Monday, December 18, 2017

O Christmas Tree

After putting up Frosty, the next step was the Christmas tree. Below is the tree topper and ornaments collected over the years, some new, some old. As you can see, there is no theme....though, if there were it would probably be cats.
This one is hard to see. It's a Christmas Tree my son made in grade school with his picture on it.

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  1. LOVE your topper and ornaments.
    Themes are for other people. The trees which make me smile are chock full of precious memories and sentiment.

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  2. I adore your eclectic tree. It is beautiful and full of wonderful memories you have collected over the years. It is definitely a holiday tree!

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  3. This is such a fun tree, love all the ornaments. Your cat seems to like helping, too! No tree here, but I have put up a few stars! Have a good week, hugs, Valerie

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    1. Oh yes, he's very helpful. I heard a bell jingling at four this morning:)
      I bet your apartment sparkles.
      Hugs back.

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  4. I love your tree and I can see the picture of your son. Themes are all well and good but memories are so much better. xx

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  5. Cats sure win the day. Hmm but will it be left standing with the cat in the final one about?

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    1. We put bricks at the base and use a lot of 'no' spray. But still at risk:)

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  6. Love them all. I am not a fascist about Christmas trees.

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  7. Such a pretty tree. So many beautiful ornaments. The M&M guys made me giggle, but my favorite was the white angel kitty. Ink liked hanging out under the Christmas tree. His ornaments were hung where he could reach, and he loved the bell ornaments, too.

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    1. Thanks, CJ:)My white angel kitty has been gone about 12 years now, though I'm not sure the term angel fitted him:)
      Sounds like Ink loved Christmas too.

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  8. And there goes your ornaments!
    We have no theme either. Just a tree of memories.

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    1. Yup, scattered under the tree:)
      Memory trees are the best, aren't they, Alex.

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  9. My goodness, what cool and interesting ornaments, and your tree is so lovely. I really enjoy seeing the ornaments that have been collected over the years that can be given to family members to carry on the traditions. Great way to start off Monday, Super Sandra! Hugs...RO

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    1. Thanks, Rockin Ro:) Smiling here.
      Hugs,

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  10. I like the ornaments, it is fun to see more of you.Bad kitty!

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    1. Hi Steve,
      Glad you liked the ornaments.
      Bad kitty indeed! Grin.

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  11. Love the ornaments, especially that cat ones.

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  12. Love the ornaments and the fact that they have sentimental value...the very best kind.
    It is such a joyous time of year 🎄☃❄

    Hugs

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    1. Thanks, Jan.
      So true, it definitely is a joyous time of year.
      Hugs,

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    2. Sandra I promised you an update on my grandson and great-grandson...
      Our grandson is still in a wheelchair and his feet are still in casts. Both were shattered in the accident. He is very strong and doesn't baby himself.
      Our great-grandson had his feeding tube removed and is able to eat on his own. He has to wear a back brace possibly for the rest of his life. But we thank God everyday that they are both alive and here with us. We received our Christmas Miracle this year for sure.
      Take care and have a lovely holiday season 🎄

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    3. Jan, I'm sorry your grandson and great are so challenged but I'm thrilled the feeding tube is out. That's got to be huge for him.
      Happy holidays to you and your family.

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  13. Beautiful tree, love your ornaments, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Christine! Glad you enjoyed them:)

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  14. Our tree was always the best and biggest cat toy ever. Most of the ornaments wound up scattered across the carpet and the culprit loved hiding near the top within paw reach of the angel. Ah the joys of the Christmas cat.

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    1. Biggest cat toy ever. What a perfect description.
      We have pictures of our son's cat hiding in our Christmas tree.
      I had to stop letting in our outdoor cat several years ago because he thought the Christmas tree was real and would hose it down. Needless to say we no longer have that tree.

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  15. que gracioso el colgante de los m&m, jajaja, muy chulo

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    1. I get a kick out of that one too:)
      The HH got that for me one year when we went to the Outer Banks.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Happy Holidays.

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  16. Oh Sandra, it's so beautiful! I love all your cat ornaments (well, actually, I love all the ornaments!) and that last photo is a gem! She's a little Christmas minx! I love it!

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  17. Thank you, Jeanie.
    After putting up the tree, I can't imagine all the time that went into your home décor. You did a wonderful job.
    Have a jolly day.

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  18. I used to have that bunny ornament (curled up on the poinsettia.) I think it really belong to one of my children, and is hopefully nestled in their tree at this moment!

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    1. That's one of my favorites, Marcie. I love little bunnies.

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  19. Very pretty tree! Those ornaments are adorable...

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  20. Lovely pics Sandra, Yes, Christmas is almost here.

    Yvonne.

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    1. Can you believe it? This time next week it will be over.

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  21. Just peeking in to say hello, and to ask, "what happened to Winter in NC?" lol Isn't it neat how cats really love Christmas ornaments? When I had mini-me, that was her favorite form of entertainment for the entire holiday. Happy Tuesday! RO

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    1. I hear it's coming, Rocking Ro.
      My main problem lately with the ornaments is the dog's tail. He keeps whacking the ornaments off with it.

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  22. So many kitty ornaments! Haha. I can't fault you though. Mine is covered in dinosaurs.

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  23. I have been very busy putting up my Nativity and my houses and am decorating the tree. The last part is the tinsel which I put up one by one. I also came back, today, from my lydacain infusion. Now...I love your tree which is sweet and whimsical. My hubby would love it because he is a cat nut

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    1. I love tinsel on trees but I sure don't have the patience to put it on.
      Hope your lydacain infusion does the trick, Birgit.
      Hugs,

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  24. Great to see your photo's. Your tree looks lovely.

    All the best Jan

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  25. "Memory Trees" are the best! Your's is priceless Sandra! I love it! My heart is smiling! Love the last picture! LOL! Big Hugs!
    (The furnace came back on today! Happy Dance, but before it did, we were without hydro for 4 hours in the morning! LOL!)

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  26. My heart is smiling--What a lovely sentiment.
    Whew. So relieved the furnace is up and running.

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  27. Ahhhh...how beautiful...right in the spirit of the Season. :)

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