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Thursday, December 20, 2012

O Christmas Tree

It's hard to believe that Christmas is a short 5 days away, isn't it? While some of you are getting hit by a snowstorm, here at the chateau we are getting rain, lots of rain!
Hopefully that will turn to snow so that we can at least have a dusting for Christmas.
We always like a get a big tree each year for the living room. This year's tree tops out at 11' tall!

 The above picture is with the lamp on.
 And this is just by the light of the tree.  Magical, I think.
 One of my glittered French postcard ornaments that I made a few years ago.
 Oh, I should warn you, lots of photos today!
 I have quite a few angel ornaments on the tree. This sweet one makes me think of the newest little angels in heaven from Connecticut.

 Cute dog ornament with a photo of our Emily as a puppy.
 I love this ornament!  It is of a "snowdog" snowman!
 One of my beaded icicle ornaments.
 More glittery goodness.

 Love this crystal ornament from my mom!  Makes me think of a chandelier!
 Cute plane ornament is a nod to hubby and his airplane.
 The ornament on the left is one of my favorites.  I also love the metal icicle ornament, it shimmers and shines in the light.  My sister gave me a set of them last year, handmade by a tinsmith.
 Ornament that I made from a milkweed pod.

 More sweet angels.

 I love this one below, a gift from hubby.  It is on a spinning mechanism, so she twirls around.

 I laid on the floor to take this photo of the tree!
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Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!
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The Bear's Blog said...

Beautiful, thank you for sharing.

Merry Christmas.


Blondie's Journal said...

Your tree is just beautiful! I've always wanted a tall skinny one but I think our ceilings are only nine feet. I can tell that you treasure all of your pretty ornaments! The postcard you made is very sweet!

Merry Christmas!


Okio B Designs said...

Your ornaments are so pretty! Love the French postcard one. I can't believe Christmas is 5 days away! Holy moly!


Susie said...

Donna, Wow an eleven foot tall tree. I hope your family helps decorate it. Love the photos of your ornaments. xoxo,Susie

Bente said...

Beautiful tree. Love to look at your gorgeous ornaments. Wish you a great weekend.

Hugs from me

NanaDiana said...

Donna, That is just gorgeous- You have some really beautiful ornaments. Okay-about halfway down is one with roses and doves on it-all glittered and beautiful. Is that one you made? Love it- but then, I love them all-that angel from hubby is gorgeous---once in a while they get it right- xo Diana

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

So charming!!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Donna, Love your gorgeous and very tall tree. Your wonderful collection of ornaments is beautiful. The angel from your hubby is so pretty.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Donna,
Your tree looks great, wow 11 feet tall, how fun!! I love the glittered french post card, Ooh lala:-)
Merry Christmas:-)

Musings from Kim K. said...

Gorgeous tree, Donna. You have a lovely collection of ornaments for your very "GRAND" tree. Our rain finally changed over to snow this morning. The girls were hoping for an early Christmas break.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

So glad you stopped by, I don't think I have ever visited you before (Maybe I have...I'm blonde) Well, I have just spent 1/2 hour reading your blog..I had to read all of the Paris posts. Happy to be your newest follower. Loved all of your homemade ornaments...11' tree WOW. Merry Christmas!


Debbie said...

What a lovely tree, Donna! I love how each ornament has a special meaning.
We got all the snow up here from the big storm...whew!
Have a Merry Christmas, sweetie!
Love to you.

Alicia de los Santos said...

hermosos todos, te sigo.

Leo said...

Great shots of your ornaments. I am going for a French Theme next year! The Coastal Theme needs to be retired...for a couple years!!

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

Just beautiful. I love the framed holly. So so pretty. Merry Christmas!!