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December 18, 2012


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Love these!
And that angel is just right up your alley.

These are beautiful.. I like the angel one..

Tipper-tell Miss Cindy that I don't have a sample of my "Druids in Brasstown" book ready yet but if she is really really good, she might get a sample of my apple butter.

Ed must be hungry...everything he sees reminds him of food.:)
I love the angel. What a clever idea!

You and your family are so talented. This tree idea looks like it was really fun and I can tell by the way you wrote about it, you found it rewarding. Thanks for sharing! I might try this over the weekend as my running around has died down.

No B. I don't remember them-tell us how they were made when you have time : )

Blind Pig The Acorn
Celebrating and Preserving the
Culture of Appalachia

and Cindy...Unless you inspect the glitter very closely...do not assume that all glitter is from the bottle or the packet...It is occasionally left by the faeries...Note the "sparkly in all the seasons" when tromping through the woods, in early morning or late evening...All the human made glitter confuses the fey mineset to a point that they
sometimes will get trapped in the house...They are "nosy little sprites" and forget where they came in, so all in a "flutter" to find their way back out, they drop some of their glitter...
Thanks Tipper,

Very nice, Tipper. Of course, everyone knows that glitter reproduces. Use a little and wind up with a lot.....everywhere.

I love your willingness to use what you have. It makes it even more special.

I can't wait to see them tomorrow!

What charming trees, and how clever of you to expand to angels!I love Christmas decorations with an old-timey look.
Thank you for sharing, this would be a great project to do with my grandbaby! Maybe next year, as I'll be lucky to get away from my oven before Christmas eve...

How about fried tortillas decorated with salsa and sour cream? Add some chives for greenery and grate on some hot pepper cheese. You could spiff up the edges with your pinking shears and make them progressively smaller to create the tree shape. Can you tell I'm hongery this morning?

i love all the trees tipper.. and just the time sharing with the girls is precious.. to me the best things are home made.. i loved all the ornaments that were made at the school using the old magazines.. such talented people, and thrifty too :)
have a wonderful holiday and big ladybug hugs

Can you do that with pancakes? Use fresh strawberries for ornaments and whipped cream to look like snow. Or alternate pancakes with sausage patties or bacon strips and drizzle with red eye gravy.

I love the angel...the tree as well, but the angel is my favorite..
Do you remember when folks made angels and trees out of folded Readers Digest magazine and painted them silver, gold or green...You are probably too young, it is an olden day thing..lol
Thanks Tipper, great post!

Unrelated to this post, I stumbled across this in the internet:

"As a Russian Orthodox monastery which observes the Julian, or “old”, calendar, we were surprised to learn about Appalachian “Old Christmas”, which is a most solemn and reverent time for families living in the mountains. The initial change-over from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar by the British Empire and the American colonies in 1752 caused a difference of eleven days. Thus, the date of “new” Christmas on December 25th was eleven days ahead of “old” Christmas, which fell (at that time) on January 5th. Some Protestants refused to honor the new calendar because it was decreed by the Pope, so their celebration of Christmas remained on the Julian calendar – which now falls on January 7. In the Appalachian Mountains, the celebration of Old Christmas remained until about World War I. Though they might also observe ‘new’ Christmas on December 25th, the festivities were very different. December 25th was marked with revelry and parties and visiting, but January 6th was primarily a reverent family observance."

(I am not the monk) You know anything a new and old Christmas in Appalachia?

Love your trees! I love to work with paper too. I especially love the brown paper like grocery bags are made of. I made my sister a set of angels using the brown paper and cutting out the pattern and using wonder bond to fuse fabric to them. They look so country and homey on the tree. Have you ever tried the brown paper crafts? I know that you would love it.

Your tree is beautiful. Homemade decorations are the best!!!

Neat, Tipper! I especially like the angel.

Thanks! I love these trees and especially the angel. Once I hunt up my supplies, the grands and I will be making our very own trees.

I think this is a very good idea! Thanks for sharing

What a great idea for table centerpieces, just the right height and so Christmas

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