Saturday, January 10, 2009

The Valentine Tree




Dolls hanging from the Valentine Tree.


I don't think I've ever enjoyed our Christmas tree as much as I have this year. So today when I was supposed to take it down and box it up for another year, I just couldn't do it. I've heard of people keeping their trees up all year, decorating each holiday, accordingly.

This afternoon I took the Christmas decor off the tree and put up Valentine's Day ornaments. The tree is now adorned with little dolls, hearts, cupids, white bows, beads, and ribbon.
I am planning an Easter Tree, A Mother's Day Tree, A Father's Day Tree, 4th of July, etc. This should be fun...and I don't have to part with my gorgeous tree.

21 comments:

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Barbara - our youngest daughter does that. She never takes the tree down. She is decorating it for Valentines day now. She uses the changing seasons as well as any holiday she can think of.

Barbara said...

Hi Lea- I think a Birthday Tree would be nice too...honoring a family member in their birthday month with photos, favorite hobbies, favorite colors, etc.

This is so much fun. I would like to see photos of your daughter's tree.

Pat's Place said...

That sounds like fun! In fact my sister-in-law and I were planning something similar for Mother. We saw a spiral tree with small oval frames hanging around the spiral. We thought we would put pictures of all her grandchildren and great grands in the ovals and let her have the tree in her room all the time. Or we could decorate it for each season like you suggest.

Barbara said...

Pat- Today I saw a tree like you describe and mentioned to my daughter that it would make a good tree for decorating. Good luck on your creative venture.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Nice! I did it one year, and it was a ton of fun. In summer, I put seashells, sand dollars with glitter, mini flipflops, etc. Too bad you don't have Mardi Gras there. Tons of folks here do special trees for that holiday too.

Barbara said...

Angie- I like those ideas, especially the shells, etc. I may try it this summer.

Linda Reznicek said...

I still have mine up and I don't plan on taking it down anytime soon--though I may have to if I buy an item I'm thinking about buying.

Kathryn Magendie said...

what a gorgeous tree! and a good idea *smiling* It is always a little sad to take down the tree.

Enya! I now need to get out my husband's Enya cd's!

Sassy Granny ... said...

Brilliant!

I've thought so many times about doing likewise, so I'm delighted to see someone actually employ their tree for more than a mere month.

Way to go. I can hardly wait to watch is morph through the seasons!

Kathleen

Joanne said...

Love it!!

Barbara said...

Sassy Granny- I look forward to changing it almost monthly.

Barbara said...

Joanne- Thank you!

Rose Mary said...

Your tree is so pretty! I almost left the one in my kitchen window up and then didn't:( You are going to enjoy it the entire year!

Barbara said...

Rose Mary- A tree in the kitchen would be so cute!

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Marilyn said...

How sweet, Barbara. If you have the room, go for it.

Terri Tiffany said...

How wonderful! I almost did that this year as I loved my tree and my daughter is coming to visit on Valentines day--should have taken your lead! It is beautiful!

Barbara said...

Marilyn- Going try it. So far, so good.

Barbara said...

Terri- There's so many things I can do with it and it's really magical.

Barbara said...

Linda- Looks like you finally had to take your tree down for the new piano.

Barbara said...

Kathryn- Thank you.