Here it is, my ABSOLUTE favorite Christmas item. My aluminum Christmas tree that spins! We inherited it from my husbands grandmother,and I will say it again ,for me,Christmas is family and tradition. I use my beloved tree to tell the story of our family. I decorate with only gold and silver and most ornaments have a special meaning and remind us of special times in our lives.
These lovely little girls above and below remind me of ornaments I had as a child,and I simply could not decorate the tree without a liberal dose of vintage.
This one hung on the tree awaiting the arrival of baby Crooked Halo (before we even knew she was a girl).She sits on a crescent moon,more about that symbol later.
This is our most recent acquisition ,to remind us of Hawaii. She is etched in the cut glass windows of the Le'olani palace . The only royal palace on American soil.
This Shag ornament commemorates the 50th anniversary of Disney Land,and we were there.
You might notice many sun and moon ornaments floating freely on our tree. I met my sweet husband playing opposite him in, The Fantasticks ,act 1 takes place in the moonlight and act 2 takes place in the sun. The show played in December so these symbols have extra special meaning to us at Christmas time.
The family business (or atleast passion).
We giggle at this poor child every year and call her "the ugly angel" ,I do not like that word ,but somehow she makes it warm and fuzzy,and we have deep affection for her.
The ornament waiting the arrival of The Little Petal.
On our 10 year anniversary,we were at Seaworld,my husband ask me what I wanted . When I saw this fish with 10 hearts on her ,I knew I had found the perfect thing(plus she wears false eyelashes like my mother!).
Another favorite vintage ornament.
The Madonna angel.
My girls think silver is the traditional Christmas tree color,and would find a real tree to be not Christmasy at all. Crooked Halo tells me several times during the season"Mom ,no one has a more beautiful tree than ours".Ofcourse I agree with her ,but thats just because this particular tree tells OUR story.