I enjoy my trees and holiday collections at Christmas time. My son has a tree that holds his train ornament collection, which has now spilled to the floor around the base. I have my Rankin and Bass Rudolph and mini Shiney Brite tree, along with the main tree that houses my large Shiney Brites and hand made heirlooms. But oddly enough, my hubby has never had his own theme tree. Gee Whiz... even the cat has her personal photo ornament on the large tree! I am happy to announce that this year my hubby finally can admire his own personal tree... *sigh*
Of course, the overall theme had to be Stihl Chainsaws! He is lucky that I picked up a ceramic mold years ago that had a chainsaw in it. I poured 12 of them and painted them to resemble an old roll bar version of his beloved brand. Touching isn't it? LOL ;) After promising him this tree two years ago, I was determined that this year was to be the year of completion. Monday marked that goal being met with the creation of the tree skirt in the "oh to familiar" orange, black, and white colors!
I created the star with foil wrappers saved from holiday mini Reese cups. They are my hubby's favorite candy along with York Peppermint Patties, which would have worked equally as well --if I would have had some of the outer discards. Next year though, I will buy and save the foils from the fall themed mini Reese cups. The fall tones should look more fitting with the colors of the chainsaws. I think the current little star is darling for this year's tree and will migrate to another display next fall. :)
My hubby smiles when he looks at his addition to the Christmas display. The tree is 3 1/2 feet tall and works well with the ceramic ornaments. I hope that my hubby doesn't want to add his collection of saw ornaments next year, because a larger tree would be needed, and I am running out of space! ;)