Thursday, December 9, 2010

The tree is finally up!
My daughter and I bundled up little Hannah Sunday night
drove a short distance to Black's Produce here in Denver
looked at about 50 HUGE trees and then picked our 7 footer
The guys there trimmed it and loaded into the trunk of my car
we were back home with the tree in the stand within 30 minutes
It only took me two more days to find the lights! :-/
Here's a shot with just the lights ....

the pic doesn't show it but there are 1200 lights on that tree!!
see that chippy white bassinet underneath the tree?
My Grandmother gave it to me when Meghan was born
It was given to her when my Dad was born...
So it's prob about 75-80 years old...
I'm going to fill it with wrapped gifts

I. Love. It!!

These are a FEW of my vintage ornaments...
many of these were my Grandmothers

I made these cookie cutter oraments this year for the tree
I used Christmas Hymns from an old Baptist Hymnal I got
at Goodwill for a dollar
They were quick and fun to make!!
Here's shot of the tree with most of the ornaments on

I don't do garland...but I considered making one
with the vintage sheet music...I still might...:-)

This little snow angel was a new addition to my
 vintage collection this year

I have a box full of ornaments that my daughter
made but these are the only two that I still put on the tree
The little log cabin, my sweetie's daughter ~ Lauren~
 made for me about 15 years cute!!
See the little 3-d tree in the back?.... that one my daughter made
when she was 5...she's 27 now.
I love how they look together...

I have so many ornaments...this year I weeded alot out
I love  the vintage and handmade ones so I'm sticking with those
I'm using alot of nature inspired decorations this year...
When I was in North Myrtle Beach after Thanksgiving I
brought home a huge bag of pinecones...
so I made this for my shed door

it was fairly easy - except those pinecones are prickly little boogers!!
I used green velvet/satin ribbon bought at Habitat Restore ( a whole roll for $1.50)
and hot it basically cost me $1.50 to make!
LOVE how it turned out!
and these nature inspired balls are from another dealer
@ Treasures On Main...she made them...
I should have bought more...I was there today and
they were all but gone!
The Stars are samples from a gift line I repped years ago...

I love this white ruler as a star! 
Here's my mantle...I changed it up a bit
just using the bottle brush wreath and trees with
my lighted garland and vintage bibles
I'll be home tomorrow with little Hannah
(she's sick with ear and eye infections...:-(...)
So I'm making burlap stockings to hang on the fireplace
and finish up any other decorating I have...
and start to WRAP!!!

Hope you all are enjoying the Holiday Season so far...
I have a favorite/special recipe for you coming Saturday
anyone out there like Chocolate???
If you do ...
till then

I'm joining in with these link parties...


  1. I love your style! I can't wait to try and make the cookie ornaments--they are too cute!

  2. What a pretty tree. I love your Moses basket is so sweet and will look wonderful filled with gifts :)

  3. Hi Tammy, your tree is just lovely and oh my, the baby basket is such a wonderful treasure!
    Just perfect for holding gifts, love the patina! Thanks so much for linking up with VIF!

  4. Everything looks so pretty and the baby bassinet is such an important heirloom!

  5. Hi Tammy,
    Thank you so much for your beautiful visit.
    I have to tell you the baby basket is a piece of joy to have and hold!

    Loving your idea for a gifting place to display some of your gifts.

    See you and your inspiring holiday soon.


  6. PS.
    My daughter is Named Hannah as well. She is in her first year of college now! how fast they grow.

    Blessings to you and yours


  7. Such a beautiful tree, Tammy! And you know I love all that vintage goodness! Thanks for stopping by and for your nice comments!

  8. Thanks for your comment! I just became a follower/Friend and hope that you will too.

  9. Thanks for such great inspiration! Love it all!


  10. The white ruler is such a good idea, I wonder where I can get my hands on it.
    Your Moses Basket looks very sturdy, my hands are itchy to make a cover for it..
    I love all your decoration.

  11. I.Love.It.Too!
    The bassinette will be holding memories as well as gifts this year.

  12. Love your cookie cutter ornaments...Too clever!

  13. Love the bassinet. Will look great filled with gifts.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment.
    Happy Hoidays

  14. You tree looks beautiful, Tammy! I love the bassinet... what a wonderful family heirloom to have! I think it's wonderful that you pull it out to use during the holidays. I love that vintage ruler star, too... awesome!
    Happy holidays!
    ~ Jo :)

  15. Love your bassinet! I have one in my has become a storage bin. I love your idea much better....very cute. I also like those cookie cutter ornaments. Yes...I am "Junk Wild" too! I am going to become a follower. Happy holidays!

  16. Your cookie cutters came out cute! I made mine last year for the tree. This year, I decided to sit them out on a vintage platter instead and love it! Love your decorating. Keep sharing!

  17. Tammy - your house is just gorgeous - I'm DROOLING over your vintage ornaments!!!

    Love it! ;-D

  18. I LOVE the cookie cutter ornaments! May have to try some next year!

  19. Hoping Hannah feels better soon! Everything looks lovey!

  20. Love your tree! What sweet ornaments too. Your holiday decor is so pretty. Have a Merry Christmas!

  21. Love your Christmas decor! What a great idea to use vintage bibles on the mantle!


  22. I like the cookie cutter ornaments. Love that your used Christmas hymns on them. And of course I love all the vintage ornaments too.

  23. *love* your tree!! everything looks absolutely stunning!

  24. Hi talented friend!
    I love all of your
    beautiful decorating
    and that bassinette
    is just adorable!
    Thank you for your
    heartfelt comment on
    P&H; it truly meant so
    much to me.
    Merry weekend!
    xx Suzanne

  25. New follower of your blog. Love your style!

  26. Love all of your vintage ornaments. Your tree looks absolutely gorgeous!

  27. I just found your blog and love it! Your tree is so pretty! I would love for you to stop by and visit my Holiday Home Tour Linky Party!

  28. your tree is absolutely beautiful and I love your measuring stick star!