Sunday, November 16, 2008

CHRISTMAS TREE TOUR: Ceramic Teddy Bear Tree

My friend Patti sent us a special tree, and a photo of the lady who decorates it each year.

"Here's what Patti has to say: "This is my sister-in-law's tree. Her name is Maggie Jane Shuler, known to the family exclusively as Cooter. That name was given her by their dad when she was a baby. (A cooter is a baby turtle.) We always have Christmas dinner at her house.

"The tree features candy canes and ceramic teddy bears that she used to make and sell. Beautiful work. Her daughter comes up from New Orleans every year to help her decorate.

"I love Christmas trees, too."

Thank you, Patti! I enjoyed seeing Cooter's tree.