Monday, December 15, 2008

O Tannenbaum!










Yesterday's Eye-spy post made me want to write up a post about our Christmas tree. It's funny, a few years back we bought a fake, pre-lit tree because we both had gotten tired of the clean up and maintenance of a real tree. In fact, last year we didn't even put up the fake one. We got as far as taking out the ornaments but never got out the tree so we ended up pinning the light, non-breakable ones to the ceiling (one of my sister's kookier ideas).







However, as soon as we saw this house we knew we were going to get a real tree. The big picture window made it nearly impossible to resist. So over the weekend we went and bought us a 7 footer (2 feet bigger than any tree we had while living in the condo).




We both have a strong aversion to the shiny metallic garland and tinsel so for many years we used this giant chenille ric rac...

Unfortunately, since this is a much bigger tree we didn't really have enough to use on the whole tree and of course, I have no idea where I got it. So, we stopped about 3 feet from the floor but turns out that was a good thing because of this little critter...



So far she's been very good. She has climbed up the trunk a couple of feet but hasn't knocked anything off yet. But I just know that if that ric rac were closer to the ground it would prove too much of a temptation and we'd come home to a horizontal tree. That's why we loaded it up with non-breakables and kept all the pretty glass or ceramic ornaments that we've collected over the years tucked safely away in the ornament boxes.


So, we have mostly cloth and metal and a couple of plastic ornaments most of which were gifts, and a lot of which are handmade...




I've always loved decorating the Christmas tree. This year even more so. I don't know why, maybe because of the new house or the new kitty or maybe all of the above.


Our audience while we decorated the tree.

3 comments:

CurlyPops said...

It's so nice to have a real tree. It really makes it feel like christmas.

Tinniegirl said...

Your tree is so wonderful. And look at those happy fur children. So gorgeous.

Have a wonderful Christmas in your new home.

Lisa [strickerin] said...

What a beautiful tree. I love your choice of decorations.

Must be lovely to have the smell of pine in the house again.