December 4, 2016: Hola everyone! Winter has arrived in Milwaukee and there are snow flurries today. Despite several hard freezes remarkably my "spikes" in two of my patio planters have absolutely refused to die. The rosemary and thyme plants I nursed inside the house through last winter spent the summer in their pot outside next to the side stoop off the driveway, where they get plenty of sunshine all day long. I transplanted them into a cozy sheltered spot right next to the stoop in October and they are still green and growing, too! With the delay in getting the drywall patching done in the relatively minor "reconstruction" work I had done in my kitchen, I am way behind my time in getting the house decorated. But yesterday I got my wreath decked out with extra lights and dressed the front door of the house, and my battery-operated traditional candles were put up on the window sills all around the house Friday evening. It becomes a ritual to go around at dusk and turn the tops to the right to turn the candles "on" and at bedtime to go around and turn the tops to the left to turn the candles "off." Today I put some "glittery" throw pillow covers purchased new last month from H&M on three of my sofa pillows to glam things up a bit in the living room and add some sparkle. Later on, after I sufficiently fuel myself up with wine and snacks and probably to distract myself while I listen to the Packers game on the radio, I will huff and puff and pull my artificial tree up from storage in the basement. I will decorate it simply this year. Every year I say that, and every year I end up throwing just about everything except the kitchen sink on the tree. I am very proud of myself this year, though. I did not buy a single new ornament or Christmas doo-dad for the house (throw pillow covers don't count!!!) Happy Holidays to all, with hope and fervent prayers for 2017. I've a feeling we're all going to need a lot of help from Goddess in the coming year. Jan

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Unexpected and Unusual Christmas Trees! Part 2

Updated December 12, 2013:

Hola darlings!  This was one of my most popular posts, and I'm sharing it today at Throwback Thursday #13 at Glitter, Glue and Paint.  Enjoy!  JN

Some more interesting trees I found on the internet:

(1)  At Trendy Tree, this is 2012 Champagne and Sparkles!




There are many different takes on a wooden Christmas tree:

(2)  The Jubilee Re-usable Wooden Christmas Tree.  What a clever idea!  I found this at Apartment Therapy:



It's 7 feet tall, made in America out of American hardwood.

(3)  From the Nautical Cottage Blog, I love this small driftwood tree decorated with flameless tea lights:



(4)  21 fabulously different trees at bestdesignoptions.com (posted December 1, 2012).  Check all of them out.  As a voracious reader and book lover, I was especially attracted to this Christmas tree made out of books stacked in circles!  How clever is this, oooo la la!




(5)  From Interwarez.com, looks like something someone imagined a tree would look like in the 24th century as a take on the classic aluminum Christmas tree!  It is 180 degrees from my taste, but I like it anyway!




(6)  From Roses and Rust, a December 11, 2011 blog entry on Neutral and Natural -- lots of trees and decorations, inspiration galore!  Love love love this tree!  It's totally off the scale on what I am usually attracted to, but there is just something about it...



(7)  I'm partial to black and white and this tree is beautiful.  It was posted in August of 2011.  Check out Christmas in Maxwell:



I'll take one of each, please.

2 comments:

  1. I love all the tress especially the book tree I would love to do that,
    Have a great holiday stopping by Thursday link party
    http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com. Thanks Maria

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  2. Great round up of trees. Thanks for linking up at Throwback Thursday.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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