I was beyond tickled to be invited by one of my favorite blogging people to join in her 2019 Christmas Tree Hop. Susie, of The Chelsea Project, is another one of those friends I would never have met had it not been for this blogging journey I embarked upon several years ago. And if it were just Susie and me in this hop, I would’ve been very happy. But Susie has gathered several other bloggers who I admire and consider friends.
Do you know those progressive dinners where you have appetizers at someone’s house and salad at another person’s house? In essence, you are joining our Progressive Christmas Party, sipping on our wassail and nibbling our gingerbread as we traipse from home to home, ogling over each other’s beautiful Christmas trees.
If you are stopping by my house for the first time, welcome! I’ve got the hot wassail on the stove in the kitchen. Grab a cup and join me in the dining room for the first of my two sparkly tinsel Christmas Trees.
We have been in this home for almost 6 months and I am still figuring what to put on walls and where to put furniture, but I knew before we moved in that I wanted to put a small tree in this front window. And, I knew what I would put on the tree.
For several Christmases now, I have been saying that I
wanted needed to have a smaller tree to hang the Waterford ornaments that my husband has been gifting me every Christmas for the past 34 years. I mean, when there were 2 or 14, then they didn’t deserve their own tree. But now that their ranks number 34, it is well past time for their own tree. I found this one on Amazon…I got the Champagne and it is not as gold as shown in the image on Amazon, truly more Champagne-y.
These ornaments are truly the milestones of our life together.
From our first year as a married couple to the year that our daughter was born…
…to the year our son was born, these ornaments are mementos of all those events.
And because these ornaments are so valuable to us and because we have Peep the kitty who is typically up to no good, I planted my tinsel Christmas tree in a pot of plaster of paris to keep it stable and more difficult to knock over.
The plaster of paris pot is in my mom’s old silver punch bowl and is covered by gold metallic cloth.
And because when my friend invited me to share A Christmas tree I accidentally read that as AS MANY CHRISTMAS TREES AS YOU WOULD LIKE, I am sharing our ‘Funky Little Tree’ which is its official name because it was what my then 4th grade daughter wrote on the box in which it is stored 330 days a year.
The Funky Little Tree holds the old and fragile ornaments of both sets of our grandparents. I have had this tree for years. Mine is 3 feet tall and is not ‘pre-lit’. I found a similar one on Amazon, but it is 4 ft. tall.
I am so thankful that these treasures were passed down to us and I feel obligated to keep them safe until they are passed down to our children.
The Funky Little Tree actually has had a rather exciting life! Several years ago we took it down to the beach (without the ornaments) for our family Christmas Card pictures…and accidentally left it there! I was at a performance when I realized what we had done and promptly called a girlfriend who hightailed it to the beach to retrieve it for me! Phew…I shudder to think what we would do without this Funky Tinsel Christmas Tree!
So, I’ve shown off my trees enough for today. I’ll let you go visit the other beautiful trees in this party now.
To refer back to my Sparkly Tinsel Christmas Trees in the future, bookmark this page or pin the following image.
And for more Christmas tree inspiration, please visit these fabulous bloggers. Simply click the blog name below each picture to access the link.
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