Thursday, December 18, 2008

Trim A Tree Thursday Part 3

Trim a Tree Thursday continues this week courtesy of The Southern Hostess. I have really had a lot of fun participating in this home Christmas tour. Thank you Brett!

Last Christmas we purchased a skinny tree for the living room. It fits the room very well. The ornaments on this tree have been bought over the years of my married life. I noticed that the skinny tree needs more help. Something to add a bit of sparkle. After Christmas I will shop the sales to find the right bead garland for 50 perfect off.

This ornament is one of the very first ones I bought as a young wife in the 1980's.

The angel graces the top of my skinny tree. It's hard to find the right top for your tree. I have gone through several. They all seem to break or the lights go out and there is no way to fix it. I bought this angel from Pier One.

I always put my manger scene on the entertainment center. Everyone can see the beauty and true meaning of Christmas. Jim Shore is the artist.

This fold up ornament tree sits on top of our corn burning stove in the dining room. I can adjust the limbs so we can still pour the corn into the hopper.

The ornaments are all hand blown and hand painted from the inside of the piece! This is one of my favorites.

More Jim Shore. The detail is amazing. Santa makes a statement placed on the dining room table.

This is the view from here this morning. It's my day off and I have to finish up the Christmas shopping. I better get moving. We are expecting another snow storm this evening. I hope I can get everything finished and be home before the snow flies!


Wool Winder said...

You've done a beautiful job decorating your home!

Liz said...

The santa certainly does make a statement on the dining room table. I love the skinny tree! We have one in our family room.

It is all so warm and cozy!
Love it.

Tea said...

You have a wonderful collection of ornaments! I love the one featured as one of the first you bought in the '80s. Beautiful.

ceekay said...

I absolutely love Jim Shore's pieces and your nativity is lovely. Your skinny tree is really pretty.

Jennifer said...

I love the Jim Shore nativity and the santa. Kind of a mixed up kid aren't I? :) And I like your blog layout. Very festive.

Quiltersal said...

I, too, have a Jim Shore nativity scene. I collect nativities and this one is one of my favorites. You home is just lovely! Good job, Barb!

AwtemNymf said...

Blopping around J&T's Christmas Card swap!
Wasn't this a fun swap! I loved it! :O)
I love Jim Shore too. I'm looking for the Gnome one. Be Still my Heart! I knew I should have bought it when I first saw it, but didn't have the $ then. (I collect them) and it's hard to find. Our local Hallmark is looking for one for us too *crosses fingers*
You're home is decked out beaaaauuuuutifully!! I enjoyed my visit!
Happy Holidays! Stay warm!

Kathleen Ellis said...

Very pretty and festive! I love the angel on the tree!
merry christmas!

Jenny Girl said...

Beautiful. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Cottage Rose said...

Hello; I just wanted to let you know that I removed your last name from my post. I am truely sorry about this awful mistake. I did not mean any harm, just did not know I should not do that, I am still learning what I can and can't put on my posts, and this I will not forget..


Jan and Tom said...

Just popping in to wish you a Merry Christmas!

Jan & Tom

Juri said...

What a beautiful job you have done decorating your home for the holidays! I have so enjoyed your pictures!!! Your home looks lovely! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!


Darcys Knotty Knitter said...

I love love love your Christmas decor so pretty:)hugs Darcy