December 6, 2017:

Hola!

It's COLD here. Cold and windy. But the Sun has been out for the past 2 days so it's bright, and that helps me to bear the cold and the short days. Only 15 more days to Winter Solstice, and then each day, a few more minutes of daylight will magically begin to be added, and even though the cold and snow will continue, the "worst" will be over because I know we are over the hump and headed toward the Spring Equinox.

Meanwhile, I am busy decorating the tree. I dug out an old collage of photos from the former Maison Newton (above). Gosh, that was a beautiful fireplace. My current gel fuel fireplace is great, but no match for that large and lush gas fireplace in my former home. In my case, downsizing meant not only much less square footage and a single story (which IS nice), but no fireplace until I purchased my gel fuel fireplace. I love it, but there was only one wall I could put it on, and this current living room is much smaller than my former living room, so I sized the fireplace accordingly. (It was also much less expensive and did not need to be installed by professionals).

Yesterday I womaned up and muscled, huffed, puffed, cussed some, breathed heavily and heaved mightily to get my Christmas tree up the basement stairs and dragged into the living room, and then into position in front of the picture window overlooking the front of the house. Whew! Quite the work-out. But I wasn't ready this year to switch to a "single woman of a certain age" (4 foot tall) tree. Maybe next year...NAH!

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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