Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Friday, November 26, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree

Hope everyone had a lovely Turkey Day filled with good food,loved ones and thankful hearts! Hubby made dinner with all the trimmings and we visited with some friends.I was tired of all the rush,rush of the last few weeks and decided it was time to settle in and enjoy the season.So when we were done dinner,I decided to go up to the loft and bring down my christmas stuff and decorate the inside of the house.... I had alot more stuff than I remembered and a not so big house so some things got packed back up a few things I'm going to give to my cousin Heidi since she is just starting out and doesn't have alot.(me and hubby let heidi live with us on and off when she was young).I took lots of pics so I figured I'd break it down into two blog entries so it didn't get overwhelming.So this one is just the christmas tree.. I have a primitive what I would call a pencil or twig tree..
I place it on one of hubbies antique german sleds and this year I bought this huge firkin to set it in, before I used a large wood bucket.You can see the firkin is big compared to the ones in the corner.The stablizer base is big so you need something big to cover that...Below lighted I couldn't get a real good pic in the dark....

I have a rusty metal cone topper and added the snow angel..
Some ornies are handmade and some are gifts from friends...Love the icesicles they are glittery the cam doesn't pic up the sparkle well,they were a gift from my friend Donna....

Simple white lights,I wanted the silicone but they were so pricey so I'll either buy or make them next year....
You can click on pics to enlarge...
I'll be putting presents under it this weekend...
I'm going to try to really enjoy the season this year.The main thing with me is I need to slow down and enjoy the little things instead of being Martha Stewart,Paula Deen and Ms. Perfect...It's the family,love and jesus that makes the season what it is.And of course gifts and yummy cookies.LoL..I'll post the rest of my decorating pics hopefully tomorrow.I also want to welcome my new followers.Woo Hoo I'm at 100! I'm also planning a small giveaway in the next few days no special reason just a little something to say Merry Christmas to all of my wonderful blog friends.When I started blogging I just wanted to meet a few people interested in primitives but what I got was so much more! I got special friends you girls are the best! Thanks for being there and sharing the ups and downs! Warm Blessings!~Amy


Unknown said...

Hi Amy,
I LOVE how you have your tree in the firkin!!!
So Prim!!
And so many wonderful prim decorations!! LOVE them.

And I also want to say Thank You for this statement in your post....
"I need to slow down and enjoy the little things instead of being Martha Stewart,Paula Deen and Ms. Perfect...It's the family,love and jesus that makes the season what it is."

I really needed to hear that!!
You are so correct. This is advice I am going to try to follow.
Lately I have been running around like crazy. Trying to get so many things done, and causing myself Not to enjoy any of it. :(
Time to slow down and enjoy each day of this holiday season.... because Im not promised another one! ;)

One last thing....
You blog post was the 1st one I have read this morning. And to be honest, when I woke up I was feeling a bit blah and a bit stressed with a bunch of self inflicted things.
But just that simple statement of yours, has changed my attitude toward the day and the season!
So Thank You!!
I just wanted to let you know, you helped me today!! :)
Take Care,

PrimWyoGirl said...

Your tree is really sweet! That is one big firkin you have it in. Love the sled! Sweet ornaments! Can't wait to see more!

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

Wow! I never thought of using one of the larger firkins as a support for the tree. I have mine in a crock but next year--a firkin!
Thanks for sharing.
BTW~ love the sled!

Lorna/Live Oak Primitive Peddler said...

Hi Amy, I love your tree, the ornaments are all so nice and prim. I also liked your comment about slowing down and enjoying the season, advice I can use as well. Jesus truly is the reason for the season and He often does not get the place He deserves in this season.
I like you started a blog just to meet a few prim gals, and I too got so much more. I have made many new friends, you included 8-), and I am the better for it.
Have a great week-end!!

renee said...

Hi Amy, Well said! I think we ALL need to stop and relax a bit! It's alright if it's all NOT perfect! I think we ladies tend to take on so much all the time, we forget to enjoy the fruits of our labor, AND the true meaning of the season!
I love your tree, that is a big firkin! I have a neat sled I wanted to use, but I couldn't get to it yet~ maybe next year. Unless I can talk my hubby into helping me to reach it.
I am sure enjoying all the inspiration and new found friendships I am making blogging!
Have a good weekend! I survived Black Friday at work! Yippee! Now I can enjoy myself!

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Such a cute tree! I love it!

Carmen and the Primcats