Sunday, December 8, 2013

How Beautiful And Bright

Our trees are decorated, and each is different in their own special way.  Nel went with the golds and reds and clear lights.  I love her gold ribbon adorning the tree, so pretty.

I saw a few white and silver ornaments this year that I liked, and always prefer the colored lights.

Jess went with the golds and reds and clear lights also.  I love her red skirt and classic red balls.

"...freshly cut Christmas
trees smelling of stars and
snow and pine resin -
inhale deeply and fill your
soul with wintry
~John Geddes


It's me said...

What a beautirul trees...enjoy this Ria...x !

Susie said...

Sheri, I like all your trees. Very pretty. I love the Madonna and Child ornament. Special. I hope you and your girls are enjoying the preparations of Christmas. I think the true joy is the celebration with family.Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Geneva said...

I can practically smell the pine resin from here ... I LOVE that you've all used "real" trees. They're beautiful! I especially like your multi colored lights :)
Hope you each enjoy the rest of this wonderful Christmas Season!

sweetvintageofmine said...

Morning Sheri, I love looking at decorated Christmas Trees! Each one personally designed with a special touch! Real trees are my favorite...even though I have mixed it up a few times! I can "feel" the Christmas spirit from Red Rose Alley! Blessings~~~Roxie

weekend et coup de brosse said...

Très belles photos, nice post!
Have a nice weekend!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Sheri! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful trees.. They are all so special.. Oh the scent of all the trees must fill your home with the Christmas spirit

Things and Thoughts said...

All trees are just wonderful, elegant and majestic!It's so precious to keep the traditions and I do the same.Enjoy these days before the holly festivities, it's the most beautiful time of the year!
Many hugs from me and I thank you for your sweet and kind words on my blog.
Have a happy and creative week!

E. said...

Beautiful trees!! Great choice of ornaments! Enjoy your Sunday! :)

Lynne said...

Thank you for sharing, sweet Sheri!
As, you know, we will be treeless until the 17th!
(Your post made me sing..."I need a little Christmas...right this very minute!")
I loved viewing each magical interpretation!

Japolina said...

So pretty. I love Christmas Trees and really wish that we could have one (Jews really can't have them :(

The smell is intoxicating.
BTW, I'm hosting a giveaway on my blog this week from a cute internet kids clothing spot. I'm trying to help the girl who owns the company as she does donate a portion of her sales to autism. If you know of anyone who'd like a cute kids' outfit, please enter. all you have to do is comment.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said... this not such a fun time of year? How I adore all the styles that we use to celebrate. Reds, vintage ornaments, simple styles, it is all an expression of hope. May your home be filled with such hope my dear friend. Anita

Noelle the dreamer said...

Oh that beautiful first ornament (Orthodox?) and that lovely little red slipper!
Thank you Ladies for sharing with us,

Dewena said...

Isn't the scent of a Christmas tree wonderful when you first bring it into the house? I know some people are allergic to it but it takes me back to my childhood. It must be so much fun to have your two daughters creating Christmas in their houses and being able to see how you all differ--and how you are alike in some ways. My daughter lives in FL now and I miss our Christmas days shopping together and seeing the historic districts all dressed for the holidays, and especially seeing the fabulous gingerbread houses she makes. Pictures and emails are wonderful but I miss her presence!

Purple Flowers said...

Sheri: I absolutely love all the trees and beautiful decorations. Your photos are ever so pretty! Each of you are very creative and it shows up in how you decorate. Continue to enjoy Christmas throughout December.

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Oh Sheri-
I love your trees and all of the beauty each one has. What fun to have individual trees, your family is so precious, you bring the meaning of Christmas to life.

syros2js said...

All your trees are adorable!!!
Enjoy the season!!
Lots of hugs!


I LOVE all your trees. Each as individual as you are. WONDERFUL, indeed.

Robin Beck said...

They are ALL beautiful!

My youngest son went into the Army this last year and it's been so long since I've seen him. His wife and him both will be here in 2 weeks for Christmas as will all the rest of my kids/grandkids and parents soooo... I've put up 3 big trees this year and 3 smaller ones all over the house. A "little" overboard this year! LOL!

Kerri said...

Aaaahh my favorite time of year! Your trees & decorations so pretty, love the red shoe ornament! I am doing the exact same thing right now, but this year going for pink & green. I have been creating all day, I even made time to update my blog... very productive day its been!


dkshopgirl said...

Tree looks awesome !! I better start decorating ! Lovely post xx

jerilanders said...

These are some very classy trees, good job! Thank you for visiting with Dimity Doormouse,I so agree with you about Penny: she is one of my favorite people, because she is REAL and sincere.

Leslie said...

Hi Sherri,

Your trees are so pretty. I love all the vintage, the reds, and the golds. Looks like your season is off to a wonderful start!


Patricia said...

All three trees are winners, Sheri! You all have wonderful taste in tree decor. The first ornament is really lovely, and unusual, and I would love to have that pretty angel on my tree-top! I am sure your Christmas will be quite wonderful. xxx

Teresa said...

I was going to say "Apples don't fall far..." but I guess it covers pinecones too ahahahah

So much loveliness and whimsy you all created.

I was doing the same during the weekend. I put the Nativities on display on saturday and the tree on Sunday.

I'm getting old. I used to do that all in one day and head for the Mall for food and gift buying. Now I'm beat and have to take a breath between undertakings.

I went for a white and silver theme this year. I thought I'd extent the Silver Wedding Anniversary celebratory mood a bit more.

No energy for pictures. Maybe over the week...

Congratulations Sherri, Nel and Jess for the Beauty and Warmth each of you created for all your loved ones.

Happy and Blessed Season!

Teresa said...

I am behind on comments Sheri.
Been going to Lisbon to see Mr. H.
Your tree is gorgeous.. its so beautiful.. I know its been decorated with love.. I like where you have put it. Lots of space for the pressies underneath.
I am spending christmas in Lisbon with my son's and family..
will just put a few candles and the nativity up..
My daughter in law is buying a big tree.
happy days..not long to go now.
val x x x x

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Sheri,
Oh what a sight for the eyes!
I love your trees...

How very sweet of you to leave such a thoughtful note at my door.
I have been so blessed for this honor... Jeri is such a talented author and illustrator, not to mention a very kind hearted soul.

I would like to give my thanks at this time, for your friendship.

Barbara said...

What a pleasure to see how you've decorated your Christmas trees, all so festive. I love the ribbon of Nel's tree and your little white Angel is just breathtaking. Last but not least the gorgeous red skating boots in.

The color scheme gold and red is also to be found in my home.


Attic Clutter said...

just gorgeous !!
love that top ornament alot too
thanks on my angel etc Sheri..
a fun time of year (:) Enjoy ~~

LoveT. said...

How beautiful :) ,what a lovely Tree!


Imogen said...

Such special trees with gorgeous ornaments. The shoe ornament really stands out to me. I was actually thinking the other day how beautiful your trees must be so I'm very happy you did a post on them x

Yuli Conversations said...

Ohh how beautiful! You tree looks amazing! I will post some things up from our house soon. I have been so busy, and no time to blog at all... :(


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

How I wish we could meet. I have had the fortunate opportunity to meet three blogger friends, and a fourth one is a great friend who lives here in my area! But Sheri, you are so special. Thank you for coming today to visit, and THE CANON! YES! Has it already been a year since Nel got married? And isn't that a sweet rendition of the song with the children?

May you enjoy the silent beauty of nature where you are, and let Christmas breathe in LIFE to all!

(how I truly wish we could meet...)

Beauty Follower said...

Wonderful ornament
I like the one with the teddy bear!

In My Wild Eden said...

They are all so beautiful!

Sonia said...

Hi There,
Beautiful tree and decorations, perfect for the holiday spirit! I enjoyed browsing through your rest of the wonderful posts. It was a real delight to see and learn so much from your each and every post. Hope to see more of your creative endeavors in the New Year.
Have a wonderful Holiday Season and stay Warm !
Best Regards, Sonia

Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Sheri, I love that you all get to have your own tree to trim as you like. They are all so pretty. I finally finished decorating for Christmas, and it feels so good to be done,,, it took 3 days! Now on to baking and a little shopping. Enjoy the season Sheri!

Melanie said...

Beautiful trees...thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Hello Sheri, What festive beauty you and your girls have created here. I'm loving the sentiments and the creativity. Knowing where you all are dwelling (near my home town) makes it feel like coming home to visit your blog. I love it. I'll keep an eye out for the star-and thanks for shopping with me. It's so much fun to wrap up something special. That star was a favorite of mine.
Cheers, xx-Heather

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥ooo, so beautiful trees! ♥♥

hi-d said...

So pretty! All three of them. Merry Christmas ladies!

Miky said...

Dear Sheri, I like all your trees, they are pretty ^_^

oldthings said...

Dearest Sheri ,all your trees are lovely ! Enjoy your Christmas days!

Anonymous said...

Each is simply MAGIC!!!
Thank you for taking me along.
With the exception of a tiny tree on my art table displaying ornaments from blogging friends, a table top natural Christmas tree my husband brought home last week which I decorated with starfish and silver beads for our coastal home, and the Poinsettias, I did not unpack my Christmas decorations this year. With all the transition I just couldn't. So you can imagine how much I'm enjoying your tour.
Keep it coming, girls!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Sherri, everything looks fabulous and so festive. Red is always a fun color and so Christmas. xo

Jan Hermann said...


What a beautiful tree!! Reminds me of my early childhood years.

Just wanted you to know I have announced the winner of the PINK Christmas Tree Necklace on my Blog. Stop by and wish the winner well.

Jan ♥