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Friday, December 2, 2011

An Old Fashioned Tree

The tree is up and all of our decor is finished.  We love an old fashioned tree filled with family heirlooms and collected ornaments from many past Christmas's.  Very simple decor with the tree being the star of the show.  At night the lights make the whole room glow.


 A daytime view showing the many, many ornaments, and all the stocking ready to be filled.


 Doves and angels for the season.


 Vintage ornaments and toy ornaments collected by our children and grandchildren.




 Lots of teddy's and stuffed animal ornaments too.  A different one for each grandchild.






 Just an old fashioned tree filled with tons of memories and lots of love.


Hope your tree brings back loving memories of Christmas's past.


54 comments:

  1. Beautiful tree. Love all the ornaments. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. A beautiful tree Marty.

    We had a tree like this year after year. We put up more than one tree, but have given all the keepsake ornaments to our children. Lots of memories in those ornaments.

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  3. Marty your tree is so pretty and FULL of beautiful ornaments!I bet you had fun pulling out all these ornaments and reminiscing! Your living room looks so festive!
    Yvonne

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  4. Marty, your tree is very similar to my tree (if I veer get it up). Filled with ornaments that have special meaning to them. Love all the teddy bears. Very pretty!

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  5. Marty, your tree is beautiful and full of memories. I am like Pat and have given all the keepsake ornaments to my children to use on their trees.
    Barb

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  6. Marty, your tree is beautiful! Your decorations are much like mine. Many with memories from many years ago. I even recognized a couple on your tree! Isn't it fun to pull them out and remember people and places are you decorate the tree!!

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  7. Your tree looks very much like ours...just a big collection from when the children were young, some ornaments that were gifts or found on trips and my favorite, the vintage ornaments I have from my late mom and dad...they are the most special!

    Happy Holidays!

    XO,
    Jane

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  8. Stunning tree dear Marty, it's the best kind, the one with collected ornaments from Christmas past, ours is also like this, full of memories of the girls and grands. Gorgeous ornaments too. Thank you for sharing.
    FABBY

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  9. Beautiful Marty. A memory tree is always precious!

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  10. Marty, your decorations are lovely! How special to be able to reminisce and have items that mean so much!

    Merry Christmas!!

    ~*Jessica

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  11. A beautiful tree in your lovely home, Marty. I especially like all the vintage ornaments.

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  12. Your tree looks so beautiful! I love all your ornaments.Your living room looks gorgeous.

    Kathy

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  13. Wonderful tree especially when they are filled with meaningful ornaments. Mine is old fashioned this year, too.

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  14. Beautiful tree Marty. I know everyone loves seeing their favorite ornament and taking a stroll down memory lane with it too. It looks so pretty in that spot..

    xoxo
    Sonny

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  15. Marty, your tree is beautiful. I noticed the cute bears, I have a small tree decorated completely with bears. I like the use of family treasures from years past. They bring back warm memories.-------Shannon

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  16. Absolutely beautiful! My tree is also full of ornaments that are meaningful to my family.

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  17. Marty your tree looks beautiful!! I bet you must love sitting in there at night with just the soft glow of the tree lights. I know I would:) Martina

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  18. Your tree looks so beautiful. I just adore the lace angel.

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  19. Your tree reminds me of the many years that my mom would decorate her tree with all of the ornaments and crafts we made at school, keepsake ornaments that she received from friends and family. It was always such a treat to open up the boxes of decorations to rediscover all of those memories! I am sure you experience that same joy! Enjoy your tree :)

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  20. Marty, your Christmas tree is so pretty!

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  21. Hi Marty,
    Your Christmas tree is lovely. Your little gold rocking horse is identical to mine! Avon?? We have the same trumpet too. I bet there are a lot of memories on that tree of yours. Have a delightful weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  22. Just beautiful my friend..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  23. Your tree is magnificent and your home looks so lovely, Marty! God bless x

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  24. Hi Marty! Your tree looks BEAUTIFUL! We used to have a "family tree" full of ornaments for the children and BY the children. When they flew the coop the ornaments went with them so now we have a pretty fancy tre, LOL! But I remember all those precious ornaments, and MEMORIES!!! XO, Pinky

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  25. A memory tree, love filled is the best♥

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  26. So pretty, I love it. Ours is similar with all the ornaments collected throughout 26 years of marriage. We're off to get our tree tonight.
    Enjoy your weekend.

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  27. Love your tree! Old fashioned is beautiful!!
    Hope you are enjoying the Holiday Season!!
    Miss Bloomers

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  28. Love your tree. A "family style" tree is my favorite,and that's what I do. I still have an ornament made by my son in elementary school,and it always goes on the tree.
    Your tree is beautiful, Marty.Have a great weekend.

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  29. Your tree is beautiful, Marty! I'm a traditionalist myself when it comes to my tree. I use ornaments we've collected over the years and pretty much stick with them. I do treat myself to one new ornament a year ~ something that really speaks to me or makes me smile. Lots of memories in those ornaments!

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  30. Your tree is so pretty! I love all the memories that collected ornaments bring to mind.

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  31. You definitely have some nostalgic looking ornaments on your tree. I bet you have a story for each one. Very pretty!

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  32. I love your old fashioned tree, Marty. It is so wonderful that it is filled with memories of Christmas past, and loved ones.

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  33. Marty, your family tree is just wonderful! The memories you must have! I enjoy opening the boxes of our collectibles and remembering what they all symbolize. I look forward to it each year! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  34. Beautiful tree and love your blog header. Loved looking at your tree

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  35. Simply beautiful, Marty! I have a lot of those "special" ornaments & decided to do something different with them this year. I'll be sharing that later.

    Your Mr. Roo pulling the sleigh with the little hen is adorable.
    CAS

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  36. So pretty Marty --- full of wonderful Christmas memories....mine's going up this weekend!

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  37. Marty, I love your tree. I agree, the eclectic ornaments gathered over years past and involving family are what makes the tree the bearer of wonderful memories and blessings to come.

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  38. Your tree is Lovely, simply lovely. Your living room looks so ready for Christmas. Also I like your Christmas Header.The santas are all charming. I'm working on mine. Thankyou again for another wonderful post!

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  39. Hi Marty! I love your tree and all those precious little ornies filled with memories!
    Have a blessed weekend and be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  40. Oh Marty, your tree is just magnificent. I love a tree that's not staged and calculated, but rather one that is filled with lovingly collected decorations.

    - The Tablescaper

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  41. A beautiful tree full of beautiful memories.
    Karee

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  42. Oh lucky you to be finished! I am still working on mine. Hoping to be done soon!
    Debbie

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  43. Marty,
    Looking at your tree brought two words to mind...comfort & joy! The comfort of remembering all the times and celebrations of those ornaments when first placed upon the tree...and still today! The JOY of your loving children and grands that fill our lives daily! A beautiful Old Fashioned Christmas Tree!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  44. Absolutely beautiful Marty! I love how full your tree is. We were given one instruction on decorating the tree at work and it was to make sure it is "dripping" with ornaments. You are spot on Lady! There is nothing more exciting then a tree loaded with ornaments in my book, even better when those ornaments carry so many wonderful memories. I love it!

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  45. Gorgeous, Marty!!! I love your Christmas tree and decor! I also like a stuffed tree--mine is almost there! Nothing is more special than putting up meaningful ornaments years after year. A tree to tell your story. :)
    ~Leslie

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  46. I love your christmas decorations, look so beatiful, your tree is very nice , congratulations and merry christmas from venezuela

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  47. I love the reflection of the tree in the mirror, I am sure it is gorgeous at night!

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  48. Hate theme trees,love yours!

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  49. I have some of those same ornaments. So shocking. Beautiful tree!

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