Sunday, December 18, 2011

I Do Love Trees!


Santa leaves a sparkly little tree brooch in my stocking each Christmas.
These cute, diminutive trees have turned into quite the collection.



I have them displayed in a hammered aluminum tray this year.
I wear a little jeweled tree on my lapel when I go out.
And on Christmas Eve I'll pin them to napkins at the dining table. 

A couple of weeks ago, after reading one of my tree craft posts,
a fellow blogger called me the "Queen of sweet trees".
And looking back at my Christmas posts I realized she might be on to something.
I really do love trees!  I have them all over the house.


I'm not the least bit regal.  I'm just a Mommy from the Midwest.
But if one is going to be called Queen of something, 
I can't think of a nicer subject than trees.



30 comments:

  1. Your Majesty - your trees are absolutely beautiful - better than any Crown Jewels!

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  2. These are very pretty; I like the idea of pinning them to the napkins -- unless -- they got misplaced!

    Queen of the trees is a royal title for sure!

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  3. How lovely to know the Queen of Trees.

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  4. Great collection of mini trees...I love that you use them as jewelry on napkins.
    Merry Christmas!

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  5. I wish I would wear my brooches more often! You are inspiring me!

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  6. Now who doesn't love a brooch or two .......I know I do Gayle and your little tree brooches are so sweet.

    Claire :}

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  7. Beautiful tree brooches and a lovely collection you have too. I like the idea of putting them on napkins.
    Anne xx

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  8. What a pretty sparkly collection! Merry Christmas to you all! I'll catch up with you again in late January.

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  9. I have always had a soft spot for little tree pins too! Love your cute collection! Merry Christmas Week:@)

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  10. What a lovely collection of brooches. A darling way to display them. Christmas hugs.

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  11. What a wonderful collection! So pretty and festive! Thanks for sharing them!

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  12. Hello Gayle,
    I've been checking your blog every day from my collection of blogs at Pinterest and kept coming up with the post from December 8. This morning I decided to check your sidebar and found all of these wonderful posts about your Christmas trees! I'm caught up now!

    I particularly enjoyed viewing your Christmas tree broaches. Your collection is beautiful and is beautifully displayed!

    Congratulations on winning the bid on the gingerbread tree. It looks great where you have placed it!

    If I don't have a chance to stop by again before Christmas I wish you and your family a very merry Christmas, Gayle. I do pray your celebration will include some good quality time with both your children over Christmas break.

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  13. Dear Tree Queen,
    Could I please borrow your sweet aluminum tray and one of your tree brooches. I would wear your brooch one day and my mom's tree brooch the next day. Her brooch is old and a treasure of mine. I would give it to you to add to your collection but I am sorry, I just can't part with it.

    Merry Christmas Tree Queen,
    Love, Lynne

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  14. what a great collection. how fun it must be to find the right ones to add to it. and I am sure your family loves seeing them at the table on your napkins.

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  15. What a wonderful way to display these. I have so many and love to put them on my winter coat. What a sweet Queen you are...Merry Christmas...Renee

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  16. Your pin collection is really beautiful. I love your idea of pinning them to the napkins on your Christmas table.

    xo,
    Danielle

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  17. I'd love to help crown you in a ceremony sweetie, 'cause you are truly the Queen of Trees!!!

    'Just a beautiful collection sweetie!

    God bless and have yourself a marvelous day!!! :o)

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  18. What a delightful collectionm of tree pins! They look so prettydisplayed althoether and I like the idea of using them as napkin holders!

    Merry Christmas!

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  19. What a wonderful tradition! There are 25 days to Christmas, and you might end up with one for every day.

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  20. What a beautiful collection! And a great idea for a stocking stuffer.
    Merry Christmas!

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  21. The broaches are gorgeous. A thoughtful Santa. A house full of trees is that another meaning for Treehouse for the Queen of trees?

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  22. What a lovely collection of sweet little sparkly trees you have! I love the idea of pinning them onto napkins too. Merry Christmas!
    Helen x

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  23. Oh the lovely trees - especially the pins. I have a collection of all sorts of different pins - 26 in all. Don buys a new one for me and for each of our daughters and we receive them at Thanksgiving - a fun tradition. I want to make something with all my pins - maybe a christmas tree with all the pins decorating it as ornaments.

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  24. Beautiful brooches, fit for a Queen!

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  25. "Queen of Trees" indeed! They're so pretty.

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  26. Your brooches are just beautiful Gayle. Being so small makes them very special. I had a look at the bigger photo and can't decide which is my favourite - you are very lucky to have these.

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful and blessed Christmas - Sharon x

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  27. What a wonderful collection of Christmas tree brooches. I look for these wherever I go, but have not had your luck! I love how you displayed them.

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  28. How fun is that? I love the idea about using them for the napkins on Christmas eve! :) Very clever!

    I hope you have a Merry Christmas!

    ~Liz

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  29. Love your collection of tree pins. I have a Christmas wreath pin that I received in the first grade that I treasure.

    I love that you display them and even use them on your dinner napkins!

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THANK YOU for your thoughtful comments. Replies to your questions will be posted here, so be sure to check back soon. Have a wonderful day! - Gayle, Garden Of Daisies