~Written and edited by Veronica Clark ~

Monday, 12 December 2011

Chrismas Tree Treasures...

Hello everyone.

I can almost not believe that a week has gone by and I have not published a post! Goodness me, what happened to the time?  I am very pleased to be able to come and take refuge in blogland for a bit to recover from the Silly Season's demands and to share in the inspiration and beauty. This to me, is almost akin to a spa day!

My empty nest is filled and I am very happy indeed to have my kids here. We decorated the Christmas trees and had a load of fun...

In my lounge I have a small tree that stands atop a antique table inlaid with ivory. There isn't a lot of space here, so this small tree fits just perfectly.

Much to my daughter's delight, I have kept this tree in monotone colours...

I found all these wooden cut out decorations, at the Christmas market in Stellenberg,  with the most intricate details...bell shaped and  Christmas tree - shaped frames with a little festive scene inside..delicate and beautiful.

My son, on the other hand wanted to paint them in bright colours! Maybe next year....


Wooden angels...

The "Help" was close at hand to supervise the light being detangled...holding down the one end of the string, you understand?

The tree in the family room is a fresh pine tree branch and each year it has some or other "feature". This year the top branch is a droopy affair and the star is hanging to one side, but it all adds to the ambiance! It is decorated predominantly in red.

The kids end the decoration by literally throwing loads of tinsel, as you can see from the angel below, onto the tree and "The Help".

Recipe for Christmas All Year Long

Take a heap of child-like wonder
That opens up our eyes
To the unexpected gifts in life—
Each day a sweet surprise.

Mix in fond appreciation
For the people whom we know;
Like festive Christmas candles,
Each one has a special glow.

Add some giggles and some laughter,
A dash of Christmas food,
(Amazing how a piece of pie
Improves our attitude!)

Stir it all with human kindness;
Wrap it up in love and peace,
Decorate with optimism, and
Our joy will never cease.

If we use this healthy recipe,
We know we will remember
To be in the Christmas spirit,
Even when it's not December.
By Joanna Fuchs

I hope you are all enjoying the festive season, that you will be safe, and treasure the time you have to spend with your loved ones doing the things that makes your Festive season memorable.

Happy December

Live Well



I will be joining the following parties:

Christmas Tree  Party at 2805 here
I'll be Home for Christmas at Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive 365 Days here
The Newbie Party at Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing here
Tuesdays Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia here
Open House Thursday at No Minimilist Here here
Hooking up with House of Hepworths here
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch here 

Thanks for stopping by

Please leave me with your comments below...


  1. What a stunning post, Veronica (your Stellenberg decorations are exquisite!) and the poem and well wishes you've shared are lovely! The Help is ever so adorable! In return, may I extend my own warm wishes to you and your family. May 2011 be a very blessed and joyful festive occasion for you all. Keep safe!

  2. I love your fresh natural tree! Reminds me of the trees my grandmother had. She lived in the country so we'd just go out in the woods and cut one down. Something so special about that. Your little tree is adorable too!

  3. May you have a blessed and special Christmas with your loved ones home..
    Enjoy your creative trees and trimmings, love the wooden cut out " story" ornaments. Love Colx

  4. I loved looking at all your beautiful ornaments, have a lovely Christmas and thanks for the eye candy. Just became a follower

  5. Your trees look so gorgeous...hope you have a wonderful time having your children home...that makes the holidays for me!!

  6. Your trees are so pretty, I specially love the fresh branch, I can just smell it! Thank you for your lovely and kind visit. Merry Christmas!

  7. First of all, thanks for stopping by highpointcircle and leaving such a nice comment. I just had to return the visit and WOW, I am glad I did. Your trees are lovely and I enjoyed your blog very much. I love those starfish tassels in your banner. Merry Christmas.

  8. Your trees are beautiful Veronica. I love the decorations on both. Enjoy your family time.

  9. Hello Veronica, the trees are amazing - I wouldn't change a thing! I hope you stop by to enter my giveaway!

  10. Hi Veronica,

    Your Christmas trees are beautiful. I love the wood ornaments. Your dog sure looks like he was having fun.


  11. Love all those pretty trees! Beautiful decorations!

  12. Veronica, I think your monotone tabletop tree is lovely. Although you probably wouldn't know it by all the color in my trees, I do like a simple neutral color. I haven't yet shown my brown tree- guess I should get on the ball and edit my photos! As for your live tree- I think every tree should exhibit a little character, so your drooping top fits the bill nicely. :-) And having "help" is never a bad thing- so what if there is mis-tossed tinsel. Again- character! Glad you enjoyed coming by for a visit and seeing my trees. :-) Merry, Merry! Sue

  13. Beautiful trees! I love the tinsel placement :)

  14. Your trees are so pretty and festive! The ornaments are really beautiful!

    Thank you for linking to the Christmas Tree Party at 2805!

  15. The laser cut ornaments are so pretty! Love the needles on the second tree. Dropping by from BNOTP. Happy holidays.


  16. So super pretty! You have the awesome touch and beautiful style! Merry Christmas and God bless in 2012! oxox

  17. Thank you so much for visiting MakingHome and your comment. I love cloches too ! Hope you visit again. I'm a new follower of yours :)

  18. That was a very beautiful tree! I love those precious ornaments and decorations. Thanks for sharing. Stop by at my blog when you get a chance and i hope you would enjoy my Christmas tree ideas too. Happy Holidays!