Category Archives: trees

2016 chalkboard tree

This is the fifth year my sister Genny and I made a chalkboard tree on the large chalkboard in the music room. DH painted the chalkboard on the wall in 2011. It is about eight feet tall. It took four coats of green chalkboard paint to cover well. If you paint a chalkboard on a […]

christmas tree countdown ~ snow tree

Yes, Christmas is past, but I made a promise to myself to blog about all our trees, so I’m still plugging away. I hope you don’t mind! The Snow Tree can be found in the dining room. For years we decorated it with shredded plastic “snow,” but I can’t justify that. We try to avoid […]

christmas tree countdown ~ craft room tree

My favorite room in the house is my craft room. We did a total remodel of the room in 2008. Down to the studs and back up again. The room had been a second story porch at one time, then turned into an enclosed room. The room below, on the first floor, is our kitchen. […]

christmas tree countdown ~ upstairs hall

The upstairs hall has two trees. One slender six foot tall tree sits in a crock in the corner of the hall. It is decorated with pictures from Christmas past…both of our children and of our grandchildren. Many of the pictures are ones we used in our Christmas cards when our children were young. Many […]

christmas tree countdown ~ garden tree

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christmas open house 2014 ~ downstairs

A beautiful day for a great open house. We had about 190 guests. A few drove quite a ways to be here and we thank them for that gift. It was wonderful to see you! We thank everyone who had a hand in getting ready for this big day. My sister Genny, my daughter Sarah, […]

christmas tree countdown ~ the twins’ tree

Our youngest daughter switched bedrooms and we decided to turn her previous bedroom into a room for the twins when they stay overnight. The built-in bunk beds are perfect for the girls. The room was painted blue, with a green ceiling, and some brown trim around the bed. Because Snow White LOVES! pink, we decided […]

christmas tree countdown ~ living room tree

DH took this picture of the tree in the living room. This is our family tree. It holds the kids’ ornament collections, our family ornaments, the ornaments the kids’ have made during grade school, etc. It is beaded with a double strand of red beads, decked with popcorn and cranberry strings, and finished with silver […]

christmas tree countdown ~ chalkboard tree

This is the third year in a row that we have done a chalkboard tree. The chalkboard is in the room we call the “music room” because that’s where our piano lives. The chalkboard is painted on the wall with green chalkboard paint. It is a bit over eight feet tall. The ceilings are twelve […]

christmas tree countdown ~ blue and silver tree

The Christmas tree in the downstairs bedroom has been dubbed “the blue and silver tree.” It is located in the 1960 addition to the original house. This addition has 8′ ceilings, so the tree is 7′. It is decorated with mostly silver ornaments, many of them with an old-fashioned theme, and some blue ornaments. It […]