Grandma Barb’s This and That

Saturday, December 14, 2013

My Christmas Tree

Good morning everyone!  Yes, I am alive and well and thought it was about time to post something Christmasy.  I have been so busy.  I spent several days with my daughter over Thanksgiving.  Ever since I got home it's been one Christmas party, dinner, luncheon, tea, etc. Fun but tiring. Today I finally have a day at home so will show you my Christmas tree.  I did a very different tree this year.  I used one of my tall skinny trees and  my lighthouse decorations and some antique ornaments.










This Lighthouse was sent to me from my cousin in New Hampshire.  She got it at a garage sale for $2.00 and knows how much I love lighthouses.  Isn't it pretty. Thanks Cindy!



These are a couple of the antique ornaments.  They are from when I was a child so they are really old.




I have been visiting some of you but just have not been commenting.  I hope to visit you all soon.  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a great weekend.  Now I'm off to finish my cards.

Until next time

Barb

p.s.  Don't ask how I got the lights to twinkle.  Google just uploaded them like that.

58 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

google has a new feature they automatically added by default called 'auto awesome'. it adds effects to your photos (which works really well on yours today!). if you shoot a sequence of shots, it'll also string them together into a moving slideshow. you have to go to your google account, get into settings and uncheck the box for auto awesome to disable it. also on that same menu is an auto enhance feature that changes your photos from how you upload them - altering them for 'better' processing. you need to uncheck that as well if you don't want them messing with your stuff. google is taking over the world...

but, as i said, it worked really well for your post today!

TexWisGirl said...

p.s. those enhanced features are actually under the google+ settings menu.

✿ chica said...

Que maravilhosa!Adorei o farol e as luzes!


Hoje vim agradecer os carinhos e desejar um FELIZ Natal e que 2014 nos encontre muito bem e sempre juntas! beijos,chica

Janina Lynet Rolin said...

so beautiful ormanents!! i dont have a tree today! snif.

Mari said...

Your tree looks so pretty. I love your twinkling lights in the pictures.

Barb said...

Hi Barb, Just dropping by to wish you Happy Holidays - looks like you're off to a good start! What special ornaments and decorations.

My Little Home and Garden said...

I was going to ask, but I guess the twinkling lights were just a wonderful surprise. What fun, Barb!

Enjoy your weekend. It sounds like you've been on a social whirl of late.

-Karen

Mersad said...

Good to see you back. Your decorations are great!

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Beth said...

Your tree and all of the decorations are lovely! The lighthouse was a terrific find.

Pam :) said...

Happy to see you back, Barb.
Your Christmas tree looks lovely with all the wonderful ornaments.

You should have told us that you lit the lights by magic :)

Pam :) said...

Happy to see you back, Barb.
Your Christmas tree looks lovely with all the wonderful ornaments.

You should have told us that you lit the lights by magic :)

Grandma C said...

Ok I won't ask. lol
Thank you TexWisGirl for answering the question. :)

Brian King said...

You have a gorgeous tree! Google's "auto enhance" feature was actually degrading my photos after I would upload them to a post. I had to go into my G+ settings and uncheck the auto enhance box as Tex said.

Terri Buster said...

Snazzy feature and it really made your photos pop! I love your lighthouse, and your tree is pretty!

Karen said...

I'm not a fan of what google+ is doing to photos, but it this case the effect looks great! That's a lovely tree!

Kaya said...

Good afternoon, Barb,

I was waiting for you and I am happy to see your post. It's so festive, so wonderful. Beautiful Christmas mood!!! That is fantasticl effect you added to your pictures. I am amazed. And puzzled.

Wonderful photographs.

Barb, stay warm in this cold winter.

Wish you nice and peaceful weekend.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Fun tree! I love lighthouses too. I like that lighted up one your cousin sent you. The twinkly lights on the tree are cute! Hope your foot is better!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Oops I wrong person on the foot!! LOL...

Vee said...

You sound as if you have been very busy having fun! That is a nice way to do busy. Your tree is very cute and the lighthouses are a nice motif. It's so nice that your cousin remembered you in such a meaningful way! That one looks as if it could be on the coast here.

Prims By The Water said...

Love the festive twinkle of lights..so nice! Janice

Rose said...

It is great to see a post from you! Your Christmas tree is so cute...I have been thinking of getting a really skinny one! But Bubbie loves laying under mine...so maybe I never will.

Beth Edwards said...

wow, that is a neat thing google is doing ... wow, i was wondering if something was wrong with my eyes with the lights are all blinking & all??!

i love love the lighthouses. so pretty!! ( :

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

I love the lighthouse ornaments! Your tree is so pretty, and the photos look great. I'm jot sure what auto enhance is, but I guess I'll find out the next time I post.

Debbie said...

i read tex's comment, is there anything she doesn't know?!?!

your tree is so pretty and i love the garland on top of the blinds!

it's so nice to see you today, i hope you are enjoying all the wonderful events you have been attending!!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

I love the twinkles - wish mine did that. Your tree is wonderful - and I love the lighthouses. I'm glad you got a quiet day to stay home - though parties and teas and luncheons are a lot of fun too.

Carole M. said...

I really like the tall, skinny tree effect Barb' - practical too as the big ones take up so much room, not to think about how tiresome unpacking and packing up again. Pretty decs. your house

Judy said...

Well, I think it looks pretty. I wondered how you did that as I was reading your post.

Sally in WA said...

I love the effect of the twinkling lights in your photos!!

Our photos said...

Your Christmas tree is Lovely!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

It's so good to see you! Love your tree and the twinkly light effects is pretty! It sounds like you've been having fun. Take care and get rested up!

Anni said...

Fantastic!!! I love the animated lights on your tree. AND....love the lighthouse lamp.

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Been missing you. Glad that you are back. Love that a little Google elf made your lights twinkle. xo Laura

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Well, I love how the twinkling worked on your photos.

I love antique ornaments also.

Wonderful tree.

Olive said...

Your twinning tree is lovely. Have a blessed and Merry Christmas Barb.

Pondside said...

So pretty! Google really did that? I'll have to investigate!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

The twinkling lights look really neat! I like the tall skinny tree as well. Hope you're having a good holiday season so far :)

amanda | wildly simple said...

What a fun Google surprise! The dancing lights are great!

Glad to hear you are doing well & enjoying the spirit of the holidays!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds like you are busy and happy! Love how the lights twinkle in your photos. I'm not sure I like Google messing with my photos but it sure works well with yours. ;))

Tanya Breese said...

i love your tree and the fun sparkly lights you created! you've been busy in a fun way! merry christmas!!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful Photography for the 'Season' ~ very creative ~ thanks, carol, xxx

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Wow! How pretty, Barb! Amazing about the 'auto awesome'. So glad we have Tex to help us navigate this crazy cyber world we live in! Your tree is fabulous and I love the lighthouse. Hugs xo Karen

Weekend-Windup said...

Seems you are having wonderful days with your daughter.
Your lighthouse looks awesome!!

ladyfi said...

How lovely and festive!

Kerin said...

Very pretty, and I love the twinkling lights.... they are awesome!

You have a tree topper that is similar to ours. Ours is very old also and so far this year, I haven't found it. It's in a box... somewhere.
Our kids thought that we should buy a new tree topper.... but, no.
I'll just wait to find ours, or it can wait until next year :)

Merry Christmas!

Zoey said...

I was wondering how you got those lights to twinkle! :) That is a perfect tree for a lighthouse lover!

Donna said...

Love the tree and the "sparkle"! I love lighthouses myself and yours are beautiful!
Hugs,
Donna

genie said...

Love the antique ornaments. They are beautiful. I am putting up our little tree today. Better late than never. Certainly think yours is perfect.

Anne Payne said...

Barb, It is a fantastic tree! I love your vintage decorations, especially your topper :) It's such fun seeing everyone's Christmas trees! I hope you have a Merry Christmas filled with joy!!!

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Barb thanks for the tree all done for me. One of my list.

I will just have my basket up.

Very pretty all.

My first Christmas with hubby and I alone.

eileeninmd said...

Barb, I love your pretty tree and the twinkling lights. Your ornaments and lighthouse are beautiful. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Liz said...

WOW!! I love the twinkling lights!! It looks fantastic!

Ercotravels said...

Happy Christmas, Grandma! your trees looking beautiful..

Audrey said...

Merry Christmas Barb. Love your tree.
Have been missing some of your blogs ... need to get back and check all of the out.
May your days be Blessed.
Hugs,
Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

Lady Lilith said...

Nice tree. Happy holiday.

My Maine Blog said...

Hi Barb...I love all of your beautiful Christmas decorations and I especially love your tree...I only wish I could get mine to sparkle like yours do...that is so AWESOME! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas with your family and sending you Best Wishes from Maine. Love and Hugs and Blessings.

JOY @ http://joysjotsshots.blogspot.com/ said...

Well Google just made your pictures a tad more beautiful. Have a Merry Christmas and stay warm up there. We are finally get a break from super freezing weather. Going to feel a bit like spring in the 50s. Almost too warm for Christmas.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love your cute light house tree and ornaments.Just wanted to pop in and wish you a very merry holiday season and all the best the new year has to bring!
Hugs,
Patti

Pamela Gordon said...

Barb, I missed seeing this post of your tree which is so pretty. Love how you got the lights to sparkle on here! Your chair is almost identical to mine in my Christmas tree photo. Did you notice? Pamela