Sunday, December 5, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree.....s.

Good Sunday morning to everyone!
It's cold, and snowing huge flakes. It's a very peaceful, and serene mood here at the lakehouse.
We cut one of the white spruce trees growing on our property yesterday, and brought it inside.
I used mostly vintage decorations on the big tree this year.

It smells wonderful in the house!

We had a fire going, Christmas music playing, and candles burning as the tree got all dressed up for the season.
 Of course I had to decorate all the faux trees too.  One is done in little angels and stars.

The kitchen tree is packed with tin cutters, little mason jar light covers, jingle bells, and lots of homespun decorations.

The snowman tree holds the rusted tin pieces I painted.
The white tree was put up last week. You can see pics of that one in previous posts.
I also brought out the bottle brush, and feather trees. I'll show those tomorrow.
There are a few other smaller trees here, but I'll save those for later.
So much for keeping things simple......once I got going, it was hard to stop. I cannot believe how much stuff I WON'T be bringing out this year!!
Time to put the turkey in the oven. We love hot turkey sandwiches on a cold day.
Have a merry day...whatever you choose to do.
Hugs to you all!


  1. Hi Debbie,
    As I was looking at the wonderful photos of all of your pretty trees, I thought to myself "I thought Debbie said she was keeping it simple this year!" :) I love the little birdie perched on the branch, and the gorgeous vintage looking angel, too! We are going to get our tree today, too! Can't wait, though it takes forever to decorate. We usually get one that's 12 or 13' tall! Have a cozy day!!

  2. Oh Debbie- You made my heart smile today...because I know you are all about white and it was wonderful to see the "hominess" of your colored decorations on your trees. I love it-love it- love it. How special to be able to cut a tree off your own property. We used to do that when I was a kid but I have never had that opportunity as a grown-up.

    That one bulb next to the candle and bird is pretty interesting. It looks like spun silver inside it. Very pretty~ I also see you did some decorative painting on tin. I used to do a lot of that but haven't picked up a paint brush in many years--well, at least an artist's one-;>)

    I hope to get some of my stuff out and going later today after the Packer game. I have just had so much going on that I haven't done much of anything. The tree is in its stand and the Xmas dishes are in the hutch and thats about it!

    Have a wonderful Sunday- Love ya, gal---Hugs- Diana

  3. Hi Debbie and good morning to you.Your trees are so pretty,do you have help setting it all up? The last of my help has been married for 5 years.My youngest daughter was my main elf.More than decorating too, she would wrap all my gifts.Her three older sisters left it up to me and their baby sis. I miss all of that.Boy ,do I sound like an old lady! ouch! WHATS HAPPEN TO ME

  4. Hey Debbie ~ You sure have been busy, All Your trees look wonderful, You are much more organized than I! My little skimpy faux tree is still in it's box (see photo in storage closet last post) I am finishing up all the clearing, cleaning & re-organizing (which I started 2 weeks ago) Hopefully Today, then this week I will think about putting it all out, only problem, My Cat Loves to knock it all down & around, I think it's a game with him.... well, stay warm, I wish I had a fireplace & also a Fresh tree that smelled wonderful!!!

  5. Ok girl, you have been holding out on me! Didn't know you painted, too! Love your snowmen and all of your trees. Just how big is your lakehouse? I hope your hubby isn't sleeping on the roof nowadays. LOL
    Just such a beautiful job there. I hope you are having a fun day in the middle of all those pretty trees, the warm fire and warm turkey sandwiches. Maybe you can find a Christmas movie to watch this afternoon.
    I know what you mean about not using everything you got. The closet is still half full of boxes I don't even want to open. I'm done as far as I'm concerned!
    Hugs- Tete

  6. I love your blue spruce!! It's exactly like the one I hope to get this year. I usually get a fir because they last long, but who knows, if I give it more water, maybe it will last until Christmas! I also bought a Norfolk Pine and I have a new feather tree from last year that I have to pull out and I have no idea what I am going to do with them! I can't wait to see the rest of yours for inspiration!!


  7. Wow - this tree is amazing. It looks so large. My tree is a miniature next to yours! It is gorgeous.

  8. THERE it is!!!! I was waiting to see your big tree! It's just beautiful, sis! Love the vintage ornaments on it. Lots of memories there for you, I'll bet. :) And you STILL do a beautiful job painting!!! So much talent!!!! :)

    xoxo laurie

  9. To be able to cut your own tree on your own property is such a blessing. It is lovely with the vintage ornaments. merry♥O

  10. Hi Debbie, Your trees look so great and cute with the ornaments. Thanks for sharing....Julian

  11. Love all your trees!! Mine are up, but still need to decorate them.

  12. I love your trees Debbie!!! The big one reminds me of mine!

  13. I love the limbs on the tree you cut down. It looks like one out of a vintage photo. Very pretty.