Dec 5, 2011

My Stick Christmas Tree (literally!)...



I have been slow to start my Christmas decor this year...

I am usually
 a get it all done the weekend after Thanksgiving girl...

this year I wanted to shake up tradition,
try something different,
leave the fake trees in the attic,
dream a new dream...


do you nest hunt?

in the autumn
when the last leaves have fallen
I love to look for nests...

these mossy delights
are the most common nest style found here...


tradition says that a nest in your Christmas Tree,
will bring you luck in the coming year...


so when I found this nest
in this perfect little tree top,
I decided to make it my tabletop tree...

besides with two puppies
a tabletop tree was a good idea!

the pups are eight months old now,
what I think of as the rebellious teenage years :-)


a pretty little silver bird
roosts in the nest...


and sparkle was added...




snow and ice are a common theme
in my Christmas decor..


because, 
I am always dreaming of a white Christmas...


I love the soft ghostly patina
of vintage balls...
only a hint of color remains...


the silver bird looks content,
maybe she too is dreaming of a White Christmas,
snuggled warmly in her soft mossy nest...

Today I am joining...
&
for
 Rustic Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today!

34 comments:

Bernideen said...

Looks very unique. Our White Fir Christmas Tree had a bird next in it! I love your look!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

What a lovely little tree full of twinkly ornaments. Really lovely. V

Marydon said...

Absolutely awesome, Bella! What a beautiful tree.

Have a great week ~
TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

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A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Just beautiful, Bella! Love it! :) Happy Holidays to you and yours!!!


Hugs,
Jessie

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady.
This is so Beautiful for a Christmas tree.
I hope you have a Wonderful Holiday with your family.
XXOO Diane

Bluebell Woods said...

I love it, especially with the crystal and glitter on it. I have collected a few nests myself. The last few I just took pictures of. I was hoping the owners would reuse next year. I have had Robins nest on our front porch for several years, they refix up the existing nest quite often. Have two abandoned as well as the one thats been used 3 times. They are works of art.
Janice

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Hiya Bella! What a pretty post!! That is the most beautiful nest I have ever seen. I've never seen a mossy one before. Your twig tree is over the top. And your photos are just dreamy. I guess you'll be having lots of good luck!xx

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Bella, that is so beautiful, I just love it, as I love all of Nature... the nest is precious... I know too well about puppies!... This is Tessy's first real Christmas in her forever home, so most things are on higher ground... xoxo Julie Marie

Shirley said...

I just knew you would have the most perfect tree in blogland! This is the prettiest tree ever. It is so you....I love,love,love it...
Kindredly,
Shirley

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Bella, Gorgeous Christmas tree, just perfect for your home. I hope you have a great week:)

suzeeez said...

Your tree is the PERFECT little Christmas tree, I love it. Enjoy your holiday.

Pamela Gordon said...

Oh that tree is just adorable! Hugs, Pamela

nannykim said...

Cool, I like it! I had one the year before last...but not as big!

Blondie's Journal said...

I am in awe! It is just so beautiful...love how you decorated it, Bella!

XO,
Jane

Pattie said...

Just my style... It beautiful....

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hello Bella,
Your tree is very lovely! And I do nest hunt. This past fall I gathered five of them, two of them had eggs inside.
Have a beautiful week!
~Wendy

NanaDiana said...

Bella- What a darling tree for you! I love it. We always do a bird's nest in our tree, too. I think it is part of the "feathering one's nest" tradition. Your tree looks almost pup proof! xo Diana

mississippi artist said...

This is just beautiful and I want one! You know this is more of what Christmas should be than all of these other trappings we put out.

Pat's Pink Apron said...

It does look simplictic but sentimental. Pat

http://findingsecrettreasures.blogspot.com said...

Love you nest, and it looks perfect in your tree!

jeanetteann said...

Bella, that is the sweetest tree. xx jeanetteann

Debbie said...

I just love your Charlie Brown tree, I is so precious!!

Debbie
x0x0x

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love this--adorable! Now I want one too:)

Olga said...

So beautiful and creative!
I'm behind with winter decorations too. I got my fake Christmas tree out, but I can't find time to put away the fall decor.

Tracey@Breathing English Air said...

Perfect against the window. It must really sparkle. So simple, and yet so stunning.

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

Wonderful idea Bella!!

I see we are all going very natural and easy this year!

Come over to see my first decorations if you like!

Fra

Pam said...

That is the most adorable tree I have seen. Love it. Now I have to go check out some of the trees on your sidebar.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Bella
What a great idea to decorate a tree of branches. Following the decorating rule of less is more, I think this simple holiday tree is just as pretty as the ones you had last year.
Judith

Angela said...

I really love that!

Gayle said...

I love the clean simple look of the tree. I don't think I would be able to break our tradition, but it is lovely.
Blessings,
Gayle from Behind the Gate

Jo's This and That said...

Love the bird nest! So cute!

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your tree is really nice! i really love the crystals :)

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Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Definintely *not* the Peanuts tree! Simply stunning

Audrey said...

Lovely tree. I love to collect bird nests too and would like to do this next year and show off my nests. Would love one with moss.
Happy Christmas.
Audrey Z. Timeless Treasures