Dec 13, 2009


The weekend was very busy. My niece, Rachel, turned 13 years old. The whole family gathered to wish my youngest niece at great birthday. She was delightful as always. Noah, played the piano for the family. Just call him the "Piano Man". He was the only baby in the crowd so when he stuck his fingers in the homemade cake, it was all o.k.

Did I ever tell you I collect Christmas Tree pins? I probably have about 100 of them. I am going to try to take some pictures of them. I got my first pin from a lady at our church, her name was Floy. This was in 1983, I think. She has long since gone to be with the Lord but it was her love of Christmas pins that caused me to grow such a large collection. (At least that is the reason, I am sticking to!)

Hope to get out to see some Christmas lights at Griffin Park this week. It has been raining so hard and it has been so cold, it is hard to move. When I was driving home on Saturday night, there were 3 accidents that I saw and as I got back to my little town, a cloud settled on the freeway. That has never happen to me before, it was scary to say the least.

I have my very difficult test this week and with every one's work schedule, I still need to find a ride. I am sure it will all work out, please pray for me, I do not do tests very well.

I have been visiting all your blogs and your homes are beautiful. The decorations are stunning! I have made a decision that next year, I am having a pink Christmas Tree. It is about time!

Please stay dry, warm and healthy! Blessings, Martha


Eileen said...

Hi Martha,

I just love your collection. Good luck on your test.

Rebecca Nelson said...

Oh Girly...I love Tree Pins, too! I have one that I just love. Nothing really special except that I've had it about 20 years. LOVIN' IT as much as ever!

You make me smile. Love from my heart~ Rebecca

Tara said...

The little ones love the sweets don't they! That cake had to be so tempting for him! I have a Christmas tree pin from my Great Grandmother I love. It has matching earrings too, but I seldom wear earrings. Christmas pins are so much fun. I just put my tree pin on a coat last week and it has a little bell at the base of the tree that jingles.

I've been praying for you sweet Martha and will pray your test goes well. I'm sorry I missed so many posts. We has a family Christmas party and my Mom's Birthday and my sister was in town all weekend. I so enjoy spending time with her. God bless and I'll be thinking about you.

Anonymous said...

Hi Martha! Good luck on your test, I hope everything goes well and your in my prayers. I can't wait to see more of your tree pin collection, how wonderful is that!! I never saw a christmas tree pin collection before...I don't have any but what a fun collection that would be....Have a nice evening! hugs, Jennifer

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Martha,

I love all your Christmas trees ~ how lovely.
Nice that you could have a family get together and celebrate the birthday girl.
Wishing you all the best with the test, keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.


Claudia said...

I love your Christmas Tree pins, Martha! You will do beautifully on the test - think positively, my friend!


Jenny said...

Great collection. Good luck on your test Martha! I'll send prayers your way! Hugs and hope.

Bunnym said...

Lots of beautiful Christmas decore...don't know how you do it. And little Noah...just so cute!
Good luck on your positive. (((HUG)))


GwendolynKay said...

I wish you well. I don't know what kind of tests you are taking , but I will be praying for you and I so hope it is nothing serious. 100 pins. wow! That my dear is a collection. Take care. Blessings and love,

Susan said...

Hi Martha....100 Christmas tree pins! wow wow wowsers! I'd love to see a picture of all of them together! How do you store them? Bet they are all so beautiful. Love your blog photos! Martha, good luck on the test. God bless you this week, and always. Sincerely, Susan from

Bettyann said...

Look forward to seeing your christmas tree collection. take care..and good luck with your tests..know that all your fellow bloggers are with you on this journey..

Unknown said...

Hello Martha, I will look forward to you pictures! I haven't decorated my home yet, and I really need to get on with it now! I will pray for you. suzie. xxx

Kerrie said...

Your trees are beautiful! Loved the little guy at the piano. Great post! Kerrie

Abatevintage said...


I love the trees. I especially love the tree on the lamp shade, thats wonderful.

Happy Belated Birthday to your niece, what a fun day, Noah looked like he had a blast on the piano.


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Kelly said...

What a lovely collection!

Lisa said...

Oh I am so glad you are home safe! I love your pins!! And it is so cool Noah can play!! Hope you are having a great week, it will be 60 here tomorrow and I'd rather it be colder. It is December!! We had fog all day and it has been bad driving.
Merry Christmas!
Hugs, Lisa

Cora said...

A "pink" tree will be beautiful.....
Everything pink would be nice!
Take care, Merry Christmas to you!

My Vintage Treasures said...

Thanks for sharing your Christmas pin collection :)

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