Monday, November 30, 2009

My Christmas Fruit Tree

We had a great Thanksgiving holiday this past weekend. We usually stay home for the holidays, since both my husband's and my family live in town. This year, though,we ended up visiting my husband's relatives in Nebraska for the weekend. It was a huge family get together, and a great time for all of us.

We usually put up the Christmas decorations during Thanksgiving, but since we would be away, the Christmas decor went up a week early. Why not make the most of all the time and effort involved?

Here is my entryway tree. This is the tree where I get to put all the "pretties". We have another tree with family ornaments that the kids get to decorate in another part of the house.


This tree is filled with framed pictures of the children. Each year, additional frames are added.

There are also many dragonflies...

A bee....

And many hand-blown glass fruit ornaments from Germany. I love these....


The grapes below are not blown glass, but I love them. They catch the light nicely.
Since I was in such a "fruity" mood, why not paint some fruit? Here are 2 pears:

"Grey Pear" is on Etsy. Click here to view.

"White Pear" click here to view on Etsy

I'll post pictures soon of some of the other decorations I've put up. I can't wait to see everyone else's holiday homes out there!