Sunday, November 29, 2009

Its beginning to look alot like Christmas

I always put my tree up on Thanksgiving night. I dont have a very large tree, or a very fancy one either. My tree has lots of ornaments that I have collected over my life. Kind of like my charm bracelet. I always like to buy hand made ornaments whenever I can. I also love making ornaments! I used to buy a new ornament for each of my daughters when they were growing up, then when they left home I gave them their collection. Word to the wise out there, if you do this make sure you by yourself one too. I failed to do this and had a bare tree for awhile. LOL But I love that tradition and I know alot of people do this.

Many of you know my office manager Lucy,,, she even helped decorate the tree. My cats are so funny, they love laying under the tree. They are all piled up sleeping their afternoons away.
This top photo was some ornaments I made for my friend Joyce and she took these on her tree! They are just awesome. The pink angel was mine when I was a little girl from the 60's. Its still my absolute favorite. I bought the teddy bear santa and the moose in a stocking at a Harvest Festival back in the 80's.
I have been making lots of cupcake and ice cream cone ornaments and they are in all colors. I have some on my website and can also take special requests for colors. I hope you have a great week and are having fun decoration and getting ready for the holidays!


Susan said...

I so applaud your having a tree with fur last tree was totally devastated by the Deadly Dozen!

Looks so pretty...I have to go out to my shop to look at decorations! LOL

lisa said...


Love your tree and those ornaments, they are the cutest and sweetest I've seen.

Pale Pink And Roses

Mary Patterson said...

Your tree is stunning, Gail! Love those ice cream cone ornaments. You are SO talented!
Mary Patterson
Mary's Cottage Treasures

Marie said...

Hi Gail,
I love the pictures! Lucy is so sweet.Your tree is so Christmasy. But most of all, your ice cream cones are awesome.

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Hi Gail,

Your tree looks so pretty! I can't wait to get our little cupcake ornie. We have to put our tree up just before Christmas otherwise little Leo climbs it! Take care and have a great week!

Carolee Crafts said...

I am loving the decorations so pretty, like you we tend to buy something special each year, so after 30 years have a lot.
Puddy Tat looks mighty interested in the tree you are lucky it stays put. Have a happy Christmas

H Bain said...

Thanks for sharing your tree (and tell Lucy she did an excellent job "supervising" with the decorations, though I think that ability is engrained into most cats :). I love all of your ornaments, and you have a beautiful tree! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Lynette Larson - Campbell said...

Gail, I did the same thing with my girls! I remembered having ONE ornament the first year of marriage as we were so darn poor! So I wanted my girls to have ornaments when they had their first trees. You have the loveliest gifts and I hope you sell lots!

edi said...

Reading about your cats made me miss mine. She use to love to sleep under the tree too and would get very annoyed at all the presents that were crowding her out! Funny, how attached to our ornaments we get. I love what you sent to Joyce... is there anything you can't do Gail? Hugs, Tedi

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Beautiful girlfriend!
Your office manager did a wonderful job of helping you!
Wishing you a very successful shop hop!
bunny hugs,