Thursday, December 17, 2009


Every year we "harvest" a couple of West Texas Christmas trees (bare mesquite trees). In years past, before we went artificial because of allergies to most real trees, our main tree in the living room would be one of these beauties. Usually spray painted white. And then decorated with tons of white lights and ornaments -- looks really nice.

This year we have one at the front door -- it sits in an old metal milk can wrapped with burlap. And then that all sits in my mother's old metal wagon.

I've had the scripture snowman sign for years. It always gets a special place.

Lovely old garden gate, given me by a sweet friend. Don't you love it?

Double grapevine wreath with a few real evergreen branches wired on and a big natural burlap bow.

As is my "habit", I can't leave well enough alone.

So I "tweaked" the mantle just a bit and added two huge white serving platters. It added just that right something ????

Of course, the roaring fire pretty much says it all

"Welcome. Come on in here. Sit. What would you like to drink?
Coffee with eggnog creamer? or a cup of Sugar Cookie hot tea?
ummmmm --- okay, let's visit......................"

Gwynie Pie
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  1. Yes, indeedy, the mantle needed that litle oomph from the platters!
    My favorite is the snowman sign. I want one for myself!!! The nice thing about snowmen is you can leave them out way past Christmas!

  2. What a great idea for Texans. I'm a Longhorn, graduated from UT Austin and I miss that area sometimes. (not I live in L.A. - lower Alabama)

    Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!