Monday, December 08, 2008

Christmas stuff


OK, so I'm showing you a picture of my rather tacky tree. It's the sort of tree I love, though. I would like to have a nicer angel or star for the top, and I'm in need of a stable for Baby Jesus. I've had a talk with Cliff about that, and he's pondering on it.

This is probably the largest tree we've ever had, because we never had enough room for such a big one before. Oh, and the grocery store where we bought it only had one size... six to seven feet tall.

Cliff's youngest sister gave us the Santa on the left. The nativity scene came from my mom and Walmart. When Mother was selling Avon, a customer of hers named Brenda Tuttle (I wrote the name on the underneath of a camel so I'd remember) was into ceramics, and gave her the Holy Family for Christmas one year. The next year Brenda gave her two camels. That was the extent of it until I happened to be in Walmart a few years ago and found wise men, a shepherd, a donkey and a cow that seemed to be the same scale as the figures I had at home.


These are the Avon Christmas plates I have in my computer room. Sorry about the poor lighting, but I tend to blog in the wee hours of the morning when there's only artificial light.


I moved the toy horses that usually stay up above the television so I could put some plates there.


These plates are in the guest room. I know, I know, they're uneven. But I'm an uneven sort of person. I may fix that later. Or not.

I have more plates to hang. I may put some in the hallway; there's room for at least four.

8 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Years ago when I stayed at home with small children I sold avon too. My nativity set is from them and I have lots of Christmas plates. I gave one each year to my Mom and before she passed away she gave them all back to me. I really need to do something with them. I'm glad you have yours displayed. I'd have to find them first and since I spend so much time in the research department anyway I don't think this will be the year to do it. You really are in the Spirit of things this year.
I love your tree and I bet the pine fragrance is terrific too. I miss that part of a real tree.
'On Ya'-ma

loopymamain06 said...

your plates look lovely, donna...my hubby would have a heart attack if i put that many things on the wall...LOL he has a real live problem with things hanging on the wall,
loop

Astaryth said...

I've been meaning to take a pic of our tree. We put up decorations last Wed, but I still need icicles (can't have a tree without icicles!), and one strand of lights we bought for outside didn't work. This means a trip to town which is 30 minutes away, and we try to go only once a week (there is a grocery store and pharmacy in our little town, so we only need to go to the 'big' city for the big stuff). We will be going tomorrow. If all goes well I'm going to try to get pics as soon as I'm finished...

Sugar said...

i love the tree! everything looks great!
the plates are awesome!
huggies...

Leilani Lee said...

Oh for cryin' out loud. Your tree is NOT tacky. Good grief. It is a perfect tree. Knock it off.

Rose said...

I think the tree and your plates are beautiful. I like that big type of tree too. NO Charlie Brown Tree for me, ever...not doing a tree at all this year. No need...too much work.

madcobug said...

I bet that tree smells delicious. Those are beautiful figurines on the nativity scene and beautiful Christmas plates. Helen

Paula said...

Your tree isn't tacky at all. I like the size.