my Christmas tree has sat looking forlorn (as it did for the whole season last year) waiting to be decorated above and beyond the pinecones, berries and lights that
came with the tree! Although, that is nice and simple!
Apparently ALL the photos I took of before of the complete tree didn't turn out....
and I wasn't about to un-decorate it for a photo shoot!
This is just a piece of it ....barenaked.
and went back home on Boxing Day! I wondered why I had no energy for a month before Christmas and just let all the decorating go to the wayside.
This year, I'm going to enjoy Christmas alot more!
Like I've said in past postings, I'm usually the throw it together girl in a
very quick way...not the designer touch type. With my Christmas Front Porch
being so much fun to create, in one sense I'd love to leave my tree at the
"golden" stage, like here......
...But, I'm a sucker for sentimentality and absolutely will always have
all those little homemade ornaments the kids made, lovingly placed ON THE TREE!
I wanted to share some of the ornaments, but not all...not to worry!...that are
special to us year after year after year!
First up....the kids homemade specials!
Wait for it......
nope...didn't have any of these on hand yet!) a Christmas candy!
(she'll love that I said "circa" cuz she's turning 30 on the 27th of this month!)
K...I know this is long...but bear with me please!?!
Here's a couple I made...over the years....simple ones...don't get excited!
And, er, yes...Maureen....apparently I have cross-stitched something in my life!
Only this....for Dan!
Here are some photos of other ornaments, given to us by friends or
purchased over the years that I love!
Some happy memories with family past.
Thanks Shelley & George!
Finally, the tree topper! We used to have a large angel on our tree, but when we got the slim-line tree, it was a little overpowering up there, so she's relegated to a table in the livingroom and I made this wee 5" across glass ornament into our Star!
Hope you enjoyed a glimpse into my Christmas memories
assembled on the tree....
& Happy Memory Making!