I am so far behind I think I may still be in September or October!
Here is one of our trees that was promised two weeks ago!
A real 1950's Pom-Pom tree - aluminum - cried real tears when I found it in a nearby antique store - paid too much but still a reasonable price. We had been searching for one for 4 years.
The early 1960's stand rotates the tree and has a music box. Sounds like a Tubular Bells version of Silent Night! eek.
You can see a big glare to the left there. It's our gen-u-wine rotating color wheel! Had to search a month and drive a bit over and hour to nab that after finding the tree.
I set it up last year and surprised Bill with it. It's the perfect size for our small dining table that sits between our living room and den.
We decorate it with ornaments that either represent our childhoods or are actually from our childhood. (Okay, the old stuff is all from my childhood.)
The game ornaments and new ornaments are pretty obvious.
The old Santas, reindeer, Pixie and mouse are mine from 1960 on.
That Santa with a chimney had candy in it.
and yes, that is a Barbie head.
15-16 years ago, Jordan and his best friend, Malcolm, were
tormenting playing with Katharine. One of the guys - truly an accident - stepped on one of her Barbies and poof - off came her head. Over the next couple of years there were 2 more headless Barbies. I saved the heads and they have turned up in all sorts of places.
taped to the underside of a toilet lid
swinging from bedroom fan blades
in shoes when Jordan went off to Campbell U
on pillows while someone slept
You get the picture. We are pranksters. Maybe we are the only ones who laugh about it but all you have to say is "Barbie head" and we giggle.
And our Stockings!
It's an awful picture but I made them all over the years as I birthed children, married Bill, added his kids and a daughter in law. Next Christmas I can add Grandbaby Aubree! Just 3 more weeks til her due date!
Hope you all had a wonderful and blessed Christmas!
Hope 2010 is a wonderful year for all. Thanks for all the love , support, ideas, swaps and BlogLand friendships we have shared!!