Friday, December 7, 2018

My Oddball Christmas Tree by Margaret Daley

Years ago, I painted the walls in my office hot pink with white trim. I had an extra Christmas tree that I decided to put up in my office, so when I'm working I could enjoy it. Because I had hot pink walls, I began collecting flamingoes for my office. After decorating the tree that Christmas, it ended up becoming a permanent fixture in my office. I love looking at it. The ornaments mean something to me. Most are flamingo ornaments, but some aren't. Have you ever put up an oddball Christmas tree, not quite the traditional kind?




I have a new Christmas book out this year called Lone Star Christmas Witness. In the book the Christmas tree was an important part of the story.




Lone Star Christmas Witness
By Margaret Daley
To protect a child witness 
Lone Star Justice must prevail
With a killer at large, Texas Ranger Taylor Blackburn must safeguard little Ben Markham—the sole survivor of a mass shooting. But allowing Ben and his beautiful aunt, Sierra Walker, into his life is riskier than Taylor imagined. While he can distract Ben with Christmas planning, Taylor can’t ignore how Sierra makes him feel. The only thing harder than protecting them is guarding his own heart…

12 comments:

  1. I love your tree, Margaret. I haven't ever put up an oddball one, but I've always wanted to do one decorated completely with white lights, sand dollars and shells. Maybe someday I'll do one for my office. You inspired me.

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    1. Thanks, Cate. I hope you do and have fun doing it.

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  2. Cool tree, Margaret. I put up a pink feather Christmas every year until it eventually had less feathers than wires. Had to stop then. The tree belonged to my granddaughter, but she got a different tree for her room and couldn't bear to throw the feather tree away, so it came to Grandma's place.

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    1. I got the feather boas at RWA. Thought that would be a good place to put them.

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  3. How fun, Margaret! I remember now your "thing" for pink flamingos. Your tree is adorable!

    Nope, no oddball Christmas trees in my decorating history. But you've given me something to aspire to! 😉

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  4. Love that tree, Margaret. I have palm trees decorated for Christmas. They make me smile. I’m beginning to collect a lot of Beach Santas, too. It’s fun to have quirky things for the holidays. They make us laugh while the scene of Baby Jesus brings us peace. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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  5. I hope you have a great Christmas too. I'd love decorating palm trees.

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  6. Love the tree, Margaret! It’s fun! And the boa is festive! A few years ago we bought our regular tree for the living room and then bought a hot pink smaller fake tree! It has always made us smile and my girls always fight over who can keep it in their room! Merry Christmas!

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  7. I have a sparkling red Christmas tree with silver and gold decorations and a Santa hat for the top in my classroom. My students love it!I think they would love your tree, too!

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