Friday, November 26, 2010

Pink Christmas Saturday

I am posting a picture of my Grandmother's aluminum Christmas tree that I had up in my bedroom at 1515 last year. Luckily after my Grandmother died I had the sense to keep it and it is in the original box. My Mother thought I was nuts for keeping it at first!

The tradition use to be on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving my mother would come down to stay, we would put the tree up in my pink spare bedroom at home, when I got off of work. We decorated it with vintage and new pink ornaments. My mom and I loved getting it out, and it kind of started the season off for us. I still did it for a while after my Mother died. But last year I took it to 1515 and it looked right at home in my pink bedroom there. I guess someday it may make it back home. I will post a better picture in mid December after I get it up, but for now here it is!



As life moves on, we make new traditions. Tomorrow is the annual tradition of going out for brunch with my husband, brother and sister in law. Then we go get our Christmas trees! It is great because my husband actually takes the day off and I get to spend the day with my brother!

Happy Decorating!!

Joining How Sweet the Sound for Pink Saturday

28 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love your tree and the special memories it brings:@)

Gracie Jewellery said...

I really like that tree. Happy Pink Saturday. Hey, I'm having a giveaway!

luluslovlies said...

Love your tree and a Happy Pink Saturday to you, stop by to enter my 100th follower and 100th post giveaway! Loved my visit, great pic's and post and I would love one of those old silver trees! Love the look! Hugs, Marilou

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Love your tree! Our very first Christmas tree looked much like that one and I ended up donating it to the store window of the jewelery store where I worked my last job. I'm glad you have your grandmother's and all the lovely memories attached to it! Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Rebecca said...

What a fun tree-love the pink and silver -of course-would love to come on the 11th if I'm not working that nite-I'll let you know!

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Love the story behind your tree. Family traditions are great. Hope you have fun tomorrow!

LV said...

You certainly were not nuts in keeping it. Now if you can find one, they are very pricey. We had one too, but it left us over the years.

Jacqueline said...

I am so glad this lovely got saved. I saw a pink tree this year and think I need to have it and how fun to find some vintage ornaments to put on it. Have a wonderful Pink Sat.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love that tree. How wonderful to have it and remember your Grandmother and Mom when you decorate it.

Nancy said...

Just precious. I love the pink tinsel tree, but the memories are priceless. Happy Pink Saturday!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Ann Sweetie...
Happy Pink Saturday and I just love your pink aluminum tree. How gorgeous it still is and after all this time. Your Grandma would be so thrilled to know that you have love it and kept it just like she did so many years ago. A heritage and tradition to pass on to generations to come.

It is beautiful and thank you so much for sharing it with me. Have a gorgeous Pink Saturday sweet friend. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Ann,
Love the tree. Granny had one with a color wheel. I wish I had it now :( Enjoy your day with Mark. :)

KobysCache said...

Nice tree, especially the ornaments!

very merry vintage style said...

What a sweet story and beautiful tree! So glad you saved it so you could share it with us. Happy Pink Saturday!

monah http://graciouscottage.com/ said...

Hi,
I love the tree and sharing of your memories. I am not sure what 1515 means. Your house looks like houses in the town around where I grew up--northern Wisconsin. I look at it and feel happy.
Please visit me and follow back.
monah

Tete said...

I am so glad you kept this tree! I have my father in laws- it will not go up but it's here in the box!
Maybe later when everyone finaly gets moved out and we have more room!

Tami said...

Oh I love the tree and the story too. How special is that!
I grew up with one of those trees too..I wish I still had it.
Enjoy!
xo Tami

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Oh my gosh! I wish I had my grandma's aluminum tree. I loved hers with the color wheel and all. Happy Pink Saturday!

Judy

Donnie said...

That is a lovely tradition. We have a silver tree in NC and when there I decorate it with just blue balls. I would love to find the light that changed the colors of the tree but I'm too cheap to pay eBay prices for it. Take care.

Olivia said...

Oh my heavens what a sweet tree and tradition! Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs,
Olivia

Patricia said...

Happy Pink Saturday ! I hope your Thanksgiving was full
of family, friends, and fabulous friends. What a lovely pink tree. I have enjoyed my
visit to your beautiful blog. Have a wonderful new week.

Gail said...

Thank you for sharing your memories with us. I am glad you kept that tree, too. We had one, too, but I don't have it. Dad had a color wheel that he shown on it.
Happy PS.
Gail

Julie said...

Love your tree! We had a silver one when I was a kid, wish I had it now. Happy Belated Pink Saturday.

stefanie said...

its gorgeous!!!!
and what sweet memories!

Stephanie said...

Such sweet memories. It's one of my most favorite parts of the Christmas season. It's a precious tree! Thanks for sharing. Stephanie

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Ann.

Your tree is so pretty. We had a silver tree when I was a child, and I loved it.

I hope you enjoyed your time with your family.

Lori Lynn said...

Love the tree!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Lori Lynn ♥

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Diane said...

Wow you are so lucky that you kept that tree it is very retro fun! Hugs, Diane