Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Trees and More Trees

They're done!!  We just finished the last one, and yes, hubby helped!!  So let me show you what I've been doing the last few days.
This tree is the traditional family tree in the living room.  It has all the ornaments I've been collecting since the 60s and all those that were gifts and all those that I made with the kids.  I only add one ornament each year, but I usually get at least two others as gifts.  You can see the tree skirt I finished this fall.  This is the only tree for which I've made a skirt.


When we were planning this house, one of the first things I envisioned was a really tall tree in the entry hall.  So here's what we have.  It's decorated with pink, gold and white - ribbons, glass balls and ticky tacky poinsettias.  I know, it sounds awful, but I think it's the prettiest of the trees, and at night, it's lovely.

But why decorate with pink and gold?  Well, if you look from the stairs over the tree, this is what you see.  My dining room, which is decorated with pink.  I just wanted to carry the colors into the Christmas decorations.


The next tree is especially for my grandson and me.  I absolutely love Star Trek, and have since it was first on in the 60s.  So, I fell in love with Star Wars, as well, and when Hallmark started making ornaments, I started buying.  My kids didn't really like either ST or SW, but I persisted.  Now, my grandson absolutely loves at least Star Wars, and he liked the latest Star Trek movie.  This tree is for us.  It has ornaments that talk, shoot, and make various and sundry space sounds.  The first thing he does when he comes in the house is press each and every button.  I love it!  ( I do it too.)

The last tree for tonight is the tree in the family room.  I just finished it this evening, and try as I might, I can't get a good picture of it. It comes out pink instead of red.  And it's red red.  All the ornaments are the old fashioned kind of blown glass painted ornaments - the kind we had when I was a kid.


The last tree is a small tree in the kitchen, and I decided that I'm going to make a skirt for it.  So as soon as I get that done, I'll show it.  Now I have a few other things to put out, and then everything will be done for this year - at least as far as decorating goes.

6 comments:

Barb said...

Oh wow...totally wonderful...can I come and celebrate in your home?

tango's trash & treasures said...

Pretty all of them!!

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

wow, I'm impressed, your trees and your house are beautiful....

Pat said...

Oh, my...and I'm still stuck on doing my family room tree! BEAUTIFUL work and very nice house!!!

andsewon said...

Very pretty trees!!!
Lots of work too.

True Blue Nana said...

So beautiful! what a great job.