today I would love to share my Christmas tree with you. Ever since I have had my first Christmas tree when I moved out from home ~ which seems such a long time ago ~ I have always only had glass ornaments on my trees. Colored lights and lots and lots and lots of ornaments especially when I had children. Every year I would just add more and more ornaments but this year for the first time I have a "themed" tree and I used white lights instead of coloured. I based the theme on a ornament that was my gift from my daughter Caylagh last year. It is a beautiful small hand painted glass owl. That's when I had the idea of a 'nature' tree. All glass and white lights only, no garlands or tinsel. Pine cones, birds and leaves ~ nothing else. ( I'm sorry if the pictures aren't very good this time, my camera isn't doing what I would like it to do right now.)
There are all sorts of birds, leaves and many, many pine cones.
Unfortunately my light chains are more visible this year than I would like them to be.
Maybe I will get a new tree for next year, a tree that already has the lights on it would be nice I think.
And this is what the tree looks like in daylight.
I like to use my antique wooden hat box to stand the tree in and it does suit the theme.
I can't believe it's Christmas in only 7 days. I am so far behind after being sick. I haven't even finished my gift shopping yet and don't even talk about wrapping everything up! Well, I better get my skates on and roll my sleeves up so things will get done in time.
And last but not least ...
...something little about me. I am hoping we will have a white Christmas this year. Right now we have a dusting of snow on the ground but it sure would be nice to actually snow on Christmas Eve and Day. I do love the white glistening fairies that fall from the sky ~ it makes everything look enchanted. The neat thing about me and my love for snow is ~ I was born in a small town way up in British Columbia, Canada. The town is called Kitimat, which is Native American for ~ People Of The Snow! Maybe that is why I love to sit and watch it snow ~ it's like it's just for me from home!
This is the welcome sign you see just before you arrive at Kitimat.
I hope you are all almost ready for Christmas, you are well and life is treating you kind.
Have a peaceful and creative day,