Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Rockin' Around My Christmas Tree

As you may know from my previous posts, putting up my Christmas tree is a big deal. It connects me to my grandmother, who really was the only person in my family with any holiday spirit. So now that she's gone, I'm all by my lonesome. My husband runs so quickly from me when I'm decorating, you'd think he was allergic to cheer. He might be, actually.

Like I've done the last few years, I put on a Christmas album and carefully placed each ornament, reminiscing on holidays of yore. It's times like this when I wish I had a large family to share in the spirit of Christmas. But I suppose for now, I'm in this alone.

I was disappointed with the way the green ornaments blended into the tree last year, so I went out a bought blue ones. Now I almost feel like my tree is patriotic, but I still love it. All I need is a lovely red, tree skirt and I'll be all set.




Maybe this Christmas will mean something more
Maybe this year love will appear
Deeper than ever before
And maybe forgiveness will ask us to call
Someone we love
Someone we’ve lost
For reasons we can’t quite recall
Mmm, maybe this Christmas


"Maybe This Christmas" by Ron Sexsmith

14 comments:

Traci said...

Melissa - it is sooooo beautiful! I love it (and your wall color too).

A Punkin Card Company said...

My god! Your tree is awesome. It looks like the big ones in fancy halls and long banquet rooms. I am so proud of you!
My grandmother is also the only one with holiday flare in my fam. She is still with me and I cherish every moment with her.

Merry Holidays

Venessa said...

wow! that's magazine ready!!! that is such a gorgeous photo of such a pretty tree!!! we're just married a year now so my collection is not developed yet!! I hope to get to where you are! LOL

Jeope said...

Red, blue and white? Those are French colours! That's about as unpatriotic as you can get!

Seriously tho'? I find the security blanket around the base adorable.

Cat said...

it's beautiful!

Stacy said...

Lovely tree! I get so much inspiration from seeing everyone's lovely trees out here in blogland! Your's is by far one of my favorites!

Melissa said...

Thanks everyone!! I'm always so excited to show off my tree. I wish I could be a professional tree decorator and have an endless budget for luxurious ornaments! They have jobs like that, right???

danielle said...

your tree looks great and goes so well with your beautiful walls! we still need to put ours up - eek!

five dot design said...

it's absolutely fantastic!

Tessa said...

WHOOSH! <----that's me...being blown away! Your tree is splendiferously gloriously gorgeous. Love, love how the lights are reflected in the door as well. What a work of art...your Grandmama would be SO proud and happy!

Xstal said...

It's REALLY beautiful, Melissa. I'm thinking of my Grandma a lot, too, right now, AND LOVING CHRISTMAS, so this was so nice to read :)

Elizabeth Magee said...

What a gorgeous photo! :)

POH said...

Wow, that looks pretty. Seeing that makes me feel a little more Christmas spirit than I usually have this time of year. I don't even feel like putting up lights :(

Gina said...

this looks beautiful against the pale blue walls