My World 10

The rain and then the cold have kept me inside most of this past week, so my world has been pretty much our house and preparations for Christmas.  That’s what I want to share with you.

Our Christmas tree is a memory tree.  Many of the ornaments commemorate significant events in our life together (such as our first Christmas or new home) or souvenirs from our travels (such as ornaments from Williamsburg.

Although the tree is the largest of our decorations, we do try to remember the true meaning of Christmas.  Christmas is so much more than shopping, presents or parties.


We have a fireplace, but it doesn’t have a mantel, so our stockings are hung on the bookcase with care.  I hope Santa will find them and that he will decide that we’ve been good enough to fill them.  You don’t think those stockings are too large, do you?

You can see the nicest feature of our great room (at least in winter) on the left of this last picture.  A fireplace was one of Betsy’s requirements for a house and we both certainly love this one.  It gets a lot use in cold weather.  Not only does it help provide heat, but it gives us a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing cup of tea.

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18 Responses to “My World 10”

  1. SaraG Says:

    Wonderful My World post. I just love Christmas and all the decorations. Yours are just great!!
    Thanks so much and I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!

  2. Mildred Says:

    I love your tree and I feel certain Santa will find those stockings and fill them with all your favorite things—maybe even some new flavors of tea to drink by that beautiful fireplace with Betsy! Merry Christmas!

  3. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: Thanks for sharing the preparations for Christmas at your house. May you and Betsy have a blessed Christmas season.

  4. Dorothy Says:

    Hi George,
    I’m glad to ‘meet’ you! I’ve already met and fell in love with your wife. She’s a sweetheart, as you already know! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a note. Nice blog you have and I love the falling snow!!!

  5. ewok1993 Says:

    I love the homey feel of your tree. This is a great my world post.

  6. happily retired gal Says:

    Everything looks very festive! I enjoyed the photos taken in China in the previous post too.
    Hugs and blessings,

  7. robert v sobczak Says:

    Good to have a comfy spot to call home. What is a house but a roof over your head, and a place you can make into and call home.

  8. Brit' Gal' Sarah Says:

    I love your memory tree and decorations. Merry Christmas.

  9. angela Says:

    I love that memory tree..what a lovely idea. And the fireplace certainly makes the room look cosy. We have one and though I complain about the extra work it does give a welcoming atmosphere..

  10. 2sweetnsaxy Says:

    It looks so warm and cozy. I didn’t even get a tree this year. I didn’t push since I knew no one would see it this year as I’ll do all of the visiting. I miss the aroma. 🙂 Merry Christmas.

  11. Leedra Says:

    This is great for ‘My World’ more personal than most post I have seen for My World. Thanks for sharing you home with us. Merry Christmas.

  12. Ms Hays Says:

    Your Christmas World is lovely! I love the decorations & I have a nativity scene very similar to yours! Thank you for sharing!!!

  13. Happyone Says:

    Looks like your all set for Christmas. Your tree is beautiful and I love the fire – makes everything warm and cozy.

  14. Suzanne Says:

    Just lovely and very cozy. Love the nativity. No, the stockings are not too big, but just right. 🙂

  15. Rambling Woods Says:

    This is a wonderful post and I love the memory Christmas tree and the stockings hung on the bookcase….Happy Holidays

  16. Erin Says:

    so true…the decorations are small bits and pieces of times past that we’ve enjoyed. i put up our first ornament (we were married 18 years ago on christmas eve) and it brought back memories of that day at lake tahoe. and i put up others that made me smile.
    happy holidays to you and yours from botetourt county virginia.
    god bless.

  17. Tootie Says:

    I hope you had a nice Christmas George. I think I may not be too far from your area right now. I’m visiting a daughter at Washington, IN.

    • seniorhiker Says:

      Tootie, although I used to live in Ohio and Indiana, I now live on the Cumberland Plateau near Crossville, Tennessee.

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