A warm fire blazing and the glow of candlelight. The sparkling twinkle of white and colorful lights on the Christmas tree bright…
Memories of Christmases past and present mingle together in a merry reverie…
Every year the Christmas trees lovingly pulled from their boxes may be a little different but the thoughts and sentiments are always the same ~ glad tidings to all and best wishes and prayers for family and friends.
In our last home my daughter would help me decorate by stringing the lights and as she got older she began decorating the tree, too. It was a fun family event and we would pick a theme of all whites and silvers or just family ornaments.
Those trees became our most favorite ~ special for their simplicity and the memories they each recalled.
Our first Christmas in our first trailer spent at Lake Skinner.
The blue star atop the one tree was one of the first Christmas ornaments my new husband and I bought for our first Christmas tree together in our first apartment. The year was 1989 and he had just come home from his MOS job training in South Carolina and was just beginning his first tour at Camp Pendleton, California.
These little Christmas trees were ones I fashioned and bleached as gifts for friends in my Victorian Tea Society group and also for my coworkers and teacher at school that year. I have been making little Christmas trees and now French Snow People ever since.
Our tree this year is the same one used last year ~ a nice 4 1/2′ tree I found right before Christmas from Sam’s Club for $24 or $27. A wonderful bargain with realistic looking needles. 🙂
This Christmas I am keeping it simple with just the one Christmas tree set up on the tall nightstand again and a simple window vignette.
A bit of a mess but that’s real life, isn’t it? Presents to be wrapped up on the sofa and a pillow and mugs to put away. Mr. Yoda is enjoying his new dogbed. :)’
The fireplace decorated with the snowmen and little trees.
This little pinky tree was created by Laura last year as part of our Lone Star bloggers gifts and I just love it!
The little pink Christmas tree reminds us of the real reason for the season… That Jesus came to this earth fully man and fully God to give us eternal life.
This is my favorite photo of the season…
I have fallen in love with beautiful vintage religious santos and relics and have been looking out for them in my thriftshop trips. This sweet Mary and Baby Jesus must have been a Christmas tree ornament as it has a small hook at its top but I think it is better as a table display.
Our Christmas tree looks lovely at night with its sparkling lights, pearl strands found in the wedding section of big box craft stores like Joann’s and sweet gift tags created locally.
French Ethereal is a lifestyle blog sharing tips on decorating, table settings, crafts, gardening, DIY and travel. I love an elegant Shabby Chic/Old World French decor all decorated with Faith. <3
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