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Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Quickie Post...

I'm trying hard to handle all the balls I have in the air this week, and also some that I'm simply positioning myself to do, even if they're NOT required. Things like...

decorating my front entry with a few Christmas-y details...and getting the candles in the windows and the wreath on the door (the shot I took of the outside of the house was way too late at night and just looked as if there were a fire inside - and I don't want to panic anyone! There was no fire...just my electric candles! lol)

So I'll try to get outside photos later...
This is my favorite ever Christmas decoration. For years and years, I thought I'd take a ceramics class and learn to make one of these. I didn't. Then for a long time, I thought maybe I'd find one at a yard sale or second-hand shop. But I didn't. About 4 years ago, my Dear Daughter discovered this one (with little birds on the branches, instead of candle flames) at a local flea market. It was wrapped and placed under the tree.

I think it's the very best gift (even better than the Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn she gave me last year) she's ever managed to give me. I treasure this. And I'm a bit freaked out at leaving it on the top of the stereo. The Meezer is well known for leaping from the back of one wing chair to the back of the other, directly OVER this stereo. It's not that I think she can't do it. It's that this is new to her reality and might accidentally get clipped by a back toe.

I'm seriously thinking of finding a safer spot for it (and no, I'm not thinking of packing it back up in the box!). edited to add: I did! It's up out of the way, on a taller piece of furniture in the corner of the room...I think it's safe-r

I really missed having it out last year. But I couldn't find the box it was in. Tonight? Eureka! Those little birds are so neat...

(I think this piece will be my "downsize tree" when I finally "retire" to a tiny room or two (be it assisted living, nursing home, whatever...all the drawers there, of course, being filled with stash yarn! Must make a mental note to order more Blue Moon yarns after the holidays...just for me! Oh! btw! Look over there ----> BMFA blog buttons are available on their blog, just click my link and you'll hopefully go there.) I'm delighted to have that dancing raven on my sidebar!

She needs to stop worrying about me knocking that thing over and get my dinner...this is my "I'm being patient" look. What do you think?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If it's not the grandchildren, it's the cats! It's amazing how much we modify our lives to accommodate them.

Meezer, you look lovely in your winter plush. Tummy rubs for you!

8:27 AM  
Blogger Cary at Serenity Farms said...

Oh, Sallee, my grandma has one of those trees!!! And she made it (or at least I think she did, she took a ceramic class and made lots of things for awhile...if not, her sister made it) Anyway, I have told her many times that the little tree is one of the things of hers I would like one day ;) I think she put my name on the bottom of it (my granny is very practical!) We are very, very close.

Now I can't remember if hers has birds or candles on the branches, but it is lit like that. I'm going to ask her when I go to visit next!

1:45 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

Ack - I love those trees too! My mother was a ceramics-loving fiend and made a bunch of those trees using both the bird and ornamental-looking lights.

If there's a "JFA" carved into the bottom of your tree, she was the maker. ;)

1:55 PM  
Blogger Geraldine said...

Ahhhh Meezer, you are looking tres chic! The kitties send their best wishes. They now have discovered "greenies" even the (no kibble" Mitz was impressed.

Love the look of your entryway Sallee, very festive.

Big hug, G

6:18 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

My mom had one of these trees with the candles. I love the little birds! Good move to put it up higher. My kitteh knocked a vase down that my kids gave me. I was lucky to find one on ebay to replace it, even though it is a collector's piece.
Meezer looks so innocent there, too. ;)

12:20 PM  
Blogger Murph said...

Oh look at that kitteh belly!
And Sallee, I love those trees too. I'm always on the lookout for them, at tag sales, and thrift stores. So pretty with the birds.

5:12 PM  

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