Tuesday, December 05, 2006

My Little Tree

Look!!! My Christmas tree is up. Does it count if it's only 6 inches tall? *LOL*
I usually don't put up my tree this early but I was inspired by Pea of Pea's Corner. She has so much Christmas spirit and enthusiasm, that it's rubbing off on me. I even started my own little Christmas Town. Pea has a very impressive Christmas Village...You really need to go over and take a look at it. CLICK HERE.


Here's the beginnings of my little Christmas Town...and YES, that's my Christmas tree. I have another Christmas tree up and it's a whopping 9 inches tall...hehehe...I'm working my way up to the really BIG tree that's about the size of a Charlie Brown tree. As you can see, my little town is small right now with only a gingerbread house, sleigh riders, reindeer & elves, Santa & kids, two sign posts and the Christmas tree. I wanted so much more, but $$ the cost...OUCH! My town will just have to grow a little at a time...There's an ordinance against the massive & fast growth of the town, so says the mayor...Jimmy. But I have control of the treasury, so we'll see. *G*

Here's a closeup of my cute gingerbread house...it lights up and did I mention that the reindeer fly??? Anyway they sway back & forth to look like they're flying. Today Jimmy & I went in search of a new small fiberoptic Christmas tree and there were none to be found. Yesterday & today we went to several stores and we were very surprised to see so many empty shelves and Christmas items on sale...You would think that Christmas was over already. I guess that's what happends when they put the Christmas decorations out right after Halloween. So, since I didn't get a new Christmas tree, I started my Christmas town instead.

On another note...while I was looking at Christmas pictures I came across this Christmas postcard...Yes, it's really me and it's where I got my profile picture from. My paternal grandparents must have had it made. Ah...I remember this day very well...I was an ONLY child back then (at least I thought so) and I believe a little bit spoiled too. I love you big brother...even though you took away my "only child" status.

15 comments:

PEA said...

Oh Sandy, your gingerbread village is just soooo adorable!! That's how I started, just a few pieces at a time before I had everything I wanted to make my little farm complete:-) My mom use to always have a village scene under the tree...they were little cardboard houses full of glitter on them!! How interesting that your profile picture came from a Christmas card your parents had made, it's just wonderful!! xox

Anonymous said...

It's starting to look like that out side my office.

Anonymous said...

The little Christmas town sounds fun to add to.The postcard is worth millions to those who love you.It's worth more than that to me.I love you more :)

Gary said...

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope you never change your profile, because it is one of my favorites on the whole internet, and I have seen hundreds and hundreds of profile pictures. You really have a winner there.

LZ Blogger said...

Sandy ~ Only three little words... CUTE CUTE CUTE! ~ jb///

HORIZON said...

Both you and Pea are really starting to put me in the mood for Christmas :)
Love your little village- beautiful gingerbread house.
Noticed over here in Scotland today the same trend- empty shelves already- what is with that? The bigger shop in town was strangely quiet- are we all ordering online these days? l know l have this year.
Much love
x

Sue said...

Hi Sandy!
Love your little village. We have one too, and my littlest grandson will just stand and watch it for quite some time!
Your profile picture story is just the cutest! I agree that your picture has got to be one of the sweetest profiles pics in all of blogland!
((hugs))

Anonymous said...

Love your little village and your post card is great. What a treasure!

Anonymous said...

I love the Christmas card and the Christmas village looks like it is ready to celebrate the holidays......good job my friend and looking forward to seeing the BIG tree.........6in.....8in....lets see 5 feet........hee hee.

Rachel said...

That Pea!! If she doesn't get us all in the spirit of Christmas it sure won't be because she didn't try!! She has so much Christmas spirit and has her place cute as can be! I know this from just reading her blog and seeing all those pictures!! :)

I like your village as well Sandy, and the little tree is cute!! Now you know Cucoo will be jealous!

Your profile picture is absolutely adorable. That's a fact. So neat to see it's from a Christmas card!

Tammy said...

I've always adored your profile pic as you know...my doll that matches is on display...hey maybe I should set her up a little village...
:-D

Alipurr said...

Your Christmas village and little tree are sooo cute. My girls would love it! Everyone around here is putting up their Christmas things early too, so we put up the tree yesterday, but still have to do the lights and ornaments. We love driving around looking at the Christmas lights. Our bank usually has a whole Christmas city and it is really fun to go and see.

doubleknot said...

Just love your decorations. I like the little village you have started. Sorry but you can keep the snow I am a true southener - sitting here with the heat on with it 55%!

Val said...

I've always loved that photo of you, and so nice to now know where it comes from.

Zoey said...

How cute, SAndy. I love the gingerbread village beginnings. Wouldn't it be adorable to have gingerbread people all around instead of real people?