is a little creepy.

That's his cute lady friend.

Back in the early 70's my Mom made a bunch of felt ornaments. They came in a kit with all of the trim and sequins included. I have always loved them....even though they are a bit quirky.
They are a Christmas tradition.
I copied a few of them for my tree.
Here is Faunita- the freaky white haired angel.

and this is FiFi- The Pink Christmas Poodle!

Do you have any "special" things on your tree??


Carrie Me! said...

Me too! I still have all the felt kit ornaments my Mom made in the 70's. They hang on my white vintage theme tree. I have all the Sesame St. characters and the Wizard of Oz characters, and a mouse family. I have no idea how she had time to make all of those, they are awesome!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Your tree is soooo fun! I have ornaments from my youth. Plus we go out and cut our own! we LOVE it!

Jessica G. said...

Hooray for you! And Pengie! And the semi-creepy snowman! :)

I had a brass angel with my name engraved on it that I've had for as long as I could remember. Unfortunately, that angel disappeared a few years ago and the tree just doesn't look the same...

Kathi D said...

I love your Christmas header, and I love your project inna book, and I love the tree and the ornaments, but I love those little curled-up toes best of all.

We put everything on our tree. Even things we don't particularly like, because the nephews gave them to us when they were little and stuff.

It's A Wonderful said...

Those are creepy looking snowmen! But creepy in a lovable way. Funny how those trees have made a comeback. Who'd have thunk it...?

Congratulations on you published project...you are so clever!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I love the tree. I hope to get mine up this weekend. I'm (sa) late to the game. ha

I was at Gracie Lou's on Tuesday. Can't wait to see the new store.

trisha too said...

i love it how you love your white tree, because that's what your grandma had. there are so many things i like, for that very same reason!

not because your grandma had them.
my grandma.

anyway, we have ornaments the children have made over the years, and antique glass ones DH and i have hunted for together, plus ones that his mom gave us from when he was little.

some of the ones most precious to me are the ones my aunt gave me every year since i was born until she died; she always tied an ornament to our packages, or made me special Christmas decorations.

i miss my family.


Jenny said...

All the ornies on my tree remind me of my Peterson family. Because of where they came from. And all of my memories are from which year they each happened to be at the shop. Funny huh! I also have that with my nativities. They all have a special Sweetbriar story behind them.