Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Our "SPECIAL" Christmas Tree......


This is the "SPECIAL" Christmas Tree I was telling you about.  Isn't it beautiful?  It is special for us because my Mother made it. It is "Ceramic". She made it many, many years ago.  How many years, I'm not sure. Maybe some of the Grandkids can remember, but I'd guess 25, 30,,,maybe more?  I remember it every Christmas at her house and in their RV when they used to go to Arizona every winter. Ms Pat always loved and adored this little tree. When Mom went to that Great RV Park in the Sky 3 years ago, we put this little tree in storage. We really didn't have room to carry it in our 5TH wheel, but this year we brought it to be a part of our new Coach House. We will probably be here every Christmas, so we'll leave it stored in the Coach House.  I just love it, the way all the little colored lights glow and the Star sets on top. I enjoy sitting in the dark with it on, just looking at it and remembering Mom.  God Bless her.  I know she is smiling down on us and her Beautiful Christmas tree.

Meanwhile, it is raining "buckets" outside.  It started at Happy Hour yesterday and rained steady all night long.  So.......our little project is still on "hold".  We started it before Thanksgiving...maybe it will be finished by Christmas??? 

Mike

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8 comments:

Jerry and Suzy said...

Mike, a real treasure from the past. I hope everyone has a treasure from the past like that. Suzy has some little ceramic angels on display ay all times, and we also have the 55+year-old blue cookie jar my mother usually had filled. We have passed on to our daughters and grandkids some of our good stuff, and we trust that, some day in the future, they will treasure them as well. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy said...

The treasures from our moms are always the best, especially the memories!

Rick and Paulette said...

That is a beautiful keepsake, Mike. Thanks for sharing this story with us.

Bruce said...

The tree is beautiful but the memory is more beautiful. Merry Christmas.

John and Carol said...

My parents each made a tree like that when they first retired. They gave one to us and we have enjoyed it for probably 24 years. Since we went full-time it has been in storage. Maybe we will be able to use it sometime in the future. They really are pretty, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

pleasure to find such a good artical! please keep update!! ......................................................

Rod and Connie said...

Mike, my Mom took a ceramics class back in the 60's and also made a beautiful tree very similar to yours. It brings back fond memories of seeing on our dining hutch during the holidays.

-Connie

Carol said...

I love that little tree. My Mom had one and I would have loved to have had it but I suspect my sister has it...along with everything else.