Tag Archives: Christmas Tree

Countdown to Christmas – Day # 24 – Presents

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Countdown to Christmas – Day # 24 – Presents

Tourmaline .’s Countdown to Christmas – Presents

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Several nicely wrapped presents waiting to be opened while a few stuffed critters keep watch on the window sill.

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This photo is of our Christmas tree from many years ago. It’s pretty, isn’t it? Now, look close. See that red ribbon going horizontal in front of the tree? That is the top of a fence…a fence made of chicken wire. Yep, we had to fence in our tree that year. We had some dogs…they liked to get into all the presents under the tree. They chewed up a lot of them. That’s why I made a fence to keep them out. We had the chicken wire on hand, because we used it for around our vegetable garden the past summer, so that was good.

The chicken wire fence wasn’t all bad. I hung some ornaments from it, and it made for some fun conversations. I know we will always remember this Christmas. 🙂

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© 2020 BS

Christmas Memory # 9 – Charlie the Tree

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Christmas Memory # 9 – Charlie the Tree Click to view

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For the days up until Christmas I’ll be sharing some short memories of Christmases past that I remember.

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We’ve had a lot of Christmas trees over the years. Sometimes they were real trees, sometimes artificial. The one we had the longest was Charlie. Yes, we named this one. We thought he was cute and the name seemed to fit.

He wasn’t very tall, and he was artificial, but he lived with us for many years. Only about 3 feet tall, but looked happy when all decorated.

For awhile we seemed to go with a themed type decor. I can’t remember them all, but once we had a Mexican motif going. We bought wall posters, and real sombreros, and lights shaped like jalapeno peppers. That was fun.

Here’s a couple of them. The first photo we just had a natural look, with strings of pine cones, and red beads. I think there were little red birds on there, too.

The next photo was our rock ‘n roll Charlie. There were lots of pink decorations, a pink feather boa, and some sunglasses up top. Also there was a pink car, and pink flamingos. We had wall decorations of a jukebox, and cardboard record albums hung from the ceiling.

After many years, ol’ Charlie was looking pretty ragged – the cats had all chewed on the branches, and that didn’t help either. So we had to say good-bye.

Charlie was a good tree.

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This is Charlie. Yes, we named our trees. 🙂

Rock ‘n Roll Charlie

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© 2019 BS

 

CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – GLASSES, CUPS, SAUCERS

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CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – GLASSES, CUPS, SAUCERS

https://ceenphotography.com/2017/06/06/cees-fun-foto-challenge-glasses-cups-saucers/

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This time for the challenge, we are to find photos of glasses, cups, and saucers. To join in the fun and see other entries, click the above link.

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Bats and aliens – our morning coffee cups

Tiny and delicate cup and saucer

Lighting from jars found at restaurant

UFO flying saucer (Roswell NM)

Sunglasses topper for Christmas tree

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CHRISTMAS WRITING PROMPT # 15 – DECORATIONS

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CHRISTMAS WRITING PROMPT # 15 – DECORATIONS

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https://ourrandomview.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/christmas-writing-prompt-15-how-far-do-you-go-with-your-christmas-decorations/

 

Today’s writing prompt is…

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Ahhh – Christmas Decorations! They are so pretty. I love looking at all the lights, and to see how everyone decorates their houses and businesses. I’ve enjoyed the photos I’ve seen all over the social medias this year.

We used to do it up pretty good. Nothing too over the top, just the Christmas tree and some knick-knacks sitting around in the house, setting up the cards we receive, and a garland on the shelf, or something like that. For a few years we had a single row of lights or lit up icicles on the roof edge outside. We haven’t done much of any of that the past few years, though. The cats kept eating the tree branches and ribbons, and most of my ornaments I’d had were so old and damaged and worn out, it wasn’t even pretty any more. So… I got a tiny little tree to put on the shelf. Didn’t even get out all the other stuff. Haven’t even done the tiny tree in a couple of years, as we’ve been out of town.

We mostly just enjoy the tree, and decorations at our daughter’s houses. The grand kids get all excited about Christmas, and that’s what’s fun for us, to see them enjoying the holidays! 🙂

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CHRISTMAS WRITING PROMPT # 12 – FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MEMORY

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CHRISTMAS WRITING PROMPT # 12 – FAVORITE CHRISTMAS MEMORY

https://ourrandomview.wordpress.com/2016/12/16/christmas-writing-prompt-12-favourite-christmas-memory/

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Today’s writing prompt is…

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This photo is of our Christmas tree from many years ago. It’s pretty, isn’t it? Now, look close. See that red ribbon going horizontal in front of the tree? That is the top of a fence…a fence made of chicken wire. Yep, we had to fence in our tree that year. We had some dogs…they liked to get into all the presents under the tree. They chewed up a lot of them. That’s why I made a fence to keep them out. We had the chicken wire on hand, because we used it for around our vegetable garden the past summer, so that was good.

The chicken wire fence wasn’t all bad. I hung some ornaments from it, and it made for some fun conversations. I know we will always remember this Christmas. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace }i{

© 2016 BS

COLOR YOUR WORLD – PURPLE HEART

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Today’s color to match is named Purple Heart.

Find out more about this fun color challenge by clicking below:

Color Your World – Purple Heart

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A painting I did long ago

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Beautiful Christmas tree lights

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Mardi Gras King Cake, and beads

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