Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Tree... is...done...

I hung... the Old Wreath... Bud made me... on the Newel Post....
as...always....
: )
When I see it...
I think of...Bud... and his... Beautiful... 'Love'...
Renate....
{Renate's Antiques... Amana...}
I...added... some of my Favorite... Vintage...Ornaments... and...Beaded Garland...
and...of course.... a handful...of...tinsel... : )
{sigh....}
It takes... a Village... at Christmastime...: )



 
There...is Someone...I Love... woven...throughout... this... Tree...
Old...Trucks... Old...Plates...an Old..Cello... Rudy... Mad Hatter's Hat... Old...Farm Toys...Horse Harness.... fragments...
a tiny...Gnarly...Ironstone...pitcher...I got... from...my Sweet Friend...Scarlett Scales... and Ford... Parts... : )
 yes... along with the Ribbon...from Gifts...long... ago...
and...the ribbon.... I used... to tie... ornaments... the year... my Sister... Chery... went 'Home'...
I...remember... tying... those ornaments... and...cutting all the ribbon... that year...
My Heart...was so... Heavy...
I..knew... that Christmas... would be...Chery's... last...
{she didn't quite...make it...'til... Christmas.... }
I didn't want to believe it...
I...wouldn't let...anyone...tell me... not... even..her...
it would be...her last...
I...took care of her... the few, short months... before... she passed...
with the condition...
I...would be there... to Help... her Live...
Not...
 help...her die...
{I had never...used ribbon...to hang ornaments... before... or after... that year...
when I run across those... tied... with that ribbon... I know... it's...
Our.... Memory... }
This... Tree...
Is...
My...Memory...Tree...
a Giant...
Memory... Tree...
 
Knew... I needed something... between Rudy... and the Cello...
Yeah...
The Old...Tin...Silhouette... Weather vane....
Perfect....
 I have The Tree done...
but...
The House... is in need...
I have an Open House...beginning next Friday...
in The Rabbit Hole...
and....House...
: )
Somehow...
I'm not...rattled...
: )...
It is... what it is...
Folks will get to see....
what a Crazy.... Workin' Woman's...
lifestyle...
is...
Those... who will attend...
 Know... me...
Personally...
or..through... the blog..or face book...
: )
They Know... I'm a bit...
round the bend...
and know...
I run hard...
Yep... There will...be Critter Hair...
and...
Spider...Webs...: )
along with...
a whole lotta... soul...
: )
I Welcome... Everyone......
With Open Arms....
: )
Like...Daughter, Liz...reminds.....
'Those that care... don't matter....
Those That Matter...
Don't Care...'....! 
Hope to see ya...
Love...to ya...
Barb C.
This...post... and... The...Tree...
make me...weep...
this Eve...
I...never knew...
that... an Old... Christmas Tree...
could... be...so...
'touching'...
 guess... this one...
isn't really a Christmas....Tree...
it's a ...
'Memory Tree'...
oh my...
It Is....
All...
About...
The Journey....


3 comments:

Brandon Woline said...

A Memory Tree...how fantastic is that. The tree looks great.

cindy said...

I haven't been this anxious for something in a very long time--but I am truely anxious for Friday to see this Memory Tree in person---it is just the most magical thing I can imagine! Can I bring anything-make anything to help you out?? (notice-didn't offer to do anything as the cobwebs are put there to house the little critters and should not be disturbed!)

simplyiowa said...

awwww... Cindy.... just bring 'you'...and that Sweetie...of yours...
but girl...
leave the white gloves...at home.... : )
Love Ya!