Sunday, November 30, 2008

My southwest Christmas tree

Dug through more boxes in the garage today. Brought out my southwest tree that I have had for years. I started this tree with the red and green chili lights when we lived in Virginia. It was one of 5 trees, all sizes, that I used to decorate with for Christmas. I haven't decorated for Christmas since my DDH got sick and then passed away. Haven't spent a Christmas at home since then. But this year is different. I feel like doing it. And I will be here with my oldest son for Christmas.

It's not a big tree. Tabletop size. But the chili pepper lights, the Mexican/Southwest ornaments, the painted tin star atop the tree, raffia bows, saltillo runner and the santo with her rosary of red beads all lends itself to a Southwestern style Christmas. I am happy with this.

6 comments:

Michelle said...

totally cute! I have chili pepper lights up all year above my kitchen cabinets!

Joy said...

I LOVE IT!! Can't wait to come over and see it 'up close and personal'. I hope this Christmas will be a good one for you and Rob.

Susan said...

Love your SW tree. So glad you feel like celebrating Christmas again.
Susan

Sandy said...

Judy, Your books are great. Bird is the word! You have a special touch with doing books. You got me started with them on a Mothers Day project years ago and I'm still learning from you. Thanks for sharing them. And giving me direction for my creativity. Sandy

Heartinmyhand said...

Great Tree. And the tags, well you are very talented

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