Sunday, October 14, 2012

Christmas? Already?

Well, not really, but I did decorate a tree yesterday.  It was for the Festival of Trees in November which will feature over 100 decorated trees. These will be purchased to benefit Ann's Place which provides services without charge to those touched by cancer.  

You may know that I love to decorate for the holidays, especially Christmas. In my previous home I used to put up three trees, each with a different theme. My kitchen had a big bay window with a window seat, the perfect spot for a small tree. Alas, no room for it in this house.  Now I only do two trees. My kitchen tree was decorated all with white geese of many different styles--china, wood, fabric, femo clay, glass, etc.  Geese were very popular back in the 80's when I started this one.  These ornaments have been sitting in a box for 11 years and I thought it was time that they found a new home. So I purchased a three foot pre-lit tree from the festival organizers and went to work.

Remember that all pictures are clickable for a bigger view.

We had to give our tree a name. Mine is "Goosey, Goosey Gander" and is in memory of my late husband who loved Christmas and died from cancer in December 2000.

This is photographed on the floor, so it looks out of proportion. It is only three feet tall and meant to go on a table.  Geese were so popular that I even had Christmas fabric with geese to make a tree skirt and I found a cute figurine of white geese in a row wearing red bows to go at the base of the tree.

I made the angel for the top. She used to go on a four foot tree and she's a little big for this tree, but I think that she's so cute that I had to use her anyway.  Don't you love those Princess Leia braids?

Geese that sing, wear holly wreaths and top hats.

A little farm boy tending his goose

This is one of my favorites. He's fine china or maybe even porcelain. He has a slightly iridescent glaze.

There has to be a Santa goose

The goose on the left wears a down vest and has a Christmas package tucked under his wing. The goose in the wagon with wheels and handle that move.

I will be away for the delivery date, so I had to make mine early and get it delivered this week.  All the ornaments are wired on to make for easier transit.  Whoever buys it has to take it home.


Cindy Green said...

Wow, Norma, it is gorgeous and I hope the person who buys it truly appreciates your homemade touches and generosity! I've always felt a Christmas tree is so much more than the sum of its parts and this one really proves it! What a heartfelt gift!

Martha Ginn said...

Beautiful tree! What a good solution to help a favorite charity and get a box out of your storage. I hope it brings a pretty penny!

Vivien Zepf said...

This will be a wonderful tree for someone to buy.