Friday, December 17, 2010

Tinsel Tree and TV

White Christmas was on last night.
Of course I had to watch it.
Of course I had to have busy hands.


All the parts ready to be added.
Styrofoam helping to steady it since I do 
not have three hands. Tinsel is a silver green from
Bethany Lowe.


 Couple hours later....tree!


I will find a container today just right for my "made by my hand" tinsel tree. I can't stop thinking about making a 4' one.
Darling Daughter has promised to help make 50 Moravian stars that I bought from a Martha Stewart kit at least a decade ago, and they are in shades of tan, rose and white.
Perfect for a tinsel tree.

If it is to go up this year I had better hurry. 
Wonder what is on TV this weekend?


 I thought the trees looked so pretty last night  
and had to get a shot or two.
This is the front room; a vaulted 2 1/2 story. 






So, I have heat.
I also have roofers, not reindeer, clomping
on the roof doing repair from yesterday's installation,
and painters and drywall men in my closet 
repairing the giant hole they cut to get the unit up there.
VERY noisy
Don't they know I have trees to make?

32 comments:

D.B. said...

Oh so pretty! Sorry you have to put up with that mess and noise but at least when it's over, you will have a lovely, festive, toasty warm home!

Theanne... said...

Oh happy heat!!! The tinsel tree is beautiful...where did you get the supplies to make it? And your BIG tree is AWESOME! Spectacular!

Merry Christmas to you and yours, from Baron and me!!!

Theanne... said...

didn't realize I wasn't ~following~ you, so now I am *smile*

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your tinsel tree is so sweet. I sat this evening watching The Today Show, making a garland out of copied music paper. I decided to do a small tree this year with only handmade ornaments. So far, it only has lights and the paper garland that needs to be just a bit longer. :/ Hope the heat is blasting for you today. Best wishes, Tammy

Razmataz said...

Your whole house looks so inviting and homey. Love the tinsel tree. I am also glad you have heat so I don't have to worry about you.

My Grama's Soul said...

What a beautiful Christmas home you have made for yourself and your loved ones...I just love stopping by here!!

Have a wonderful weekend friend...p.s. by the way Miracle on 34th Street is on here over the weekend...don't know about where you are.

Xo

Jo

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Your tree came out very pretty. Love the decorated one too!

June said...

Dang it girl...I was watching White Christmas last night too, and it would have been so much more fun sitting next to you and having you teach me how to make a beautiful tinsel tree like that!!! You always amaze me with your talent of creating beauty. Not just that though...the fact that your home exudes so much warmth would make it such a treat to spend an evening there.
love to you...

rustandruffles said...

LOVE the tree!! So glad to hear you are warm again!
xojanis

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Such a lovely and charming home... Just stunning ... You must be enjoying it to the fullest....

Faded Charm said...

It must be pure heaven to live in your home and enjoy all it's beauty. Lovely photos and I really like your tinsel tree.

so glad your kids will be home for Christmas. Enjoy them!

Kathleen

Theresa said...

YAY heat!! I love your tinsel tree, but I was shocked, I thought you did have 3 hands!! A 4' one would be gorgeous! Good luck with the stars, I have those kind of projects too. Your home looks just lovely, truly lovely. I usually keep the men in my closet a secret though ;) Theresa xoxo

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

EVERYTHING LOOKS SO FESTIVE AND WARM. (NO PUN INTENDED) TRULY BEAUTIFUL!

I REALY LIKE THE OLD MOVIE, "CHRISTMAS IN CONNETICUT", BUT I HAVE NOT SEEN IT THIS YEAR. THERE DOESN'T SEEM TO BE AS MANY OF THE OLD CHRISTMAS MOVIES BEING PLAYED AS IN OTHER YEARS!

Diane said...

How did I miss your blog???!!! I just found you from Jillayne's at A Fine Seam. Just signed on as one of your followers and I'll be back!
Merry Christmas!
Diane

Denise * said...

so nice to stop by for a visit.....love the tinsel tree....I am like you, gotta work on somethin'......your home is warm and cozy....in more ways than one!......blessings~Denise

Kit said...

Very very nice. I like that scene from White Christmas, I believe it is the one when Danny Kaye is explaining why Bing has to find a girl....LOL Great movie and great trees. Your home just glows! Kit

Brenda Kula said...

I think your hands must always be busy. I LOVE the ambiance of your home!
Brenda

gail said...

Glad you have heat...and love your tinsel tree.
Your home looks so warm I don't think you need heat (ok maybe you do....)
gail

Sunny simple life said...

I watched it too!Your house is so beautiful and peaceful and I am glad you finally got your heat. All warm and toasty now.

marcia @Child in Harmony said...

Sooo LOVELY! Your house is WARM(no pun intended! LOL) and cozy and beautiful!

Wished you lived nearby,I'd come right over with tea and cookies and help you make tinsel trees . . .while chatting and watching movies!

happy day!

Olive Cooper said...

Love that tinsel tree Z. My star gingerbread ornaments cut with vintage cutters would look splendid on such a tree. I do not craft much but I do bake. So cheered to know you have heat and are toasty and warm now. ♥O

Beatnheart said...

so beautiful and romantic...stay cozy sweet one.

Jillayne said...

Up on the roof top... repair men can be awfully singleminded!
Love the tree and look forward to the stars; the colours sound like they would be perfect.
You won the stocking, by the way, so please shoot me an email with your address and I will get it out to you!

Romeo said...

Ha! I did good! I love your tinsel tree! LOVE it! But even though I loved it, I kept my whiskered lips off it. Nope, didn't sample a single needled branch. Told you I did good ;) Of course I think I saw Howie givin' it the eye.....

I hope mew has a VERY happy holiday - enjoy your time with your children!!!

Purrs!

Romeo

Blondie's Journal said...

How simple and pretty. If I hadn't seen your big tree, it would have been all I needed.

So happy you are warm and cozy again. TNT has the best holiday movies.

XO,
Jane

Jules said...

Love the little tree :) Am very glad you have heat, it sure is miserable without it.

Merry Christmas
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

time worn interiors said...

Your little tree is so cute! I don't care for traditional trees, but this is right up my alley! Don't watch anymore of those sappy movies, you hear? lol! Enjoyed our talk last night! Enjoy those wonderful children while their home! I can tell you are a proud momma! And you should be!
Theresa
aka:tot

The French Bear said...

Ha ha, a couple extra men in the closet might not be so bad!!! Glad you have heat though! Love, love your decorations...oh my so pretty!!!! Beautiful trees.....gorgeous!!!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

I adore your handmade tree and I'm sooooo happy now that you have A TREE!!!...because I don't think that 9 were enough!! LOL!!!!!


Don't you just love that tinsel?? I have pink and aqua and don't want to use them because I like them so much...crazy, I know!!!! Thank you for my Anniversary wishes!

north pal said...

i absolutely love eveing with just the teeny lights on. beautiful. Bestest,Denise

tales from an oc cottage said...

It's a miracle that you got anything done with White Christmas on! You are made of stronger stuff than I am...I am just misty all the way through it! And your tree is fabulous! Queen Victoria would have snapped it right up! ;}

m ^..^

Relyn said...

Such a gorgeous home you have. You know, one of these days I'm going to have to actually watch White Christmas. How is it that I never have?