Saturday, November 29, 2008

My Christmas Tree

While Shoppers were frantically rushing to their favorite stores, in the wee morning hours on BLACK FRIDAY, to be the first in line for that " I have to have gift". I chose to stay at home and have a peaceful and very magical day to myself, decorating our little cottage for Christmas.
My home is very small and cozy, perfect for just my husband and I. Our Christmas tree is no more then 3 feet tall. However, this year I wanted the tree to be BIGGER! Well, when you are short on space and you want something bigger, but you cant go out. You can always go UP! So, that is just what I did. I placed the tree on the top of my old rickety, mustard yellow wooden ladder. I draped a long tapestry runner down the ladder, resting on each step. As I finish my handmade gifts, I plan to place each wrapped package on the steps of the ladder. My Violin playing Santa is on one of the steps. I love how it turned out and cant wait to get my gifts made so they can be placed upon the ladder, creating a pyramid leading up to the Christmas tree. I think my Husband thinks I'm a Kook! As this is not very traditional as we are used to having.
I really need a lesson on picture taking! LOL...... If you can see through the blurr, here's a pic of one of my jewel ornaments. I will have the love of my life take a full view of the tree once I have the presents placed on the ladder.
If you want to see some really fabulous ideas for Christmas Tree's click on this link She has an abundance of Magical tree pic's and I might add..... the pic's aren't blurry!


Kari and Parker said...

Diane, you are so talented its beyond words. This weekend was so busy. I am sorry that we did not make it up.. I would love to have you come down here to get a little break for you, Parker would love it as well.. but we happy to come there as well.. let me know when you are available, again sorry this weekend didnt turn out too great... love ya, Kari

Anonymous said...

Great idea!! Cute too!

Linda's Home Sweet Home said...

That is so cute. You are the most creative person I have ever known.
Love you,

Nancy Lee Malay said...

Your little tree is big on style--I just love it!!!


Designs by CK said...

Glad you had a magical day Diane decorating & I did the SAME!!!

GREAT minds think alike. '-)


Village Gift Shoppe said...

Oh Diane! I'm stopping by to give you this award......but I am coming back to read more! Love your Christmas decorations!!! =o)

Holiday Hugs, Lori

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Diane! Beautiful Christmas decor! I love the violin playing Santa too!