Thursday, December 24, 2015

My Christmas Tree 2015

As I lay on the floor the other day looking up at the Christmas tree I began to reflect upon this past year. It's been a year of ups and downs. More downs than I care to count. The ups are coming slowly, I'm beginning to climb the rungs of the ladder to a happy place.
The sun shines
a bit brighter for me each day.

The ornaments reflect many memories of happier times and those to come.

Life's moments trail down like pretty plaid ribbon.

The new red and white icicle ornament is new this year from Nell Hill's. Each year I promise myself that I'm not going to purchase one more ornament. A beauty like this comes along and you just cannot resist, anyway I can't.
I have a fondness for Snowmen and have many, last year after the holidays I ran across this Santa at a 50% off sale he won my heart. I'm not sure if it were the kind and gentle eyes or the plaid suit he wears. Regardless he joins my large collection of holiday decor.
The bow was made for last years tree you can view HERE. I love the bow so much I used it again this year, I added the sparkle of the tinsel sprays to the top of the tree to pull out more of the silver on the tree. Oh my what a difference a year makes.
The buffalo plaid tree skirt has been around many many years.

I want to thank each and everyone of you for coming into my home this past year. I'm sadden by the loss of 14 plus followers and as many email followers, the emails I received were not pleasant ones to read. The numbers started dropping as I started sharing the updates of my home, I'm not sure why they chose to leave. I'm sadden by the lack of support from those again I thought I could count on. It makes me question why I open myself up to virtual strangers claiming to be your friend. I ask myself why, what have I done. I've asked for help in the past about why folks cannot leave comments and no one seems to be able to want to help with something as mundane as giving an answer. This is why I always hesitate asking for help. I find it sad this time of year people choose to act ugly instead of helping. I pray I never become one of those people, if anything I'm way too giving and get hurt each time.

To close I'll say I'll continue to climb this ladder of grief in my way in my own time. I'm one girl who's dreams came to an end almost 2 years ago of sharing her lifetime with her mate. I'm trying my best to create new dreams. I would love for you to follow along leave a few happy words of encouragement so I'll keep climbing up the ladder and not regressing. I'm climbing slowly trying to find me again a happier and healthier me.

I pray your hearts and home are blessed this year with the true meaning of Christmas.
Fondly ~ Lynne ~
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Amy at love made my home said...

Your home is very beautiful indeed! I don't know about the e-mails of course, although that sounds very sad and upsetting indeed. I am so sorry that you have had to deal with that. If someone doesn't like what they find it is surely better to just move along. As for the follower numbers, lots of people all over blogland have had their numbers fall over the last week or so. Apparently blogger has been deleting a lot of fake etc accounts, so that might well account for your numbers going down. It happened to me too. I like your blog - and your home - and enjoy reading about it, even if I don't always get to comment. So please, blog about what you want to. It is your blog!! Although I for one love to read it! I hope that you have a very happy Christmas and enjoy looking at your beautiful tree! Hugs to you. xx

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a stunning tree. You can tell the person..(ahem!) that decorated it knew exactly what she was doing. :) It's lovely, Lynne!!

Cindy said...

What a beautiful tree. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and blessings for 2016

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Hi Lynne - your tree is lovely. The traditional red is just beautiful. Wishing you a blessed Christmas and wishes for happy days to come. I have no advice or solution to your question about follower losses or lack of commenters. I try to avoid looking at those stats (not always successful). I know I am guilty of,"reading and running." It depends on what device I am using at the time. It's easy to comment with my desktop, but a pain on my Kindle Fire. I am trying to be a more consistent commenter. Jane

Unknown said...

Hi dear Lynne! You tree is so beautiful. I'm so sorry you were sent some unkind emails. Some are just jealous of your beautiful home and choose to behave ugly. I may not comment as my h as I should, but I'm here. I can't imagine all you've gone through these last two years. I'm proud of you and you keep on keeping on. I believe there are more of us who will hold you up than the ones who try to make you fall. Sending merry Christmas love to you.
You're always a sweetie

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

So Beautiful. Merry Christmas

Yarlette said...

You Christmas tree is beautiful Lynne. I love lots of red for Christmas. Sorry you have had some hurtful comment's I don't know why some people have to do that. I always try to treat others with kindness. I love your blog.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Your tree is beautiful! You did more than me. I did not put one up this year.:( I have enjoyed seeing how others out in the land of blog have decorated.
Like someone else commented, I think blogger must be cleaning out deleted blogs, etc. I also have lost 9 or 10 just in the last couple of days. As far as commenters, that seems to be happening a lot, and have read many others saying the same.
Wishing you a Very Merry Christmas!

Pat said...

Oh, Christmas Tree. .. how lovely are your branches!!!
This tree is filled with gorgeous reds, silvers and golds, dear friend!!!
I adore the red and silver (or white) beads draped so artistically!!!
Your living room is radiant with your Christmas Tree aglow!!!
Keep climbing to new heights, dear one!!! Continue to shine through the turmoil!!!
You've done amazingly well as you've stepped out into unknown territories!!!
I pray that God will give you peace!!!
Merry Christmas!!!
Lookin' forward to seeing more as your improvements in 2016!!!

aarond said...

Lynne, I did not know about the emails either but people have a way of being nasty when they are jealous. Hard to understand but it's true. I hardly ever get any comments on my blog and I don't know why but I do have a lot of people who look at it so I guess I must be doing something right. I lost my first husband so I know you have been through a lot, keep your head up and don't let nasty people bother you. Your home is lovely and so are you.