Sunday, December 18, 2011

At Last ...My Christmas Tree

Hello my dear friends,

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,

Karen B.


  1. What a wonderful lovely tree you have.
    Just enyoy the lights.
    I didnot noticed the chains until you said it.
    Maybe because you made a close-up of it? your tree.
    Last year we had a very very white christmas.
    I donot think it will be a white christmas this year, but more important is, we are healthy and happy.

  2. What a lovely and charming tree!
    Hope you have a white Christmas full of wonder.

  3. That hat box is just perfect! What a pretty idea. Merry christmas!

  4. That is a lovely tree you set up!Very pretty ornaments.I happened upon your blog through pinterest.=-) I will start following your awesome blog!Happy Holidays!