Red Chili Christmas Tree

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com

Red Chili Christmas Tree


My wife and I really enjoy our tradition of a Red Chili Christmas Tree.  You guessed it we decorate with gifts from Mother Nature.  The chill’s are grown near here in Hatch NM.   We have collected pine-cones while on hikes throughout the state and the star on top of the tree is made of grapevine. The small berries and red apples are store bought.  No bows, balls or tinsel are to be found on our tree it’s all back to nature for us.

So what’s your Christmas Tree tradition?


Red Chili Christmas Tree Albuquerque NM

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Rainmaker
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Cathy Bureau
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I love your passion and creativity in this tree. I love that you grasped nature as well. Have a fabulous day and take care my friend.

December 04, 2011 09:48 AM #17
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Roy Kelley
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I really like your red chile Christmas tree!  You are ahead of us.  Our tree is not yet up.

Good Sunday morning. We have a beautiful day in Maryland. Have a great week and enjoy the holidays as you prepare for an outstanding new year.

This is a good time of the year to visit Colonial Williamsburg.  Dolores and I like to see all of the decorations that are made with natural materials.

Colonial Williamsburg on Thanksgiving Day.  Photograph by Roy Kelley.

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December 04, 2011 09:54 AM #18
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Joshua Zargari
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Good morning John.

December 04, 2011 09:58 AM #19
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Debbie Holmes
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I really like the red chili's... They are very vestive and very "green".

December 04, 2011 11:27 AM #20
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin
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John, That tree is hot, hot, hot! We purchase a live tree and then plant it in the back yard. It's our way of contributing to nature and to our memory banks!

December 04, 2011 11:34 AM #21
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Kristin Hamilton
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Hi John,

Your tree is beautiful and so unique. I love the ornaments. I am going to do a special tree in my kitchen this year. I will be blogging it next week when I get it decorated.

Thanks for such an enjoyable post: Red Chili Christmas Tree . Joni is right, you are very talented.

December 04, 2011 12:22 PM #22
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Hi Valerie,  Wishing you a very Merry Christmas as well.

Hi Fred,  Hatch is all about the Chili..That's what makes them famous! When the crop suffers so does the community.

Marilyn,  It sounds like a lot of great memories for sure in all those collected ornaments over the years.  I bet the Poinsettia blooms look fabulous on your tree.

Hey Joni, Thanks for the compliments, we enjoy the tree and keeping it simple!

Hi Kristine,  LOL love the "Really Cool" oxy.  The tree does create interesting conversation.

Hi Cathy,  We both love "The Christmas Story" its on our TO SEE list each season.  Your gonna shoot your eye out! :>)

Hello Karen,  We do like to keep it simple but fun and interesting as well.  Thanks for sharing!

Marge,  Now that would be the ultimate natural..Lighting Bugs to adorn our tree.. How fun is that!

Hi Laura,  I think that is exactly what a tree should do, reflect who and what you are.  Tradition and personality.

Hi Roger,  Well if we ever run out of Red Chili for our kitchen creation we always pluck a few from the tree. 

Marco,  Actually we normally spay the Chili with lacquer to enhance color and shine, might not taste real nice. :>)

Jared..LOL That is too funny!  its amazing what marriage can do to those brilliant ideas we had as single men..

Anita.. Are you kidding me? 5 Different Trees?  What do you live in the White House? LOL  I am sure each is very lovely.  I never met a Christmas tree I didn't like!

Barbara..Ahh the new word of the day Christmasy..Love it!

Hi Will,  We love the tradition and setting up the Chili Tree.  It was a good day indeed, offers are good..Accepted ones are even better and closed ones are why we do all of this. :>)

Hi L&S,  Glad you enjoyed the Chili Tree! It is fun to do!

Hey Cathy,  Thanks for your kindness and comments on our little tree.  We do love the great outdoors and enjoy bringing the outside in when possible.  Except for the dirt according to my lovely bride..LOL

Roy,  Maybe no Christmas Tree yet but that Wreath is beautify!

Good Morning Josh

LOL Debbie,  I like that..Red Chili being "Green" You clever girl!

Hi Wanda,  Smiling at HOT HOT HOT Tree.  I think you have a brilliant Idea planting those trees.  We would do that if we had the land necessary.  That is truly "Green" as Debbie pointed out!

 

 

 

 

December 04, 2011 12:27 PM #23
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John your tree is so in tune with your southwestern decor. I love southwestern! Had my last home in southwestern decor, and when I moved, I just could not make it work in the new home without doing a huge makeover, so I changed style. :(

Southwestern is VERY popular in the Redlands Mesa neighborhood that I live in, so lots of folks really scored at my yard sale.

I miss it, it went with my personality! But I have finally embraced my new decor and am happy again!

Love your tree! Now I want some chips and salsa! Yum!

December 04, 2011 12:44 PM #24
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Belinda Spillman
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Hey Mac,  That is one HOT tree.  Its hard to believe it is decorated with nature's gifts.  It looks just as festive as any other tree.  Good job my friend!

December 04, 2011 01:00 PM #25
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Hi Cheryl,  We completely understand about the changing of the Tree, we both came from very different traditions at Christmas so we just started over with something new, different and us.  It works!  I am sure your new tree decor is fabulous! Enjoy the Holidays!

December 04, 2011 01:12 PM #26
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Ron & Alexandra Seigel
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Hi John,

What a great Xmas tree.  It is wonderfully creative incorporating Mother Nature in your tree.  Wishing you al the best. A

December 04, 2011 02:02 PM #27
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Joan Cox
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John, what a novel idea!     I used to do "color" themes, but have not thought of this!   

December 04, 2011 03:51 PM #28
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Dawn A Fabiszak
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John ~ what a clever way to decorate a Christmas tree!

December 04, 2011 05:22 PM #29
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David Shamansky
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Q - That is awesome. We are pretty simple, lots of lights and lots of decorations, some from pass downs from family and some items we have collected over the years and my wife always makes the tree look great. I love your concept. Thats is one tree you can say ... is on fire!

December 04, 2011 08:55 PM #30
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Erika Rogers
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What a gorgeous tree, I love the southwestern lifestyle! 

December 05, 2011 12:58 PM #31
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Gary Coles
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John, That is a great tradition.  I love the idea of decorating with the red chili peppers.

December 05, 2011 06:27 PM #32
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Martha Brown
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Well I must say you have taken loving Albuquerque to a whole new level! Love it. As for me I love special ornaments from family and friends and use them each year. Some are over 40 years old. :0)

December 05, 2011 06:51 PM #33
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Vickie Nagy
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Beautiful tree John! Makes me regret making a decision to forego the tree this year. We are donating the money to charity that would have purchased our tree. We're empty-nested and going to one of the children's houses for Christmas, where they will have a tree!

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Hi Kristin,  Thanks for your being so kind, I hope I get to see your new kitchen Christmas tree, its always fun to see how other trim the tree!

Hello Belinda,  We have Chili Ristras and other Chili decor in our main living area sot he Chili idea was not hard to come up with.  It fits what we do. Thanks for you compliments..always appreciated!

Hi Ron and Alexandra,  Mother nature created the tree so why not adorn it with other things el natural. Glad you enjoyed!

Hi Joan,  We enjoy the look and feel!  The coloring is perfect for our decor and feel!

Hello Dawn,  Its fun to prepare the Chili for the tree, pick it, dry it, varnish them and run hangers through the stems.  Good fun!

David,  That is the best part of tree trimming, they are all as unique as we are individually!  I'm sure your tree is awesome!

Erika,  Mixing it up a bit during the season keeps it all interesting, we don't want to all do the same think..do we?

Gary,  Glad you like the concept of the Red Chili Tree.

Hi Martha,  Oh I know those treasured ornaments all have such special meaning and bring back all those memories from days gone by, my Mother is classic at doing just that!

HI Vickie,  I love the idea you are donating to those in need in lieu of the tree.  Someone will appreciate your gift and you still get to enjoy a family tree with your kids.

December 08, 2011 11:30 AM #35
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Thanks for sharing the photo!

Best wishes for a Very Merry Christmas :) :)

 

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