Actually it was up before Halloween! shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, don't tell anyone because they'll all think that my mom is NUTS!!! Mom loves her Airedale tree and she can't wait to decorate it every year and enjoy all of her Airedale ornaments!
The whitish grey beads are called Job's Tears. Mom grew the plant one year and strung all of the beads and decided that it might look good on our small Christmas tree so that's what we did with them!
This wooden Airedale head is the only wooden ornament on the tree that mom didn't make. It's called intarsia and this is still something that mom wants to learn to do. Dad even bought her the fancy jigsaw to do it with but she just hasn't had the time yet! Mom did make the felt ornie. It's just plain old felt cut into shapes and it's buttonhole stitched on! It's simple and very inexpensive to make and they make great gifts. All of your moms can make these while watching TV!
Can you see the little pewter bones? They have Mitch and Maggie's names on them! They were a Christmas gift from our goodest and bestest friend, Putter last year! Can you see the M&M candy wrappers? Don't worry - they're empty just in case they fall on the floor! Mom thought it might be fun to put those on there too!
She made just about all of the wooden ornaments on the tree from all of dad's scrap wood!
There are a couple of snowmen ornies on the tree too! They're simple to make and lots of fun! So who else out there has their Christmas tree up? You can tell me! I promise I won't tell!
See you all next Wednesday!