Monday, November 23, 2009

O Tannenbaum

I have a love for christmas trees.
There was nothing more magical to me
at Christmas than when my mama drug
out her 7 1/2 foot tree and
boxes upon boxes of ornaments.

My mama never did a hodge podge tree.
Each year her christmas tree was decked out
in wonderful color combinations
with coordinating ornaments and lights.

My sister and I would sit and watch her decorate with much ferver.
I will never forget the christmas when she said my sis and I could help decorate.
I will also never forget how mad she was when I broke one of her
really nice and pricey ornaments that she had.
(to see my mama not all.)

My sister and I would stand in front of the tree
in all of its christmas splendor and sing to it.

 "Oh Christmas Treeee, Oh Christmas Treeee,
Oh Christmas Treeeee, Oh Christmas Treeeee....."

We could belt out every single note of that song...with the only three words we knew.
My love for gorgeous trees has not subsided...not even a little bit.
This year will not be any different.

I've donned my tree in its Christmas finest.
With succulent golds, warm browns, and gorgeous silver.
I've also incorporated some of my junky goodness as well.

These door knob plates once guarded the doors
to my great grandmother's home.
They remind me of so many memories and christmases (is that a word?) that have past.

I can't imagine a single Christmas without the
rememberance of angels who sang the first carol.

The natural beauty of the earth
to remind me that the Lord
had no wear to lay his head but in
a lowly manger.

I'm french ya know....couldn't let
my heritage go without being remembered.

This antique shaving brush
reminds me so much of my great-uncle Eugene.
My sister and I were simply fascinated
by watching him work up his own shaving cream
and shaving with a straight blade.
(I just kneeeeeew he was going to cut himself...he never did.)

This photo is so precious.
I reminds my spirit to keep day there will be rest.

Some clothespins that I antiqued.
They will soon hold old photos as
soon as the Divine Mr. M gets them out for me.
(Right Honey???)

My son's old teddy bear sits in an old baby walker
that was once my fathers
reminding me to always keep my inner child alive.

An old and broken pocketwatch
that reminds me that time is precious....enjoy it.

I have incorporated more items into my tree that
I didn't get pics of yet
like my tarnished silver sugar bowls
and mercury glass ornaments.

I have way more decorating and more trees to put up.
(surely you didn't think I would only do one tree?)

Keep checking back for more junky christmas ideas.


  1. I love it !!!! I remember singing Old Christmas Treeeeeee.... Lol. That brought back a lot of memories!! I love the brush- oh so Uncle Gene!!!! That is an awesome tree- going to have to see it in person!!! ROAD TRIP

  2. Oh the tree photos are so pretty and magical
    and I love your story about your Mom and your sister. I really like all the things that you have made into ornaments, very nice. Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

  3. Love your tree! So beautiful and love what used to decorate it with. So much fun!

  4. Very beautiful! I love how you have added bits and pieces of your history into your holiday decor. Those memories are priceless!


  5. Love the personal touches you added to the tree. Beautiful and unique!

  6. Such a great idea to add these touches that have special memories! I love the door knob plate and the baby walker... SO cute!! :)

  7. wow! That is all I can say :)

    Smiles~ Michelle

  8. LOVE your ornaments, the doorknob is gorgeous, and has inspired me to buy a new one for my uncle, so I can have what was my Grandma's doorknob, I will keep it to put on my own home (if I ever get one!) Hope you don't mind the thievery of your idea!!!

  9. That is so awesome. Your tree is so unique!

  10. What a historical and special Christmas tree you have! Gorgeous.

  11. HeY SiS I LoVe YoUr TrEE. MiStY Is ComInG To My HoUsE NeXT WeeK To HeLp DeCorAtE ThE TrEE N GiVe Me SoMe IDeAs On HoW To DeCoraTe ThE HoUse. TTYL


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