Heaven on Earth

Heaven on Earth

Monday, November 28, 2011

It's Time!!!

The pie's are eaten.  The pumpkins are off the porch.  It's finally time to decorate for Christmas.  Here is this years' Grandpa-carved ornament; a fat Santa holding Rudolph.
He gets a spot front and center with his friends on the mantel display this year.
We like to decorate our tree the day after Thanksgiving, and as you can see we have a traditional tree with glass ornaments collected over the years.   Husband/father says we have enough.  Is he kidding?!!! 
You can never have enough ornaments. 
We collect ornaments that reflect our likes; apparantly we really, really, really like food.

                                                                We like shoes of all kinds.

     And dresses too.

                                                           Hobbies are well represented,

 As are places we've traveled.
We have traditional Christmas ornaments too. 
 We have birds
 of all kinds that hang and clip on the branches.  We have balls and bells, garlands and toys; more snowmen and Santas than you can count.
Our Christmas Tree is the history of our family.  It says who we are and what we value.

Enough ornaments?

What's on your Christmas Tree?

Linked to Pom's A Childlike Christmas.


  1. Last year I did red glass balls, checkered bows, and candy canes, so the four boxes of ornaments had a year off. This year, they are all going onto the tree.
    Your tree is gorgeous! I like the shoes!

  2. Love your ornaments. How fun to collect what you like! We collect an ornament that reflects something we acomplished, a place we visited etc. for each person, each year. I usually have Christmas up by today, but couldnt get in the mood...you have inspired me!

  3. Our daughters are home for Thanksgiving and they like to decorate so we get things up while they can help which is perfectly fine with me. :) That way we get to concentrate on baking and relaxing and just enjoying the tree for the next few weeks.

  4. Oh so beautiful !! I am really trying to get decorated before Christmas Eve this year, we got the tree yesterday :lol. Everyone has to start somewhere.

  5. Really beautiful ornaments. Such a fun tradition.

  6. Oh Wow -- it's beautiful Bonnie! And the new Santa is so cute too -- what a wonderful tradition. Have to laugh at your Hubby -- I totally agree -- you can never have too many! We've always had two trees -- one big real one with all the ornaments collected over the years, and one smaller fake one with only glass ornaments. I've started only putting up the big tree if all the kids are going to be home (which is every other year) -- it's so much work -- it takes me a day to put it up and a day to take it down. So this year it will only be the glass tree + plus other decor -- and that will be just fine! LOVE your glass tree!

  7. That's really interesting. Thanks for posting all the great information! Had never thought of it all that way before.

  8. Hi Bonnie,
    Thank you for your lovely comments. I'm glad you like my autumn blanket. And your tree looks gorgeous. We have a real one so can't put ours up yet but next week hopefully, I can't wait!
    Take care,
    Emma xxx xxx xxx

  9. What a beautiful collection of ornaments. LOVE the foodie ornaments and the cowboy boots. Fun, fun, fun!

  10. What a gorgeous tree! I would have a lot of food ornaments too:)

    Our tree is kind of a hodge podge of ornaments. My favorites are the ones that my children made:)

    Your dad's carved Santa is so cute holding Rudolph!

  11. You have such a great coolection of glass ornaments! Love the food ones! Has your dad carved you a mantel figure yet for this Christmas. Joni