Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Christmas trees are up

 There are still some fall decorations hanging around, but the 2 Christmas trees are up and decorated.  What a struggle for me this year!!  Maybe it has something to do with the green lawn and crazy 60 degree days we've had.  I'll put the stockings on the fireplace mantle and put away the rest of the fall things later in the week.

The big tree is in the corner of the living room, and the presents will go under this one.  It is a happy eclectic mix of ornaments from 40+ years of marriage.  There are still a few red berry "picks" to stick into the bare spots, but I haven't brought them up yet. 

This pencil tree hasn't been up the past few years, but originally I bought it to go in the family room.  This fall I put it up in the dining room, in a spot I can see from my desk when I'm working. The lights and fall garland added some cheer all fall.  Now it's decorated very simply with a bunch of icicles, a few large red balls, and several white frosty looking picks.  I like it sitting in the corner next to the Christmas quilt on the wall.  

The wall quilt hanging next to the big tree is something I made about 20 years ago.  The reindeer and Santas are hand appliqued and embroidered.  And they are embellished with some bells and ribbons.

I even hand quilted this wall hanging.  It brings a smile to my face whenever it comes out as it brings past Christmas memories with it.

Do you have any favorite Christmas decorations?  


  1. Thankfully the Scientist in Training helped me drag the tree and trimmings out of the attic before she went back to schoo or I'm not sure I'd have gotten a tree up this year. Your two look very festive. I love that Santa! Hopefully you can enjoy a bit of holiday peacefulness before the craziness of the season sets in.

  2. Beautiful Christmas decorations. My favorite are the ones the kids have made over the years and the ones gifted to us by dear friends.

  3. Your trees are gorgeous! I always wanted a pencil tree, but couldn't find the size I wanted. I found a nice prelit tree. Bet you can guess my favorite Christmas decorations-snowmen of course!!!!

  4. I love your Santa. I am tempted to stroke his beard. Hope he won't mind :-p


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