Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Decorating for the holidays








Here are some photos of the pencil pine tree we have up at our cottage in the north of Holland. Since the cottage's garden borders on the edge of the national forest, I wanted a tree there that looked very natural like its surroundings. I used birds, walnuts and cranberries. My mother gave me the cardinals to remember my home state of Ohio and the birdhouse for a tree top. I made a tree skirt by simply making a single quilt block and cutting it open and cutting out a center hole. Unfortunately, these photos does not do the tree justice. I need to research taking photos of Christmas trees but I hope you enjoy seeing this tree.

I am working on our decorations here at the house now too and will be posting photos of the tree here very soon.

4 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh Heidi! If these pictures don't do your tree justice, then it must be truly magnificent. I think it looks beautiful, and it makes me want to come to your cottage and chat over a cup of hot cocoa! Thanks for sharing this.

Nancy

diane said...

The tree is adorable! I can't believe you have it up and decorated already. How does it stay up? My dog and cats would have that down in a heartbeat. : )
Lovely!
diane

Joni said...

This tree is wonderful! I love the pencil trees and yours is one of the prettiest I've ever seen. I DO read your blogs but I hardly ever comment. I promise to comment from now on....

Lynda said...

Your tree is so pretty! I love your tree skirt, too! I can't wait to see more of your decorations!