Dec 11, 2008

The Tree Is Up!

We finally put up our Christmas tree today. I usually do it a little sooner but this year I decided two weeks of constantly re-hanging ornaments would be enough!

My son already suggested it needed to be redone because it didn't "match".
It's an artificial one, about 4 foot tall. I would love to have a real one, but my cats chew on them. I put it up on a table in the corner of our living room.

These are some of my favorite ornaments:
I have always loved Annalee Dolls!
Two of these little elves are sitting in the tree.
When I was a young girl, my parents gave me a little Annalee mouse.
It was while making clothes for my little mouse, that I first started working with felt.

This one is a paper mache fat cat dressed as Santa and carrying a sack of toys.

I also have a lot of these little apples all over the tree.

This is a Hallmark ornament of a reindeer that I thought had exceptional detail for it's size.


Also because of the cats, I don't use tinsel. Those sparkly spots you see are cellophane puffs I made to use instead. They really help catch the light.

You won't believe how many photos I took just to get these few that were ok. They are still a little blurry, but you can get the idea of what our tree looks like.

11 comments:

Drowsey Monkey said...

Looks great! I love the cat and apple ornament!

I think you have the exact same tree as I have. I haven't decided whether to put it up this year or not.

We are THAT Family said...

We've redone ours a few times too! Yours is so adorable and I love that cat ornament!

Nodin's Nest said...

Drowsey: Oh, you should put it up. I felt more in the spirit after we did.
Wearethatfamily: Looks like the cat ornament is everyone's favorite!

Smilingsal said...

Your small tree is beautiful; I love apples. Thanks for sharing. Here's mine.

http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/2008/12/christmas-tradition-decorating-tree.html

pamibe said...

Love your ornaments! I don't know if I'm doing a tree this year; everything kinda snuck up on me...

Catherine said...

We have three cats, so I know about adjusting life (and Christmas trees) because of the cats. Your tree is great!

Nodin's Nest said...

Smilingsal:Thanks so much for visiting.
Pamibe: I know what you mean, this year is moving too fast.
Catherine: Cats and preschoolers are a Christmas tree's worst nightmare!

desperateblogger said...

wow! your tree ornaments are beautiful.

musing said...

Love the Santa cat! and I get that same facial expression when wrapping. :)

(found you thru The Junk Drawer)

Zen Ventures said...

your tree looks really pretty!

Nodin's Nest said...

desperateblogger: Thank you so much!
musing: Gotta love The Junk Drawer!
Zen: Thank you for your kind words!

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