Sunday, December 7, 2008

To the trees!

Thanks to my lovely sister, Jennifer, I did manage to get that tree up yesterday. She helped me pick it out, haul it home, decorate, cook, and entertain me all the while!
I love her.



While at the tree place, I asked the guy with the chainsaw if I could have some of his stumps. With a curious expression, he said that was a first, but that, yes i could. Once again, I was seen dumpster-diving in public. But I ended up with about a dozen round stumps that we turned into ornaments with the help of a drill and some raffia.




I decided that I wanted to do a rustic, harvest-y, bird tree. I used dried wheat, tiny birds, pheasant feathers, and other ornaments I already had that looked kinda old world. No one else could manage to understand my vision... (and some even laughed when they saw my bag of feathers, and grass, and stumps...) But I like the way it turned out!




Thanks again, sweet sister!
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And here are some pics of Jack's tree...


Now, mama needs a hot toddy! (heavy on the toddy.)

5 comments:

homemade grits said...

Dang Mama, you did great! Don't you love sisters? Your tree turned out beautifully. I understand and love your vision. We need a toddy together! I would love to get together soon:)

Angela said...

Both trees look so lovely! I Love yout artsy tree!! And what a great sister to help you with all of that!!

Olivia said...

I love the stumps and birds on the tree. I finally got both of mine up yesterday with the help of my awesome mother. I couldn't have done it without her.

Mandi said...

I love the trees! You are so creative! I always end up doing the same ol' same ol'. Maybe one day I'll decorate a second tree with some creative flair. I hope you guys are feeling better now!

Christy Harrison said...

thanks, ladies!

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