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Saturday, December 17, 2016

The Chrismas Tree ♥

I love our little 4' table top tree...

We have always had a 7 ft. one but donated it several yrs ago
when it became a job to take it up the attic stairs to store every yr.


I love a LOT of decorations on our tree...
you can barely see the tree itself.

...and I LUV using a lot of RED...



These paper snowflakes are some of my favorite things on the tree..
I made these about 3 yrs ago and I pack them away very carefully ea yr.
so they still look great...



This little clown and a few more ornaments on our tree
belonged to my mama...
she has been gone almost 30 yrs and she had the little ornaments
for years before that.
 ♥ ♥ ♥

I hang her picture in this little stocking every Christmas.
We all miss our loved ones all the time but especially at Christmas, it seems.
Having her photo there is bittersweet...
I like having it there and yet, it makes me sad because I miss her so.
It's ok, tho...just part of living...and I'm thankful for all my good memories.



 LOVE, bj 

35 comments:

  1. I love your little tree, too!! Everything you do looks great!!

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  2. Looking a lot like Christmas at the bj homestead . . .
    Love those huge snowflakes and precious saved clown
    you have from your mom. Sweet photo of her too.
    Christmas brings the memories right up forefront
    and fills us with love and warmth . . .
    even a few tears too . . .
    Christmas blessings bj . . .

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  3. Beautiful, BJ. Right down to the red cardinals on the skirt. Just lovely. Ours is a four foot table tree, too. :)

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  4. That's a great idea using a smaller tree like that and yours is so cute! Love your paper snowflake ornaments. I know what you mean about pictures of loved ones being bittersweet. It hurts to know they're gone but we are blessed to have had them while we did. I too am a big fan of red especially at Christmas! Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!

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  5. How sweet! Lovely pic of your mom, too...Merry, merry!!

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  6. The tree is so pretty and festive!

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  7. Oh BJ, I just read another blogger buddy's post about Christmas ghosts, those wonderful folks who no longer brighten our holiday season. . .isn't it wonderful though that God built us all with hearts big enough to hold wonderful and warm memories of them all, so they really aren't at all missing from the celebrations. . .they'll always be a part of them! Hugs to you my special friend. Jackie

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  8. Oh BJ, I love your tree, you always make things so festive!! We too, donated our larger tree one year and got a smaller one. It sets on a table in front of our big window! My kids brought it out this year and set it up while hey we're here over Thnaksgiving! Last year I just couldn't do it. They just did it!!! No protesting from me..and I'm so glad the did..I've always loved Christmas and the lights of the tree especially! Merry Christmas!!

    Blessings,
    Gert

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  9. Love your little tree. Those paper snowflakes are beautiful.

    God bless.

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  10. Your post always put me in a good mood. I love that tree. Im beginning to miss the full and fancy green tree we always used instead of this vintage tinsel tree thats glowing in here today. Im heading out right now to grab some mistle toe. I know where some is thats reachable.
    Lisa

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  11. I have a small tree now also. I love it and yours is so sweet!

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  12. Lisa is so right! You are the goodwill ambassador of Blogdom. Your posts just make me grin. Your mom raised a good'un in you! We sure do miss our loved ones, but have that firm hope that we shall see them again. For that reason, we can focus on our families and friends knowing that memories are precious for everyone! You are creating such happy memories for your family and friends. Love, love, love your happy tree!

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  13. Bj, Love your little tree covered with your memories. It is sweet you hang your mom's picture on the tree. Perfect post...you ended with something good to eat. :):) Blessings for a great weekend. xoxo, Susie

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  14. Loved seeing the picture of your mother and hearing about her. You're right about Christmas bringing back memories of people long gone. Thanks for sharing your sweet memories with us.

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  15. Thanks for sharing. I love the story about your mom.

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  16. Sweet little tree and memory of your dear mom.

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  17. What a breathtaking tree :)

    Have a Merry Christmas :)

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  18. I love your little snowflakes! And, it is so sweet that you keep your dear mother's picture on your tree each year. I miss my dear Mom and Dad even more at this time of year, too. Thank God for our memories!

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  19. What a beautiful and perfect tree <3

    Have a Merry Christmas :)

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  20. Boy, do you look like your Mom!!! Your tree is beautiful. We may have to switch out our 10 footer some year. It sure is a job but one I still enjoy. I am so glad you have some of your Mothers things. I have several ornaments on our tree that my Mom made too:) Wishing you a VERY Merry Christmas, BJ.

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  21. Love your tree, it is beautiful. Have a blessed day and I wish you a very Merry Christmas. Madeline

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  22. Love your pretty tree, bj, and seeing your beautiful mama just made me smile. It's always special to bring out treasured ornaments, for they bring back those long ago memories.

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  23. Love your sweet tree bj. Very pretty. Love the pic of your mom on the tree too. Keeps her with you and all your fond memories.
    Have a great week as we head on down to the big day.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  24. Love your little tree bj and that you are using decorations that bring back memories.
    Have a wonderful Christmas.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  25. BJ, I just love your tree with the pretty snowflakes. And the photo of your Mama is so sweet on your tree. I miss my Mama too. I understand, dear one. Hugs to you. Merry Christmas!

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  26. Beautiful !!!! Merry 🌲 Christmas!!!!

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  27. Your tree looks great! Have a wonderful Christmas BJ!

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  28. Love the homemade snowflakes.

    Love the little clown, too. So sweet.

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  29. Love the small tree, everything looks so pretty! Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment on a blog post of mine about Santa! Our 18 day long Christmas party for grandmothers ends tonight at midnight (6.5 hrs). If you get a chance, post some of your Christmas posts at http://grammysgrid.com/blogging-grandmothers-link-party-5/

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  30. Sweet memories...I understand completely. Now about those waffles...

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  31. So festive! I especially love the paper snowflakes! What a wonderful touch.

    Merriest to you, BJ!

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Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.
xo bj