My Trellis Christmas Tree

December 13, 2013

Christmas tree, a rustic wooden trellis

Christmas tree, a rustic wooden trellis

“Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!”
— Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers

Trellis tree

Vintage Santa ornament



This year instead of a live tree, I decorated a rustic, weathered wooden trellis.  Strung with lights, a paper star garland, and a few favorite ornaments, its A-shape resembles a real evergreen tree, don’t you think?

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2010

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care . . .

Merry Christmas from my house to yours!

Favorite monkey sock ornament

We use the same ornaments year after year, adding a few new ones now and then.

Vintage Santa ornament from my childhood on the farm

Watercolor sketch of Santa ornament

Another watercolor sketch of the Santa ornament