Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The Airedale Christmas Tree

 Our Airedale Christmas tree has been up for a couple of weeks now.  This is the first year that mom has put it in front of our picture window. 

She made most all of the ornies from wood cut-offs that started as Airedale spoons.    She didn't make the intarsia one that looks like he's stealing the tennis ball.  
 The wood starts off at one inch thick and once you carve the bowl of the spoon, you slice the handle so that it's not so thick.  This spoon is made from mahogany.

It was carved in 2005.   Mom doesn't have access to Mackie's dad's workshop anymore so these ornies are very special to us.
 
She made the felt ornies too.    The "pearl" garland is Job's Tears.  The pearls grow on a plant that she grew in her garden a few years ago.  

She didn't make the brushy ornie but she did add his red collar.  
One of the bestest ornies on the tree, don't you think☺



She bought the snowglobe this year.  It's a little boy who wants to be a mechanic when he grows up.  He's working on his pedal car with his faithful best friend by his side. 
Thanks for taking a look at one of our most special Christmas trees.

Love ya lots♥

Molly

20 comments:

easyweimaraner said...

your airedale tree is just beautiful!!! and we love the ornies... maybe the mama can make them with felt for us too? (omg furget that idea , there are scissors included hahahahaha)

Susie said...

We think that the Airedale Tree is the best we have seen this year. We love all the ornies but the Airedale ones are extra special. You have such a wonderful craft gift. We have the felt Airedale you made for us and it is out all year, too nice to put away just for Christmas. We love your Reindeer Antlers Molly I am sure Santa will want you to help out on Christmas Eve. Hugs & Love, Susie & Treacle xxx

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
my, that is (as I used to say to angel Jade about her fave toy), 'superyduperyextraspeshul'!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

My Mind's Eye said...

Molly and Mom................I am in AireDale AWE!!! Truly WEll done on all the ornies mom and they mahogany spoon WOW. Your home is quite festive and as always your Mom's creative mind's eye has excelled! Seeing your Angels plced in special places of honor gave me sweet memories. Thank you for sharing.
AND last but not least your sweet face is a bonus to each photo and I love your Molly Holly Collar.
Hugs Cecilia

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

What a special tree! Thanks for showing us your ornaments. Love the hand-carved spoons too.

Sue said...

We love your tree. It's very special.

Sandee said...

Beautiful, Miss Molly. Not as beautiful as you, but close.

I linked this post to Wordless Wednesday.

Have a woof woof day. My best to your mom. ♥

Catscue Cat Mom said...

I love that spoon, and Molly, you are such a darling Christmas pup!

Bouncing Bertie said...

Your ornaments are lovely and so special. The brushy Airedale is my favourite.
Toodle pip!
Bertie.

C.L.W.STEP said...

Wow! You sure have some amazing ornaments! My Jessy human (sibling # 3 of 4) who lives in Florida now, her mother-in-law likes to make wood carvings too.

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

What a talented Mama you have...such beautiful ornies!!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

So you got the antler treatment today too:) That's OK because they look great with your beautiful Airedale tree. We have admired it for many years now. Thanks for showing so many of the details.

Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

My GBGV Life said...

Wow, that is a really special tree with so many memories. Very nice, and thank you for sharing.

Marv, Jo Jo, Komo, Cinnamon & Angel Nellie said...

What a special Airedale tree! We have some home made ones on our tree but none are as cute as yous! We sent a (home made) felt Airedale to our cousin Jewel (she is an Airedale, she just turned 1).
Purrs
Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Barb

Millie and Walter said...

We love your special Christmas tree and all your decorations.

KB said...

I love that your mom made so many of those ornies! It sure is a special tree.

Foley Monster, Pocket and River Song said...

That is a fantastic Christmas tree.

Ruby said...

Best.Tree.EVER!!!!! You knows I can't waits til you puts up your AireTree!
Ma is super duper jealous of it, and wishes it was hers 😊
Oh, and your antlers are FABulous Molly!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

ZOOLATRY said...

We have always loved seeing your tree ~ because we LOVE your tree. It is special, unique and magical ... well done, all you, all Molly (and those who came before).
Thanks again for sharing with us.

GranthamLynn said...

Live it. Come over and share this special post at the Fabulous Party! Merry Christmas!