Friday, November 23, 2012

The Tree....is UP!!!

The...Tree is Up!!!
Tho...my heart...wasn't in it...
 at first...
well....
Christmas... touches my Soul...so...
a...sentimental... time...
 Once...I heard John...dragging things out...
It didn't take me long...to get busy....
I have a Long...way to go....
The Tree.. is up...
and lit...
{nearly three thousand lights...oh my... : ) : ) : ) }
It's Not...Adorned...yet...: )
{I get to Play...with Vintage Ornaments... Tomorrow! }
We got the Old...Street Light...Bell...Up...
 I covered it...with a Wreath... Loads of Tinsel... !!!! : )
and...a Simple Bow...
fashioned from Vintage Gold...Ribbon...
I gathered...years ago....
I, also... hung...the' Christmas Candy'...Banner...
I was so happy to find...at My Sale.....this year...on the front of the Balcony...
{I tried...it in several places... and...it just seemed to fit...there...}
So...much... much more...to add...
I do...Love...this time...of year...
The Music... the Feel...
I can't explain it.... but...
I Melt...with Holiday...
 Christmas...Spirit...
I Truly...truly...do...
Hope... you do...too..
It Feels....Good...
Love...to ya...
Barb C.
 
It's when...The Old Bell...goes up...
 That's when...I really...'Feel'... Christmas...
I took a bunch...of Vintage Ornaments... and strung them together...several years ago...to form...a 'Clapper'... for The Bell...
I Do.. Love...That Old Bell..
It makes... me...Smile...
a Gift...for my Soul... : )
Got the Wreath...my Friend, Bud...made... on the Newel Post....and all Tricked Out... Loads...of Tinsel...
and a Vintage Bell... Fun...very...Fun...
I put...many Tree Toppers... atop...The Tree...
It always makes me Smile....
to see...
 The Explosion...at The Top...of The Tree....
{Thanks...Jo B. ... for the Inspiration... I think of You...every time...I gaze upon it.. : )  }


4 comments:

Betsy's Basket Blog said...

Your house must be huge!! Love the big blue bell!!

BRANDON WOLINE said...

I'm right there with ya (of course)...love the feeling, the spirit and the music of this time of year. I just need more time and energy to get my place looking festive. Your home is lookin good!

simplyiowa said...

It's not...huge...
the addition and the old house are only 1600 or 1700 sq. feet together...... it just seems big... because the Big Room...is so open...
It's fun...to play in...during The Holidays... and The Bell... always...always...makes me...Smile...
Love to ya...
Barb C.

simplyiowa said...

Brandon... I am so glad...John dragged the Tree out... my heart...sure wasn't in it.... but... it felt Good... getting it all out...
I am going to go see Mom...at the hospital...this morn...then am taring into 'Christmas'... when I get home... : )
Good Therapy... : )
Love Ya! and don't forget...Holiday Open House... December 1st and 2nd!