Monday, December 14, 2009

Tis the Season to decorate!

**Forgive my pictures. They were taken at night (see the clock?).**

Hubby and I debated quite a bit this year about whether we would have a real tree or finally buy a fake, pre-lit one. Our living room is on the small side and we weren't sure if we'd have room for a real tree. A pre-lit tree also sounded really good because its my job to string the lights and I hate getting tangled in yards and yards of it every year. Decisions, decisions.

After tons of discussion and moving furniture around (and around and around), we decided on a real tree and I'm so glad we did! Its one of the prettiest trees we've had yet and it smells so amazingly good.

I was glad to see some of my old friends, like this glass Santa ball. He's older than Piper.

We brought home some new ornaments too. These were at A.C. Moore for only 50 cents each!

Love the blue mitten!

I also made a peppermint tree out of peppermints, hot glue and an old styrofoam tree shape that had been sitting in my craft box for a few years. It was part of a project I started years ago and abandoned. Nice to finally see it have a purpose! The ribbon was left over from the tree.

Super simple and really cute!

Now its really starting to feel like Christmas around here!


Kristina P. said...

Your tree is awesome! I always wanted the fattest tree we could find when I was growing up.

Dragonflymom said...

wow that tree is really pretty!!!

Bezzie said...

Very nice tree!!!! So full!!!

T. Joi said...

It's beginning to feel a lot Christmas. Very pretty tree. I love the idea of ribbon but have never used it. Very nice.

kado! said...

oh...that is the PERFECT tree!

Laura said...

That's a beautiful tree! Your ornaments look so nicely arranged, and I love the ribbon - nice alternative to garland!

I haven't had a real tree since I was a kid. Seeing as how it seems like I go through an artificial tree every couple of years (they don't last long), I probably should buy a real tree one year for a change.

Cami said...

Your tree is adorable! I love it!

Mimi said...

Adorable tree, cute ornaments! I also love the smell of trees :D

Stacy said...

I'm a new follower of your blog, and I had to just stop and comment that your Christmas tree is breathtaking! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!