Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Our First Tree Decorated

I finally got one tree decorated this morning and as soon as I finish here I'm starting on the second one.  This tree has been decorated with ornaments that I've had at least 20 years or more. On this tree are Baby's first ornaments for each of my grandchildren and several snowmen with our names on them. Many of the ornaments are Hallmark Keepsake and others are ones that just caught my fancy and I had to have them. I know my bear gang is thrilled as they were starting to think we weren't going to have a tree this year. Bellamine hasn't stopped clapping her paws and jumping around since she woke up this morning. So, without further comments from yours truly here are some photos.

I took some closeups of some of my favorite ornaments. I've noticed that lately clicking on a photo doesn't necessarily make it larger. Don't you just love the kitten in the basket? Then there's the little bunny with the key to your heart. This tree has at least a dozen snowmen and several Santa Claus ornies. There's even a unicorn.

I will be posting again when I get another tree decorated. The next one is going to be decorated with the ornaments that I've been making.

I hope all of you have gotten many of your preparations and decorating completed so that you're able to relax with that cup of tea or cocoa and a cookie or two. If not you're in the same boat as I find myself but now I'm beginning to feel more confident that I might actually get all of my preparations completed on time. Wish me luck.

As always, thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays to all of you.


Katy Cameron said...

Aww, what a cute tree, glad the bears are happy now!

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Bellamine,

See, I told you it would happen. What a nice surprise this morning to see your tree up and decorated.

Can't wait to see the second tree. Maybe Miss Maddyrose will take your picture sitting by the tree. It could even be a bear family portrait.

Heaps of Hugs

We are going to Jo-Ann's this morning and then stopping at the nursery so I will be beary busy today.

Linda in New Mexico said...

Me and the bears.....we are all happy. As you could see in my photo Bopp also was pleased that I got my "trees" decorated. So see we Olde Broads can get it done and have fun doing it too huh? Happiest day to you my dear. Oma Linda

Maggie said...

Love your tree, can't wait to see the tree decorated with all of your handmade ornies.

Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

It's nice to see the trees going up! It does take some of the pressure off when they are up and the ornaments are on. Isn't it amazing at the memory flashbacks one has when hanging ornaments that have been around for so many the oldies! Looking forward to #2!

Kays Kids said...

Dear Belamine and Wendy, Hip Hip Hurray, you have got your tree. I think all the little ornaments are lovely. I really like the snow men.
I bet you will be dancing around it all day.

Ascension said...

Es un arbol precioso!!!!
Estoy deseando ver el que vas a decorar con tus trabajos.
besitos ascension

Cobblestone Creations said...

Aren't old ornaments just the best! It's like being reacquainted with old friends every year ~ so many memories. I've got one more tree to do at our house and then I'll be finished. Thansk for sharing! :)

orchid said...

Oh, Dearest Maddy♡♡♡
Wow, that is the real hand-made Christmas-Tree!!!
How CUTE you say, "Bellamine hasn't stopped clapping her paws and jumping..." Yes, all of them must be SO HAPPY to be the right place they should be.
Well, Good Luck for the second one, my friend☆☆☆
Blessing to you, xoxo Orchid*

lisa stubbs said...

Have a wonderful magical Christmas Maddy, Thank you for your fab support and lovely comments xx and wishing you a very happy and healthy 2012 xxx

lisa stubbs said...

Have a wonderful magical Christmas Maddy, Thank you for your fab support and lovely comments xx and wishing you a very happy and healthy 2012 xxx

Flora said...

dear MaddyRose, Your tree is so lovely, there is nothing so beautiful to celebrate the season as a Christmas tree!!!!I have many of those same ornaments , my middle dd used to love to paint the chalkware ornies . Hope your holidays are all wonderful!!!