Friday, December 9, 2011


I must admit that each year I look forward to putting up the Christmas tree and enjoying the 'memories'.  Some years I've put up one tiny tree with a few ornaments but lately I've really enjoy putting up multiple trees and letting each one shine!
This is the tree that sits in the living room in front of the window.  It has most of the memory ornaments on it.  
Since I like to leave my trees up for so long I've used a faux tree for many years now.  Less mess and easier for us old folks!  My tree isn't fancy but full of memories and so special to me! 

I got this ornament on clearance last year

This Texas ornament goes on the tree each year
As my Mama says, "Once a Texan, Always a Texan"

This one is very special.  It was the ornament Mr ALC gave me on our first Christmas together
I love the blown glass heart!  

I have a Charlie tree I put up each year with cat ornaments, birds and bells!  I have collected the Hallmark cat ornaments for many, many years.  This years newest ornament bought using a $5 coupon from Hallmark!  

Tomorrow I get to go see this little guy and his tree and I can hardly wait!  

He looks like he is waiting to give his Grandma a big hug!  

I'm joining in with the fun 
Christmas Tree Party 
with Honey at 2805
So many beautiful trees to see! 

Hugs to you this Holiday Season,



Loui♥ said...

and so full of sentiment..
still need to finish my tree..
felines are getting more curious each day..
but the sight of the spray bottle works wonders as a deter-ant!
warmest hugs..

Scarlett said...

Wow hasnt your grand babe grown! Tiger is getting so big! Love your tree decs and I am faux tree fan too - cant be doing with clearing up dropped needles :o) Scarlett x

evalevabo said...

Riktigt juligt. Härligt.

Barbara F. said...

Beautiful tree, Linda. Tiger is getting so big, he is adorable. And, the glass heart from Mr. ALC is my favorite ornament. xo

Deb said...

I love the memory trees, Linda. Isn't it fun seeing everything again. That's what ours is like, too. I put my kitchen tree on the front porch this year just for something different. My dining room is full of small ornamental trees. Your grandson is so sweet. That's what it's all about. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4

Marigene said...

It doesn't seem like that cute little Tiger is old enough to be sitting up by himself...wasn't he just born a few weeks ago!
Love your is all I can find space for.
Have a wonderful weekend with your little guy!

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Fabulous trees and ornaments. Enjoy your family time...little guy is way too cute.

Chatty Crone said...

Ooh I like that glass blown heart from Mr.ALC - so pretty and the Texas one - I think about your mom. Have fun with your GS tomorrow. Sandie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love your trees. I love all the ones that have special memory ornaments on them. They are always the best. Hugs, Marty

Betsy said...

Tiger is so adorable. I'm sure he's just as excited as can be. Your ornaments are so precious, think I like the tea pot one the best:-)

sissie said...

Hi Linda,
There is nothing prettier than a Christmas tree filled with memory ornaments. I also love the idea of the Charlie tree. Maybe I need to do a Gabby and Gizzy tree.

Your tree looks very pretty.

Your little Tiger looks so happy and yes, he does look like he's ready to give Grandma a big hug.


Romeo said...

Beautiful tree Ms. Linda!!!! A memory tree - what a great idea and so precious. But let's get serious here....Charlie has his own tree?!?!?! Now I KNOW I am not being treated properly. I do NOT have my own tree and we are NOT allowed to climb our tree. If we become mesmerized by an ornament, "her" radar goes off and in moments, "she" is right there telling us not to even think about it. Okay, so tell me, will you pick me up the bus station tomorrow???



Jann Olson said...

I'll say he looks like he's ready to give grandma a hug. Hurry up grandma before he grows up. Don't they grow up way too fast? Your tree looks lovely. So fun to have ornaments with meaning. Love the heart from hubby. I have one I love given to us by my inlaws our first year of marriage. It has two little mice in a mushroom house. Thanks for your sweet comment about my red dishes.

Ames said...

I love your tree Linda! I think it's purrfect! :)~Ames

I look forward to new pics of Tiger!

Shabby Marilyn said...

Wonderful tree, love the santa tea pot! New follower, anxious to check out more of your blog! Hope to see you visit and be a friend, I will be posting Xmas Wonders myself soon, thanks for sharing

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Oh Linda he is such a cutie..enjoy your visit with him. Thank you for sharing your tree and all your pretty ornaments.


pamq said...

Yup, Tiger looks like he is waiting just for you!

I think I have caught on to why "simplify" is not a good word for you........


Dragonfly Treasure said...

Wonderful tree! So pretty and meaningful.

Jill said...
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Jill said...

Love your memory tree, Linda - especially, the heart shaped ornament from your husband - that's special, for sure.....

Honey at 2805 said...

Your memory tree is charming, Linda! That little sweetie does indeed look like he says to hug his grandmother!

Thanks for linking to the Christmas Tree Party!

the cape on the corner said...

ooh, that colored glass heart is gorgeous! the most special of our ornaments are one symbolizing our travels and one when we got our house.