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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas Tree 2010

I don't do a lot of Christmas decorating. Usually just the tree and a couple of little things on shelves around the house.

This year I tried to stay with a certain color scheme -- pink, red, white, green, and a little silver, gold and a tiny touch of black. Quite a few of my ornaments have a garden theme.

What would a tree be without a birdhouse?

Or two?

And we must have birds to live in them....

And sip nectar from the flowers.

What would a garden be without a gazebo?

I used to be a frequent contributor to the Garden Junk forum at GardenWeb, and one year some of us exchanged handmade ornaments. The folks on that forum are very crafty. I made Victorian boots for everyone.

The following ornaments all came from that exchange.

A few years ago I decided to try my hand at beading, and I made a bunch of these red and green stars as ornaments for the tree.

At a local craft shop I found some garden fairies to hang as ornaments. I'm using one as a tree topper. Or are they angels?

Well, they're very festive.

They really put me in a Christmas mood.

I like looking at them in the tree, smiling at me.....

And saying "Merry Christmas!"