December 7, 2009

My Christmas Trees

Christmas season begins in our household after December 7th. which is Kit's birthday. I used to spend weeks preparing Kit's birthday party so I could not really think of Christmas until after her birthday was over and done with. Kit is living away from home now, but I still have that same habit. Last weekend I put up the trees and decorated the house. It always takes me a couple of days to get everything done. I have one main tree and a few little ones. My tree is artificial and I am happy with that. It looks real enough for me.
I used to have enough ornaments to decorate two trees. A few years ago I gave half of them to Kit to decorate her own tree while she was at college. I have made more ornaments since then and I've bought some more as well so that I now have almost as many as before. This year I have two new handmade ornaments. I received one from my ornament swap partner Sue and there is one that I made for myself.
This is my stick tree made for me by a dear friend's husband when I lived in NSW. It is a tree for Angles with decorations made from glass in white and gold. The four little Angels on the bottom left are knitted Angels. I got them from the Swedish Christmas bazaar last weekend.
Family of trees in different shapes and forms. Some were handmade and some bought. I don't have a tree quilt so I am using this leaf quilt I finished only a couple of years ago as a backdrop. It might be time to make a tree quilt to go with my tree family! Yes, that is an idea...!

Marry Christmas everyone and thanks for visiting.


14 comments:

suedio said...

Oh Natima, the tree looks great! And I really love your 'family of trees'. What a fantastic display. Thank you so much for sharing.

Take care, Sue

Willow said...

Your tree is so beautiful. When the kids were little I had handmade ornaments all over the tree too. I think maybe next year I may make some new ones to put on the tree and maybe join a swap. It sounds wonderful.

Willow

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a great tree Nat...I've never seen a family of trees before...COOL!!!

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Oh I love all the homemade items for sure!! So colorful, it must look great against your quilts. I too have artificial. Too many animals to chance a real tree. I don't mind though, I can put it away with the lights still on it and save a step each year. Hugs. tammy... stop by for my giveaway... a stocking. If not your taste, you could give it as a gift. Hugs.

Pat aka Posh said...

Everything is so beautiful and inviting,, love your family of trees.. I need to start collecting one for the top of my piano

Anonymous said...

Natima I am looking forward to my visit on Sunday to see your decorations.

Natima I would like to add if you haven't noticed yet you have had over 15000 visitors to your blog now, woo hoo!

Hugs Lynda. xxx

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Nat, you have done a beautiful job on your tree....love your galley of tree's as well.....look great together...Hugs lyn

Janet said...

The handmade decorations are the best, I love them. Your collection of trees looks wonderful and festive.

ivoryspring said...

What festive decoration, Natima. Beautiful. Do you get to see your little GD this Christmas?

ParisMaddy said...

I really love what you've done to the place! Festive and shining. Love your trees. Merry Christmas. and I can't wait to see your tree quilt.

Paula said...

Dear Natima, I love your family of trees, It reminds me of all my hand made x-mas ornaments I have back home in Iceland, that I made many years ago. I would love to see your leaf quilt, I love leafs in quilt. Thank you for stopping by my blog, I will visit you often I like your blog, it is so miscellaneous.

Marydon Ford said...

Oh, my special friend, how lovely your tree, & I love the twig tree.
Your home looks so inviting.

Merry Christmas, TTFN ~ Marydon
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Janey said...

Hi Natima,
You have a beautiful tree and I love your decorations Hugs xxx

Uniquely Yours Creations said...

Everything looks just wonderful!

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