Thursday, December 10, 2009

COMING SOON .......

I am really trying to get things done around the house. My tree is almost done but the camera is not going to do it any justice. There is anywhere from 700 to 900 ornaments on the tree. I have been collecting ornaments for 38 years! My tree is done in sections like baking, Santa, barbie, churches/religious, Noah's ark, kids movies, nostalgic, Wizard of Oz, houses, manly stuff (golf, grilling, repairs), etc., you name it it's there. Now you would think that it might be busy and cluttered but it's not, it is a work of art. It is the one thing I do each year that I am really proud of and people call me to come over to see it. (They bring their friends)

These are 3 smaller trees that are in the dining room. They will hold snowman ornaments and then all the other snowman collectibles will be on the buffet. I also have a small tree that holds my miniature ornament collection. I must have over 100 of them! The majority of my ornaments are Hallmark. There will be another tree in the living room, maybe 2 ft. high that will have my plug in lighthouses on it and below it will be my Dept. 56 with 2 cabins and a resort. Over the years I have had to pack away my plug ins which I really miss but they don't guarantee the lights on your tree if you plug into them.

This sweet Santa belonged to my husbands Grandmother "Nana" who was born in 1900. I figure he is pretty old, we have had him since the 70's. .

A few close ups. I'm just learning to do mosaic!


I also collect Nativities, tins and bags. I am not able to display my bag collection at this house. I had a rack on the wall that worked well and it's not up in this house. I have a pretty large collection of snow globes too. Hopefully I will be done by Monday so I can join the tour that is up on my blog. I also need to do some baking and get all the out of town packages wrapped and sent! Hope everyone is getting organized and ready. Not too many days left!

You also need to know that I just can't read each and every post. I am trying so hard but it just isn't working out very well. Please know that I care about each of you and I'm still here but there just isn't enough time in my day right now.

28 comments:

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness! Your decorations, trees, photos are so beautiful. I used to get so much more excited about Christmas. Decorating now is more a chore than a pleasure, at least until I start putting the ornaments on the tree. Like you said, each one has a special meaning.

Nikia, May and da kids said...

OMGosh! I love love love the tree with the hundreds of ornaments. I am NOT thinking cluttered at all but really bright and joyful. That's the proper word for the season, isn't it? I have a tree finally and its's in my living room not decorated, just thawing = )

Classic Santa. Thank goodness for traditions during the holidays.

May

Tami @ Hearts Make Families said...

This is beautiful. What a lovely story. I wish I still had the ornaments over the years but a lot got lost in the move to my house. Its freezing here this morning.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Wow, 700 ornaments, incredible! How awesome people come by just to see it. You should start charging :)

Kristie said...

I can imagine having a collection of ornaments (and natavities!) like yours one day. I would love to collect more right now if I could! :-)

Don't feel bad if you can't stop by my blog-I totally understand! It's been kinda busy here too and I'm not making it to all the blogs I'd like to either :-/

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Can't wait to see the rest....

kimert said...

Beautiful!! I can't wait to see what else you have!

Andrea said...

Beautiful!
andrea

Katherine said...

I love, love, love those three trees. So pretty. That Santa looks old, but how cool to have something that's been around so long!

The Garden of Egan said...

Very beautiful! Looks like a labor of love.
Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Oh everything looks great...

Randi Troxell said...

love those smaller trees.. they are soooo cute...

but im still TOTALLY stuck on the 700-900 ornaments.. that just kinda blows my mind!!!!

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

i LOVE IT! you are a gal after my own xmas heart!

don't worry about reading the post! it's xmas! we all have better things to do than sit on the computer and read!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Caitlin said...

Blogs take a back seat when I'm busy, too, so don't feel guilty! Just enjoy the hustle and bustle of the season. I know I do!

I can't wait to see your tree!!!!

Michele said...

WOW!

Brandy said...

it's beautiful. it makes me want to come to your house for christmas.

Nancy said...

Oh so beautiful, Debby! Your house must be so festive. Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to seeing more.

Heart2Heart said...

Debbie,

Thanks for sharing all your beautiful Christmas decorations! What a beautiful treasures and keepsakes they are and what memories they hold as you pull them out and display them each year!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

CRY said...

you decorate so pretty for our Jesus' birthday!
i love the 3 little trees the best

blueviolet said...

I saw all those ornament boxes so I guess I shouldn't be surprised about the 700 ornaments but yet I am!!! I adore ornaments so I can see how you would too. :)

Holly said...

You've got a lot of ornaments!! You would need a humugous tree to hold them all! lol

Trish said...

My goodness Debby...what a beautiful collection on your tree...it looks lovely! You are one busy woman this time of year but Wow! Wish I could come by for a visit!!!

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Just beautiful my dear! 4 total trees, you're amazing! I love you have nana's santa!

The mosaic is beautiful!

Technodoll said...

Yep, there aren't enough hours in the day for anyone, specially not for such a busy lady as yourself? OMG how many days does it take for you to pack and unpack the christmas decorations each year?

Sounds ab fab though, love the pics! :-)

kyooty said...

oh your trees are beautiful. I'm still working on it here. I have my Santa puppy dog on a door, and a Crochet square Christmas tree wall hanging up, slowly. The boys want it done NOW but they aren't helping as much as I'd like, and not like. Ha!

Valerie said...

That is amazing! Cannot wait to see your "tour". What an inspiration! Your ornament collection is unbelievable!

Kirby3131 said...

You don't need to stop by my place - I'm wanting you to take this time to enjoy decorating your trees and your home. It's obviously a passion of yours. So enjoy it without guilt :) We'll all still be here, I'm sure. I know I will LOL

Laura said...

LOVE IT!!! Such a fun time of year for decorating!! So sad that we can't keep them up for longer eh? Merry Christmas!!!

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