Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Continuing On . . .



Lots more stuff to go on the tree. For many years we had no glass at all on the tree but it does lend a nice sparkle.  
 
Because the kittehs are an unknown quantity, re tree, I opted to display in a bowl the glass ornaments that were my parents' and use just the cheap and easily replaceable red globes. 
Several ornaments needed new hanging loops and one of my very favorites -- the pig and piglet -- suffered dog damage last year. . . Someone (I suspect William) removed Mama Pig's ears and tail as well as the hanging loop.

 So I performed an ear transplant -- removing the pink felt ears from one of the kittehs' toy mice (yes, I felt a little bad about this,) trimming them to pig ear shape (a leftover scrap worked for a tail,) and sewing them in place.
 
And there they are, back where they belong!
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 Cory was not amused by the kitteh ornament

Finding a place for everything. . .

No ornament left behind . . .


Hand crafted by Justin in third grade . . .

Hand painted by a friend (on a tiny gourd she grew.)

A good message -- whatever your religion or lack thereof. The spirit of Christmas -- the rejoicing and the giving -- could warm most any heart, however cold.
 
Empty ornament boxes are quickly repurposed to a higher use. 

And I declare the tree done!
 
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10 comments:

Victoria said...

Vicki, your tree is gorgeous! I don't blame you for not putting any treasured breakable ornaments on your tree this year. My youngest cats showed me what their intentions were toward the tree as soon as it was set up, so I'm not using any of my breakable treasures, either.

Jim Egerton said...

Thank you for sharing your Christmas with us.. jingle bells, jingle bells

Kath Marsh said...

Done and wondrous!

Brian Miller said...

nice...sounds like a good tree to me...and glad you fixed piglet.....our cat leaves the tree alone now except low hanging ornaments...ha....and he loves to hide underneath....

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

That's such a lovely tree! Memories galore! Never saw a pig mom & babe before, but they are precious.

Frances said...

Vicki, these Christmas tree posts are a complete delight. Yes, those kitties do add a certain extra excitement to the season. I look forward to seeing their adventures with wrapping paper ... and ribbon.

Your tree is lovely. I am very impressed with the popcorn/cranberry strands, and the skills of the stranders, too.

I also am in total awe of those bookcases! What a fabulous room!!

xo

Martin Hodges said...

Magnificent!

NCmountainwoman said...

And a lovely tree it is!

Lise said...

Your tree and ornaments are beautiful! I think Elizabeth would love them :)

Thérèse said...

It sounds like nothing is missing!