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Monday, December 8, 2008

Show off your tree bling

Sara of Greetings from Butterville is hosting "Show off your tree bling" today. So, without further ado - here is my tree and some favorite ornaments.
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This is a picture of a portion of my tree. You can't tell very well but I have some ornaments having in the middle and further back in the tree. I read hints on decorating the tree that said not to just hang your ornaments on the edges but to put them in the middle too, to give depth to the tree. It does make it look nice.

We also put lots of lights on our tree. We have a pre-lit tree, but as we are putting it together, we wind lights through the middle so it is full of lights.

We have lots of different sized balls and other purchased ornaments but I'm going to show you some that we made.

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This is an angel I made from a doily several years ago. I have always liked angels on the tree.

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Heather made this cool ball ornament. It's hard to tell on the picture, but it's full of beaded loops.

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This cute little angel was made by Andy when he was about 5. It's body is a pine cone, the horn is a golf tee, the arms are pipe cleaners and it's wings are from a milk pod plant.

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These are a sampling of Santa ornaments that Bob carved. I love these little guys!

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And here is the whole tree. It looks so pretty all lit up.

To see more trees and ornaments stop over at Sara's blog!


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38 comments:

LeslieW. said...

Love them all, especially the santas!

Sandy Toes said...

So pretty and festive..love the Santas!
-sandy toes

He Knows My Name said...

Beautiful, Mari!

I just love your carved Santas!

Mariel said...

oooohhh, aaaaahhhhh. very pretty...LOVE Bob's santas!!!

justabeachkat said...

I love Christmas trees and yours is a beauty. I ove to just curl up on the couch with a cup of coffee or hot tea and just enjoy looking at the tree all lit at night.

Hugs!
Kat

A Stone Gatherer said...

Your tree is beautiful! I love andys and heather's ornaments! I love our tree this year too! I love to turn all the lights off in the house and sit and watch it twinkle! Bob should put some of those santa ornaments in the craft show next year! They are way to cute!

Diane said...

I love your tree! I especially love Heather's ornament - it helps that my favorite color is red! :) I never saw angels like yours and Andy's - they're beautiful! As for Bob's carvings - do I need to say it again... they're awesome! He's so talented!! Thanks for sharing your tree with us!

Cheri said...

The girls were so excited when we got to our carved Santa- I had to hang it b/c they were bickering about who got to hang it- hint hint- I need 1 more!!

Sara@ Butterville said...

Oh sweet niblets! That tree is lovely! Wear do I start? Look at the lights on it! WOW! Santa can't miss that! Does Bob sell his Santas? I want the one with the squishy face, he looks like he got some bad eggnog!:) I LOVE LOVE LOVE that angel that your son made, the pinecone one...that that is clever...I want to go try them right now. And the angel you made, well, I don't have that much patience, so you ROCK on the doilies. I have some ornamnet IN the tree only because they are old and or highly breakable...good tip. That means I needs to go buy more, I haven't enough to do the outside and inside of the tree! And I'm definatly adding more lights I have to keep up with you! Thanks for sharing! I have Linky up now.8AM

Growin' with it! said...

putting ornaments back inside the tree.. BRILLIANT. now i know what to do with the tons i have leftover and don't know where to put. my hubby does the lights inside too. he's got it down i tell ya. and your husband is becoming so very famous to all us girls who adore his wood carvings.

KrisinTN said...

Your tree is beautiful. I love handmade ornaments. I still have all the ornaments on my tree that the kids made when they were little. I would love to know how to make the doily ornaments.

Sandra said...

Beautiful Mari, I especially love the santa ornaments :)

Rach@In His Hands said...

Popping over from Butterville...Oh lovely!! I love all of the different Santa ornaments - fun!
~ Rachel

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

What an awesome tree! You obviously have a great eye for detail!

Michelle said...

what a beautiful tree! I just love that red ball ornament!!! So pretty!

Lois Lane II said...

You have such a cool tree! I love all the unique ornaments, too, especially the Santa ones!

Brooke said...

gorgeous! my favorite is the red beaded one.

Kelly said...

Beautfil, glistening tree! I am a big fan of LIGHTS too! The carved Santas are amazing...such talent! Came over from Butterville...we seem to enjoy the same blogs...nice to meet you!

Anonymous said...

Oh Mari, Seeing your tree makes me want to put one up. I haven't yet but the kids are starting to ask to put one up.I shouldn't put it off any longer. Yours is beautiful! Take care,Patty Thanks you so much for the candle!

Short Stop said...

I LOVE the angel you made from the doile. It is so unique and fun.

I didn't know about this carnival or I would have participated. I just took pics of some of my favorite ornaments! They bring so much joy to me each year.

Bob is incredibly talented.

Cherdecor said...

WOW, Mari, your tree is GORGEOUS! I loved the ornaments you and the family made. I knew that Bob would have some of his carvings up there! They are just the best!!!!

All My Blessings said...

Very nice tree Maribeth, and what a good idea about stringing light in the middle of the tree. I can't decide who is the most talented. Bob or you! Kae

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

Oh my goodness! I LOVE the ornaments carved by Bob. What a awesome talent to have! Your tree is beautiful! Oh and I love your blog design too!

Gayle @ thewestiecrew said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Thanks so much for the tip about putting ornaments further in on the tree for depth. I've never heard of that before, but I can tell it really does make a difference!

Also, I really liked the ornaments that your husband carved! Very nice!

Melinda said...

I love the Santas! Those rustic country style ornaments. Thanks for your comments on my Random Mommy musings post. You certainly did give me something to think about. We're far from making a decision on that of course, so all the input we can get is welcome.

Rachel said...

I LOVE the beaded ball ornament! She did a great job!

Poopsie said...

Very pretty. My mom likes to hang ornaments at different depths, too. I really like the little pine cone trumpeter.
Thank you for sharing!

Mary said...

Mari,

Your tree is gorgeous and I'm glad you decided to show us the homemade ornaments. I love them all but the Santas that Bob carved are exquisite. This man could make a living with his carving.

Take care, my friend. I hope you have a relaxing evening. Enjoy that tree.

Blessings,
Mary

Brittany said...

Your tree looks great. I like that red beaded one.

darla said...

the hand carved santas are really nice, and i didnt know you were supposed to add depth to the tree, i will probably go and try that now! thanks for the tip.

Shelly said...

Looks great! I like all your ornaments too.

Rebekah said...

Your tree is gorgeous! Between Suzie and our little Kitten, my tree is in pretty sad shape already- and there it still have two weeks to go

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

It's beautiful! I love all of your ornaments! hand made ones are always special :)

Christmas blessings,
Kathi :)

Andrew Bruins said...

The tree looks very nice. I also like those Santa ornaments.

Leigh said...

I love your traditions and I love all of your homemade ornaments! Those are my fav's. Cant beleive those carved Snatas-WOW!!!!

Saija said...

wow! what a great tree!
and the ornaments are lovely!

:o)

jenniferw said...

OOOOOH! I love the red beaded ball that Heather made! Your doily angel is very pretty too.

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

It's beautiful, Mari. I love lights too, and we will often put extra lights on our pre-lit tree.