Monday, December 31, 2012

Is it Really 12/31?

Well, I've done it again!  I've pushed my blog to the side and let life take over.  I have been reading everyone's posts (I actually read 300+ over the last few weeks- whew!), but haven't found the motivation to share my own words.  Is it too late to say "Merry Christmas"- yes, it is.  But, I'm right on time with a "Happy New Year" to all of you!

Before the Christmas decor comes down, here are a few pictures of my theme trees.  I am such an ornament hoarder that I've had to put up multiple trees to display all my treasures.  Mind you, this is not ALL my trees- just some of them.  I admit it- I have a Christmas "problem."

The "Woodland" tree is filled with forest animals, mushrooms, pinecones, etc... and a sneaky kitty hiding underneath.

New this year- the "Snowman" tree.  I just love how the bright colors look on the silver tree!

The "Patriotic" tree is covered in everything Americana.

The "Winter" tree holds mittens, ice skates, stockings, little gnomes, and more.

The "Santa" tree is filled with Santas of all shapes and sizes.

Also, new this year- a "Garden" tree.  It holds butterflies, garden tools, snails, and more.

One of my first theme trees- the "Bird" tree.  Birds and bird houses of all types.

Our "Cat" tree- in honor of our 2 kitties.  Topped with a cluster of little mice.

The "Under the Sea" tree.  Shells, fish, castles, seahorses, and many more ornaments.  The Santas underneath are part of another collection I have...

I take no credit at all for the BIG tree.  For the past 3 years, my daughter has trimmed the big tree for me.  She has designated it the "Shiny" tree- only shiny ornaments allowed!

Have you made any resolutions?  I hope to better organize my collectibles, start selling stuff, be more faithful to my blog (which, I hope will generate more followers), pick up my genealogy (after 2 years), and make more frequent trips to visit my daughter (in CA), and my parents (in NJ).  Here's hoping!!!  Wishing you a wonderful 2013!