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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Tree 2011☃

Tree is up and Oh My, I must say it is so colorful and festive. I love a tree with no particular theme, other than Christmas, handmade, kid made, store bought, craft show finds, all colors, shapes and sizes. Some of my favorites have been with us for years and even my childhood. I love the fingerprint ornaments most kindergarteners do for their parents as a gift in school. Some of our ornaments are so treasured and fragile we just look at them each year and keep them safe in the bottom the our special ornament box. There they stay safe and undamaged and just a lovely happy memory.

I mostly choose a tree by aroma! I love a strong evergreen smell, it brings back all the childhood memories for me, descending the stairs on Christmas morning and seeing that Santa had indeed come. The smell is embedded in my heart and soul and one I hope I was able to give to my kids. This year's tree smells so yummy and we were told it was cut the hour before! I have to believe it because it is drinking 5 medium size watering cans a day.

Let me show you what I am raving about!

Not your typical Angel, This lovely owl is watching over us and keeping an eye on things!

Just a few of the ornaments, keepsake, antique, anthropology, new, felt and embroidered, new

Hope you are all enjoying the leading up to the big Day. I am for the most part, but I do have to take a breath every now and then and tell myself TO Keep Calm and Remember it Always gets Done. (and if it doesn't we will all survive)

Hope to post at least once more before Christmas but I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope you all are able to be with family and friends at this time of year. I'm so thankful for my family and all of you. Thank you all for your comments and kind words this year. It means so much. I send love, good wishes and many blessings to all of you.


Jack is sending love and kisses to ALL


  1. Robin, your tree is beautiful. I agree with you loving all the different kinds of ornaments on my tree. Each year it is so fun to see all the special memories. And Jack I bet he is excited for all of his presents.
    Hugs to you,

  2. I agree with putting all the fun memorable things on a tree.. and yours is beautiful!! I especially like the felt ornaments. I have a kit of Alicia Paulsons that I need to finish.. I got the tree mostly done. I'm so glad we are friends..
    *M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*

  3. Your tree looks beautiful and colourful Robin, brightly decorated with all your families happy memories of Christmas's past.

    A joyful Happy Christmas to you and your family, wishing you peace and love and lots of new memories to make........oh and a special kiss for Jack too.

    lily x

  4. Awe look at Jack, he's so cute. :)
    Your tree is beautiful Robin.
    I hope you have the most wonderful memory-making Christmas with your family!
    Vivienne x

  5. A lovely Christmassy post, Robin! Your tree looks so colourful and bright, and so full of your treasured memories of Christmas past. I love the sparkly owl looking down from the top. And how adorable is Jack with his special festive look!
    Have a wonderful time in your countdown to Christmas, Robin...and it will all get done in the end (I keep telling myself that too!)
    Helen x

  6. I can smell your beautiful tree from here Robin. It's so lovely to see with your ornaments...I so agree about them having memories. It recreates all our Christmasses all over again. If you have a tree then you are ready for Christmas in my books. Enjoy the last of the countdown and thank you for your friendship via our blogs,
    Jane x

  7. What a beautiful tree, Robin, I absolutely adore it! I am also similar decorator: everything pretty/meaningful/memory-filled goes up, no matter the color or shape. We always have a star on top, and I love your owl! You'll see our tree in a week, it's up on 23rd!

    Happiest weekend and many kisses to Jack!


  8. Your tree is beautiful Robin!! Very festive.
    You are so right about keeping calm it all gets done I just need to keep telling myself at 4am when I stress out.
    Jack looks totally adorable with his antlers :)
    Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, my lovely friend. <(") if this icon works I'll be pleased if not it should be a penguin according to my eldest!
    love Tickety-boo

  9. What a beautiful tree! I agree,the smell takes me right back to my childhood.I used to love helping my Dad to decorate the tree,and remember he used to spread cotton wool along the branches to look like snow.All the baubles were made of glass,so we had to be very careful with those.
    I hope you and your family have a very special Christmas.
    Best Wishes
    Love Bellaboo X

  10. Hello Robin, just found your lovely blog when I popped over from Tillyflops creations.Your tree is beautiful and all your decorations look very pretty.Happy Christmas!

  11. Robin, the tree looks so beautiful!
    And Jack looks so cute with his antlers on.I wish you a merry christmas - may all your wishes come true! Hugs Nicole

  12. Teresa sent me over. How have I been missing you. Off to have a look around and make sure I'm a follower here.

  13. That's such a lovely post. I love the smell of evergreen trees too. Envy your freshly scented house! A Happy Christmas to you. :-)