Monday, December 22, 2008

It's not too late I hope!!!!!! More Blogger Trees

I must apologize for being away! Having family stay with us for the holidays and our annual Christmas Eve party put me a little behind. But I have been seeing such lovely trees on so many blogs, I thought it might not be too late to share. I all keep you own trees up til at least the day after New Years, right? I remember one year growing up, we kept the tree up well into February.

The tree above is by the talented Maison 21 blogger, Christian May. A fairytale in white. Please visit and see Christian's wonderful pets, Richard and Mona, and how Christian translates his love for animals into the Christmas Spirit, here!

If you haven't seen the Devine Life of designer and blogger Michael Devine, you can check it out here. Michael has conjured up two trees this year. His "city" tree is pictured above.

And this is his "country" tree. I cannot have just one tree either. (Mine are farther down!) I love that Michael has a celebration with friends to decorate both trees.

My friend Kevin at Journal 703 has had a particularly poignant Christmas this year. This is his beautiful tree. If you want to find out just what the Christmas spirit is and what a very special person Kevin is, please visit Kevin here and send him your best wishes. Love you Kevin!

For a very cool tropical Christmas, visit Linda at Lime in the Coconut blog. She has a fantastic house and shows all of her wonderful decorations here. For another very powerful Christmas message from Linda, pause for just a moment .... click here.

This is blogger Paloma's tree from La Dolce Vita. She has included some pics of her house along with her decorations, so if you LOVE to see what other bloggers do with their decor like I do, click here.

I have a new blogger friend Lecia who writes A Day that is Dessert blog.....and who doesn't want a day that is dessert?!?!? Lecia lets us in to her warm and cozy life with wonderful recipes and her adventures with her family. She sent me this picture of her beautiful tree, and I hope you have a moment to visit her blog. You will be hooked.

This is my tree. I love blown glass ornaments, and add to the collection with gifts to my daughters every year. Some of the ornaments I have enjoyed since I was a very little girl.

This elf is from my childhood.

And so is this angel on the moon.

The mermaid was my favorite growing up. The swan and fruit basket have been added in more recent years.

The reindeer is also newer and came along the same year as this Santa:

The soldier is an oldy.

My older daughter loves all things Japanese. I found this glass lantern just last Christmas for her.

I love this squirrel, a gift to myself, because of the little acorn ornament attached to the hook at the top.

Like Michael Devine, I have more than one tree. I have collected straw ornaments over the years.... and added more from IKEA lately. I also love carved wooden toy ornaments. So in our basement library/office/kid space, I have this little tree.

I hope you all had a magical holiday and wish you all a PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!


ArchitectDesign said...

I LOVE your tree -it must have 1,000's of lights on it! The tree in your library is just so charming :-) The straw ornaments remind me of my childhood in sweden!

A Day That Is Dessert said...

Your trees are just fabulous and I love all the details you gave about your ornaments!

Thanks so much for your kind words about my blog (blush).

All the best to you and your family in the New Year! xoxo

Bart Boehlert said...

What pretty ornament you have!
I took pics of my tree too; you might enjoy


Happy New Year--

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

No, of course it's not too late!! I love seeing Christmas trees!! And I loved your older ornaments and especially the Japanese lantern!! My favorite ornament from my childhood trees is a wonderful little lamp. I loved them even then!!

Callie Grayson said...

I don't think I ever get tired of looking at beautiful christmas trees! and these are absolutely amazing! all just lovely.
Happy New Year!!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh My! Your tree is glorious and splendid, full of life and light! The little tree is so charming too!

What a lovely surprise to see our funky tree surrounded by all these other beauties! Thank you.

The best to you this coming year...may it be full of love and health, beauty and what the heck...even wealth!

Blue Muse said...

Hi Katie! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas! I enjoyed seeing yours and all the other beautiful trees!

Happy New Year!
xo Isa

Tina said...

so many gorgeous trees, the first one is just perfection for me! :)

Mrs. Blandings said...

Katie - an amazing ornament collection. I'm in deep envy over the toy soldier and the paper lantern. Hope you have a happy new year.

halcyon said...

Your tree(s) are beautiful Katie. Love seeing that tree by that beautiful newel post and staircase. Thank you for featuring my tree. I has been a very hard Christmas for me, my family and friends, but we persevere. Having wonderful friends who live in my computer help me more than you know. Thank you for your sweet thoughts. I so appreciate them.
Happy New Year!

The Devine Life said...

Love your tree so festive! Great ornaments.

Beaux Mondes Designs said...

What a terrific collection of ornaments and arranged so beautifully on the trees! Thank you for sharing Katie. Wishing you the very best for the new year.

maison21 said...

katie, thanks so much for the inclusion of the maison21 fakedy-fake tree! we totally forgive you now for skipping us on the first round ;-)

i love the ornaments from your childhood- how sweet to carry on the memories...

happy new year!


c m & r

pve design said...

note to self, more lights for my tree and a 2nd smaller tree with a stellar collection.
Thank-you for the Tree tour. I loved it, even if the holidays already feel so far away!

Mélanie said...

all these trees look fabulous !
I hope you had a nice and peaceful christmas. I wish you the best for this new year.
MAy xxx