Wednesday, December 8, 2010

O Christmas Tree... O Christmas Tree...

I thought it would be interesting to look up the history of the Christmas Tree.

This is what I found at Wikipedia ...
"The tradition of the Christmas tree as it is today known is fairly young. It was established by Martin Luther as a Protestant counterpart to the Catholic Nativity scene.
Luther established the Christmas tree as a symbol of the Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden.

That being said I'd like to share with you our little Christmas Tree, I found it at Goodwill a few weeks ago for $14.99. Similar trees can be found price for $69 - $89 new!

My original plans were to place it on our deck , but we're not having the big Christmas party at our home this year and decided to go with a smaller tree that takes up less space.

Here are a few close ups of the ornaments.
I placed the little hand painted one in the front for easy viewing.

Here are the little trees in our living room.
I shared these with you in an previous post ~ Silver and Blue Vignette.
You can read about it here.

O Christmas tree,

Much pleasure dost thou
bring me!

For ev'ry year the Christmas tree,

Brings to us all

both joy and glee.

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,

Much pleasure dost thou bring me!


(Source for the verses from "O Christmas Tree" - composer Ernst Anschutz via Wikipedia)

I'm joining the Christmas tree party @ Thrifty Decor Chick.
House of Grace: Best of 2010 - Twice Owned Tuesday


  1. Great Goodwill treasure. What a great price. Don't you love it when you get that perfect treasure...your tree looks beautiful. I wish I had such luck with home items.

  2. Beautiful! I love the little trees around your home! And that hand painted ornament is gorgeous!

  3. Your tree looks so pretty! And all your blue and white looks wonderful!

  4. I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You :-)


  5. Wow! You have such neat ideas.
    I'm going to be moving in an older house in January, and I'm sure I'll be visiting your blog for some ideas :)Love it!


  6. I decorated this Christmas with turquoise and white. I don't know if I can ever go back to green and red.



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