Oh how I love Christmas…
I love it.
I love Christmas trees.
I love Santas.
I love snowmen.
I love to collect them.
This is my tree collection.
Some of my trees are made out of chenille…they have rusty bells and stars on them.
I always scattered these trees all around the house but this year I put all of my trees together on my pie safe.
I kind of love it this way.
Yesterday we drove to Glen Willow Farms and bought a beautiful wreath…huge and filled with greenery and magnolia leaves and berries and pinecones for the front door.
And another for in between the garage doors.
And the red antique sled gets a bower of greens and its own bow and stands in between the garage doors.
And some more greens on the green iron bench by the front door. And a sparkly reindeer which I thought was a bear for two years sits on the bench.
And sparkles away.
And more greens and bows for the mailbox.
And tomorrow the tree!!!
And don’t you just have a spot in your book reader’s heart for lovely Christmas books?
The Polar Express and Bad Kitty Christmas and Dream Snow…
You press a button and you hear snow… tinkling…I love it.
I put them out all over the house and read and reread them every year. They are kid ones so that it is easy to do. And David Baldacci’s The Christmas Train…I love that book.
13 thoughts on “Oh Christmas Tree…”
I've been thinking about finding a good novel for the holiday season, but so far I haven't had any luck. Without little ones in my family, all my favorite Christmas stories have just been languishing in a bookcase. Guess I should just break them out and read them myself! 🙂
I wonder how Lucy feels about that copy of Bad Kitty.
Lucy wants to know why a book has been named after her…
Meg…you should…Dream Snow is my favorite…its by Eric Carle…so yummy…
Oh, so many awesome treats for the eyes! You must photograph the other things you mentioned, like the sled and the iron bench.
I think the trees are perfect all together…and I love pie safes!
Thanks for sharing….
Love your collections of Christmas trees, and Santas. I used to collect Christmas ornaments for years…now I'm sorry I donated all of them and had to start all over again! (it's a matter of not having enough space for storage)
Hope you don't read the Bad Kitty book to Lucy, LOL
I love Christmas too. And I have to admit that I read the picture books still, even if its just to myself. This might be the last year though. I might pack a bunch up and give to my brother. His daughter just turned one.
No!!! You should keep them…they are a Christmas necessity…lol…
I TOTALLY want tot get my hands on a copy of Bad Kitty! That looks so awesome 😀 I love how you decorated with the trees – I agree they look cool altogether like that, sort of like your own Christmas tree mini-forest!
April @ My Shelf Confessions
Thanks, April…I kind of like my forest, too!!!
All of the bad kitty books re awesome!!!
I love the holiday season! I have so much fun taking out all my decorations. Your tree collection is great- I think it looks nice all together! I have a snowman collection and a Santa collection. Also, I have a large Christmas village full of pieces that I have been given over the years (from my mom and both grandmothers). I love to imagine which house I would live in if I lived in my village. 🙂 This is such a magical time of year- I could drive around for hours looking at lights. I enjoy all the books you mentioned, except for the last one- which I haven't read yet. Maybe this year!
Thanks Jess…you should make time for the Christmas Train…it's delightful…
It's always fun to start collecting all over again…
Lucy is the star of the bad kitty book…I can say bad kitty to her little scrunched up face and she just ignores me!!!