Friday, December 6, 2013

Our Tree Full of Memories

Living in Oregon I always like to get a real tree. There is a tree farm on every corner here it seems. I am pretty pleased with the very full tree that Wyatt and I cut this year for $27.

Again this year I did all white decorations..this year the tree is so full I didn't add my feather boas.

It was quite a job to decorate this huge tree.

I once again added photos in white frames to our tree...and I added a few more. It is fun to look at the tree and it is all about our family.

If you look close in the below picture you can see the tree is tied to the ceiling. A certain cat named Fez thought it would be a good idea to climb the tree. I yelled at him like a crazy woman and he has been too terrified to do it again. Just in case Jerry tied the tree to the ceiling. 

The tree looks so pretty I have been enjoying it...especially in the evenings.

When working on sewing Christmas gifts it makes me happy to look through the pretty Christmas decorated house.

I made my goal and I am still on now sewing Christmas gifts has begun. I have so much to make! Wish me luck in getting it done.

It is so cold outside--in the 20's during the day and the teens at night. I am so happy to be sewing gifts at home rather than braving the cold to go to the mall! 

I hope this finds everyone with their holiday preparations going well!

Thanks for visiting!


Deb said...

Your tree is just fabulous, Sandi. So, so beautiful. I love a memory tree and that`s how ours is decorated, too. They are the best.
Your home is so festive. Good luck with your Christmas gifts. Deb

Sweet Melanie said...

Oh all is truly like Christmas home! I absolutely love the photos on your tree. I know it has been some work painting them alll, finding the right photos and printing them all out. But so worth it! I am all for sweet memories!

Janae said...

Your tree is gorgeous I love all the pearls and all the photos. I really want to copy your photo thing. I love the touches of pink you have added this year as well.

Karen said...

It is a beautiful tree. The photos really make it special. Your mantle looks really pretty too. Good luck getting your sewing done. I have one thing to make and I'm still decorating!

Tanya Rachelle said...

Wonderful tree! Love the frames and photos! That is what it's truly all about! Good luck with your sewing! I'm doing the same and wondering why I didn't start some of the projects earlier in the year?!!!

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sandy,
Your big tree is beautiful! How fun to look back at all your Christmases past and see your sweet family! I love the pic looking from the table towards the aqua walls, the aqua makes it all pop!
You are having the same weather as us and I am with you, glad to be home all cozy :-)
Happy Weekend and good luck on the gifts!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Your tree is gorgeous!!!

Home Chic Club said...

Beautiful tree and lovely decorations Sandi! Love your idea!
Happy December!

sunnyskiesandsweettea said...


It is so beautiful! I love how you did your chandelier. Good Luck on all of the sewing.

Amy Jo

Grandma Carolee said...

Thank you for inviting Annie & I over to see your decorations in person. They are a pure delight...all of it!! I especially love how you put family pictures on the tree.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your tree looks beautiful, Sandy! I love seeing the peeks into your other rooms, too. It all must be a lovely view when in your home. I did a lot of sewing of gifts this year, too. If you can find a pocket of time, you will get quite a bit done. I found it helped if I had a few undisturbed hours rather than having to start and stop.

lashawnmontoya said...

Your house looks spectacular this year, Sandy! I mean, it looks great every year, but for some reason, especially this year. I love the little pops of light pink and aqua everywhere. Looks VERY professional- you should have it featured in a magazine. Don't you wish we could keep up our christmas decor year round? I LOVE being in my house during December...hate to leave it for any reason!lol Probably that's why I do all my shopping online!:)

theromanticrose said...

E' meraviglioso!Rosetta

Unknown said...

Always photos is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Jennelise said...

Just beautiful! I love the white theme and the photographs make it so special!

Junkchiccottage said...

It is all so beautiful. The tree is amazing with all your pretty white touches. I hope you will come by tomorrow when I have the White Christmas linky party and join in with your beautiful decor. I bet that tree makes the house smell like Christmas too.

Amanda said...

wow! everything is so charming my dear! the tree is so big! I love how full it looks. What a lovely idea with all the pictures <3 Happy holidays! Hugs, Amanda xox

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Sandy! I just love your tree!!

Shabby in love said... this tree, it's so beautiful

Karen said...

Hi Sandy,
I do love the white decorations on your tree. It is very beautiful. I usually do mine with pink but I do think I may try white bows next year. Thank you for your visit! Take care,

Marissa said...

Such a gorgeous tree. I have never thought of putting up frames it makes it so special.. I am so doing it soon.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It's beautiful and I think hooking it to the ceiling since you have cats is a great idea


Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

So pretty! I love your beautiful tree and home! Looking all ready for the holidays!

Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Christmas post.


farmhouse-story said...

i missed this post, sandy. your tree looks darling this year:) i really love the picture that looks through the house--so pretty! wishing you a wonderful christmas!

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Such a beautiful tree, Sandy. I love the family photos on it, so beautiful. How funny that your cat climbed it!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

What a glorious memory tree Sandy... so beautiful.

Unknown said...

I am in LOVE with that tree! The tree is so full and beautiful! Then, the pictures, and beautiful decorations are so pretty, and sweet. I have pictures of my boys with Santa, and you gave me a great idea to put them in frames and put them on the tree! Thanks Sandy!!
Happy Holidays!

Heirloom treasures said...

Sandy, your tree and decor is beautiful again this year. Love the photo on the tree of the family when they were little. Merry Christmas to you and your family xx