So, the cornerstone of my Christmas decor
was always this Christmas tree...
NO, not the cat!! The Christmas tree!
This tree was just a 7 1/2 foot tree but it was super expensive (I'm too embarrassed to say how much),
had a thousand million gazillion (that's a true number, look it up) different tips and came in a box that was like 8 foot long
and required two people to carry it in and out of the garage.
It doesn't look huge here, but it was humongous,
and round and full; it was a BEAST of a tree.
Everyone was wowed by it. I usually mounted it on a large metal pail thing which made it stand 9 foot tall.
Here is that same tree in the dining room another year...clearly you can see my photo skills have always lacked!!
Well, the other anchor of my yearly decorating was the 9 footer tree,
typically decorated with 100% vintage ornaments...
I think the table was set for a ladies luncheon I hosted with chicken salad on buttery croissants and a broccoli and spinach side dish. OH! I need to make that again and post it here :)
One more picture of that big, fat 7 1/2 foot beast from another year.
Clearly I had a red, white and blue love fest going on that year in the dining room.
And then two years ago,
I sold both trees on Craigslist.
Am I crazy?
The answer is yes. Duh.
Our sweet kitty Jefferson
did not go with the trees though;
we kept him :)
both trees you ask?
Well, this is the best I can come up with
1. They were humongous and I tended to go a little overboard with the decorating and I thought it would help me scale down where I wouldn't be so obsessive.
2. The older I get, the less I am invested in hauling 35 trillion honking huge trees inside the house.
3. I thought maybe it would be nice to start getting real trees again.
4. I thought I should be concentrating on the real meaning of Christmas instead of focusing on material things; I kind of - sort of put up 13 trees every year.
5. I got a hair up my wazoo one day while cleaning out the barn and put the free ad on Craiglist and those big honkin' boxes were out of my barn within 35 minutes (no kidding, someone read the ad and came out and hauled them both away all within 30 minutes of posting.)
6. Yeah, that about covers it.
A. Well last year I didn't.
It was refreshing not being chained to all those trees and decor and time and mess and untangling lights and stepping on bulbs and vacuuming up wires.
This year however, hmmmmm...
OF COURSE I REGRET IT!!!!
Crap!!!!!! What was I
See that big, gaping hole in that tree, where you can see the dog on the couch?
Boy, these trees are so HUGE I don't know how I will ever have enough ornaments to decorate them. Gosh, it will take me YEARS to do these two ginormous monsters. I don't know if there's enough energy or time in the world to decorate these big California Redwood-like trees. Sheez.
But I can do it.
If Scarlett O'Hara can pull herself back up, by gosh I can too. Wish me luck.
I do have this nice,
sweet white tree going on in the dining room
this year though,
so that's kind of fun.
Titans Of Terror
helping me out with the decorating too.
Uh must add, my mother-in-law June put up and decorated that white tree and two others already up at my house, I actually haven't done a tree yet. Oops.
She LIKES to put up trees!
listening to these old vinyl
A gal's gotta have a little down time ya know :):):)
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HOHOHO...MERRY CHRISTMAS SEASON!
See ya soon!