Sunday, December 13, 2009

My Primitive Christmas Tree

Many years ago, I made Christmas ornaments with a scroll saw. Lots of work and I sold them way too cheap! I kept lots for myself and enjoy bringing them out each year to put on my tree.

ALL the ornaments on my tree are handmade except the "baby's first Christmas" ornaments for each of my two sons and one that says "grandson". Even the snowgirl angel doll on the top is made by me. My oldest son is 33 and my younger son is 17. The grandson ball was given to my oldest son from his paternal grandmother who has since passed away. One day when he gets married, I'll pass it on to him for his family tree.

My favorite ornaments are the angel with the tree and manger which is made to look like a pull toy, the "snowflakes 4 sale", and the sectional prim tree with the separate pieces nailed to it.

It's hard for me to believe that I used to put all that time into the ornaments! Most of the ornaments I make now are stitchery and it's so much faster! And, I don't have to worry about cutting my fingers off!

I've put together a slide show below of the ornaments on my tree that I have made. It's not all of them, but a good bit of them.



Carol said...

Doreen, Aww, those are so precious. I love the tree topper and the tree is very pretty. You won't part with them now right. Thanks for sharing your slideshow with us. Merry Christmas! Carol

Pam said...

I love your prim Christmas tree! You did an awesome job on your ornaments! Have a great day!

Alice said...

Oh, Your ornies are wonderful. Yes they look like they took a lot of time too. I really like the north pole lost and found one. What a beautiful tree, and a wonderful thing to pass on to your children and grand. Beautiful

Valley Primitives Gift Shoppe said...

Love all your ornaments Doreen! Your tree is beautiful!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Holy Moly they are wonderful....what a job.