Collected Christmas Trees at Chestnut Cottage! Part IV

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

Last, but certainly not least, is the “Memories Tree” that stands twelve plus feet tall in our living room.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

Each tree at Chestnut Cottage is full of memories and each ornament has a special meaning to my family. As this is our largest tree, it is adorned with ornaments that reflect so many aspects of our life. For instance…Wells played football at the University of Minnesota and is a die hard Gopher! Thus these lovely ornaments…

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

Isn’t “Goldie Gopher” a stunning character…..especially keeping company with a Minnesota Santa!

And then there is my black Kelly bag that I found at Bergdorf’s this past week!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

And I love this Mrs. Santa suit and “Vixen”!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

And I must explain about this sad looking snowman! I actually made this ornament in the first grade in 1957! My sweet Mother ALWAYS had this on our tree at home and kept it there until she passed away. So I decided after her death, that Mr. 1957 Snowman would not be banished , but would be on the “Memories Tree”! He doesn’t exactly “fit”, but I am sure you will understand.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

Wells and I both LOVE the Budweiser Clydesdales and found these ornaments years ago in NYC.

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

And our precious Bentley Greeley also has a presence on this tree!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

I adore this lovely glass blown stocking…

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

The old vintage ornaments and the new ornaments all tell a story!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

So…all of the trees at Chestnut Cottage are ready for the big day, as are the mantels and the windows in the living room!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

I love these lovely white hellebores that were a gift from a client!

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

Don’t you love the contrast of the red with the flow blue! Everything in this arrangement , with the exception of the roses came from the garden at Chestnut Cottage…yew, winterberry, Frasier fur, fern, and boxwood. (that is a true reward for working in one’s garden!).

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

north carolina interior designer kathryn greeley presents collected christmas trees at chestnut cottage

 

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One Response to Collected Christmas Trees at Chestnut Cottage! Part IV

  1. franki says:

    The “creme-de-la creme!! Just warmed my heart…lots of loving memories!! EnJOY!! franki

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