Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Eve!!!


I thought I would share more photos with you today of my pink Barbie tree!
This tree was a Christmas gift about 5 years ago. I discovered it at Macy's Department store and I talked about how much I wanted it constantly! But I knew that I wouldn't get it because of how very expensive department store trees are. But on Christmas Eve night which is when we open our presents, my Mom surprised me with this as my last gift! I put it up that night and kept it up until late spring! It is a 7 foot tree and is very wide. I usually somehow squeeze it into my bedroom but this year I have it in my craft room. Since I spend more time there I knew that I would get to enjoy it more! My craft room is too messy for a full shot of the tree but here is as far back as I dare show you!


I love collecting Hallmark Barbie ornaments! My Grandmother started collecting the Barbie ornaments that matched the Holiday Barbie each year and I just started to build my collection from there.

I certainly don't have all of them yet but I love them and hope that some day I will be able to go back and buy the special ones that I missed.



Every year Hallmark amazes me with their beautiful new ornaments! I was given a beautiful Barbie ornament display that came out this year that I featured in a Barbie Wednesday post several weeks back. I also received 2 of the ornaments from this years collection. They have yet to make it to my tree and may not, I think I will enjoy them all year long!


If any of you are out doing your day after Christmas shopping then you might stop by your local Hallmark store and see what they have left! This year's collection featured some of my very favorites like a large replica of Barbie's famous open toed heel in glittery pink and small replicas of both Barbie and Ken in their original boxes also available in miniature size.



Luckily, now days I can go to ebay to find more of these beautiful ornaments. Of course I am always on the look out at Flea Markets and Antique stores to find good deals on these beautiful little works of art.

Thank you for all of your lovely comments and feel free to leave a comment on our last post to be entered into our Blogoversary Giveaway!
Merry Christmas, Lindsey


25 comments:

Tracy Suzanne said...

What a touching story Lindsey. I can see how much the tree means to you. It's so fun seeing the barbie stuff and brings back so many memories. I just love the shoe turn style.

I hope you are enjoying the eve of Christmas. I pray your Christmas is full of blessings and love.
Hugs...Tracy

Julie said...

Love your pink tree, Lindsey! I really want one just like it! I have a 4' pink tree--but I think a big one would suit me just fine! Maybe if I'm very good one year.....!

Much love to you both and a Merry Christmas Eve to you, too!

Lindsay-ann said...

Merry Christmas Lindsey. Your Barbie tree is really beautiful. You have such a lovely collection of ornaments. I love the carry case one and the one with shoes is really different too. I hope one day you will have the whole collection.
Sending my very best Christmas wishes your way today.
Lindsay
x

Irma said...

Hello Lindssey,

I wish you both a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Dear greetings Irma

~Tonja~ said...

Lindsey I love your pink tree..
such a sweet meaning to it...
Wishing you both the a Very Merry Christmas ever...and many Blessings
for the New Year...
Sweet Blessings...
Tonja

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

I am soooooo amazed at your Barbie Collection, and how fantastic to have the 'PinkTree' and so many Barbie ornaments. I've enjoyed your 'Blog' and all your fun and creative posts this year. Ya'll are one of my 'FAV's'. Here's wishing you a very Merry Christmas...Twyla, Lindsey and Barbie!

Gayle (GardenofDaisies) said...

Love your pink tree!
(And don't worry, we all have messy craft spaces.)
Merry Christmas to you!!

Robin said...

Wow thats a great tree...I love those ornament ..great collection..!! Merry Christmas.!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Aw, what a sweet mom to surprise you with that tree! I hope you can get all the ornaments some day!

Merry Christmas eve! ♥

Lisa said...

Love your tree!!
Beautiful post!
Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Lisa

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Lindsey: I love your beautiful pink Barbie tree! I think my favorite ornament (from what we've seen) is the doll house that opens. How clever, and full of fond memories for me.

Hope Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are full of wonder and surprises for you and your mom.

Blessings,
Donna

Country Dreaming said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOO. What a wonderful tree. Love the pink! Very cute.

Have a Merry Christmas!

Melinda

Jacqueline said...

I'm so happy that you showed this pink tree again and thanks for the heads up on Barbie ornaments...In Jan. I'll show you my Barbie Radio...You are gonna wanna grab your poodle skirt and twirl when you see it...Happy Christmas Time...It has finally arrived, in all its wonder and glory!

Jen said...

Love your tree. You have such a flair. Merry Christmas.

❦TattingChic said...

I LOVE LoVe love that tree! It's totally freakin' awesome and that's really good! I remember seeing the tree last year and I never tire of it, never! You mom is a sweetie and so are you!
Merry Christmas and (((HUGS))) to both of you!
~TattingChic ♥

Celestial Charms said...

Ornaments to die for! Such a pretty pink tree. Thanks for sharing that. Also, thank you both ever so much for your wonderful Sugar Kissed Christmas posts. They were wonderful, and hope you will be able to do something similar next year. Meanwhile, have a happy and blessed Christmas to you and your family.
Maureen

Janean said...

Lindsey, what a cool tree -- so girly-girl! that ornament with the shoes...absolutely "IT!" i so wished i kept my barbies from the early 1960's...

Merry Christmas Eve!

Jorgelina said...

The family is the most beautiful present for Christmas. I wish you a Christmas full of love!

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

So cute! And pink!
Brenda

Kelly said...

I love it!!!!
So pretty!!!

Florence and Mary said...

It's a perfect tree and you're so lucky we get Hallmark cards but the decorations haven't reached the UK market yet!

Merry Christmas to you both and all your family, thank you for being such a wonderful blog friends this year

Victoria xx

Heidi Ann said...

I LOVE your Barbie tree, Lindsey! I feel like I need a pink tree for my Barbies now!

Patricia said...

I want to wish both of you the most beautiful Christmas ever. I have really enjoyed your tutorials and images. Merry Christmas !!!.

Miss Rhea said...

I haven't commented, but I have enjoyed the countdown to Christmas with your sweet projects and stories, and tuned in every day :)Wishing you a Blessed and Merry Christmas !!! :):):)

Shopgirl said...

Oh my Goodness this is so divine, I wanted to touch it. So pretty in pink....Merry Christmas and all the best of the new year. I am so glad to have found you...lets have fun in 2010.