Sunday, December 15, 2013


The tree is done!  I got sloppy at the end I guess, but I was so tired.  My little great granddaughter won't care anyway!   Loaded it with candy canes and hopefully she will like it.  
I am missing a LOT of ornaments but the tree has plenty anyway.  It's just that those were my favorite ones.
I HAVE to find them.  It's really bothering me.
Well, this is it.  It took me the better part of the day to hang them all..but I got it finished in time and I am pleased.  There are a lot of ornaments missing so we have to go search for them in the garage.  The missing ones are my favorites too.  We thought we had all of the cartons down..but I guess not.  At least I had enough to cover the tree pretty well.  I must not have added every single thing last year because the tree is FULL.   ??  It's a mystery.
Sorry my photo is so dark.  I am just NOT a photographer!

I am on a quest to find ALL of my decorations and put them in one place. (I say that every year!)

P.S. When I get tired I repeat myself.  :)


  1. Oh Mona, such a big pretty tree. Everything looks so good. I found a lot of things I had forgotten about this year because the crates where not all together. I also write on the crates telling me what's in them. I am sure when your granddaughter saw your beautiful tree she loved the it.
    Have a Very Merry Christmas.

  2. Decorating is your thing, that's for sure! Looks wonderful...:)JP

  3. Your tree looks so pretty Mona!
    And your whole house is just so cozy and festive.
    I was so happy to hear from you, thanks for your sweet comment too.
    I am thinking of you dear friend, and hoping that you can find some joy this Christmas season.
    Big Hugs,

  4. Mona we must be twins with me loosing my Christmas bible. I can't live at Christmas with out that book. It turned up yesterday. I am hoping your things turn up as well.

  5. Beautiful tree Mona! I am missing a box of decorations too this year, oh well! Are those antlers I see in the background?

  6. I am sure she will love the tree, it is beautiful.. hope you find those ornaments in time for next year...

  7. Hi Mona...You can lighten your pictures at Pic Monkey.It's free. Just load your picture and hit exposure. It will lighten it and you will have fun playing with the other selections.

  8. Morning, tree is really nice, Those grandkids don't know the difference if something is ,missing or not.
    Not feeling well today so chat later


  9. Your tree looks good to me. I know your grandchildren will love it. Hope you do find your missing ornaments. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  10. I enlarged it and the tree is just gorgeous! I am sorry you haven't found all your ornaments - but you will! sandie

  11. Simply charming, Sweetpea. I keep hearing "Less is more," which does and doesn't make sense to me, but in our case, and think the "More is More" gives us both joy.

    Our tree this year is the simplest of the plain---JUST WHITE LIGHTS, for we've been busy, and it's also a live tree in a pretty pot.

    Minimal decorations this year, and maximum enjoying. Had a lovely tea party last night, and am ignoring all those dishes til I feel like it. It's so strange not to have a deadline looming.

    Best of MORE of everything to you and yours.

    love, rachel

  12. wonderful job mona! i have so many decorations i can't even get to them. a goal is to clean out the attic this spring/summer and sort through everything!

  13. Your tree looks gorgeous! I haven't put up a tree for a few years. The kids are out of the house and we celebrate Christmas and Christmas Eve at my daughter's. They like for my grandson to be at his own house for major Christmas festivities.

    Last year and this year I wanted to buy a certain style of prelit Christmas tree. By the time the gifts were bought and some other surprise expenses were met, it was just a little too much to spend money on a new tree too. We have a perfectly pretty one stored in the basement, but I detest dealing with the lights for it. So, downstairs it will stay. Maybe this year the prelit tree that I have my eye on will be on sale for a little while after Christmas. I miss my Christmas ornaments and want to use then again.

    I must agree with Balisha about Pic Monkey. I use the free of charge portion of it and have so much fun monkeying with my pictures. Not to mention, getting the pictures level. I always take off kilter pics somehow.

  14. Your tree is really beautiful and the children will love it! Hope you find your ornaments. I'm the world's worst at misplacing things or can't remember where I put them. I vow to get organized this coming year. Take care!

  15. Pretty tree Mona . . . I hope you solve the missing ornaments though. I wonder where they could be?

  16. Your tree is beautiful. I don't know how you could put another thing on it. I'm missing a lot of my ornaments too. I think I know where they are in the basement, but I can't get to those boxes. Hope we both find them before next year.

    P.S. I love candy canes on a Christmas tree!

  17. Its -27 here this morning and we have tons of snow - we got approx 15 inches, some counties around us got more - love the snow.
    I love your tree, it is most beautiful. You will laugh when you see mine - all I can say is that I was thinkin' of you n PH. he,he
    Have a wonderful day :)

  18. I think it looks lovely! I'm also thinking dear PH hid the rest! Ha! I didn't put half of the things out I usually do and it looks fine, plus nobody has even noticed! That's fine with me!

  19. This made me smile because I, too, am missing a box of ornaments. It wasn't until I saw a pair of old stocking stretchers in a store window that I realised I was missing mine!

  20. Your house looks so pretty and cozy, I want to come over!!! Love all your decorations.

  21. Mona, when you find the missing ornaments, you may need to get a larger tree. It does look lovely now.

  22. Your tree is magnificent! I really mean that. It is one of the prettiest I have ever seen.
    Big hug, Des xxx

  23. Your tree is beautiful and I hope you find your ornaments... Your tree is beautiful and I hope you find your ornaments... I repeat myself when I get tired also:) Have a blessed week before Christmas! HUGS coming your way!

  24. Hi Mona! Your tree looks lovely and I'm hoping you will find your other ornaments so you won't be stressed! Merry Christmas!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  25. Hi Mona: I am having the same problem. I can't find the Christmas stocking. Your tree looks beautiful. I love all the ornaments. Have a wonderful Christmas. Blessings, Martha

  26. Merry Christmas Mona! You must be like me and hide things from yourself!


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