Wednesday, December 4, 2013

December 4th Oh Tannenbaum!

I had to chuckle when I found this sweet vintage postcard to use for my blog post today. My girls and my Jimmy loved to get the biggest tree they could possibly get for our Christmas! Now, our house is small and I would remind them about that fact, but they never listened. It makes me laugh now. We finally came up with a system of measurement using the daddy's big arms. Now we have an artificial tree and I do miss the smell of a fresh tree. So girls, here's the tree for you!

I finished the tree shirt yesterday and we hope to decorate the tree this afternoon. While I was sewing, I was listening to some Christmas music in my cottage. I have a CD from a concert we attended in 2002. It was in the beautiful church in Mt Angel OR and it was all sung in German. As I claim that heritage, I just love to hear the sounds of the German language. Of course O Tannenbaum was included and I can remember a lot of the words from my high school German classes. I was taught by little German nuns at a girl's school long ago and have sweet memories of those loving ladies.


Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I like Christmas music. Pretty Christmas card. I'm looking forward to seeing your shirt for your tree. Keep in touch

Sylvia said...

I love vintage cards, yours is beautiful.

GardenOfDaisies said...

What a lovely vintage card. Our neighbors decorate an evergreen tree out in their yard every christmas and I LOVE seeing it when I go by. I really don't do any outdoor decorating except to put a bow on the lamp post. ( Because I really do not want to deal with the FREEZING COLD weather at the end of Dec/beginning of Jan when it's time to take it all down.) I can't wait to see YOUR tree! It took me three days to test and replace burnt out bulbs which were keeping the light strands from coming on, and only one and a half days to put ALL the ornaments on. Sad, I know. I was about ready to toss the whole tree and go get a new one with lights that worked, but the thought of spending oodles of moolah on a tree made me stick with it until I got it all sorted out.

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Awww..that's a wonderful postcard! And such a cute story about Jimmy and the girls bringing home huge trees every year! lol
Have fun "trimming" the tree Linda!
Erica :)

Susan said...

Hi Linda....Such a sweet post. How lovey that you have wonderful memories of the German nuns.

I was taught by nuns, too, and found them to be extremely dedicated.

I love a big tree, too. Ours is now artificial and huge! Ha! Miss the pine smell, too! Susan

Joyce Olson said...

Such a well written post, as always.
Your writing is such a delight to read and I can almost hear the voices of the German Nuns. Precious Vintage card and I what lovely memories!