Thursday, December 10, 2009

Oh Tannenbaum!

The second table top Christmas tree in the tea room sits in the front parlor, in the family heirloom, an antique German music box. Just as the tree rotates in the music box, the decorations on this tree change annually. Last year it was full of bright red cardinals, this year, still with touches of red, it is ornamented with large golden poinsettia blossoms and rich golden bows. Alas, the picture doesn't seem to capture the elegance of this simple tree.
Oh Christmas Tree (Author unknown)
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches!
In beauty green will always grow Through summer sun and winter snow.
Oh Christmas tree, Oh Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches!
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas tree, You are the tree most loved!
How often you give us delight In brightly shining Christmas light!
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas tree, You are the tree most loved!
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas tree, Your beauty green will teach me
That hope and love will ever be The way to joy and peace for me.
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas tree, Your beauty green will teach me.

4 comments:

Linda J. said...

Oh, what a beautiful treasure!!

comfrey cottages said...

what a wonderful heirloom:)

Marilyn said...

Very pretty and what a treasure.

parTea lady said...

I've never seen a Christmas tree music box - it's beautiful.