Happy week of Thanksgiving everyone!
Do you host or go to a big ta-do? We are going to our friends for Thanksgiving Eve and then will spend a nice quiet Thanksgiving at home with the dogs. Just the way we like it.
Anyhoo, today I thought I would share with you my Christmas Tree saga….
Since I was going to have to start my holiday decor pretty much from scratch this year, I pulled my tree down from the attic a few weeks earlier than I normally would so that I could get an idea of what I wanted to decorate it with.
I had just bought the 7.5 foot tree (tree #1) before we moved and had only used it once.
I set it up and fluffed it but it just seemed to be missing something. I added things to it, and even moved it around the room but I couldn’t get it right. Then I realized that the problem I had with it was the shape. It was way too perfect. I just wasn’t feeling it.
So…as soon as I saw real trees for sale, I jumped at the chance to get one. This is tree number #2. A real tree.
I took everything off the artificial tree, took it apart and packed it back up (all that fluffing for nothing, sigh….)
Then I happily set up the real tree and I gave it a day for the branches to drop. When it was ready, I got up early and started to decorate it.
Big problem though. Every time I would touch it, it would fall over.
At first it would sag to one side or another. I would mess with the stand and try to adjust it but Eventually it gave up completely and just fell straight onto the floor with a thud.
The holder was too big. Darn it!
Coming to my rescue, my husband ran out and happily (cough cough) bought me a new tree stand and put tree #2 up. Again.
So, this is tree number #2.
I wanted something that looked like I just went out in the yard and cut it down myself. I think this one Fits the bill!
I used minimum ornaments and didn’t even put lights on it. It’s a little more rustic than I would usually do, but it’s simple, which is the mood I was in. And it smells amazing!
The tree skirt is a ruffled burlap that I found at an antique sale in a cornfield (true story) and this year, I wrapped gifts in brown Kraft paper with red ribbons.
So that’s our 2014 Tree.
And here are some other amazing holiday ideas on my Pinterest board!