Merry Christmas to all!! This is a rather long post today but I thought that I would share a few trees with you today instead of a card seeing that it is Christmas day. I was hoping to show you all the different trees that I have decorated through the years, but unfortunately I was only able to locate a few pictures. I guess I will just have to bore you with those! The first picture is of a tree that I did for my daughter when she was about five years old. She loved Sesame Street, in fact, she wanted her room decorated with Burt and Ernie so I thought I would show you how serious she was about her two boys (and the cookie monster) first, then the tree! This was my daughter's room when she was a little girl. I love this picture as I truly believe it is the only time I ever captured her room on film while it was tidy! LOL
Here is her Christmas tree, her very own Sesame Street themed tree (I bet you have never seen one of those before!) LOL This photo and the other two pictures above and below this one, by the way is a picture of the pictures because I couldn't get my scanner to work so it is a bit grainy. This tree was probably the fattest real tree I have ever seen as it was only about 4 ft. tall! It had multi coloured lights on it so it was very fun when lit up too! All the kids in the neighbourhood really liked this tree.
The pic to the left is of my Christmas tree today (at least one of them). It is all done in copper and gold. I know it is an unusual choice for a Christmas tree, but I really do like it. When I moved here, my other half had only a few ornaments and one of them was this copper and gold velvety ornament with a sort of harlequin pattern on it. You can see it in the close up below to the left side of the tree. I really liked this ornament so I decided to go from there and this is where it ended up! I added a few things every year to it, but I think it is full up now. I do like my trees busy and full of stuff (kind of like my cards!)
I love decorating trees so this is one of the Christmas traditions that really gets me in the festive spirit. Even though this has been a difficult time for me, I am really glad that I put the trees up. I am also very thankful for the wonderful emails, comments, cards, flowers and general support and love that I have felt from all of you through this time. Keeping my blog up has actually been a godsend for me, so thank you for taking the time each day to come by and visit. You are all very remarkable and I am so blessed to be part of this crafting family we have here in the UK. Thank you for taking time out during your Christmas day to spend a few minutes with me here. Merry Christmas, Sue x