When the Holiday season nears, I look forward to planning on how I want to
Deck the Halls in the Sunroom.
It is a room that I feel I can have fun with whatever theme I chose
for the Christmas season.
I decided to dress the dining room in my favorite Christmas traditions.
With that decision, I decided to do the same in the sunroom.
Filling it with happy memories of the past and present.
Actually it all started with a tree, as in the dining room. A beautiful tree.
This beautiful tree is a 7 1/2 foot Kennedy Fir Snap Tree by Tree Classics,
our sponsor for this Tour of Christmas Traditions.
Christmas traditions in my home are all about memories of family and friends
during the Holidays. Memories we have created with those who are with us and those
of loved ones we have sadly lost. Memories we hold dear to our heart.
I remember many, many years ago one Christmas, my hubby went to my favorite shop
and bought this rocking horse that sits underneath the tree. He knew I loved that horse!
It is now wonderfully placed upon that gorgeous red quilted tree skirt also by Tree Classics.
I have to admit that I have an extensive amount of Christmas decorations
that I have collected over the years. The stems of hanging crystal berries
make for a great cascading topper for the tree.
The cascading stems of crystal berries look beautiful against the ornaments.
Many of the ornaments on the tree were also provided by Tree Classics.
I love their vintage and traditional feel that enhances my tree of Christmas Traditions.
My sunroom … always a place to relax with a great cup of tea
and a favorite magazine!
This whimsical Santa on a Moose was a gift from a friend
to remind me of our travels to Wyoming, always looking out for Moose
for those Kodak moments. We finally saw one on the last day of our trip!
Last year, while in Pottery Barn looking for a pillow that fit the theme
for the back porch of snowmen, there were two to choose from.
My granddaughter was with me, and she chose the one that now sits on the chair. Memories.
With this vintage inspired Santa, there are memories of a group of us ladies
hitting the finer Christmas shops the day after Christmas for their super sales.
On the antique chest, which also has many memories, is an antique grain sack
that I purchased in France on a shopping/sightseeing trip with a great group of girl friends.
These handmade W-E-L-C-O-M-E blocks were found at a craft fair at least 30 years ago.
My lifelong friend Ruthie and I each bought a set of these. She is with the angels now,
and I treasure the memories of our school days, raising our kids, sending them off to
college, and then marriages and grandchildren.
All great memories we shared together with our families.
These felted wool Santas are ones that I made with these little ‘ole hands
at one of our Crafty Chicks gatherings. My friend Martha guided us through the
making of these. One of my very favorite things I made at Crafty Chicks!
I would definitely describe myself as a Traditionalist … an over the top Sentimentalist.
Sometimes I wonder if that is a good thing or not … but I am convinced
it is a good thing as I enjoy my Sunroom of Christmas traditions and memories.
We love Santa …. Do you Believe? Of course you do! The Season of Joy is magical.
And speaking of magical … the Snap Tree by Tree Classics can be in that category.
As it is truly magical that it can be set up from beginning to end in just minutes!!
And here is my hubby to demonstrate!
Note: The tree comes in 2 sections. When you place the top section on the tree
it automatically lights up! No finding a plug to tie the two pieces together!
IT’S A SNAP!!!
My heartfelt thanks to Amy of Maison Decor for organizing this wonderful Blog Tour.
Remember to visit my fellow bloggers who are presenting their gorgeous trees today!
Hope you enjoyed my Sunroom of Christmas Traditions and treasured memories.
Have a most beautiful day in this Season of Joy!!
Note: This is a sponsored post by Tree Classics…..all glowing reviews are
are happily and entirely my own!