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Sunday, December 13, 2009

My Christmas Tree and a Quiz Giveaway

I finally finished decorating my tree. This year I chose the white, silver and sparkly theme. I rotate every year. Next year it'll be the rich and warm gold and red colors again.

I have a small apartment and this tree is just the right size (about 6') and shape. I got it used from a friend who purchased a new one and I have been using it for the past five years. It's starting to show wear, but nothing that decorations can't hide. I prefer a real one, but they are too cumbersome for me to handle by myself.

Most of my white ornies are the ones I crocheted - including the dilapidated angel, but I expect my angel to look worn and well used since I've had kind of a busy and often rough life. I'm sure I put him through a lot. The main thing is that it still works and that's what counts. Does anyone remember that movie "Michael" with John Travolta? That's sort of what I expect my angel to look like...but I'm almost positive I have more than one anyway, so I'm covered.

After looking at my tree, tell me what the *Garland is made from and I'll send you two of my sparkling snowflakes for your tree...
*GARLAND - the stuff that is more or less draped horizontally over the tree branches, not the ornies hanging down and it is NOT crocheted. Please, be specific! Not just what material it is, but what was it made from, like what was it before it became garland...HINT: It is recycled or repurposed! Don't give up, if nobody guesses it by Tuesday, I will select three people with the most closest guesses and send them each two of my crocheted snowflake ornaments, so happy guessing!












Merry Christmas, my friends. I love you all as if we knew each other in person! You are all very special and very real to me. I wish you peace and hope and love now and always!

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20 comments:

Fairy Footprints said...

Doris,

Your tree turned out wonderful, I love the color choices.

The angel really is darling.

Have a wonderful Sunday.

Blessings

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Julies knitting corner said...

Yes your tree looks lovely the white theme works well with your angel. Warm wishes to you Doris from Julie.C

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Your angel looks serene, having seen so much of life...

The tree is just lovely, bringing to my mind a glittering European salon! I love the old-world lace and glitter look.

What do Gizzy and M think of the tree?

♥ Kathy said...

Oh I just think that's beautiful Doris! I love the snowflakes!! Merry Christmas! ps. I love the movie Michael :) John Travolta is one of my favorite actors!

Not The Rockefellers said...

Doris, I love your decorations...I would love to get back to crocheting..your snowflakes are beautiful

And remember to leave a dish of sugar for Michael to enjoy! :)

Peace ~ Rene

Doris Sturm said...

I will send three people 2 of my crocheted snowflakes if they guess correctly, so nobody will be discouraged to guess....

Cathy said...

Doris,
Your tree is just beautiful!!! I love the crocheted ornaments :) Your work is wonderful!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Hugz,
Cathy

Cathy said...

Doris,
Is your garland made from paper strips??
Can't wait to hear what it is!

Renee said...

God I know nothing about crocheting so I will guess recycled pepsi bottles.

Thanks for the laugh about life support, killed myself laughing.

xoxoxo

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Doris your tree is lovely and the little angel is adorable. Mine on top of my tree is so old its now yellow. I am scared to wash her thinking she will fall apart she is almost 35 years old ;)
What is the garland.. well I think it is fused plastic bags .. that have been wrapped around a pencil when hot to make them wave-y and then unrolled an put on your tree to look so awesome.
M

gin said...

your tree is lovely, I like the movie Michael, too. And your angel looks perfect. Your garland looks great. The bag and pepsi bottle are great answers. But i will guess maybe nylon off of old clothing.

Julies knitting corner said...

Sorry Doris I forgot to enter the quiz, I am not sure about this one so its just a guess. I think it looks like corogated card from a box cut into strips, well I had a go. best wishes Julie.C

Glo said...

love love the picture of your doggie and the tree looks beautiful. How are you Doris?

Aunt Pitty Pat's Fun said...

Ok I think I know what your garland is now ;)
They are those streamers that you throw at the ships that are leaving the harbor ;)
Or it could be adding machine tapes... or my last one.. a beautiful white ribbon :)
Since they were not fused trash bags ;)
M

Jacque said...

well, i consider myself a queen of recycling but I am stumped! I would say coffee filters but they are too white, next guess would be recycled tissue wrapping paper cut into strips and folded accordian style, my last quess is paper sections of garment patterns.

That's stretching it waaaaaaaay out there!!

I am curious. Will be fun to see the answer. The tree is beautiful and so are all the ornaments. Thanks for the puzzle.

Samantha G said...

Your tree looks so nice! And your croched snowflakes are beautiful. You could do a whole tree just out of those!

The garland... is it (or, WAS it) gum wrappers?

Julia said...

Beautiful tree!! Love the whites. Can't say that I know what that garland is. Looks like folded fancy paper to me but I am not wise in the way of garlands... Well done!!

Deborah said...

Your tree is beautiful. I love the white decorations!

Bearly Sane said...

I think your tree looks superb Doris...I like to have a different look each year too.
The crocheted decs look gorgeous and give it a delicate look...like snowflakes.
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Julie said...

Oh Doris,What a beautiful tree...Your snowflakes are beautiful...I wish I had come by sooner so I could guess...and maybe won one...Happy Birthday to your Dad... I called my German born Grandfather Papa...Merry Christmas
xoxo
Julie and Lucy