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I like non-traditional
I grew up with a Mom who created
amazing Christmas Trees
When I was little, our home had huge
windows across the Living room. It
was perfect to show off a tree.
This tree was made from white Pampas grass.
Mom made a tree shaped cone of
chicken wire....started at
the bottom and wired in the grass.
She added gold ornament balls.
She grew the pampas grass in our
backyard. She cut long pieces of it,
sprayed it with cheap hairspray
(so it wouldn't shed all over)
and hung the pieces in the garage
to dry for a couple of weeks.
Another year, she made a tree out
of another tree shaped cone of
chicken wire...this time she
bunched up pieces of Kleenex
tissue into the wire holes.
Again, she added ornament balls.
Unfortunately, I can't find a photo
of the tissue tree....
Lastly, is my Mom's Philippine
Stick Christmas Tree. She didn't
make this one, but she could have
figured it out....
It is made of a center wood post
with layers of individual real
tree branches attached with
small nails. The who tree is
hand painted with white paint.
My Mom brought it back to the USA
after she and my Dad lived in
the Philippines. I inherited it,
repaired and repainted it,
decorated it and donate it this
last week to a fundraiser
Besides a tree, I always have
many Nativity scenes and sometimes
a Christmas Village.
Do you have something you especially
LIKE for the Holiday season?
Share in the comments....