Three Trees = A Three Book Giveaway!
Since good things (and sometimes bad) comes in threes, I decided to put up three Christmas trees this year.
One is my antique tree. I found an old Christmas tree stand at Goodwill, along with glass ornaments. As I turned both Christmas decorations in their original 1950’s boxes over in my hands, and idea turned over in my mind. I’d clean up the stand, insert floral foam in the water reservoir, add a small artificial tree (I don’t do real trees-see the next tree’s paragraph), and decorate it with the antique ornaments that I inherited from both of my Grandma’s. I did an up close shot of one of favorite old time ornaments.
Do any of you remember these?
The second tree is adorned with my collector’s Terry Redlin ornaments. The last time I tried a real Christmas tree it was decorated with these ornaments, and it fell over breaking several! We were lucky a store in the mall carried the ornaments and we were able to replace every one that broke. My husband secured the tree to insure that is didn’t fall over again by tying it in place for the remaining holiday season but from that point forward, I swore off of real trees.
My third tree is the biggest. It’s the tree that all the gifts will be stuck under. My tree topper is three hand quilted ornaments that my mother made. Beside it sits one of the Christmas quilts that she started and I finished after her death. My inspirational romance books, Lily of the Field, Job’s Tears, and Rose of Sharon, have a quilting theme thanks to my mom.
It seems appropriate in this season of giving, to give away some books, three as a matter of fact to three lucky winners. Leave a comment about my trees, quilts, your trees or any other Christmas memory to be entered.