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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Our Tree is Ready to Receive Gifts.

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I’d love to show you our Christmas tree. These are years and years of collecting ornaments. IMG_5003



I made a huge bow for the top. I got some picks and inserted them in between the bow. I wanted the top to look like the focal point of the tree. IMG_4949



I also want to share a picture without the flash. Doesn’t it convey such a warm feeling? :)IMG_4948



I inserted some picks that have some coin looking pretties and some gold and glittery berries. I also added some ornament picks to make it look fuller. IMG_5007



Here are a couple of the pinecones I spray painted in gold. All I did was place them in between the branches. Easy as pie. :)IMG_4953 IMG_4957



Let’s take a closer look at some of the ornaments. These are some of my favorite ornaments. They are either pictures of my boys or ornaments that they have made. IMG_4959 IMG_4971



This ornament you see here was made by my two oldest boys. The heart ornament was made by Lady Dy over at Roses Cakes & Pearls. I love it!IMG_5020



I bought these when my twins were babies. IMG_4969



I’ve always decorated our tree in red and gold and little bit of white. Of course not everything is red, gold, or just white. :) For instance this ornament. I love these. They are pink and romantic looking. IMG_4990



Mr Santa is all decked out for Christmas. IMG_4960



I have quite a few of these. They are a good size that fill my tree nicely. Try to use big ornaments on your tree. They take up more space. IMG_4984 IMG_4985



Here is another view from my tree. I have gold angels through out. They are a good size. :) These egg ornaments are another of my favorite. One of my twins told me that the tree is not finished until I put the final touch to it. The fake snow. :) Year after year, I add snow to our tree and we all enjoy the look it gives. IMG_5025





Thank you for stopping by my blog and I hope you enjoyed my photos of our Christmas Tree. :) Have a wonderful time decorating for the holidays.



Blessings,



Sandra

24 comments:

Rebecca said...

I'm lovin' it girly girl! Absolutely breathtaking! You are amazingly gifted. Sooooo gorgeous!

Thank you so much for sharing.

Love, Rebecca

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Hi Sandra!! You like most of us these days have been busy!! I just adore your tree! Just my style! I love how full it is and it was a real treat seeing the ornament I made for you! I am glad you like it. Your tree topper is beautiful! I just have a few tweeks to make to my tree and I should have photos up soon too! Take care...Hugs!

BellaRosa said...

Sandra ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL :)! You, Anna from A Petite Cottage and I decorate the same and with the same colors :) I showed my husband your blogs pictures and he said...Are those the pictures from the year before last? He thought yours and Ana's were our trees :) Last year I did our tree with our same treasured ornaments but the main colors in the picks were antique golds, browns, cream and bronzes...I am doing that again this year...but I think I will also do smaller tree in our usual scaret and gold, creams and greens :) I miss that too. Love that you share your pictures..thank you :) Besos, Rose

Darla said...

Very nice. Love the red and gold!!

FlowerLady said...

Lovely tree. Love the ornaments collected through the years and your topper is really nice. You did a wonderful job.

FlowerLady

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweetie...
Oh my gosh, your tree is absolutely fabulous. I just love it. What a great job you have done. I love the focal point at the top. I try to do the same. It is so beautiful. I love the way you have draped snow on your branches, or did it come on your tree? It looks so festive that way.

Thanks for sharing sweetie. Will you make sure my name gets added to the give away? I have not seen a couple of my comments either.

Many thanks sweetie...Sherry

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful! So many pretty ornaments. I collected some pinecones to use this year and they are still in the trunk of my car.

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Oh Sandra your tree is beautiful! My favorite Christmas trees are "memory" trees with all the ornaments that reflect happy times.

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

Your tree is so very pretty and special!
gail

debbie said...

DEAR SANDRA,
THAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TREE I BELIEVE I HAVE EVER SEEN...I LOVE ADDING PICKS TO A TREE....I LOVE A FULL TREE ALSO AND YOU DID A BEAUTIFUL JOB.....I LOVE THE GREEN BELL THAT HAS THE SNOWMAN PAINTED ON IT....AND I LOVE YOUR BEAUTIFUL RIBBONS AT THE TOP. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU FROM START TO FINISH TO DO YOUR TREE.......
THANK YOU FOR SHARING AND I WOULD LOVE TO WIN A GOOSEBERRY COOK BOOK.
ANGEL HUGS
DEBBIE

Marla at Always Nesting said...

I didn't see an email address so here I am. Love your bows. I'm at a loss how to make them. Can you do a tutorial post on how to make them, please? I have the most beautiful ribbon, dollar store :) and want to make a topper for my tree. Thanks!

Chari said...

Hello Dearheart...

Ohhhh myyyy goodness, Sandra...your Christmas tree is the very most beautiful tree I've ever seen!!! Seriously, my friend!!! It's absolutely breathtaking!!! Ohhh...this tree should be in a magazine or design publication...it should be published for certain!!! I just love the red and gold!!! It's stunning!!! I just can't get over all of your beautiful ornaments...and by the way, I love, love, LOVE that Victorian heart ornament that Lady Dy made!

Now...your tree topper is awesome with a capital "A"!!! You are so talented, my friend! I love the big bow with all the pretty sparkley picks shooting out from it!!! It truly is a focal point...goal accomplished!!! Well...I certainly feel like I've just been treated to a piece of fabulous art!!! Well done, my friend!!! BRAVO!!!

Warmest wishes and Christmas Blessings,
Chari @Happy To Design

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

So gorgeous. You topper is stunning. I like your suggestion to use large ornaments. Rosie

Kammy said...

Hi Sandra !
I love your tree - it looks like right out of a magazine ! Oooooo and ahhhhhhh !
Kammy

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Your tree is gorgeous. I am all about the tree topper (even did a post on how to make one) so I loved yours!

Sue

Sue said...

What a pretty and full tree, so replete with special ornaments that have such meaning for you and your family. Adding the picks to the top bow was the icing on the cake. You must have to shake all that snow off the boughs every year before you stow away the tree!
:-) Sue

Sandy said...

Beautiful tree, loved all the ornaments.
Sandy

Shelia said...

Oh, Sandra! Your tree is just stunning! You are so good!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Hi Sandra, what a wonderful beautiful tree and Christmas decorations, I love your style of design, what a beautiful blog...

Jeanette said...

Breathtaking! You have some serious talent going on there.

Sandy said...

Love, love your tree. Tree topper is awesome!

Carol said...

Oh, my...gorgeous!!

Silly Bee's Chickadees said...

Hi! I was wondering if you would allow me to use some of your photos for my blog. I am putting together a post about tree toppers and yours would be such a great addition! I would of course link back to your blog. Here is my blog if you'd like to check it out: sillybeeschickadees.blogspot.com

Thanks!

Liz said...

Sandra, WOW, I love your tree and what a phenomenal collection of ornaments you have. Your photographs are BEAUTIFUL. I love everything you've done. Thank you for the bow tutorial, now I can go and re-do a few of my own bow making attempts. LOL!

Happy Holidays and thank you for the sweet comments on my blog. =)

Hugs,
Liz