Thursday, December 09, 2010

Christmas branch

Tonight my family is coming over and we're decorating the tree and celebrating my birthday. 
My birthday isn't till Monday, but I love combining the two events. 
Hey, a decoratively lit Christmas tree is even better than a candle lit birthday cake!
So before anyone gets here I thought I'd show you my branch!
Yes, I finally have a branch like my friend Nancy's branch!

I found my very own Manzanita branch this past summer up at the Mogollon Rim
and just now hung it over my kitchen island.
Just in time for Christmas.

This is what it looks like in the wild above Strawberry, Arizona.
Love the deep, dark red bark.

See why I love my barn lights so much? 
The designs reflected on the ceiling are so cool!
And the metal guards make it possible for me to hang my Manzanita branch using fishing line.

I've had so much fun decorating for Christmas this year.
Cuz I know my two year old granddaughter Emolyn will notice every single detail.

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Anonymous said...

I love this! The ornaments are such an amazing color....Very unique and one of a kind. Happy early birthday!

Take care,

netierose said...

What a fantastic and truly unique idea! Love the blue ornaments too.


beautiful. love the branch idea...
especially for the glass ornaments it shows them off nicely

Heidi said...

I love it! It's unique and really a fun way to show off special ornaments.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Your home is looking so festive and pretty Linda!
Love the branch idea, very original and very pretty too!

Terry said...

Cool idea. Looks great! Terry

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I absolutely love this. Will you keep it up all year? You should just switch out the ornaments.

Pearl Maple said...

well done, love the branch and crystal theme, thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

Wow! Linda, I really LOVE what you've done with the branch! That's a perfect place for it and I love the ornaments that you chose. I hope I get to see it in person.

Judi said...

I love your branch, Linda. I've confessed my coveting to Nancy over her branch. Now I have to covet yours too, haha. What a perfect place to hang it, too. It looks great over your kitchen island.