If Our Tree Could Speak…


…well there were a lot of stories to tell…


….how the poor thing got carried through a snowy cold day through the city…and then up the fifth floor and then left out for a night in the dark and cold hallway


….how the next day it was brought in and all kinds of shiny boxes started to appear next to it


…how Babushka said “don’t you worry….I came all the way from New York , my home was Anthropologie and I have a good home here for many years now” and then clonked down and weighs heavy on the branch ever since


…how Bazooka Guy made a scary appearance but then said…”hey…I am just a good guy representing childhood games of the guy called “hubs” – I will take care of you!”


…how this thing with a funny accent said “No worries, I am new here too, eh?” and then said something about coming all the way from Canada and being a present from Barbara


…how Felti from Maine made by Cat, said “Dude, at least you have it warm here!”


…how the shiny dented ball said “uhhh it is nice and airy here, I haven’t been out of aunt Margot’s basement for many many years- I like it – I will shine!”


…how the Santa Dude in the Balloon said “We made it to the big ten, RU RU Rutgers” and is waving his big foam finger ever since


…how Santa Mouse from New Jersey, made by Karen sighed and said “oh no…not again…” dangling from a lower branch and being attacked once in a while by a hairy monster called Niles


…how the Standup Bass constantly pouts because it’s bigger brother in the next room is so much louder


…how cozy and warm and beautiful sparkly it all looks in the evening and how much the tree is enjoyed by the peeps living in this household.

What stories would your tree tell? (go ahead if you want- grab the logo and share your tree’s story!)


  • Sherri Caramico


    Love your tree and this idea – Thanks for sharing – will link back here when I post what my tree is thinking….. :-)


  • Yvonne


    Der Baum sieht schön aus und ich bin ganz angetan von dem coolen Elch!
    Besinliche Feiertage!
    LG Yvonne


  • You Know Who ;-D


    Love all your ornaments — such a beautiful tree! I have heard from many people that I have given Felti Snowmen too that they have to keep them up HIGH because their cats like to eat them. Just sayin. Merry Christmas sweet friend! Xo


  • Lisa Flaherty


    Nat, I LOVE this post and this idea!! Our tree and it’s ornaments are a collection of tales and stories. Thank you for the inspiration, sharing your tree and special ornaments, and for the logo, too! My to-do list is getting shuffled so I can participate! Fingers crossed!


  • julie


    Oh Nat – that was great!!!


  • Riikka


    Such a lovely post! Our tree could tell a story how little hands decorated it and how part of the decorations were moved a bit higher by mom, because those little hands just didn’t reach very high… <3


  • rains


    Our tree would say “Why are all of my lights around my middle? Makes me look fat!”
    My 12 yo son did all the tree decorating this year. : )


  • mjmarmo


    LOVE IT! Our tree would tell of places we have been and memories of each yea of my children’s lives. I have bought them a dated ornament each year. We fondly ooh and ahh each year as we get them out. But it is the handmade ones from school that tug at the heart the most!


  • Sue Clarke


    How wonderful a post for me to read on this very rainy Tuesday in NH.
    Isn’t it wonderful how ornaments remind of us of the wonderful places that we’ve been or the special people that they’ve come from? My tree would wonder why there are more ornaments on the top than the bottom and then see the brown dog and realize it’s all about their safety.


  • Barbara Poe


    Nat, it is beautiful! My palm tree is festooned with lights. Sunny Florida sends you best wishes for a Merry Christmas. Thanks for my early Christmas present. Your class was a blast!


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