Linderhof


Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas


Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, December 13, 2013

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree






The Christmas Tree
is up, it's lit, decorated and tinseled

And as is our tradition . . . 
When the Christmas tree is done,
we turn the lights down low


And bask in the glow of the tree

While we enjoy


Mugs of hot cocoa and the first of the cutout cookies,
always made with the tree cookie cutter and sprinkled with green sugar
It's tradition!

Our tree is not a "decorator" tree but a memory tree
Childhood memories as well as early marriage ones
Ornaments collected and gifted


A 1979 Hallmark ornament


A plastic 50s Santa from my childhood tree


We adhere to the legend of the pickle ornament


And one of the German wooden ornaments


And a gift from dear friend Carolyn
a birthday gift this year
It has pride of place on the front of the tree!

Oh, and those darling Santa mugs were a gift a few years ago from Carolyn, as well.
And we use them all during December


I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sundays.

14 comments:

halloweencouple said...

I love memorable ornaments.
Thank you fir sharing.

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

A tree of warm memories. Priceless.

GardenOfDaisies said...

I love your tinseled tree! So much sparkle. I like the pickle tradition. We hide pickle (and pepper) ornaments on the tree every year. I love your sugar cookie trees. I make spritz trees (in the press) with green sprinkles, but rarely take the time to make cut out cookies.

Southerncook said...

Oh Martha, your teacup looks beautiful on your tree. I love a tree that has so much tradition. Like you I use the old fashioned colored lights that remind Walter and myself of our childhood. Also like you each and every ornament carries a special memory and a fresh tree. So happy to know too that you enjoy your Santa mugs during the Christmas holidays. Your Christmas Tree is gorgeous!!!!!

Carolyn

Southerncook said...

Oh Martha, your teacup looks beautiful on your tree. I love a tree that has so much tradition. Like you I use the old fashioned colored lights that remind Walter and myself of our childhood. Also like you each and every ornament carries a special memory and a fresh tree. So happy to know too that you enjoy your Santa mugs during the Christmas holidays. Your Christmas Tree is gorgeous!!!!!

Carolyn

Southerncook said...

I have no idea how that posted twice. A mystery?????

Pondside said...

Your tree is beautiful. I love an old-fashioned tree, full of decorations that inspire memory. A tree like that is made for long afternoons and evenings with you and your husband in your chairs, cups or glasses at hand as you gaze at the twinkling lights.

Deb said...

Your tree is wonder-full, Martha. I love the memory trees. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs, Deb

Linda Metcalf said...

Several years ago my husband and 2 boxes to take out, one to the trash and one to the shed....my decorations were carried off by the trash pickup and the trashed wrapping paper was not...I have started over again but those oldies are still missed. Your tree is beautiful and that warm glow? Lovely!

Canadian Chickadee said...

In a word, lovely! xoxo

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Pretty ornaments, although I don't get the pickle thing.
I've been enjoying cutouts with my afternoon tea.
Did you read Bernideen's post where she had a dream involving you?
Judith

Martha said...

Judith, oh, yes, I did!

Diane said...

Well, Santa Claus can make it down your chimney, because you look ready for the big day. All is beautiful and I would love one of those delicious looking cookies right now for breakfast!! Merry Christmas!

The Tablescaper said...

My tree is a memory tree too!

Wonderful to have you at Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper