My Library Christmas Tree (Melissa Robbins)

Merry Christmas Eve!  I thought I would share my library Christmas tree with all of you.  It’s a tree I have been dying to create for a while and it’s still a work in progress.  I designed the base out of necessity.  The original one was too small for the heaviness of the tree.  The two books are fake paper mache books I painted and stuck the base inside. 

Every tree needs an angel and one reading a book is perfect for mine.  That’s Skippyjon Jones photobombing my picture.  One can’t have a tree without a cat climbing up it or should I say a Chihuahua?  And yes that’s Lowly Worm around the base.  I am a HUGE Richard Scary fan.  The other ornaments reflect famous stories, mini books of Little Women, Wuthering Heights, and Alice in Wonderland.  Route 66 for Grapes of Wrath.  Many of the little ornaments are actually charms I found in the jewelry section of my local craft store.  I’m on the lookout for a pirate ship or the Jolly Roger flag for my favorite pirate story, Treasure Island. 

What ornaments to represent your favorite books would you add if you had a library tree?


Pat Davids said...

Your library tree is adorable. Thanks for sharing the pictures. If I would add an ornament for my favorite stories it would have to be a carousel horse to represent all the horse stories I loved as a kid like the Black Stallion, Black Beauty and other.

Rox Delaney said...

I thought I commented on this, but I guess that's what I get for thinking.

What a "novel" idea, Melissa! I love it! My youngest daughter made a miniature (about an inch tall) of each of her sisters' favorite book, then attached it to a cord to make a necklace. She also has something special for me, but I'll wait to share it when it's finished. She also made larger miniatures of books (about 2 inches high) to hang on the tree next year. We took the tree down this year after the 4-year-old granddaughter kept removing the decorations. :(

Joan Vincent said...

Melissa, thanks for sharing this wonderful idea. It makes me want to develop a tree for my favorites to read as well as what I've written.