Tuesday: Time to Trim the Tree

3 Dec

ALWAYS REMEMBER : The greatest gift you ever own is not found in the shops or under your Christmas tree. It is found in the hearts of your family and your true friends.
I was all set to decorate my Christmas tree On Sunday. I dragged in four or five big plastic bins labeled Christmas from the garage into the a dining/piano room. When I opened them up, none of them contained my special handmade ornaments. My little tree is my TOTS tree. I decorate it only with my special ornaments made by my TOTS (Table Of Talent Sisters) girlfriends. I found dozens of store bought or old family ornaments, but no TOTS ornaments. So, I put the nutcrackers around the fireplace and sprinkled some holiday items around the house.

Monday, I searched the garage again for more Christmas boxes. I found two more, dragged them in, and sifted through the items. Nope!

Last night, I gave it one last try. IT’S ALWAYS THE LAST BOX, ISNT IT? Buried in the bottom of the last possible bin, were the long searched for ornaments.

Each item holds a special memory. The special tree topper and base were made by Sherry, along with several Santa items.

I really enjoyed placing each ornament on its special branch and turning on the lights. I’ve painted thousands of ornaments in my artistic journey, and I hope people get as much enjoyment when they place each hand-painted ornament I’ve created on their own tree. Nothing says Christmas and the holidays like HOME MADE.



2 Responses to “Tuesday: Time to Trim the Tree”

  1. Yoshiko December 3, 2014 at 8:52 am #

    I do agree with you, Toni, that greatest gift is found in the hearts of my family and my true friends.


  2. Brenda Davis Harsham December 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    Gorgeous tree, and I love Dr. Seuss.

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