Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The First Step in Holiday Party Planning: Get Thee a Tree!

I wish I could say that I have wonderful pictures of B and I picking out our tree, but I think you know better. First, it was dark. Second, it was COLD. Third, I didn't even think about bringing a camera. I am truly a deficient blogger.

After a relatively short time on the lot we found our tree. Well, as B calls it "YOUR tree." That is because it apparently wasn't the straightest tree on the lot. How was I supposed to know? I am not a tree/plant specialist. I didn't study horticulture. I know someone that did though. *Ahem*.

Anyway, the tree is nice and full even if it does cop a slight lean. Although we had originally planned to put it in the center of our main living room window, the tree was just too large. It does fit nicely in the corner though:

Awww...pretty tree.


Pretty tree with a slight curve to it.

Looking good!

What is the next step in this process? Why, taking blurry pictures of your husband hanging lights on said tree.


I will master this camera one day. In the meantime, I liked how the lights looked with those unintentional special effects.

B was multitasking - tree lighting and football watching. And, finally, with all of the decorations on the tree, the stockings* hung, and a little village placed in the nook above our fireplace with a fire roaring, we were done:


I also like this warm effect on my camera. It captures what the room looked like but even warmer.

What a beautiful room! Good job on the lights and village B. I will take credit for decorating the tree.**




*I have two stockings*** and B has none. At first he only put my two out there. Finally I found a stocking for him. It doesn't have his name on it so he is crying "no fair."

**I suspect B moved some bulbs and ornaments around after I was done.****

***Everyone asks why I have two stockings and I say "because my parents love me THAT much." Actually the one on the right is from 1977 that my Dad decorated. I am not sure abut the one on the left. B's stocking from childhood is still at his parents' house. I would also like you all to know, it was B that hung these up, not me. Oh, and thanks former owners for leaving us those hooks. Curtains on the windows would have also been nice and contractually mandated, but thanks for those hooks. Really.

****We can all think Lil' B a/k/a Brad the Cat for undecorating the tree. So far the casualty count is 4.

7 important things being said:

Patricia @ Bloom Where You're Planted said...

What a gorgeous tree! I think it looks awesome on that corner of the room.

Katelin said...

aw yay your tree looks great and your room is so christmassy! love it.

Blaez said...

we're having issues with Kai as well... I don't know what to do with her! She loves water so the squirt bottle is out of the question. Yelling seems cruel and so does "spanking"...stupid cat.

however, lovely tree!

tell B ours don't have our names on it either...

btw, where is my stockings from childhood?! lol

mandatorybloghere said...

That is soooo beautiful I love it and your room is gorgeous too.WOW
Merry Christmas and good job!!

*~Dani~* said...

Patricia - Thanks! I am digging it there more and more.

Katelin - thanks! It is looking awfully christmassy.

Blaez - You need to find your childhood stocking! By next year, B will have one with his name on it or I may never head the end of this!

mandy - thanks, girl! Merry Christmas to you as well.

Jennifer said...

I think the tree is great. And you need to get those stocking filled up! What's the point in having two if they are both going to be empty? Hopefully Santa pulls through for you!

*~Dani~* said...

Jennifer - I think you need to give "Santa" a message conveying that he needs to fill my stockings. Santa needs reminders too you know.

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