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!


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