Hooray! A couple of days ago, I put up our Christmas tree.
Delightful! But wait.
Just for fun, let’s go down memory lane + look at our 2009 tree:
That washtub stand looked super cute + kept our new kittens at bay.
Those clip-on candle strings were so charming!
My aunt Elva had these beauties on her Christmas tree,
so I was inspired to use them, too.
You can buy your own here.
Now, then, let’s head back to this year’s tree:
We bought it online last year, but I can’t recall where I found it. Oops.
Anyway, I liked it because it resembled those simple + spare trees
that are all the rage —
something like this 7′ artificial tree by Vickermans, on Amazon:
WOW. I know! — how fantastic
Our version is only 3′ tall,
so we placed it on top of a carom board table that G.O. made.
Here’s a close up view:
Oh, + as you can see,
I switched out our letter board message on the art ledge.
Those are some lyrics of one of my favorite (John Lennon) Christmas songs:
Back to the tree.
I limited the ornaments to red balls, mustard gold stars,
+ silvery glass pinecones + nuts from Martha’s old K-Mart merch:
Oh, how I miss the days when Martha sold at K-Mart!
The scuttlebutt is that after she walked into a K-Mart store
+ saw the messy displays (imagine that!),
she ruined my life by ending her collaboration with K-Mart.
S A D !
Moving on, these pretty stars are holdovers from my old retail store,
Heart-in-Hand, circa 1990-something.
Here ’tis, in 1991, when I bought that building:
But I digress.
My plans are to add one more detail — some silvery metal icicles.
If you look closely, you can see them on our ’09 tree:
Meanwhile, let’s discuss that fence around the base of our tree.
Like the star ornaments, the fence is from my Heart-in-Hand era.
I bought it from the Rowe Pottery Work retail store in Cambridge, WI:
I used to sell their commemorative pottery in my store.
Several times a year, I opted to drive a couple of pleasant hours
through Wisconsin to pick up my pottery orders (no huge shipping bill!)
But I digress!
Here’s one more look at our Christmas tree — a.k.a. Kay’s morale boost!
Yet more Christmas-related morale boosts occurred
out on our recently finished front porch!
I can’t wait to share more photos!