Thursday, February 19, 2009

The St. Patrick's Day Tree


Today I finally took down my Valentine's Day tree and put the ornaments away until next year.
I now have the St. Patrick's Day tree decorated with little sparkle leprechaun hats, glistening shamrocks, silver beads, light green and emerald flowers, etc. I've tried to take a good photo, but it just doesn't come out as pretty as it is in person. It must be my camera. (The lights on the tree look yellow in the picture, but they are actually bright white.)
I cannot begin to express how much Jim and I have enjoyed the Valentine tree and now we have almost a month to enjoy this one.
I don't know why it has taken me so long to have these holiday trees in the house year-around.
I've started to collect ornaments for my Easter tree and have two bags full already. Fun!!
I hope you like the photo. I'm so happy to share it with you and wish you were here to see it.
***Don't forget the March 1st giveaway!!!

23 comments:

Lesley said...

Oh Barbara, what a brilliant idea to have a festive tree for all the special ocassions! I was loathe to take down our Christmas/Yule decorations but now your idea is giving me something else to look forward to! :D

Your Saint Patrick tree is beautiful. What time of the day did you take your photograph? The light can affect how your photo turns out. At Christmas I took a photo of our tree at night with the house lights on and the photo came out with a yellow hue; I took another one the next morning and the photo was beautifully clear and bright.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Lotsa folks down here have Mardi Gras trees. Your Wearin' o' the Green one is cute!

Willa Fae said...

Really like the tree!

Janna Qualman said...

It's very pretty!

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Love your trees! Thanks for sharing pics. Look forward to Easter tree.

Terri Tiffany said...

Wow! you are so creative all the time! Love it and wanted to tell you again how much I enjoyed your package from Valentine's day! It was awesome!

KKJD1 said...

Your tree is beautiful! I havent gotten any of my St Pattys day decorations out yet but maybe this weekend. Hope you have a great weekend! Blessings,Karen

Sassy Granny ... said...

How cool!

I'm a Flanagan, with a long history among the McFadden, Kelly, Cari clans of Celtic blood. St. Paddy's Day is one of my favorites, mostly because blarney is expected. There's lots of it at my house!

Have a beautiful day,
Kathleen

Barbara said...

Lesley- I hope you'll try the holiday tree idea. It is such a JOY!!

Barbara said...

Angie- Mardi Gras would make a colorful tree! I think I'll try it next year.

Barbara said...

Willa Fae- Wish you could be here.

Barbara said...

Janna- It's my new hobby...along with lots of others.

Barbara said...

Donna- I'm looking forward to that Easter tree. I'm trying to find bunny and baby chicken ornaments.

Barbara said...
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Barbara said...

Karen- With a large family like mine, there always a birthday or holiday to celebrate. Keeps me busy.

Barbara said...

Kathleen- Sounds like there will be lots of celebrating at your house on St. Pat's Day. If you're like me, you love a party!!

Barbara said...

Terri- I'm so glad you liked the Valentine package. Now you can try for the March 1st giveaway.

Debbie said...

You give us slackers a bad name! But, that is seriously beautiful.

Barbara said...

Debbie- Thank you, that's sweet.

Michele said...

I really love the way you decorate. Very inspiring..

Barbara said...

Michele- Thank you.

Darlene said...

The tree is soo cute! I have not seen the holiday trees.
I bet you are having fun looking for the decorations!
Blessings,
Darlene

judyyak said...

Hi
Great tree. I have only been doing trees for each holiday the last year myself. I am having somuch fun collecting decorations a well as trying to make my own. thanks for sharing. judyyak