Monday, November 30, 2015

My Life, A Summary......As Told By My Christmas Tree

Putting up the tree is always like a wonderful trip down memory lane. I have been collecting ornaments all my life and my tree reflects so many different occasions through the years. 

I'll let the ornaments do the talking. 

Because a girly girl can't have too much sparkle in her life
Our summer trip 2015 to celebrate my sweetie's birthday
The Sagamore 2015 - part of the birthday trip
My Happy Place - 2015
I do love my little birdie friends!
My favorite movie of all time
From my step-dancing days
Because every tree should have a glittery turquoise peacock
Our ski trip to Utah - I tore up my knee that trip - ouch!
A violin from my musical career
I always knew I was Mom's favorite!
I love to garden! I think this might be the only greenhouse I ever own, sadly. 
A tribute to my years on stage
Hello? Glittery rooster? Enough said. 
I have many Vermont ornaments on my tree from all the times I've gone up to visit my daughter in Burlington. 
From one of my many trips to Ireland
The year Lily had her puppies - this is my little Daisy (aka The Monkey)
Handmade ornaments from my girls' early school years
The year both girls went to Prom
The only ornament I have from our family tree - my younger sister has the rest for some strange reason
Foodie ornament - one of many
A tribute to my garden and all my plants

I have about a million more ornaments on the tree but figured this was enough torture for my blog friends for one day!

Thanks for taking this little stroll down memory lane with me - it was great to have you along!

25 comments:

  1. I thought I'd kept more ornaments. But I guess I didn't. Must have given them away! I love the greenhouse for you the gardener. The prom photos of your two daughters show how much they resemble their mother, who is quite the beauty!
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you so much, Brenda!! You're such a sweetie.....obviously blind as a bat but a sweetie regardless!! The greenhouse was from my mom a number of years back - I got my gardening skills from her!

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  2. This was a treat to read, Debbie! Must be so much fun to pull out those very special ornaments each year! Congrats on the Spotlight over at Kris'!

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    1. Thank you, Amy! Yes, it's my favorite part of decorating each season - pulling out the tins of ornaments and handling each one as we place them on the tree....I love it. Brings back so many memories!

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  3. What a fun post, Debbie!!!! Our tree has always been one of memories and moments in life, too. A couple of years ago I gave all the kids "their ornaments" and let them go through and take what they wanted. For the first time ever I did a "themed" tree...and it was fun- but different. Your daughters are really beautiful girls..what a special ornament! xo Diana

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    1. My kids are already talking about taking "their" ornaments when they have their own homes - I'm sad just thinking about it!!

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  4. I love that your tree ornaments reflect your life. xo Laura

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  5. I really really love the mini greenhouse ornament :)
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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    1. Ahhhh if only it was a real greenhouse in my garden.....how awesome would that be??

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  6. I love your ornaments and the meaning behind them. We have not put up a tree for a couple of years, but when we did most of the ornaments had special meaning too.

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    1. Thanks, Betty! My mom doesn't put up a tree any longer either - I can't imagine my home at Christmas without a tree although sometimes I wish I had a slew of elves to do all the work while I'm napping!!

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  7. I enjoyed the memory lane look through the tree :)

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    1. Thanks, Deb - it's like a trip back in time every year!

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  8. I enjoyed the memory lane look through the tree :)

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    1. You know, Kim, when I looked at it again I can't tell if it's a rooster or a turkey!! ha ha oh well!!

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  10. Beautiful tree, wonderful memories...

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    1. Thank you, Donna! Thanks for visiting!!

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  11. How neat to see parts of your life on your Christmas tree.

    I am looking forward to decorating after viewing this post.

    FlowerLady

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    1. Oh yayyy I inspired someone to decorate - that's awesome, Lorraine!! The other day when it was so warm out and I was trying to get inspired to decorate I browsed around online also - it worked for me!!

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  12. Debbie your tree tells your story of precious memories and past times shared. Very sweet ornaments and nice share.
    Hugs,
    Vera

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    1. Oh thank you so much for your sweet comment, Vera! Those memories are beyond precious, aren't they?

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  13. Debbie,
    Your tree is so full of memories and wonderful stories of your life so far. Beautiful.
    Kris

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    1. Every place I go I add to the collection, Kris - my sweetie knows that I'm not going home until I have a new ornament for the tree!

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