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Today Loopy and I set up the wedding-theme tree. We had a wonderful time opening up our carefully collected ornaments that remind us of our wedding to Dear Veto in 2004. We also added beautiful new treasures this year and we were so excited.


Because, yes! We served doughnuts at our wedding. Notice the hundreds of clear glass bubbles swirling around the tree... we had a bubble machine.
Oh, there was goldfish glitter all over the kitchen island this weekend... but they were so beautiful. We laughed about some of the goldfish who "did the backstroke" before the reception... all of the dead ones had to be fished out of the centrepieces and replaced by my nephew Alex.

You have no idea how much pleasure I get when I find a tree ornament to go with this collection of things that remind us of our wedding. No matter what, I set this little tree up every year.


And all the while we were saying to each other, "Sassy should have a wedding tree too! A Twist of Lime wedding tree with gerber daisies and limes and martini glasses and m&m candies and flamingos also!"
And when we were finished, we stood back and admired our creation, we took photos for the blog, and we settled in on the sofa to watch the Jonas Brothers on the American Music Awards.

With that, the tree fell off the chest it had been placed upon and with one smash to the ground, our collection of bubbles and wedding cakes, martinis and shakers, champagne bottles and glasses, sprinkle doughnuts and bride and groom figures... were in a zillion little pieces on the floor.

Of course we both had a little cry and I cut my finger trying to pick up the glass. Loopy got me a band-aid and said, "it's alright Mommy, nobody got hurt... just a little cut" and we decided we were both just a little too sad to put it back together tonight.

Tomorrow will be a better day.

38 comments:

The Stiletto Mom said...

No! It fell down??? Just as I was thinking it was the coolest tree EVER?

You are so creative, you kill me. I hope your finger gets better and that you can replicate that glorious tree. Sniff Sniff.

Oliver Rain said...

I'm feeling your tears. How sad. It was a beautiful tree.

Katie said...

Seriously? No! WTF? That is the crappist thing EVER! Saucy this really is a calamity.

Saucy honey, what you need is a special treat, Margarita's on me-K. It's not THAT far to Oregon, really. Just a quick little jaunt...

Leslie said...

Oh-crapy! That is the sadest story! I hope that you will be able to revive and restore it somehow. I am so sorry for the tragic pre-Christmas moment! It's a good thing you have such a sweet daughter to comfort you.

Fleur de Bee said...

Awww that is so sad!! Well I bet it will not be as bad in the morning, you will have to update us all! I have a wedding tree too....eek! How fun! I have ours in our bedroom and it's PURPLE LOL! Will post pics when I get everything all set up...hope mine doesn't tip over!

Jennspiration said...

Oh, that is too bad...I'm sorry to hear about that! I'm so glad you took pictures though!

dkuroiwa said...

Hi! I'm here because one of my friends, who knows I'm all about the flamingos, sent me here to see your tree...gorgeous, honey, absolutely gorgeous. I hope they weren't hurt in the calamity.
Next week I'll try to get my tree up with the few flamingos I have...maybe not in time for Flamingo Friday, but...soon!!
Thanks for letting me stop in!! I may go visit Katie now, since she's got margaritas...flamingos and margs...two of my favorite things!!!
debbie in japan

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

oh, no...that sucks so bad,,,omgosh...I was so excited about the tree so beautiful I feel so sad for you now...HUGS..., Lisa

Jerri-Lea said...

NOOOOO! Did you hear me gasp from here! It is so sad when something you treasure gets destroyed!

Anonymous said...

I was just saying to my husband how envious I was of "This cute, crazy, crafty lady from Canada" and all her theme tress.They all look so perfectly perfect! I also envy a home with big kids who do not have to touch all the shiny sparkly, beautiful Christmas junque! Our family tree falls over every year. NO FAIL! It is either one of our 5 over excited children, our rowdy dog or the curious cat. It hurts to loose those little treasures we search for year round. I picture you painstakingly mulling over ornaments in July.I am securing
my tree with secretly placed eye hooks painted to match my wall. I am sending you some Good karma. ~Cheers from Vermont

tidymom said...

Oh NO! {{{{HUGS}}}}} I hope the loss isn't too bad!! It was so beautiful and fun!!

~Tidymom

GABRIELA DELWORTH said...

Hello,

This is the coolest Christmas tree!

~ Gabriela ~

Pam said...

I am soooooo sorry to hear about the tree. It is so beautiful and well crafted! If I ever see an ornament that goes with your theme I will be sure to pick it up for you!!!

Aspergertopia said...

Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

Oh Saucy. I am feeling for you! It looked so beautiful and holds so many special memories.

I hope you are feeling better today.

Mindy said...

Your tree was beautiful! I love that you had donuts at your wedding and that you created a tree with things that reminded you of it! What a shame it crashed! I hope some stuff survived! Maybe you'll take all the broken pieces and create something clever!

adrienne said...

Oh, no!
Just last night I read the preface to New Moon, and your story reminded me of it so much I couldn't help thinking, good thing there were no vampires around...
Hope you and the tree recover nicely...

Jerri-Lea said...

If you still have all the broken pieces you could put them into a large picture frame or shadow box and hang it up as art! Hope you were able to salvage some of it!! Can't wait to see this year's theme tree. Is the garland going to be feather boas?? They had some pink ones at dollarama the other day.

Lisa Milton said...

I'm so bummed for you. Ack.

Hope the day turns around, pronto.

Tiffany said...

OMG! That's awful! All that hard work and prettiness...I'm so sorry, Saucy! I hope you were able to salvage a lot.

I'm shedding a few tears for you
:^(

tiffany*

Brigg and Dianne said...

Oh, how awful! I'm so sorry! As a natural optimist, I am starting to think that at least you have the pretty pictures of your fabulous creation to look at.

Rhea said...

Oh, no! I'm so sorry! That was a wild tree. I love the uniqueness and creativity that went into it...and definitely do it again, once you have grieved the old one and are ready to start over again.

Angela said...

oh, I am so sorry Saucy! Please let us know exactly what pieces broke so we can all help you replace the pieces.

Angela

Julie Cortens said...

Oh I am soooo sorry to hear about the tree. GASP!! Yikes!!

Thanks for your comment on my blog - yes a local girl and I have visited your site often. I work JSI - so introduce yourself if you come in.

BTW American Girl Dolls are the best and our Allison was still collecting them at age 12...she is now 18 and they are carefully tucked away. Love them!

Genevieve said...

OH DARN IT. So sorry...well, if it's any consolation, it looked amazing!
:(

Lurrve the thought of a bubble machine, oh and fishies.

amyf4 said...

My heart hurts for you. That is just so sad. Hugs!

Chris said...

You are inspiring me thank you for that , I need it , next weekend I will dig out the christmas trees.
Chris

Mrs. Staggs said...

Oh my, I'm sorry to hear that your tree fell and that so many of your treasures broke. That is so sad, Sasha. I remember one year when I was ill, my guys bought me the biggest tree ever, and it fell three times, before my husband finally drilled holes in the walls and attached hooks to hold it up. I lost so many of my favorite ornaments that year.

I'm holding a good thought that you will feel much better soon, my friend.

A belated Happy Birthday to the fan!

AwtemNymf said...

I HEART this tree! Pinka-licious! Luvin' the doughnuts and polka dot ribbon!
My heart broke for you 2 when I read that it fell over. oh NO! I'm so sorry! Loopy's right- it is fixable and no one was hurt and the house is still standing!
Hugs & Sprinkles!
~A~

Yin said...

Oh Saucy, that story broke my heart a little. Tomorrow will be a better day!

And I love that you refer to the wedding as the day "we" married Veto; so so sweet!

Hope your finger is okay.

Brooke said...

Ekkk!
But pictures you have AMAZING pictures that tell the tale.

Beautiful for sure!

Niki said...

So sorry for your loss :-(
But this means you get to buy more stuff; that should help a little, at least.

MJ said...

I'm so sorry to read of the tree incident. I know the feeling; I've experienced a similar crash and was crushed by it too and I didn't even make most of the glass ornaments on the tree! Was the ornament I gifted to you as a gift on this tree? Did it make it intact?

Loopy was really mature following the crash. Good going, Loopy!

Laura said...

Oh no - I'm so sad for you. What a beautiful tree and hopefully you can replace some of the broken ornaments.

Starshine said...

Oh, nooooooooooooo! I'm so sorry, and I'm glad Loopy was there to help with the bandaid. So glad no one was hurt, but sorry for the loss of all those ornaments!

MizSmoochieLips said...

No way! :( I might have died!! What a bummer :(

Q said...

Dear Saucy,
I am so sorry honey....
so very sorry.
I will look around my house and see what "Wedding" reminders I have...I know I have some things that will help restore darling tree...
I am sad too.
Hugs,
Sherry

michelleb. said...

I was so sad when I originally read this. I went through my own ornaments to see if I had an offering, but there was nothing close to your wedding theme.

mblaise29@yahoo.com

Christine said...

AWW! Now I know about the wedding tree falling down. That's sad, it looks so gorgeous too. At least you have found some similar to the ones you had :( I hope that one day the tree will be back to the way you like it!

Christine Bruce
crispy_crunch05@hotmail.com