30 November 2011

The Christmas tree

I put the Christmas tree together on Sunday. This is the tree that handmade ornaments go on, as well as my whimsical ornaments and my animal ornies. If you remember, last year, I put blue lights on the tree, but I wanted to go a bit more classic with white lights. I love the way it looks--bright and light, the perfect backdrop to the masterpieces I've stitched and been gifted with.

A view of some of the cool ornaments. The Plum Street Samplers "The First Day" is new for this year. I went with my chocolate/ice blue theme. If I was not so scatter-brained I actually would have more ornaments in that color-scheme, but I'm too . . . something . . . to stick to a theme other than "modified chaos."

Looking up at the top. I don't have a traditional topper for the tree, I just took a pick thing and wound it around the top. I think it minimizes the tree's Cindylou Who appearance. One of my most precious ornaments is hanging to the right of the horse, over his shoulder.

It's Shocka's memorial ornament, bought to keep him with us in the holidays. It's hard to realize he's been gone for over a year, not that we are ever really gone as long as someone who loved us remembers and thinks about us, but at least we have this little symbol of his life.

Beazer was not that impressed. I keep telling him, "This is your tree", since we put his gifts, as well as those for the twins and the cats underneath. He seemed to find it hard to believe that this will happen.

Still, he hedged his bets and insists he was VERY GOOD this year. No pooping on the floor, no killing of wildlife, he protected the house, and he has not ripped his kennel apart. Do you think he deserves a little somethin'?


Shanda said...

I love your tree! Beazer is adorable and deserves a whole lot of somethin' for being so stinking cute!

Barbi said...

Love your tree, the white lights on the white tree are sooooo pretty!

Kathy A. said...

What a beautiful tree. I love all the stitched ornaments. Happy Christmas!!!

pandy said...

What a lovely tree :) Beazer does indeed deserve something nice! Just look at that face! :D

Natasha said...

Ohhh I love it! It looks great with white lights :) This is my year to stitch an ornament a year. I hope LOL

missy said...

Beautiful tree. Beazer need his own blog!! :)


Carol said...

Wow! Your ornament really show up nicely on your white tree, Rachel--and I really like the white lights, too :)

Meari said...

I think he deserves something for being a good boy! :)

Great looking tree, Rachel.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls