Friday, December 17, 2010

Last Tree is Up!

I really shouldn't say the last tree is "up", it's more like it's "out" since I never actually take the decorations off. This has been my office tree for 15 or 16 years and I decided to bring it home this Christmas.
I love these little vintage plastic figurines and always display them under this tree. The tiny manger has been part of my Christmas since before I can remember. My mother used to put it in the tree even though it doesn't look like it ever had a hanger. I picked up the flying Santa and sleigh at an estate sale several years ago. I love the way they depict both kinds of Christmas celebrations.
It is hard to see in the picture {try double-clicking} but the tree is just loaded with miniature ornaments I have collected over the years. Many were gifts since folks in my office all knew about my little tree and contributed here and there over the years.
I am not really using it in the kitchen but the living room was way to dark for a picture. I brought it home thinking I would try and find some tiny lights to add but haven't gotten around to it for this year. There's always next year and those after Christmas sales!

3 comments:

Diane said...

How fun and the best kind--the kind with memories--love the nostalgic ornaments that take you back.
And Oh, keep me away from the stores--I can't stop buying stuff--just any kind of stuff--Christmas time really gets to me. I actually like being in the crowds!!

Annette said...

The little tree is just the cutest! I collect Santas so the flying one is just like something I would pick up. And I love the Santas under the other tree!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Love your little tree.... The Nativity & the Santa with the fly sleigh & reindeer are both so Sweet.... So glad you stopped by & Entered, I am having fun hearing all the stories on everyones Blog Names ~ So Interesting
Have a Wonderful Christmas
Cheryl