Monday, November 26, 2012

The Tree is Up!

Hey Y'all! don't
know about you but
I did not want to
go back to work today...

All that sleeping in 
and shopping online
does spoil one, doesn't it?
I didn't make a whole lot of changes to my tree this year - 
I basically decorated
it the same as last year, with my
hand-made fabric ornaments,
snowmen, and Santas...
This special little angel was in my Mother's belongings when she passed in 1992, so she's always on my tree every year.
I can never pass up on buying a
Santa ornament that I just love!
Not to mention the 
Jim Shore ornaments!
This is my sweet grand-daughter's first hand
print at age 7 months, last year.

And no tree is ever complete without a silver bell. After all, it is a wonderful life!

Happy Monday, Y'all!

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22 comments:

  1. Beautiful tree, JoAnn. Yes, it is a wonderful life. That is one of my favorite movies, too :)

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  2. How beautiful! I have all of my boxes out....but that's as far as I've gotten!!!

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    1. Funny how I had 3 months to decorate for FALL, and have 3 weeks to decorate for Christmas ;-)

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  3. Love your pretty tree and I, too, have ornaments that belonged to my mom...and, like you, I put them on my tree every year. We miss our mamas most at holidays...especially Christmas. Having something that belonged to her makes me feel fuzzy and blessed to have had such a great mom. :)
    xo bj

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    1. I couldn't agree more! thanks for your sweet compliment ;-)

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  4. What a beautiful tree! I love hearing about your special ornaments. I am adding one to my tree this year for my grandmother who passed away in July. I know it is far away but I would love if you would mark you calendar for my Christmas Tree Photo Link Party on December 19th and come on over to share this post and your beautiful tree at the link party :) my blog is http://www.adventuresofdandv.blogspot.com

    Have a wonderful day!

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    1. Thank you for the invite and I certainly will do - in fact, Dec 19th was the date of my mother's passing, so the Angel ornament will be all the more special in sharing that with everyone.

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  5. Jo Ann your tree and wonderful treasures brings joy to my soul!!

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    1. Hey Jo! thank you! I try to add one or two special ones each year.

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  6. VERY hard to go back to work! Your tree looks great!

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  7. I love hearing about your special ornaments especially your angel! Your tree looks fabulous. I have only finished one of our trees.

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    1. Thanks Jane. I'm putting one up in the den, and a small one in the kitchen - whew that's enough for me...

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  8. What a lovely tree, filled with ornaments that I am sure bring back happy memories.

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    1. Thanks! yes, it does. I guess that part of the "magic" of Christmas ;-)

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  9. Everything looks so perfect. I love walking into your house all the time but this time of year is extra special. It just feels like Christmas :)
    You should do a video of your tree spinning...it's gorgeous ya'll!

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    1. Thanks! LOL Glad I didn't turn around and take a pic of the empty boxes and chaos!

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  10. It's a lovely tree with very special ornaments. I enjoyed you sharing the pictures.

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  11. How sweet is the angel? And the handprint. Beautiful! Thanks for linking to the Ornament Party on my blog. Happy Christmas Season. Linda

    http://twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com/2012/11/christmas-ornament-party.html

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    1. Hi Linda, thanks for hopping over for a visit. Merry Christmas!

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  12. Thank you for sharing this at The Purple Pumpkin Blog Link Party #12, that is such a gorgeous Christmas tree - I just love the traditional ornaments!

    Have a great week,
    Michelle xx

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