On the day after Thanksgiving, we went to the Christmas Tree Farm with our son and his family, to cut down our trees....a tradition we've been lucky to carry out for the last few years.
The tree always looks so different in the house than it did in the field!! This one had the shape I liked, but I didn't realize just how sparse the lower branches were until we put it in the stand!! Another Christmas tree decorating challenge!! :)
My little "assistant" appeared the moment I started putting on the lights!!
For 47 years, I've put red glass ornaments on our live trees. I still have many of the "Shiny Brite" ornies my room-mate and I bought the first year we shared an apartment together. Over the years, my husband and I added more red ones as our trees got bigger and as a cat or two knocked them off the tree and broke some!!
The other decorations I've put on the trees have varied from shiny garland to plaid bows . . .so many different touches that I don't recall right now. However, over the last two years I've used the sheer gold ribbon, the glittery reindeer from The Dollar Tree, and glittered pine cones. I've also used a hand-fashioned, glittery star made by my hair stylist's sister!! In a fit of creativity, I stuck some gold glittery picks behind it!! :)
Here it is on Christmas Eve. All ready for our family gathering the next day. . .and present opening!! Sadly, our son and his family were sick so we had to postpone our Christmas celebration for a week.
And here it is on New Year's Day. . . still waiting for our family to arrive for our Christmas Gathering!!
And HERE they are. . .having fun opening their gifts in front of one of the trees we had cut down the day after Thanksgiving!!!
Our tree is still beautiful, but it looks so lonely now that the gifts have been removed. Even THE STONE RABBIT is a bit sad.
Since we don't actually decorate our tree until about a week or two before Christmas, I always leave it up longer than most of you folks in blog-land! I love having the time to really enjoy beauty it during the slower paced time right after the holidays.
THE STONE RABBIT and Little Twiggy feel the same way, too!
I hope you had a great Holiday Season and that 2014 will be filled with peace, blessings and a lot of fun.
Please visit Beverly of HOW SWEET THE SOUND! She will have a lot of other bloggers all ready to share their holiday or PINKS with you once again this weekend!!
Happy Pink Saturday!!