Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wheelie Wednesday - The Airedale Christmas Tree

Hi everybody! It's me, Autumn!Now don't laugh - our little Christmas tree in the kitchen is up!
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!

She made just about all of the wooden ornaments on the tree from all of dad's scrap wood!

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!
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!
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!

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!

Love, Autumn


♥Mona + Prissy + Angel Weenie♥ said...

WOW, You gots a christmas tree up already. The Mommy never put one up becuase the boys always knocked it down wherever she put it even if it was up high. Last year she had her surgery and had to give my brothers up so Aunt Pam & Uncle Sonny bought us a little bittle tree and it is very nice but NO, no tree until after Turkey Day.

Love the apple bath idea!!

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Charlie Daniels said...

It's a little bit early for us to put the tree up .. but that's OK .. your secret is safe with me! ;-)



Toffee said...

I don't see any problem with putting up that terrier-ific tree! It just means more time for presents to pile up! tee hee

BrandytheGreat said...

WOW! That's early! And boy, that wooden airedale sure is cute!

Gus said...

we love your Christmas tree! What a great idea - but your mom is very creative, we love to see what she does, but know most of them are beyond Muzzer's talents. But maybe the felt snowmen? She can surely figure that one out, right?

Thanks for the idea

The Musketeers said...

Wow ! Your Christmas tree is out already ! That's sure fast ! I sure miss my big Christmas tree ! Due to my human laziness to decorate & keep it back , they bought a small electronic one ! BOOOO !

Lots of Love ,

Simba and Jazzi said...

We don't have a christmas tree.My Mummy is the Grinch!

Simba x

Lois Lane/Laney said...

Woah, your mom got a jump on the season!
My mom says she won't be putting up decorations till Thanksgiving weekend.

Hollie and Janie said...

Tell your mom her tree is beautiful! She is talented making all those wonderful airedale ornaments!!! I love your tree!!

Lady Kaos said...

Those ornaments are cool! Your mom is very talented! Dad says no tree until after Thanksgiving, so afte we eat Thanksgiving dinner and wash dishes, the boxes come out!

Ruby Bleu said...

You know what...I think I need a Boston Terrorist tree this year!!! I'll need Mom to get right on that!

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Petra said...

With a tree like that, I'd have it up all year round! We usually decorate for Christmas early, and the tree is usually up before Thanksgiving.

Laurie, Woo's Editor said...

"All of your moms can make these while watching TV!" Oh how I laughed Autumn. Such naive confidence, how little you know about my skills. I love the idea of an Airedale tree though, my feather tree might be getting a new look in a few years!

Girasol said...

already a Christmas tree? wow!

Mack said...

I think it is wonderful you have a tree up already. My mom is a scrooge and we don't even put one up at all!

Fred said...

No tree up yet, but your mom is inspiring!

Moco said...

It is never to early to put up a Christmas tree. They always make us feel very good and am sure that your mom feels the same way.

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Your mom is certainly was over the top. We are lucky to get a tree up the week of Xmas. Since the kids are grown mom isn't to excited about the decorating.. Maybe she is a Scrooge..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Sami & Baylee said...

Very nice Christmas tree! I love Christmas!
Love Sami

i said...

Your mom sure is early! Love the decorations! Your mom is very creative!

I think after this LS will probably start taking out the tree too.

Lorenza said...

I like your christmas tree!
It has pawesome ornaments!
Ours will be out until the end of this month!
Kisses and hugs

T-man Angel said...

Ooh...that's really early this year ;)

Mom won't put her tree up till after Thanksgiving. Your tree is really cute though. I can see how you'd like to look at it longer!

T-man Angel

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Your airedale tree is so cute and pawsome...
I wish I have a hammie tree too

~ Girl girl

Bogart H. Devil said...



Misadventures of Widowhood said...

What beautiful and unique items on your tree. I love them!

Levi's mom

Comet said...

We love your tree and think you should keep it up all year. Our grinchy girl is just shaking her head back and forth though... she's muttering some nonesense about no trees until after thanksgiving.

Koobuss said...

WOW!! What a lovely tree!! I would never take that down if I lived there. You guys must be in Airedale heaven!!

Koobuss Kisses,

The Black and Tans. said...

We love your Airedale tree. We admired it last year and it is great to see it again.

We were wondering.... do hope you don't find us too forward, but... could you put the picture in your side bar then we can see it every time we come and visit you!!

We love it sooooooooooo much we really do.

Molly and Taffy xx

Asta said...

I'd have that twee up all yeaw wound's so bootiful..youw Mom is so talented and clevew.we could nevew do those gowgeous ownaments1
It's a stupendous tewwiewific twee..
smoochie kisses

Dexter said...

I can totally understand why you put the tree up early. All those cool black and tan ornaments. It is very pretty.


Unknown said...

Its so cute. I can't believe you have your tree up already. I just saw my first xmas commercials over the weekend and couldn't believe my eyes and ears. Its rapidly approaching and with it the cold cruddy weather!

duo_disaster said...

If only there is an airedale day, right? *BOL*

Alright, we'll keep this little secret for you but *gasps* thats ONE LOVELY airdale tree!

P/S: How you wish it'll be there 365 days all round?

Mummy!!! We want a Xmas TREATS tree please!!!!!!

Turbo Tails.
Rudolf & Goofy

Lenny said...

The tree is so nice, you should leave it up all year!