Monday, December 9, 2013

OHHHH it's beginning to look a lot like Chrismas.....

Every where you go.......lalalalalalalalalalal

Well, we finally got our tree and it's up and decorated! We went to a great tree farm here in town and had SO MUCH FUN!!! Deg and Liz came along to find the  12 footer of their dreams.

Here if the tree whisperer ready to cut down our blue spruce Charlie brown tree:)
                              You go whisperer, you go. ha ha
 Done! just like that. It only took us about 8 minutes to find the perfect one. We like the skimpy old fashioned ones these days. We used to get the fullest we could find, one actually looked round, but we are loving the simpler ones lately. It reminds me of what people may have had way back when, when their weren't Christmas farms or were there always Christmas farms? Hmmmmm
 Here is the 12 footer the Liz and Deg found. It is really gorgeous!
                                  Look who has the saw. lol
                                     Oh, what a gentleman.
 It wasn't an easy fit on the cart because it was so big. It was lots of fun seeing the trees that people picked. I am sure that people were laughing at ours. But I love it.

                                  Just look at the bottom of their tree!

 This year Don took over putting the lights and decorations on the live tree. I was so happy as I am not really good at decorating live trees. So! I went around the house adding other trees and decorations. I thought I'd share some with you:) Love this cute little pink tree. Decorated all in silver and set in an urn set next to a huge mercury glass acorn.
                                 So pretty:) see I told you that I like skimpy trees.
                                    These were set inside of the urn at the base of the tree. Lots of sparkly ornaments.

                                           And of course a sparkly high heel.
 These are some of my bottle brush trees. They sit on top of an antique bakery display case on my kitchen island.
 This is my mantle in the kitchen. Don surprised me with a huge tray of pointsetias this year.
    I redid this chair a few  months back and decided to keep it. LOVE it. The Santa pillow is from my dear friend Robin. Very talented lady;)
 Most of you know that I have many statues in the barn. This is one of them in the kitchen. So cute.
 Here is another one. This one sits on my island too. She is decorated like this year round.
 I love cars and trucks.
always have. I used to have the most matchbox cars on the street when I was growing up. I would sit for hours playing with them. I bought this old truck a couple of weeks ago and knew I would put a Christmas tree in it. You may see this truck in some of my  future paintings:)
 OK, this is my very favorite tree. I bought it in MA years back at a craft show. It is so primitive and beautiful to me.
 You remember this chair that I redid. Well this year it sits by the Christmas tree waiting for Santa to take a rest in.

 I like white lights, Don likes colored lights, so this year I said the tree is all yours do what you ever you'd like and of course he did colored lights. He really does such a pretty job.
 This is his stocking from when he as a child. It says Donald on it. So happy that we still have it.

The dress forms have wings.

 This is the only live tree that I have decorated this year. I saw it at Stop and Shop and thought it was adorable. I did it in mostly golds, but fun ornaments at that.
                          This is the tree topper. Isn't she lovely?

                                                                Too cute!
 Here is my newest statue. She is quite large and I adore her. I fell in love as soon as I saw her and couldn't find out the price quick enough.
 I draped her with a long strand of  antique mercury glass beads.

                                                More of my bottle brush trees.
 This tree is in the library.  I still need to find some more old teal and blue bulbs to put on it.
                                                                  Don's tree.
                                     We need to add a tree skirt.

          OMG!!!! is this not the cutest tiny chair you have ever seen. Little mittens, bloomers and a santa hat makes it a perfect display.
                              Paper Whites!!!! The more the better I say!

I hope you are all enjoying the Christmas season. We had a dusting of snow today. Still have Christmas shopping to do............You all know what I mean.

I should be able to blog more now. So happy about that:) Miss talking to you all. Enjoy your week.

"Till next time.......................
Debra XXX