Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Our Christmas Tree

I finally talked DH into putting up our tree this year. Several years ago when we moved into this townhouse, we went out and bought an artifical pre-lit tree because we travel for the holidays and have a cat that likes to drink things he's not supposed to, making a real tree a non-option. However, now that the tree skirt is in place, our cat spends most of his day (and evening) napping on it under the tree. I worried the first year that he'd start climbing up it, but I guess I should have known he's too lazy for that. He just likes the softness and warmth of the velvet (and since it's a $20 skirt from Target instead of a hand stitched heirloom, I'm okay with it). So here's our tree in it's glory. Excuse the hibiscus tree that wanted to make it into the picture.


And here's a few of our favorite ornaments:

23 comments:

Teejay said...

It's a very beautiful tree.

Ashley said...

Oh, nice tree!

Barbara said...

You have such a neat assortment of decorations! The tree is lovely too. ;) LOL!

Katrina said...

Loved all your ornaments, especially the covered bridge. My grandma lived in a little town in Indiana and every year they had a covered bridge festival :-).

Kathy A. said...

Love your tree - it is just so beautiful. Your ornaments are precious - especially the nutcracker. I collect them so it caught my eye.

June said...

Oh my, the tree is gorgeous! Love your ornaments - what a great variety.

Kim said...

Pretty tree! Looks like you have a LOT of ornaments. Do you also do lights or ornaments elsewhere in the house?

Laural said...

Pretty Tree! Ours is so sad in comparison. I need to take a picture because it makes me laugh. Our cat is just like yours. He's too lazy to bother climbing it or even tough the ornaments. He was rather perturbed this year that DS hung an ornament a little too low and he had to skirt around it to get to his nesting spot.

Dawn said...

Your tree is beautiful! My kitties are just the opposite as soon as they see the tree they are literally jumping into the tree and flinging ornaments...lol.

Sweet Pea said...

Thanks! And sadly, that's not all of our ornaments. There are some that I just don't like to hang up anymore, so they stay in the box.

All the snowflakes on the tree were crocheted by hand by my DH's Polish grandmother - she makes dozens of them every year and gives them to the grandkids. I'd love to get her to teach me how to do them.

Pumpkin said...

What a beautiful tree! It looks so nice :o)

Melissa said...

Gorgeous tree!!

Chiloe said...

What a beautiful tree !!! It is just perfect !

Vonna said...

It's a gorgeous tree :) And we do the pickle too...we're Germans as well :)

Stitch Wizard said...

What a beautiful tree!! You have such pretty ornaments too!! I see that you are from the east coast! My DH is originally from Camden Maine. I want to visit there so much as I have never been there! Thank you for the really nice comment in my blog too!! Your blog is just so nice!! Debby :)

Mary Ann said...

Your tree is beautiful!! And, I so enjoyed watching the slideshow of the ornaments!

Von said...

Your tree is so pretty. Mine isn't even up yet, and I don't know when it will be! Too much conspiring against me. Guess I'll need to press my dh into service!

Abi said...

I love your tree! I have never seen football ornaments before. :)

Sally said...

Your tree is beautiful:)

mymarkdesigns said...

What a pretty tree! I had to laugh because our cat is lazy, too LOL

Yuko said...

Wow, gorgeous Christmas tree!
I want to have one like yours at home!
But it's too big for Japanese house, LOL!
It's my dream to have a big tree and a fire place in the house!! :D

Jenna said...

What a lovely tree! You have it decorated just right. :)

Concetta said...

Oh my, what a BEAUTIFUL CHristmas Tree! :)

Merry Christmas!