Saturday, December 1, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree ...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, with wreaths hung and decorations completed on our Christmas tree.

Image of 2012 Christmas tree via Alamodeus.

I'm sure we're like many families that have holiday traditions, including adding ornaments with special meaning on our tree each year. Some Christmas decorations have been handed down through several generations of our family, while others are much newer and symbolic (like my handmade Putz houses, below left.) See my previous project tutorial on creating Christmas village houses posted here.

Images above of 2012 Christmas tree via Alamodeus.

I love looking at trees ...

Image via Victoria Magazine.

... like grand Victorian beauties in an antique-filled room

Image via A Life's Design.

... or those decked out with cottage appeal

Image via the Skirted Round Table.

... table top charmers 


... or simple welcoming trees like those above via Better Homes and Gardens (left) and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles (right).

Image via Veranda.

Sometimes, they're not much of a tree at all ...

Image via The Art of Doing Stuff.

... but, earn kudos for clever imaginations.

Image via unknown.

Should I dare say that Christmas trees 'float my boat?'

Image by photographer Polly Wreford.

If I had a body of water larger than my bath tub, I would definitely send a decorated tree adrift to make everyone smile!

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