Friday, December 4, 2009

Happy Friday!'s cold here today! Our high was 44 degrees with a stiff north wind. I think it was in the 70s just last week!

We've got a little bit of decorating done around the place. The dds did a little bit of work out on the porch and came up with these three sweet trees.

I put a small tree in the kitchen. First, I just left it's little burlap bottom on it, but finally settled on putting it in an old rusty coffee can. The ornaments are applesauce cinnamon ornaments that have been 'antiqued' with off-white paint and finished with a mixture of glue and water.

This is a view from the kitchen into the dining room.

Finally, this is our tree. As usual, it's loaded down with ornaments that we've collected through the years. Every year I say I'll put less on it, but I think it gets more crowded every year! I'll try and post some more pictures next week.
Everyone have a great weekend!


  1. Your tree is beautiful Rosemary! I LOVE the one in the rusty can too, and what a neat idea for the ornaments, I just made some of the cinnamon applesauce ones too!!!

  2. Your tree is absolutely wonderful. I love trees full of ornaments and things. I have ornaments that were my great grandmothers. I cherish them. Could you post how to make cinnamon applesauce ornaments. Love love love your little trees.

  3. Oh, Rose Mary! It's all so very magical and full of love!

    I hope to do some cleaning this morning, and then pull out my Christmas trunk. :) I'll probably wait to cut a tree next week, but at least I can get started with decorating a few things! :)

    Did you know that Heather started a blog? I posted about it on my blog - it's called "Dusty Bay". I'm so glad she is joining us in blogland.

    Have a beautiful weekend!

  4. I love your trees, especially the little one. I'll probably put a tiny one in my kitchen, too. My tree will be filled with I'd say 90% hnad made ornaments. Wish I could enlarge your pictures to see the detail in the big tree.

  5. Rosemary it is beautiful. I am always delighted to see pic's of the cordwood cabin. I would love to see a close up of your big tree, to be able to see some of your ornaments. It all is so pretty!!!

  6. we are doing our trees on Monday, I am one of those that loads down my trees too...I have too many ornaments but I love them all..

  7. Sweet, sweet, sweet little trees! I love it all and how lovely to spend Christmas in a cabin, your big, full tree is grand!

  8. Oh- it's absolutely beautiful, Rose Mary!

  9. Your photos are simply gorgeous!

    I love the tree in the rusty can.