Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Our Christmas Tree - per request of daughter :)

Always ... the star at the top




Middle... too bad I don't know how to line these up








Bottom




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Some new ornaments I made this year....

Dried orange slices look like stained glass with alittle light behind them. (shown with my favorite hanging icicles to the left of them)






Cinnamon logs tied with flannel ribbons.





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Older ornaments I treasure:
This next is an embroidered wreath made by the youngest as a home-school project when she was about 11.



a beeswax angel we used to make when we had our honey and beeswax candle business. I still have my supplies and have plans to be making more... They smell soooo good! Just a hint of honey smell




A bee-keeper ornament made by my SIL , the year was 1990






A primitive wax star (don't remember where we got this one)






a cross-stiched nativity (I LOVE this one .... so dainty)





The Christmas goose (we used to have geese... one got stuck in 2' of snow and I had too wade out to get her and carry her back... wore me out at age 40 or so!)



A cross-stitched bulb, made by my sister if I remember right



Lots of wooden toy onraments from when youngest was little.














there are others I didnt get unpacked this year, and some I sent on to the older children that I had made after the fire when they were little (thats another story).




But I think this is enough. I am a believer in balance in everything , because I tend to get overwhelmed and discontent if it isn't. The important thing to me is that even though Christ wasn't born on the actual Christmas day, we celebrate His birthday at this time. and God sent his Son into this world to give His life for us, and I for one am so grateful, because I am such a brat, I really needed a Saviour. Yes, so glad......




and now I have to get my house cleaned!!! and finish knitting that hat!!! Have a blessed day, y'all!!

13 comments:

Rose said...

I believe I gave you the wax star ornament. Also I think I did the cross stitch one of the nativity (not positive on that). And I'm not too certain about the plastic canvas one, although that's a good possibility. At any rate, the tree looks absolutely beautiful and I bet it smells good too! Love you sis!

Rose said...

Oh, and I am in total agreement about being thankful for Jesus Christ!

Jennifer said...

BEAUTIFUL TREE AND ORNAMENTS! Love the dried orange slices... gonna have to make some next year!

Anonymous said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU, PHILLIP AND YOUR LITTLE FUR BALL IZZY. I LOVE YOUR BLOG SPOT....THAT IS EVEN WITH WHAT LITTLE I KNOW ABOUT BLOGS!

I HOPE TO GET OVER TO SEE YOU VERY SOON.
LOVE,
DEB

Sarah Sofia Granborg said...

what a lovely tree!
Merry Christmas!
Season's greetings from DK!

Sharon said...

That is a beautiful tree and I loved the orange slices as decor.
Have a Merry Christmas.
Hugs

~mel said...

Merry Christmas! I bet your tree smells as pretty as it looks with those beeswax and orange slice ornaments on it. LOVE IT! Thank you so much for the comment on my painting. Thank you for your inspiration!

floweringmama said...

Hey Sunny, we have lots of similar ornaments this year! Great minds think alike :-)

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Cathy

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Love your tree and your wonderful words. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! blessings,Kathleen

Sweepy said...

Woof! Hi Sunny! Just chanced upon you from...I forgot where! It does not matter. This SuperDog has bad memory.
What I know, I love your tree and your goats and your apple pie 'cause I took a bite when you were not looking. Nom nom!

I think I should order goats for our milk too because we love it and can't have too much of it!

And oh, happy Christmas to you too!

The Superdog
with his Popsy

Teri said...

Hi Sunny,
Your tree is just so pretty ... Love all the handmade ornies! They are the best!
Hope you got some of the white stuff you love so much. We got about 5+inches here.
Take care and Happy New Year!
Teri♥♥♥

Jennifer said...

Hey Sunny... you need to come on over to Our Little Farm blog and get in on my contest... hurry it ends this friday :)

Rainelle said...

Love both this post and the one before it. I made the bread in a jar a few years ago myself, nice for "Opps I forgot" gifts.

Have a healthy, safe, fun and prosperious New Year!

Looking forward to reading more of your blogs and getting some ideas.