Wednesday, December 2, 2009

O Tannenbaum. . .

O Tannenbaum. . .

Wie treu sind deine Blätter.

Sorry, that song is stuck in my head. : )

I lived in Germany when I was a little girl for a few years and we would sing
"O, Christmas tree" in german every year.

So, I can't help but sing it every year when we decorate our tree, hence the title of this post. ; )

I really like the traditional Christmas colors and toyed with the idea of doing more of a "theme" tree this year and somewhat tried too but I still had to include some of my favorite ornaments.

So, I guess you could say it's a "hodpodge themed" tree.

Here is how she turned out.

I do need to get one more spool of ribbon to finish my garland.

and just a couple shots of some of our ornaments. . .

and my most favorite ornament, ever.

Maddie made this in kindergarten.

They painted their little hands white, stamped them onto the ornament and made their little fingers into snowmen. I love this ornament and now when Maddie holds it, her hand covers the entire thing. So, that makes it even more special to me now.

Lastly, a quick shot of Miss Maddie decorating it. : )

Is your tree up and decorated yet?


Becky said...

I love it, Steph! It's so pretty and "Christmasy". It's perfect! I also love seeing your special ornaments. <3

Heidi said...

Very pretty and festive!

Love all the red contrasting the tree. We have a little somewhat sad looking Charlie Brown-ish tree...(we'll get a different one when we move by next Christmas) that we put up a few nights ago. Our tree will always be a bit hodge podge because we have a tradition of buying a new ornament every year to commemorate something significant that happened in that year. It makes putting up the tree so fun as we come across those ornaments and reminissing over the previous years events.

I'd love to hear more about your childhood in Germany! Were you born there? How long, what brought you to the states eventually?

Kathy said...

SO pretty!! I love that sweet ornament! My husband is German so love the German translation. :)

sarah said...

very pretty and festive


Vanessa said...

I LOVE that snowman ornament! So cute! I need to make some of those for my kids! Your house looks great!