Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Nature's Nativity Tree

The Cranky Queen's Garden Club entered the Sylacauga Beautification Council's Christmas Tree Contest. The contest offered cash prizes & we chose to create a Christmas tree focusing on wildlife & nature.
We started with a disassembled tree & bags of ornaments, bird seed bells, berries,grapevine & burlap.
Five of our Camellia Garden Club Members chose to participate in the "trimming of the tree."  We hot- glued  ribbon onto birdseed bells...     
We carefully hung ornaments on the tree...
Grapevine & berries with burlap type ribbon gave the tree that "homemade~comfortable" look...
Don't you just adore the birdseed bells?
The grapevine star honored the Birth of Jesus Christ!
Little Bird's Nest tucked into the branches...
Cardinal ornaments purchased @ Dollar General...Can You Believe???  
 Red & Tan Burlap served as the skirt with pine cones nestled under the tree...
We were very disappointed that we did not place...we felt that our tree was a "winner"!  But in the spirit of Christmas...we did not "pout"...Well, The Queen was a "little cranky"~LOL!

But...a hug & snapshot with Prince Logan before he left for the Star Dust Winter Formal put me right back in the holiday season



  1. Oh - it's beautiful!!! And what a handsome Prince you have!!!

    LOVE the grapevine wound in as garland!!!

    ;-D robelyn

  2. Yes, I agree that your nature tree is a winner. Love the bells and I love that burlap webbing. I bought a bunch at Walmart last year. There is so much you can do with it. Prince Logan is looking pretty daper. Hope he had a good time.

  3. That tree is gorgeous!!! Can't believe it didn't place....how many gazillion trees were in the running?? In any event, it's a winner to me. And - ahhh...what a fine and handsome prince your Logan is....hope his night was fairy tale material....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  4. Dear Cranky Queen, your tree is wildly beautiful!


    Sing a song of scarlet—
    Red on Christmas morn!
    Sing a song of scarlet—
    Blue is so forlorn!
    Sing a song of scarlet—
    Red for girls and boys!
    Sing a song of scarlet—
    Look at all those toys!

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Red Leaf and Red Mary

  5. Stay calm and trim a tree? I need to stay calm while I'm trimming the tree! I'm such a perfectionist, lol! Your club tree is definitely a winner - I love it!

  6. What a lovely tree! You ladies should be so proud of yourself. I would love to have a tree as beautiful as the one ya'll created. Great job! It's a blue ribbon in my book :D

  7. Your tree is gorgeous ! And what a wonderful photo of you and your prince :)
    I still need to stay calm , and finish trimming my tree!

  8. How pretty and festive! Love it! Happy weekend!...hugs...Debbie

  9. It is very pretty! Love the upholstery webbing and the birds. Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday--hope you'll be back this week!

  10. I agree with you, your tree was a winner!! And your prince he is charming! Reading your profile had me laughing with your description of southern living in the heat! As one from the north, truly I would melt! I'm waiting for my snow to arrive and so disappointed it is not here, yet. Thanks so much for stopping by Cottage and Broome, I'm a new follower, Laura

  11. Your tree is definitely a winner! I love the birdseed bells. I gave away all but the most sentimental of our decorations last year to the families in crisis center. We were only putting up a Charlie Brown tree simply adorned with white lights the last few years so figured I wouldn't need them. Turns out my Daughter is coming home with her fiance for Christmas. It's been years since we've all been together for the holidays and it's his 1st Canadian Christmas (so I better make it a good one!). Guess I'm off to the stores to buy me some decorations!

  12. Your tree was a winner in my book! You did an outstanding job. And yes....the twiggy garland would have been a perfect fit!

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