Friday, December 16, 2005

It's a Cajun Christmas--aiyeee!


The last installment of 'what I did at my mom's thanksgiving weekend'. Every year she and I do her Christmas tree in a theme. This year she picked 'A Cajun Christmas'. I grew up in Louisiana and my Mom has a major fondness of all things Cajun and typical of the state.....New Orleans Saints, crawfish, Mardi Gras, zydeco, I could go on but I think you get the point. So for the decorations/ornaments we had mini Tabasco bottles (courtesy of the US government...Thanks to hurricane Ivan and MRE's), alligators and crawfish shiny trinkets that were originally on Mardi gras beads, larger plastic crawfish, real Spanish moss (that I plucked off trees on the side of the interstate on the way up), and red chili pepper lights.

here is a close up



And here is a crappy picture of the tree lit. I think it looks rather swampy, if I do say so myself! My mom also made a star tree topper out of Tabasco bottles and the plastic crawfish but it's not too clear in the photographs.

7 comments:

Dacia said...

I love it! Very cute.

Barb said...

Swampy? I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing, but I love the originality and fun of the thing. Would that more people had original trees that reflected their personalities. I love it! That would make a cute book, huh?

Jennifer said...

Hurray for theme trees!

Mom said...

Hey Mellie!

Your pics of the tree really look cool....a lot better than the ones I took. We gotta think about next year and the theme!!! That way we'll have everything ready for next year!!!! This tree was sooo much fun putting together and I look forward each year to our theme trees!!!

Love, Mom

PS. Can't wait to see you this weekend!!!!!!!

Melissa said...

I love the tree. I am in NW Louisiana and I stumbled upon your blog by way of Tie One On and have been lurking for a while. How funny to find out that you're from La?!

wendy.cron@tac.com said...

I love your Christmas tree!! I was looking for Cajun Christmas decoration ideas and found this site. I am making a Turducken for Christms dinner and want to make it a bit more fun with cool decorations. I can't find any here in North Carolina. Do you know of any web sites I can go to to order some Cajun Decorations?

Anonymous said...

Very cute tree. I do a Cajun Christmas every year from the tree to my fishing santa collection to the meal of boiled seafood. We love it.