Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Oh Tannenbaum, Oh Tannenbaum; how lovely are your branches!

Ahhhh! Christmas is coming out in full force at the little brook house in Bridgewater. The entrance is hosting Santas and Snowmen galore. My latest acquisitions are the row of 4 tiny Santas on the top "Family" shelf (all 4 for $1 at The Daisy) and Mr & Mrs white Snowman on the bottom shelf (both for $1 at The Daisy). I love The Daisy! The big snowman shown on the right was bought at Value Village last year for $9.99; he lights up and changes color. .
The main highlight is, of course, the tree. Molly and I picked out a beautiful Christmas tree last Sunday. Lunenburg County Nova Scotia is the Xmas tree capital of the world, so we can get one for a really good price. My fat beauty cost me $25. Look at her! Isn't she gorgeous!
And here are some of my old friends on the tree: the peasant couple from Austria; Ernie and Snoopy were early Xmas gifts from my husband; the little wooden bird was made by an old gentleman in Dartmouth & I've had it for 30 years; 2 of the 12 wooden ornaments that my sweet German daughter Nadine sent me last year; my gilded pear and strawberry; and my new ornament from my trip to PEI this summer with my parents..

Elly and Mariana helped Molly and I to trim the tree. I think it was their first time! Elly had a bad case of butterfingers -- she broke 4 old fashioned glass ornaments (but thankfully the plain ones) and got a few shards in her toes! She then volunteered to only put on the unbreakable ones! But they had a lot of fun and did a great job.
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O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,

wie treu sind deine Blätter!

Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit,

Nein auch im Winter, wenn es schneit.

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,

wie treu sind deine Blätter!



O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!

Thy leaves are so unchanging;

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!

Thy leaves are so unchanging;

Not only green when summer's here,

But also when 'tis cold and drear.

O Christmas Tree! O Christmas Tree!

Thy leaves are so unchanging!


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10 comments:

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Beautiful tree and what a great collection of little Santa. Your header is so funny. I so cracked up when It came up. You definitely need your own comedy act.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Glad your tree is up and that you had some help. Too bad about the broken ornaments. They do shatter easily. I remember when we used to have the cats and how they loved playing with them. We went to non breakable after the first year. I do love that song. Hope your Wednesday is a wonderful one!

Nezzy said...

Oh darlin' your tree is almost as beautiful as those girls!!!

Ouch, those broken ornaments are like razors. Poor little Butterfinger. I bet she felt bad too.

Sorry ya lost some, I know how we can treasure those special ornaments.

God bless ya and have a incredible day my friend!!!

TARYTERRE said...

Oh Tannenbaum is a glorious ode to one of the main attractions at Christmas. Your tree is gorgeous. Elly and Mariana and you and Molly did a GREAT job. I have broken many ornaments myself. I had a special box of the ones most dear to me and accidently dropped it one year. So many irreplacable pieces were lost. But what are you going to do? You pick up the pieces and move on. Your Santa and Snowmen collection is very sweet too. Take care.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Beautiful tree. How nice that the girls had an opportunity to partake in its trimming.

Four broken balls - that's the average for me each year. I feel so sad when I lose some of my older, more special ones, but c'est la ve`.

Terra said...

I adore beauty in Christmas trees, and I think yours sets the standard. It is so wide and full, and I see you are in the Christmas tree capital of the world.

Pamela Gordon said...

You have quite a nice collection of Santas and snowmen. Is The Daisy a local second hand store? Your tree looks beautiful. There's nothing like a real, fat tree. I just replaced our 25 year old artificial one last week with a fake, fat tree! I hope it lasts as long as the other one did. Blessings, Pamela

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Sandy!
Thanks for becoming a follower! I am also now following your blog. I love Nova Scotia! I saw quite a bit of it on a tour about 8 years ago.

Your home is looking very festive. I love the Santa Clauses and stollen bread in your prior post

Melanie said...

Love that Christmas tree - it is so full and gorgeous! What kind of store is The Daisy?

DearHelenHartman said...

Tannenbaum? Sounds like something you put on your aching muscles after slogging around Christmas shopping! Your tree looks great.