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Saturday, December 5, 2009

My Mother’s Shawl

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         The inspiration for my third Christmas tree( and yes, I have three) is my mother’s gold ornaments and her zebra print shawl..

          The shawl, which she made and wore often, is part of the tree skirt I use for this tree each year.

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        Her vintage gold ornaments are evident throughout the tree, but I have added many more over the years.

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       This tree is in our den, which is where we do our television watching, and where I do my blogging.  This tree sits at my right shoulder.

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        This den is the hub of our home.

        Behind where I usually sit is our fireplace and this garland.

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33 comments:

Karen said...

Oh, Laura... your mother's shawl. How wonderful! I hope you get a chance to wear it after the holidays. It's so you and your mom. The jackets and coats that were my mother's are like the best hug in the world.
Lovely pictures as usual.

Theresa said...

Oh Laura, Gorgeous tree and what a great idea to use your Mother's shawl:) And the mantel decoration-WOW! Have a blessed day!

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Laura! Your AWESOME TREE makes mine look so pitiful!! It really is so "Southern Living Magazine"! LOVE IT! Mother's Shawl? WOW?

trash talk said...

L.B.,
I won't be sassy with my comment out of respect for your mother. She was obviously a woman of great taste. How lucky for you that along with her treasures she passed that same wonderful sense of style on to you. You are one blessed woman. Class cannot be bought...you either have it or you don't. You, my friend, have it!
Debbie

Lee said...

Very, chic, I love the zebra. Something about those black and white stripes just grab me everytime. Beautiful birds too!
I loved everything, in that wonderful room.
Lee

Beth said...

Beautiful!

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Beautiful photos! What a lovely way to display your mother's shawl.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a beautiful tree! Love the birds.

Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

Your tree is absolutely stunning. I love all of the earth tones that you have used. Just beautiful. Enjoy the party.
Cheers

Joyce said...

Glad you can sit and blog and enjoy your beautiful Christmas tree. I like to get my decorations up early so that I have time to enjoy them for more then a few weeks. Such a magical time of the year. Now taking it all down is a whole other story and it gives me a headache:)
Joyce

LuLu Kellogg said...

Hi Laura~

Your decorations are so lovely and I especially loved your Mother's shawl...how beautiful!

I also loved the little birdies!

Happy Holidays,
LuLu Kellogg

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Gorgeous tree, Laura. All that glittery gold is so pretty. Love the birds and feathers! Wow, I would have loved to have met your mom. She sounds like one vivacious gal!
big hugs,
Debra

Lisa Super said...

Thanks for sharing your holiday inspiration! My favorite was the bird.

Domestic Designer said...

Your tree is just beautiful! I love the way you used your Mother's shawl. What a special tree.

Nancy said...

Laura, what a unique and wonderful way to honor your Mother at Christmas time, truly beautiful!

Nancy said...

So so beautiful. Your mother's shawl makes it so special. I have most of my beautiful ornaments in storage. We are currently living in what once was a vacation home - so it ony has basic Christmas decorations. All of the meaningful things are locked away for a second year in a row. I miss them more this year than last year. I think as we get older the things that we enjoy looking at become more important. The little ornaments our children made, the ones from lunches with friends, are so meaningful. Enjoy your beautiful home. I certainly have enjoyed this post.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a pretty golden glow from your tree -- how meaningful to decorate with your mother's shawl and include her memory in your decorating.

blushing rose said...

Laura, your decor takes my breath away ... it is gorgeous! How special you have Mother's shawl to use & inspire each year. A precious keepsake & memory of her.

TTFN ~Marydon

50s Housewife said...

It's gorgeous and how special that you have your mother's shawl! Love all the feathers too. :)

Amy said...

I can see why that tree is in the hub of your home. Your mother's shawl is priceless for sure.
Lovely!!

Lavender Chick said...

Beautiful, beautiful tree! Love all the gold accents and how absolutely wonderful to have your mother's shawl. I would have never thought to include zebra print with the tree skirt, but how absolutely stunning! And of course, sentimental.

Pat said...

I love all the gold! The tree is beautiful. I also love the zebra shawl...love animal prints. My guest bath is done in zebra!

Nookcrannygifts said...

I love the brown tones with the gold. Great tree, love it!

Denise said...

Positively gorgeous! I'm sure that you really enjoy that tree while you are watching televison or blogging. The fact that it holds so many of your mother's things makes it all the more special. Thank you so much for joining in today and sharing your beautiful decorations with everyone.

Marguerite said...

Breathtaking tree! So very pretty and what fabulous ornaments! I especially love your mother's zebra shawl. And btw, your photos are excellent! You are one talented lady, cher!

Rhonda said...

How special to have your mom's gold ornaments and I love that you are using her shawl as a tree skirt. Everything is so pretty. Love all the rich colors.
Rhonda

Darla said...

My goodness this is beautiful..

Linda K. said...

Beautiful golds, love the feathered ball. Your mother's shawl is a neat touch.

Linda

June said...

Hi dear Laura,
The tree inspired by your mother's shawl is glorious in golds. A beautiful sight to have in the 'hub' of your home!
Hugs~

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Love your golden Christmas tree and you placed it where you enjoy it the most.
Thanks for sharing your decorating talents with us.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh Laura! It's just breathtaking! And I love it that your mother's shawl is the inspiration of it all! Such a beautiful collection of ornaments! And I love your mantel...simply perfect! Happy week!...Debbie

Beeutiful by Design said...

Laura - it's wonderful. I know you must enjoy blogging so much more in that space while it's decorated for the holidays.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous tree! Your mother's shawl and beautiful ornaments makes this tree very special! ~ Sarah

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