Tuesday, December 22, 2009

12/23 Outdoor Wednesday # 50

OutdoorWednesdaylogo54544 It’s time for “Outdoor Wednesday”. Learn more about “Outdoor Wednesday” HERE

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Through the end of December…. I am including/ encouraging everyone to share their outdoor AND indoor Christmas decorations for Outdoor Wednesdays.

Greenery in the form of trees, wreaths and garland are from outside…… and they are inside for the holidays… yes, I am stretching the definition of Outdoor Wednesday…. but I can!!!

Other Outdoor photos are welcome (as usual).


Today I am showing the dining room decorated for Christmas! There are 3 trees in the dining room… one angel tree and two family (photo) trees. The table is set for Christmas…

DR table

The centerpiece… cake plates with assorted decorations on them…. along with two porcelain angels and numerous candles…..


The sideboard… with a peek into the kitchen……


The angel tree…. has an assortment of angels on it…..

angel tree

There are two family (photo) trees… and they contain pictures of family past and present. I have some older photos of my parent’s grandparents and great grandparents. I even have my mom’s great great grandparents pictures which were dated 1872 in Liverpool England! My husband’s family is rather large… so I have been adding those as I can each year…    family tree 1

Some of the photos….  tree 1 ornaments

It’s alot of fun decorating these two trees each year… and thinking about each person…

tree 2 ornaments

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and if traveling… a safe journey!

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  1. I love the family photo tree. That is such a wonderful idea and it looks great!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  2. I agree Susan. The family pictures are a brilliant idea. As a genealogy researcher I should definitely do one of these.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family and thanks for hosting this great meme for us all.

  3. Susan I love your family photo trees! What a wonderful idea. I also love your Santa tree from last week --so cute!

    Merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year to you and your family!

    Hugs, Pat

  4. What a wonderful Christmas you are creating for your family. Just love the family photos, what a wonderful idea to place on a Christmas Tree.

    I wish you and all a very special Christmas.

  5. 3 Trees in the dining room! You've out-done yourself Susan. Everything is beautiful!!!

  6. Those are such beautiful trees. The photo one is a great idea! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  7. What a pretty dining room and a lovely place for Christmas dinner -- love all of your trees! Memory trees are nice!

  8. Lovely family photo tree.Definitely it is very unique.

  9. Thanks Susan for hosting another Outdoor Wednesday. I love your photo tree. I have one too! Isn't it fun to hang ornaments with pictures of your loved ones! Have a Merry Christmas! --Delores

  10. Hello Dear Susan!
    Your dining room is lovely, all that gold and white - so very pretty! What a wonderful idea to have photo trees. We have some pics of the girls over the years hanging on the tree, but I never thought to dedicate one tree to all the relatives. I think that's a really great idea, it must be so fun for you to rediscover the pictures every year, and to add to them.
    I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas! All the best to you for a peaceful, happy, healthy and love-filled new year.
    XOXO from your blogger friend,
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  11. Your dining room is so pretty, Susan. And I love your photo tree! I may just have to copy that idea next year! You're so clever and your home and decorations are just beautiful.

    Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas and new year...Kathy

  12. Don´t think I´ve ever seen a christmas tree with photograps for decorations, very nice. Merry christmas.

  13. I agree with the others, the family photo trees are so special. Ours has family photos along with our decorations, but we only have one tree. Perhaps next year I'll do a second tree with just photos. Merry Christmas Susan to you and yours!

  14. What a wonderful idea to put photographs of the family on a Christmas tree. Merry Christmas from our house to yours.
    Joyce M

  15. Your decorations are beautiful. I love the idea of using family photos as ornaments.
    Merry Christmas,

  16. I love it all....especially all the color in your home....it looks so inviting and warm!!!

    My Outdoor Wednesday show the Dunes on the reef. [and a Christmas Card just for you!] HERE You'll need to scroll down a bit in my day's entry...to find the Wednesday photos.

    Happy Christmas. Thanks for hosting.

  17. Your dining room looks beautiful and all ready for Christmas. I really like your family trees.
    Have a wonderful Christmas...
    xo bj

  18. Stopping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas, Susan!


    Sheila :-)

  19. I love your gold decorations. The photo tree is one to cherish. Merry Christmas.

  20. Your home looks festive and lovely decorated for Christmas ... love the family photo ornaments.
    Hugs and blessings,

  21. I love those personalized photo ornaments.

    Please come and see my Outdoor post. Merry Christmas.

  22. Everything is so pretty and festive looking. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  23. Everything looks beautiful in the dining room! I love the soft green and gold -- very elegant and welcoming. The photo tree is such a wonderful idea -- plus it looks lovely as well. It's brilliant to put it in the dining room, where family gathers! Merry Christmas!

  24. These are beautiful photos. Thanks so much for sharing them! I love your family photo trees. That's such a wonderful way to preserve memories. :)

    Merry Christmas!

  25. What a beautiful home you have. All your decorations are out of this world. So nice of you to share your home with us. May you have a blessed Christmas and New Year.

  26. Everything is so beautiful! You have done a wonderful job decorating your home. I love the idea of a family Christmas tree. How special! Thanks for sharing and hosting Outdoor Wednesday!

  27. Thanks for sharing - I am stealing the family tree idea! Thanks for hosting!

  28. Oops! Forgot to say, I am showing DH your post today -- three trees in the dining room, you are MY hero, and HIS nightmare. :-P

    And it's all so beautiful!

  29. Your home and decorations are lovely! The Christmas photo tree is a great idea. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  30. Hi, I am late bloghopping this time hehehe. You have gorgeous festivities.

    Merry Christmas to you and to your family. Here's my Rainy Days post.

  31. Hello Susan, a beautiful post as always.

    Merry Christmas greetings to you and your family.

    Christmas love, Jeanne

  32. I am completely amazed at the beauty here! Three Christmas trees too! What a great idea to have photos on two of the trees and then angels on the third. I love the gold and green and white elegance of your decorations. I would love to have dinner there or just visit for some tea or champagne. Love it, Love it, Love it!!!!!! I'll have to check back for the outdoor Wednesday idea...what a wonderful way to keep active with photos in a unique way! Merry Christmass to you and your family!

  33. Your home looks so beautiful for Christmas! Looks like you are all ready! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  34. It looks beautiful. I love the photos on the tree! Happy Christmas :)

  35. May you have a lovely Christmas filled with love.

    Hugs from Chile, South America,

  36. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Susan ♥ I miss you!!

  37. I LOVE all the gold in your decor! It's just beautiful! I hope your Christmas was wonderful!

  38. Your home looks lovely. Love the 2 trees in the DR. Wow.

  39. Everything looks so pretty. I love your family picture tree:) Happy Holidays!


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