Monday, November 30, 2009

O Christmas Tree

I'm joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.
Check the box: We got the tree and put the lights and ornaments on. I always feel like once we have the tree, I can proceed with the rest of the decorating.

I have been collecting Santa ornaments for about ten years. So the tree is decorated with the collection, plus all the ornaments that have a woodsy theme. Although I don't like theme trees, I find that when decorating the tree, I gravitate toward the natural look. The skirt is just landscaping burlap that I wrapped around the bottom.

One of my favorite Santa ornaments. He is wearing an apple green felt coat trimmed in pinecones.

Another one of my favorites. This Santa is headed for the slopes! I found him in Calgary, Canada years ago. He was one of the firsts of my collection.

Another skiing Santa. How cute is he? He is wearing all white shearling and even has a burlap bag full of toys on his back.

This Santa is wearing a red felt coat with toggle buttons, lined with shearling. I love the detail.

Christmas is extra special this year because of our granddaughter Reese! She is 16 months old and full of wonder and curiosity. It will be so much fun to see Christmas through her eyes--the magic of it all.....

One of my favorite "natural" ornaments. Jute and burlap--no glitter! More Christmas decorating coming soon.....

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Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Reese is absolutely beautiful. The majic of Christmas thru a child's eye is priceless. Your home and tree are beautiful. I've enjoyed stepping thru your front door, thanks for having us.. hugs ~lynne~

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I really love your Christmas decor and the tree is gorgeous! Is it a real one? We still always get a real one and this one looks real. Your grand-daughter is just a doll~ too~ ! Cindy

Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals said...

I love your tree - so pretty and full of memories.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful tree! I collected Santas several years ago, but ended up giving them to my children. Your Granddaughter is so cute.

Michael said...

Waht adarling tree. Hope you are enjoying your xmas.

Thank you for the icon. I've added you on the side bar but do let us know when you get here, what you are wearing etc so I can add you to the current status side bar too. Tea will commence at 4 with a pre tea arrival around 3:00.

Claudia said...

Ooohh for years I collected Santas-- such a fun thing to do. But after a while because people knew I collected them -- that was all the gifts I recieved. Well... one day i took a mighty stance and said..." I do collect Santas... but ones I love... so from now on no more Santas." :)

This way my collection became an extension of the lovely ones I chose, not from others.

Thanks so much -- I loved your first front door shot-- so pretyy.

if you get a moment, stop by and say hi!

TTFN~~Claudia ♥ ♥

Claudia said...

PS-- i became one of your followers -- this should be fun!

Thoughtfully Blended Hearts said...

Your tree is gorgeous and those Santas are so colorful...what a little cutie enjoying the tree and ornaments!!!

Anonymous said...

You have such beautiful decoratins. I'd better get started for sure.

Hootin Anni said...

That very first photo is like an open door to a wonderful, warm, and loving home!!! Wow. And the wonderment in the child's face is just too good for words!!

My O W is now posted. Today a slide show of us attending the famous Texas King Ranchhand Breakfast. Come see a bit of 'history' if you can.

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PS...I have a link on my blog to a Holiday meme that you may want to add your link.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Look at Reese! What an angel baby! She is the cutest little thing, and I love her polka dots! Looks like you have a little collector on your hands because she's loving those Santas!

Happy Outdoor Wed!


Sheila :-)

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Very Beautiful Christmas Decor !

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a wonderful post.Your tree is just gorgeous as are your photos of it. Your grand baby is just a doll. I hope you are having a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful tree and I love all your Santas. They are gorgeous.

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Your tree looks so pretty. I have a Santa collection too. Your home looks gorgeous - gorgeous stairway. Reese is adorable! laurie

Greet Lefèvre said...

Beautiful! Your tree is gorgeous and as me you love Santas!

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