Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas Trees

Good morning how goes it? Exhausted from the hopping? Me too! But today is a favorite topic, the Christmas tree. I get excited just thinking about it. I love Christmas trees. This is a picture of our 1959 Christmas tree. I don't think we ever strayed from this style and I have to confess, its my favorite. That kind of stick tree.. a bit Charlie Brownish, and lots of tinsel, and all the ornaments we ever had.. Christmas trees since I've been married have varied from my style to Bret's, he likes the big fat full Noble Firs, and tons of lights. We've done colored and white, fat, bubble, combos.. love them all. Since Frankie was born we started adding kid ornaments to the tree, and now nothing says Christmas like our Star of David popsicle stick topper.
Elizabeth was dying for me to show you our tree, as she cracks up over the United Federation of Planets battle that takes place each year, with the complete set of Star Trek ornaments blinking around the tree. Sadly, I can't find one picture really showing off those ships. Come back at Christmas time this year and I'll really get a good shot. Because AMAZING!
Ok, enough of the nerd fest. Today is the day to hop on over to Pat's and see what she's up to. Hope you're enjoying all the projects! They're so cute, aren't they? Ok, see you here tomorrow!
P.S. Pat has set up a flickr group so you can show off your projects. Rumor has it some of you have been busy!


Blogger wcwk (When Celebrities Were Kids) said...

nice post...dude..

wcwk Team

2:38 AM  
Anonymous TheaM said...

I can hardly wait to see the pics of your Star Trek ornaments - not that I'm a major Trekkie by some standards, but we love Spock, Bones, and the crew - and we have a Star Trek desktop on our computer - I'm sure we are not alone!

3:59 AM  
Blogger Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Can't wait to see the tree..when does it go up?

This blog hopping is a full time job!

4:22 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...

What a hoot! Can't wait to see it.

4:24 AM  
Blogger alobsiger said...

Oh my, how I loved adding tinsel and icicles to the tree. Strangely we didn't get to do that for too many years. My grandma always had the tinsel tree with the color change light down below. I'll be back to see those Star Trek ships!

4:58 AM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Ha... you are so funny! I love how the trees evolve. We have some of those Star Trek ornaments too. But nothing can beat your Star of David topper!

5:08 AM  
Blogger mascanlon said...

Cute! I don't have the star trek tree but my son in law is a star wars freak and my daughter is Martha in training, I think when they get a big enough house they'll be at least 2 trees!

5:53 AM  
Blogger Margi said...

how very kewl, never knew there were Star War ornaments!

5:55 AM  
Blogger Quilt Hollow said...

How about mine having wanted Batman! Geez. Hallmark has all sorts for sure!

6:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Pam, love the tree! We also have Star Trek and Star Wars ornaments.

I have a quick question, I'm coming to S.F. the weekend of Thanksgiving for the Jaguars vs. 49ers on Sunday. Any quilt shops you can recommend while I'm there? I'll be staying downtown on 3rd street.

Thanks, Tracey

6:35 AM  
Blogger Jewel said...

Oh I love a good nerd fest... thanks for the ideas ... I will be assimilated now.

6:53 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

And our son's "Mutant Ninja Teenage Turtle" still has its place on honor on our tree every year. Love those "oldies but goodies" that bring back the years........sometimes too many years....LOL

7:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anxious to see your tree.


7:37 AM  
Blogger Ruby said...

Great tree topper!!! Cute snowman ornaments too, did you make them?

7:50 AM  
Blogger Betsy Lynn said...

Can't wait to see the pics!

8:04 AM  
Blogger isa & marta said...

Gracias por su historia. Tambien hemos armado arboles variando colores, adornos, etc.
Lo mas importante no concibo la Navidad sin el arbolito y las luces.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Of COURSE I grew up with the same kind of tree. That thin short needle fir. I still love them. And the tinsel! I used to adore it when I was a kid until my older sister told me it just wasn't "done" on classy people's Christmas trees! She went through a really snotty bitchy stage in high school and I was just the kid sister. Anyway we stopped the tinsel that year, sniff. But I say it has to come back! Your tree is great. Takes me back. Darn all those old ornaments that my parents threw away/left when we moved from PA to Utah in 1974. I've have a hole in my heart ever since that. I'm slowly picking some up every year. I love vintage Christmas trees!

8:16 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

It sounds like this will be interesting.

8:37 AM  
Blogger Denise said...

I had to laugh at the "battle" in your tree...we have a WWII plane battle that goes up every year center stage in the tree. I really thought we would be the only house to do that one! Too funny!

I will have to post a pix when the tree goes up...

8:39 AM  
Blogger Bonnie- Cotton Way said...

Pam, what a great pic of the tree. Although 1959 was the year I was born, we had lots of years that our tree looked just like that. My mom instructed us to hang the tinsel exactly vertical so it would not pool at the bottom touching another branch. It took HOURS, but it looked so BEAUTIFUL! And then we had to take it off strand by strand and put it in the box for next year!

9:09 AM  
Blogger Julie in WA said...

We had those same long thin silver 'icicles' on our tree every year! They'd get caught in the power nozzle of the vacuum, which made my dad mad. But each year we saved enough to reuse the next year. It helped fill in the space of our Charlie Brown Christmas trees!

10:02 AM  
Blogger Julie in WA said...

We had those same long thin silver 'icicles' on our tree every year! They'd get caught in the power nozzle of the vacuum, which made my dad mad. But each year we saved enough to reuse the next year. It helped fill in the space of our Charlie Brown Christmas trees!

10:02 AM  
Anonymous happy zombie said...

You know how I love your tree... on so many levels!

10:21 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

I can't wait for the Christmas post -- my mind isn't wrapping around the whole Star Trek thing, so bring it on!

10:44 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I think your tree is filled with awesomeness. Unique is always good.

10:44 AM  
Blogger Karen in Tucson said...

Can't wait to see the "Battle" tree. I have a large collection of ornaments and now only have a 4 foot tree so have cut way back and rotate them each year - I just love to pull out the box and go through them and remember each story. Thank you for sharing. Karen

11:12 AM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I love Star Trek! My parents have a complete collection of all the ornaments - and they don't all fit on the tree! :)

11:40 AM  
Blogger Happy Cottage Quilter said...

ha, ha, ha oh my Star Trek ornaments. Can't wait to see this tree :-)

12:19 PM  
Blogger SheilaC said...

We have those Star Trek ornaments too!! Spock saying "Live long and prosper" when you push the button!
They are cool!!

Thanks for sharing



3:00 PM  
Blogger lynnquiltsalot said...

Love that black and white Christmas tree picture...fond memories! We have a popsicle star with glitter too that is lovingly put on the tree every year! All these stories are so fun.

3:20 PM  
Blogger kaiolohiakids said...

Such fun stories!

3:46 PM  
Blogger jaybird said...

star trek ornaments.. i love it!

5:28 PM  
Blogger Sharrieboberry said...

My aunt, uncle and two cousins had a silver tinsel tree. We thought that was sooo fancy. They were the "rich" relatvies!

5:34 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

I do have an alumium tree and color wheel that I use every couple of years.

5:35 PM  
Blogger mo said...

I LOVE a good old fashioned tree with that icicle tinsel. So great! I want to use it on mine but I am afraid the dog will eat them and get all bound up inside. There is a farm here that leaves their nobles untrimmed so they look good and natural.

5:45 PM  
Blogger arlette said...

I'd like to see your Star Trek ornaments, LOL

6:07 PM  
Blogger Jayne said...

Absolutely loving all this Christmas talk!! Really putting me in the spirit!

6:20 PM  
Blogger Vic said...

I haven't had a real tree in 29 years ... we have a beautiful artificial tree, but I have to say, I like the big, full, trees. Thanks for helping me to get in the holiday spirit.

8:17 PM  
Blogger Iva said...

Okay... now my curiosity is peaked. Can't wait to see your tree!

8:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My son has a lot of Star Wars ornaments (not Star Trek.) Nothing says Christmas like Boba Fett and Darth Vader!

Leslie S. in MN

9:45 PM  
Blogger Quilter In Paradise said...

aaahhh yes,, trees with tinsel,, I remember!
Beth in Dallas

7:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your blog and am really enjoying the blog hop!

1:55 PM  
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1:57 PM  
Blogger Kathi D said...

We put everything and the kitchen sink on our tree. Never have we had anything approaching a designer-y or color coordinated tree. The only thing missing these days is the good old lead-poisoning tinsel. The plastic stuff never really worked out, and so the tinsel hanging is gone with the wind.

10:01 PM  
Anonymous Gwen Carreon said...

You got bit by the quillow bug too.
I also made countless one year...

1:44 PM  
Blogger Kristine said...

Your 1959 Christmas tree photo was perfect. And your story about the Star Trek ornaments made me giggle. Thank you for sharing a bit of your world and what makes you happy.

12:49 PM  
Blogger Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Love the 1959 tree. It brings back good memories of even stickier trees of my youth.

9:43 AM  

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