Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Our Christmas tree

We cut a fresh Balsam Christmas tree out in Stillwater right after Thanksgiving. Our Christmas tree stands in our family room with a collection of ornaments: Orrfors, Bing & Grondahl, pewter, glass fish from Hawaii, made in school kid ornaments, and many other varieties. An angel glows at the top! The presents get set out just before Christmas otherwise our curious young daughters ...

31 comments:

  1. You forgot to tell everyone about the cute, fuzzy, Swedish Santa!

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  2. I maxed the photo to get a better look, and I'm glad that I did. Love the ornaments with the photos of your daughters inside. Compliment them for me! It's a lovely tree and you are wonderful parents to go out to cut one down. Those days are over for us; in fact, we're now displaying a lovely, little tabletop tree. Works for us!

    O Tannenbaum!!

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  3. IL est beau, bien dans l'esprit de noel

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  4. Vakkert tre og mange nydelige "skandinaviske/amerikanske" julepynte ting!

    Du og dine ønskes en riktig GOD JUL and a Happy New Year!!

    Hilsener fra Gunn i Stavanger

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  5. Nice tree! Not easy for us to access internet at the moment, so... Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  6. It just lacks the smell of resin !
    Merry Christmas to you and your family !

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  7. Very Pretty! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  8. Your Christmas tree is bigger and much more beautiful than mine, for sure :-))))

    Happy Christmas to you and your family and thank you for your good wishes.

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  9. It's so pretty and I love the reflection of the lights in the windows!

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  10. It's beautiful Leif, and made even more so because it's also a memory tree!

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  11. Lovely and I like the lights reflected on the glass. Happy Holidays.

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  12. Very nice traditional tree, lovely reflections! Joyeux Noël !

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  13. Merry Christmas my friend. With that beautiful tree I am sure you will enjoy it.

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  14. Merry Christrmas and all the very best for you and your family!

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  15. Merry Christmas+Happy New Year.
    Regards from Thessaloniki.

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  16. Lovely tree. I like how it reflects in the windows.

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  17. What a lovely room, what a lovely tree! Have a lovely holiday!

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  18. It’s that time of year again! I’m doing the rounds and apologising for my complete failure to more regularly offer comment on everybody’s incredible efforts for the year. I know how hard it can be to keep up with the daily grind of everyday posting, and want to thank you for your efforts.

    I especially want to wish festive greetings for all from down here at [nearly] the end of the world, the bottom of Tasmania.

    So, if you could delete whatever is not applicable, I’d like to wish you a very pleasant/merry/happy/wonderful/safe Amaterasu; Ashurall; Beiwe; Choimus; Christmas; Dazh Boh; Dongzhi; Goru; Hanukkah; Hogmanay; Junkanoo; Karachun; Koleda; Lenæa; Meán Geimhridh; Modranicht; New Years; Ras as-Sana; Rozhanitsa Feast; Şeva Zistanê; shōgatsu; Summer Solstice [if you're in the Southern Hemisphere]; Sviatki; Vánoce; Winter solstice [if you're in the Northern Hemisphere]; Yalda; Yule-tide; Ziemassvētki; and Коляда!

    With a hearty three cheers from Kris, Jen, Henry and Ezra!

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  19. Lesee... here's Leif with the NEW snowblower, heading out to Stillwater, family following behind along the path he's cleared. Gotta break it in, doncha know!

    Smart aleck remarks from la Vache Folle aside, that is a beautiful tree!

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  20. Wishing you and your family a blessed and wonderful Christmas!

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  21. merry christmas to you and yours!!

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  22. Beautiful Christmas Tree !!Have a Merry Christmas !!

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  23. Wonderful Christmas tree, you did a great work!
    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

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  24. yes curious children, I have three of them...anyway merry christmas to you.

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  25. God jul til deg og dine Leif :)


    Julehilsen fra Drammen

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  26. Thanks for this and all the wonderful post!
    Happy Christmas holidays!!!

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  27. Gorgeous tree! And a lovely settin for the tree. I love how the everything reflects onto the windows :)

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  28. It's a beautiful Christmas tree, thanks for showing it to us. I also maxed the photo to look closer at the ornaments.

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