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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Trim the Tree Thursday – Angel Tree


Trim the Tree Thursday is sponsored by Brett at The Hostess With the Mostess. Brett is amazing at planning and organizing for entertaining.

For this week’s post I will show my angel tree, which I did for many years. It stood in front of the window in the living room. It is a 7-foot tall artificial tree with wide full branches. It is lit with clear mini lights - a 140-string set with programmed flashing, and a 100-string with steady lights. Gold bead garlands are crisscrossed over the branches. The angel ornaments are supplemented with ivory, peasant blue and peach glass ball ornaments. The colors pick up those in the draperies and upholstery.
Under the tree is a large ceramic nativity scene.


Over the years I had collected many different angel ornaments. I gathered quite a number of Renaissance type angels made of plastic with cloth garments.



I bought several each in blue robes, in red, in ivory, in blue green, and one each in gold and purple. These angels were placed strategically across the tree to give it visual rhythm. Other angels were filled in throughout the branches.
Thank you for letting me share one of my favorite trees. For more Trim the Tree posts see the list at Brettinsky’s blog.

22 comments:

mishebe said...

great tree. Oh people ,you guys are so tempting me with Christmas.lol I am trying to be good and wait til after Thanksgiving. It is hard. mishelle

Alice said...

I love your beautiful angel tree. How special for Christmas to display those angels.

Happy To Be said...

GM Carrie...I loved all your angels girl..I got some of these years ago and I still put them on my Victorian tree..thanks for sharing...hugs and smiles Gloria

brettinsky said...

The nativity at the bottom of your tree is just perfect!

Thanks for joining with us and sharing your beautiful tree!

PAT said...

Carrie, your tree is beautiful! I love that you have the nativity beneath it's branches.

Melissa Miller said...

Carrie, You did an amazing tree! The angels are a beautiful idea. It's soothing and serene. ~Melissa

ceekay said...

I too love the nativity beneath the tree. So pretty!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Very pretty!

Nancy said...

Oh, i love those angels! I really love that nativity set under the tree!!!! Nancy

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

What a treasure your nativity is! Love the shade of turquoise too!

Miss Janice said...

I love that angel tree and the nativity scene--it's simply beautiful. I love to decorate with angels at Christmas time.

Kathy said...

Such a beautiful tree! I love angels too. Everything looks just perfect!
Kathy

Jan and Tom's Place said...

What a lovely tree, Carrie. It's beautiful. I love angels, too.

tardevil said...

The angels are pretty...I don't think I've ever seen an ugly angel! LOL!

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Carrie, What a great idea...to have an angel tree...just beautiful! Thanks for posting this beautiful tree! Susan

salmagundi said...

I love the nativity! Thanks for sharing your beautiful tree. Sally

Connie said...

Angels are so peaceful and glorious to collect. Great theme for a tree.
Connie

Carla said...

I love a tree full of angels 'floating' over a nativity! What a wonderful idea! I'm looking forward to doing our tree, BUT the time is coming too fast:)

Grandma Faith said...

Your angel tree is gorgeous.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Pretty angel tree! I have a small angel tree I put up. Angels are one of the first things I started collecting, back in the 70s before hardly anybody collected them. I haven't bought too many angels in the past several years, but this year I have already bought a few, including a big angel rag doll!

Katherine

ann said...

I LOVE ANGELS TOO,AND CHERUBS OF COURSE.I DON'T KNOW ANY WOMEN THAT DOESN'T.THEY JUST ARE SO SPECIAL AND SWEET.THAT TREE IS AWESOME....ANN

La Tea Dah said...

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