Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I Do, After All, Live In A House Full Of Monkeys

I spent two years looking for our tree topper. I went to Target all over the place trying to find "the one". I wanted something rustic, something different, and something that told of Christmases past in some way.

I finally found the perfect angel in the Southern Living at Home catalog. I had actually seen it in there before and always leafed passed it. One of my friends ordered one from me when I was a consultant, and I opened the box to take a gander at it.

I immediately fell in love with it and ordered one that day.

It was the perfect angel for our tree. Rustic, unique, old-fashioned. And, Jason and I spent five years blissfully staring at our angel night after holiday night.

After we finished decorating our tree this past weekend, I pulled it out of the box to give it to Jason. I couldn't wait for him to climb up the ladder and put it on our tree. I grabbed the camera and shouted for the boys. "Come see, guys. Look on top of our tree."

Jack stood staring at our angel for quite some time then excitedly proclaimed, "Momma, I love the banana on top of our tree."

Anyone know where to get a rustic, unique, old-fashioned star?


  1. I love that angel! As for a star, try Target. I got a star there one year. They have a huge variety.

    And thanks for stopping by my blog. Your Christmas cookies are exactly what I need in my life right now. Great collection!

  2. Cute.. kinda reminds me of the time I was bathing suit shopping and tried on a red with black polka dots number. I thought it was adorable, loved the fit, etc. And then Abigail shouted, "I love it! You look like a lady bug!" Back to the rack it went.

  3. I just LOVE your tree-top angel! I used to have lovely glass angel that John gave me the first year we were married. It broke a few years ago and I haven't had a tree top since. May have to copy you and order one!

    Love and miss you!

  4. That banana is absolutely stunning, SS. It doesn't even need three scoops of ice cream and chocolate sauce.


  5. I love that angel. I've been looking for a new topper and haven't found one I liked. If I saw that "banana" somewhere, I would snatch it up!

  6. It's a beautiful tree topper- I've searched and searched and haven't found what I'm looking for either- maybe one day.....

  7. LOL! Oh Sarah he makes me laugh. It took me forever to find something to replace "Ronald McDonald" and I found ours at Meijer of all places after 5 years of looking. I love yours, though. It suits you all perfectly - banana comment and all.

  8. LOL! I love the angel! I still am in need of a good tree topper... oh some day when I can browse a store without the fear of something being broken. I know I could look on line but I want to see it in real life before I purchase.

  9. LOL!

    But I do love it! It is so different, yet classic at the same time.

    Next year I'm going to do something new for our try, so let me know if you come up with a fun place for a tree topper

  10. That's funny. I do like your angle. We have never had a tree topper. Could never find the right one. Finally, a couple years ago, I had my daughter make a home-made star (cardboard with tin foil). She decorated it with glitter. Our temporary topper is now our topper.