I decided to do things a little different this year. This is the tree that I usually put in front of the spiral staircase. Now it is in our front window. Every year I add something new to the tree. It has made it easier on the pocket book to decorate such a large tree. It is 12 foot tall.
I added the green ribbon, brown and green ornaments and gold leaves this year. I am not really liking the green. I love the color but on a green tree they just don't pop out enough for me. I wasn't about to change it after it was done, but next year I will do something different.
I ordered the fresh garland from a Young Life group. I am not sure where they get it but it is such a deal. Things like this are not easy to get in Phoenix. Maybe they get it from Flagstaff. Yes, in Arizona we do have pine trees and snow. It is only a 2 hour drive from Phoenix.
I love this Nativity. A gift from my husband year ago and was purchased at Costco. They always have great deals there on Nativities. They are always so pretty.
I made these ribbon trees for a gift. I got the idea from Shanty 2 Chic. She used fabric and a ruffler with her sewing machine. I don't sew (wish I did) so I used ribbon. I just pulled the wire along the ribbon to create the same type of ruffle. Took a loooooonnnnggggg time but it was worth it.
Here is the set I made for myself!
My kids have always loved this village. I have tried NOT to put it out some years but they have a fit. So, we always end up putting it out.
I order this fresh swag along with the garland. I filled my apothecary jars with assorted ornaments and some beaded garland.
I wish this picture wasn't blurry. Sorry about that but I do love this table. I collect snowmen and I bought the bowl at a barn sale a month ago.
I made this at a Christmas party with my fellow Stampin up demonstrators. We had a great time and this was a great project.
This tree is in my family room and it holds all the ornaments my moms (my mom and other mom, I was blessed with another mom when my dad remarried) got me every year for Christmas and all the ornaments I buy my children and husband every year for Christmas.
My kids expect these and can't wait to see what I pick for them every year. The ornament I choose has something to do with an event in the past year. The little boy and girl was given to us the first year we were married 21 1/2 years ago.
I had the cookie jar from last yer but I painted the snowman at one of those pottery painting places. I didn't even know they matched until I pulled the cookie jar out of storage. What a nice surprise!
Hope you have a wonderful Christmas season! God Bless!
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