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O Tannenbaum...

While the turkey was roasting in the oven, the pumpkin pie waiting to be devoured, the dressing spiced up with peppercorns, the potatoes waiting to be cooked and the gravy simmering as the corn relish, cranberries and olives were being chilled, Bud and I got out the tree decorations from storage and made the living room a bit more festive for the holiday...

unlighted - lighted

Some close up images of decorations...

frosted icicles illuminated by the LED lights


glittered snowflakes


  1. we just pulled our tree out yesterday. It's up but not decorated yet. I like those icicles and snowflakes. Your tree looks very pretty. Wanna come decorate mine?

  2. Beautiful tree, and really lovely ornaments. I would have expected nothing less from you. :-)

  3. You jumped right into the spirit of things.

  4. Beautiful tree. Those snowflakes look very similar to ones that grace the branches of my trees.Oh,and I also have some small icicles on one tree. Have a great day.The german,O Tannenbaum,caught my attention. This is a language I am familiar with,grew up with.

  5. Beautiful indeed!! And you are, indeed, ready for the holidays!! Such a fun, colorful start for my day!! Hope you're enjoying a great Sunday!!

  6. love the snow flakes and i am glad you posted this, i thought i was the only one putting my tree up on TG day

  7. These pictures made me feel more excited of tomorrow. It's December first, yay, Christmas is just around the corner. Better yet start decorating. Your pictures are beautiful.

  8. NOW your talkin'!!!

  9. Very pretty! Ours went up yesterday.

  10. Anni very very pretty....I love how you framed them and changed lighting.
    Hugs Madi and Cecilia


  11. Amei conhecer o seu blog, já fiquei por aqui!!!Achei maravilhoso!!!
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!


    Beijos Marie.

  12. A beautiful tree, and the Santa ornaments are wonderful! I am just getting things out. May take me all week, doing a little each evening. But - the tree is up!!

  13. Got stuff out to start the decorating. I have all week, as I don't have anyone coming for dinner until next Sunday! Thanks, Anni

  14. These are some lovely decorations. I hauled everything out yesterday. Always a chore!

  15. Very pretty decorations.

  16. I have been busy decorating my apartment and now I feel like it's Christmas time, my favorite time of the year.

  17. It is beautiful!! I fell like I got to sneak a peek into your day!!!
    Happy December 1st!!! The year is flying by!!!

  18. It is lovely. Thank you for sharing. I'm not quite feeling it this year and haven't started anything to do with Christmas yet......I better get busy!