Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree
Such pleasure do you bring me.
Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree
Such pleasure do you bring me.

For every year the Christmas tree
brings to us all both joy & glee.
 Oh Christmas tree, oh Christmas tree
Such pleasure do you bring me.

Doesn't that just about sum it up?
I love Christmas trees ... and I love mine this year.
It turned out just as I envisioned it & I love it when that happens.

Watching it in the evening never gets old ... & honestly, I have no intentions of taking it down
anytime soon.

Nothing is new, with the exception of a couple strands of lights.
I left plenty of ornaments off ... picking & choosing what I wanted to add.
It's ok to do that, ya know ... just cause you own it doesn't mean it has to go on the tree.

 My favorite tree decorating trick is to add in a variety of other greenery.
It gives the tree dimension & can make an artificial tree look more like a real one.
I choose different shades of green & even add in some berry bushes.

 I love pine cones & have a'plenty of them tucked in the tree.
One of my favorite ornaments is the round wooden one in the above pic.
It was given to me by a lady I went to church with years ago.
It's Mary, Joseph, & baby Jesus & was hand-carved in Bethlehem.

I tied a few bows from some leftover burlap & stuck those in, here & there.
The burlap bows & bronzy sleigh bells alongside the fancy, glittery ornaments
mesh together for a rustic glam look.

Course, there's no forgetting the real reason for the season.
He's the one we worship & adore ...
For He alone is worthy ...
We give Him all the glory...
Christ the Lord.

Merry Christmas all~


Who doesn't love a party?!
You can find me here linking up with these great blogs.

Monday         Make It Yourself Monday        The Better Mom       C.R.A.F.T     
Tuesday    A Bowl Full of Lemons    Titus Tuesday      A Stroll Through Life
Wednesday   Raising Homemakers        Savvy Southern Style         Adorned From Above
                   Women Living Well    The Thrifty Home     A Wise Woman Builds Her Home
Thursday    Making Home Base      Serving Joyfully     Lamberts Lately
Friday     French Country Cottage   The Thrifty Groove      Farm Blog Hop
Sunday    Nifty Thrifty Things    Suburbsmama    Sew Many Ways


  1. Your tree is lovely, Angela and I adore your brown packages underneath. I try every year to wrap uniformly, but the kids just love random paper and I get overruled! :)

    1. Mine used to be all random too, but now that my boys are older, I use more 'grown up' paper ;) Sure glad to have you stop by, Kim.

  2. Very pretty! I keep seeing brown ornaments in the store and could not picture them on a tree. But they work and nicely!

    1. I've used brown for a few yrs now & I really like it too. Glad to have ya, Lisa.

  3. Absolutely Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!! We weren't able to put a tree up this year... and if I had a tree, I could only dream it looked like this. I love the burlap, and I love the wrapping, it's so simple and yet it makes it the gifts stand out because it's so unique! Love it!

    1. Oh thank you, Angie!! What a sweet compliment! I was pretty pleased with it this year. I am very in to simple these days =)

  4. Beautiful tree! I love Christmas trees and how we all decorate so differently. Thanks for linking up to TTF!

    1. Thank you. All an expression of ourselves, I suppose. Makes it interesting, for sure.

  5. Beautiful Christmas Tree!! Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays this week! New Follower!

    1. Thank you! So glad to have to visit and follow!! Sure appreciate it. And yes, I'll be over for the party!