Christmas Trees Around the World

Thank you to Colleen for the invite to participate in this photo gallery.

holidaze 015My sister, Lorraine, is the tree decorator in this house. She has such a grand time so my brother, Mitch and I simply stay out of her way, lest we end up decorated ourselves.

ChristmasCollageLorraine not only decorates the tree, she decorates everything (pretty much) in the room. Yes, those are Santa and elf hats on skulls… ย Dinosaur? But of course!

 

We are located in ย Westland which is in the great State of Michigan, smack dab in between Detroit Metro Airport, Ann Arbor, Detroit and Dearborn (roughly 25 minutes from any one those destinations for those who are Michigan savvy).

Many of the decorations have been in our family for decades and believe it or not, she adds new things every year… ย No wonder she loves decorating even the outside trees as well as creating trees out of practically ANYTHING in the house!

ChristmasCollage2

 

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29 responses to “Christmas Trees Around the World

  1. Annette, this family free and decorations are amazing! The skulls are the best! Thanks for sharing from the great state of Michigan! ๐Ÿ’—

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  2. Reblogged this on Silver Threading and commented:
    Annette shares her family Christmas from the great state of Michigan! Check out the cool decorations! ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒฒ๐ŸŽ…

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  3. I love all your decorations, the trees look beautiful, and I LOVE the skull wearing their christmas hats ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Annette Rochelle Aben

      Thank you so much. Yes, my sister’s skull collection is legendary. Each time I receive a comment of how someone enjoys them, I share it with her. She chuckles and shakes her head, yes, yes. lol Merry Christmas Judy! โค

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  4. Great decorations. Have a good Christmas. x

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  5. I have a similar highboy made of veneered wood from the depression era. It belonged to my grandmother. Unfortunately I don’t have the rest of the bedroom set. I love your little table top tree. The first Christmas trees were table tops in Germany I think. A small tree would be ideal to decorate as a Bridal or wedding tree with certain symbols for the happy couple. A basket of fruit, a basket of flowers, a teapot, a star, a house, a rose, a rabbit, an angel, a dove, Santa Claus, a heart, and a fish.

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    • Annette Rochelle Aben

      LOVE the idea of the gift. I do believe that this is what I will do for the next couple who invites me to a wedding. My sister used to have only the space for wee trees, so now that we have this much more roomy house, she still places them everywhere. That dresser has been around forever and I’ll just bet that it was from the estate of my late mother’s boss’ mother. Yup, now that I think about it. I love the character it lends to the room. Cheers and may this be the best Christmas of your life thus far! โค

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  6. Cheers to you and yours! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to us all!

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  7. I always wanted a little German feather tree, and I know companies still make them.

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    • Annette Rochelle Aben

      A German Feather tree? I must look that up, it sounds interesting.

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      • Annette Rochelle Aben

        I did look them up… Found several available on Ebay. cute rascals

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      • The German families were cutting down christmas trees in the Balck Forest and it became a crime to do so, so they began making the first artificial Christmas Trees. The were rather stiff with straight dowels wrapped around with green dyed feathers.

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  8. How long does it take your sister to put up all those decorations, Annette? They look amazing.

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    • Annette Rochelle Aben

      Gosh, she works at it over the course of a few days. Every now and again, I hear her out there adding something else. Art is her passion and like many artists, she needs to tell herself that she is DONE! lol Thanks for your appreciation as I feel she does a great job! โค

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  9. I participated in Colleen’s tree challenge too, and I think you’re sister and I have a lot in common. The first year my boyfriend and I put our tree up, we didn’t have a topper, so we used a pig skull he’d painted. He’s a chef and an artist (just to clarify how that came about). Anyway, I LOVE your decorations!

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    • Annette Rochelle Aben

      I love all your ornaments! Your decorations are really cool. Ya know, my sister has such fun making everything festive. The first year we loved in together, I thought she would put her skulls away after Halloween… Uh, that would be a NO! ๐Ÿ™‚ When she brought out the wee hats, I just roared with laughter. I like the idea of the pig skull… I wish you and your boyfriend a fabulous holiday. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Annette Rochelle Aben

      Thanks Colleen! We are having a wonderful Christmas time here! Hoping the same for you and all those who mean the most to you! โค

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  11. This is great preparation for Christmas.
    I wish YOU and ALL at Home a Grand & Happy Christmas.
    Shiva

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