Well Hoppy Holidays folks and no that is not a typo. Don’t blame you for thinking I made a mistake typing cuz it does happen just not today. I am participating in an awesome Christmas Tree Hop so a spin on words was necessary. Is your tree(s) up?
I have three up to date and Kent is getting his ready this weekend. He decorates the Family Room tree and I take care of the others. The main tree is the living room is my special tree. And yes it is a theme tree.
My Pink Christmas Tree
For the past I think 8 years I have had a pink tree. Each year it gets a little pinker and brighter. It started when we moved into the house with bits of pink and gradually became a pink and cream dream. 2019 I finally purchased a new tree with lights already installed. Whew what a difference. Plus the branches are all connected already so again major time saver.
Yes my other tree was over 20 years old and was still beautiful. It was just time consuming to decorate. Placing and reshaping the branches took time. Plus adding the lights. If you still add lights here is my helpful hint. Once you put the tree u, add your lights and then eave the tree for a day or two. Take a look at the tree at various times during the day to allow a better readjustment of the lights without the other decorations in the way.
The Ornaments on my Tree
The only non pink ornament is a Christmas bulb my sister made last year. She found a letter my Dad had sent to her and was able o use his handwriting to send us a message. She made one for all of his four Girls. A picture of my dad shines down from the top of my tree.
His message “Lots of Love to You Dad”.
Next up are the Shoes that have been given to me. Shoes are my raison d’etre in a frivolous way. Can there really be a Linda Tree if there are not several shoes scattered amoung the branches?
and another really special touch. I have a gingerbread bell and a teddy bear that were made by my niece Heather. She made them when she was three so they have hung on my tree for over eighteen (18) years. People look at the burgundy yarn and gingerbread and ask why? They were made from the heart and have survived moves and cats and holidays. Heather’s gift was heartfelt and has endured.
Finally my sister also made me my own one of a kind set of Rae Dunn Ornaments. Knowing how addicted I was to Rae Dunn Pottery she sought out the perfect font and pink balls. Imagine the joy I felt when I opened a surrise package in the mail. Six (6) Christmas Theme Balls made special for me.
Is your tree filled with special memories? Are you a Theme or a traditional kind of decorator? Every tree is beautiful, no matter the style or the colour to me they are a view into the person. The ornaments you select, the colours you use, the style all speak of who you are. Big or small matters not.
Last year I added a fun skinny tree in the entryway. Inspired by the jewel tones around me I selected another theme. Not sure how to sum up what that theme is but its styled yet fun.
and in the basement Rec Room, a fun little red and green baby. I call this my Whoville tree because I think of the Grinch when I look at the tree.
And now let’s thank Terri Steffes, the hostess over at Christmas Tree Lane for organizing such an amazing Tree Parade.
Now link up below and show us your tree and please go visit everyone else’s trees too. Inspiration for the season for all of us. Plus who doesn’t want to take a break from the hustle and bustle and look at pretty trees all day.