Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree...

For the past five years, we have had an artificial Christmas tree and for some reason, I couldn't stand the thought of dragging it out this year. It just isn't the same as having a live tree, one that isn't squished inside a box. Not only did I missed the fresh smell of pine but I also missed the "hunt" for that perfect tree.
So off we went to the local tree farm with our dog, Vincent. We walked around for  about an hour until we spotted it — the perfect tree for our family room. 
Here are my helpers in front of the tree we selected. Of course, Vincent wasn't much help. He was more interested in greeting everyone he saw but it was fun having him with us.  
I wasn't sure how the animals would react to a live tree so I kept my vintage bulbs safely tucked away in their boxes and decorated the tree with silver and blue ornaments again. 
I love anything that sparkles and love how these ornaments reflect the lights.
 There are even a few creatures, here ... 
... and there!
We can't forget Santa. I treat myself to a new one each year. This one is from Poland. 
And of course you need an angel for the top. Mine was crocheted by my mother over 35 years ago! I treasure it since my mother is no longer with us.
And a tree wouldn't be a Christmas tree without presents.
As you can see, I love sparkly ribbon and papers too!
Our beautiful finished tree—I love it! 

What kind of tree do you prefer — live or artificial? 

Whatever tree you get, I'm sure it will be beautiful. I think all Christmas trees are.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

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