Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Sunday Selections #99



Welcome back to Sunday Selections!

This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.

The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.


I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I'm continuing the Christmas theme that is spreading throughout the blogosphere. 

The following are photos of this year's tree, which I had to take twice because the first lot showed images of my kids in the photo board behind the tree. 
I had to hang up a towel to cover it.

Here it is.....My Tree 2012.

The tree, the whole tree, nothing but the tree :)


the bottom,

the middle,

the top.
No accidental photos of any kids in here.
No, no, no. 

oooh! shiny.

I do love sparkle.

finally, the sleigh filled with baubles.
another idea I copied from Kelley.







20 comments:

  1. Wow..beautiful...what a classy collection of ornaments.

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  2. I love love love your tree! So exquisite! My Sunday photos will publish in about... 12 hours!

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  3. Thumbs up! Nice photos too, to capture the shine and sparkle.

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  4. Simply gorgeous. I love your tree, and I love your ornaments. Thank you.

    Sunday Selections 99!!!! I do hope lots and lots of people join us next week.

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  5. You've certainly gone all the way its really jam packed with decorations. The only things left are the presents.

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  6. Very pretty and I like the way you did not think 'less is more' but instead 'more is better'.

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  7. Hi River,

    What 'treemendous' photos and at this rate, I might actually give in and demand my human put up the tree. That way I can knock it down. No, not really. Arf! Arf!

    Pawsitive wishes, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! :)

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  8. Wow! Your tree is SO impressive!!! But how long does it take you to pack it up after Xmas?!?!?!

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  9. Delores; I've collected a few at a time over the years, i think I have enough, then each year I see something else...

    Cindi Summerlin; thanks, I'll be sure and look at yours.

    drb; capturing sparkle is easy, just turn on all the lights then turn off the flash.

    Elephant's Child; I hope lots of people join us next week too.

    Windsmoke; I don't display presents before Christmas Eve, I like to keep people guessing.

    R.H. it's great isn't it!

    kelley@magnetoboldtoo; then my work is done :)

    Andrew; simplicity is great but overdone is good too.

    klahanie and Penny the Jack Russell; I hope you do put up your tree.

    Red Nomad OZ; it's a small tree, so probably will pack up in the same amount of time it took to decorate.

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  10. Lest there was any doubt...Christmas is here! Hope you have a great one...

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  11. Wow, your tree sure is decked out in fine fashion. Beautiful!

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  12. I posted that I had one ornament up but then I remembered I had a bowl full of lime green, gold and burgundy baubles that I didn't put away 3 years ago because it looked so nice. It counts.

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  13. Tempo; Christmas is definitely here. As evidenced by the amounts of mince pies and giant hams going through my checkout.

    Susan Flett-Swiderski; I decided to go foe a "full" look this year. Every ornament I own is either on the tree or in the fruit bowl and sleigh.

    JahTeh; of course it counts! Shiny baubles on display is Christmas in my books.

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  14. Every year I end up not resisting buying an ornament or two - even though I have not had a tree for over a decade (the cat's fault!) but now I am sans felines and have decided to get a small table top tree about the size of yours. Now, I am thinking I need even more baubles - your tree is luscious!

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  15. Your tree looks gorgeous! For some stupid reason I used to always get frustrated when decorating a Xmas tree and then I figured out it was because I knew how I wanted it to look and I could never achieve it, far too fiddly for me so I just gave up on the whole idea... Merry Christmas to you!

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  16. VioletSky; welcome to drifting. And thank you. The tree does look good with almost every branch filled.

    gaby@727m2; here's a tip, find a picture of a tree you really like the look of, blu-tac it to the wall next to your tree, then copy the ornament placement as closely as you can. I did that last year with my "all gold" look.

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  17. what a beautiful tree. I do love the sleigh

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  18. The Wicked Writer; the sleigh is lovely and delicate looking. Can you believe I got it from one of our "cheap" shops for only a very few dollars?

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