12/13/11

Oh Christmas Tree!

Hey, everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I'm a little behind here in blogland and all the parties, because we've had company since early Saturday morning.  Our company is a long-time friend of The Man's -- like friends since they were 5 years old!  So we've had a great time.

Anyway, onto my Christmas trees!  The first one I had up and running was the one in our kitchen.  Two of our "Grands" were here overnight just before Thanksgiving, so they helped decorate this tree.

I think it's so cute!

Phoebe did most of the decorating!

There were supposed to be gingerbread cookies on the tree, but Parker kept eating them while in the "construction zone" of building the gingerbread house!

I turn the lights on this tree every morning when I get up & have my coffee.

I used glittery snowflakes, little tiny cookie cutters & my photo cubes I made a few years ago.   I used a narrow gingham ribbon to tie some things in place.

One more little look.  It just makes me smile every morning!

My main tree went up on Thanksgiving Day.

                         Riley                                                                                         Taylor




My darling twin (yes, they are twins) granddaughters did most of the decorating on this tree.  I think this will be my new Thanksgiving Day tradition!

This is the view from the foyer.  I just love this area of our home -- so cozy & inviting.

This tree will probably be retired after this year, because it's so super-skinny & the lighting tends to have a mind of its own -- some times on, sometimes not.....lol!

The topper is the same one I used last year.

It has lots of lights!

I love the brightly colored packages sitting below the green branches.

Can you see me?  I'm the "white bathrobe-clad" image you can see reflected in the ornaments.  I took most of these pics during the "wee" hours of the morning.

I love looking into the tree.  I always hang my most-worn (I have a bunch of really old gold ones) ornaments into the center of the tree to catch the lights.

I was planning to use only the gold mesh ribbon but ran out and couldn't get anymore.  I think it all got shipped up north to Liz @ Savvy Seasons   in Seattle.......lol!  Just kidding Liz!  Anyway, it forced me to use what I had on hand & just combine several different ribbons.  Now I like it!

Love the reflection of the tree in the window.


                                                                                                               







              I
          really
           love
            my
          simple
           trees
           !!!!!









As always, thank you so much for stopping by to visit.  I truly appreciate all your sweet comments!  Hope you are all having the merriest of times during this wonderful holiday time!
CAS


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