Author Archives: Brette

25 Days of Christmas Trees: Day 19

It’s confession time. I own not one, but two ceramic trees. The first one I shared was made by my husband’s grandmother. This one I am going to admit was garbage picked! We spotted it at the end of a driveway in a pile of stuff when some people moved out of a house on … Read more

25 Days of Christmas Trees Day 18

This is part of the dining room forest of trees on my side chest. I love this one because it looks like a topiary with clean lines. It also doesn’t scream Christmas so it could work at other times of year, but I haven’t done that. I found this at the gift shop of a … Read more

25 Days of Christmas Trees Day 17

Today’s tree is in my office. It’s made of rolled up magazine pages and I am in love with it. I don’t do a lot of writing for magazine anymore (editing by committee does not translate to a reasonable per word rate for me in any way) but I still love to read them. My … Read more

25 Days of Christmas Trees: Day 16

We bought this tree on Amelia Island, FL a few years ago. I’m completely crazy about the color of it. What I can’t get out of mind however is that when we bought it, the artist told us she made it from a gin bottle. Which did not enhance it for me in any way! … Read more

25 Days of Christmas Trees Day 15

I made today’s tree myself. After the popcorn wreath that I made turned out so well, I decided I simply had to have a popcorn tree to go with it in the kitchen. I bought a foam cone shaped form and glued the popcorn on with styrofoam glue (which dries quickly and also dries clear). … Read more

25 Days of Christmas Trees: Day 14

I gave these glass trees to my grandmother because she loved the color blue. After she died, they came to my house. This year I’ve displayed them on a small buffet in my dining room. I made the floral arrangement that is next to them – it was a snap to make with two icicle … Read more

25 Days of Christmas Trees: Day 13

This trio trees used to reside in the dining room forest, but they don’t really fit in. The trees in the forest are generally skinny and tend to be silvery so these three just didn’t fit in. I moved them to the top of the china cabinet and like the way they look there.

25 Days of Christmas Trees: Day 12

As I explained in an earlier post, my daughter moved out this summer, taking her collection of animal ornaments with her. My son has vehicle ornaments and we always displayed them together on a big tree in the family room. We made a change from the big tree to two small skinny trees this year … Read more

25 Days of Christmas Trees: Day 11

The gumdrop tree is a tradition in our house.  It sits next to the gingerbread house we make each year. My kids loved it when they were younger. There’s someone else in our house who loves it also – our dog Percy. I used to put this on a side table in the family room. … Read more

25 Days of Christmas Trees: Day 10

This might be the oldest tree in my collection. It was made by my husband’s grandmother for me soon after we were married. It has always sat in our front hall, but this year I moved it to the spare room after the icicle tree took over the hall table. What amuses me about this … Read more