Sunday, December 19, 2010

OH Christmas tree Oh christmas tree...

Getting a tree has been a big dilema this year. We live in a small little cottagey type house and theres not a ton of room to start with! But after my grammie pie died, I sort of inherited her parrot (who I ADORE!!) and he takes up a very large space that my christmas tree usually takes up. Which really left me with no great options for where to put our tree this year. I have tons of small trees strewn about through out the house and was actually thinking that maybe this year we wouldnt have a big tree.
I had gone to one of my favorite stores a week or so ago and she had a delightful little twig tree in the store that she uses for display.. she didnt know where to get one anymore, so I went right home and googled twig trees, found one and had it shipped right away!
When it came I was more then a little disappointed. I just didnt think it was going to work out.. It was puny (how the heck do you spell that??) and I was heart broken. It didnt help that it was the same night that the first two kittens left for their new homes, including the one I wanted to keep! (so I was already feeling a little sad! )
Anyways, deciding to try to make the best of it, I thought I could give it a little charm by standing it in an old crock we have. My hubby built a better stand to fit right inside of the crock and I set to fluffing it up and decorating it and soon, though small, it really was cute!
I had to go through all our ornaments and chose only my very favorites, leaving the rest packed away for another year for a bigger fresh cut tree (weve never had an artificial tree!)
It was so hard to pick out just some of my favorite ornies! But I do have to admit that I'm loving my little twig tree.. only about 5 feet tall!
So, besides the tree.. I'm still trying hard to get those bears done.. and have still been tweaking my decorations.
Yesterday I shopped.. today I sew! we are soooo down to the wire now with only a week left. I just need to get them done so I can sit back for a day or two and really try to soak up the TRUE meaning of christmas.. besides getting the house cleaned up and getting ready for christmas eve which I always host here for our closest friends and their families!

still havent wrapped or baked a thing.. I'm thinking of calling a local bakery to order a few cookies for christmas eve.


BucksCountyFolkArt said...

This was the first year my parents put up a small tree and like you, they love it! They're so cute and since you picked specific ornies to go on, it's even more special.

I know what you mean about needing to get things done. I used to be so ahead of the game, each year now I find myself further behind.

Make sure to take time to relax and refresh. This is the time to enjoy!


Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

We too put up a small tree this year. As I have not been feeling well. Hope you have a great week...m..

Kai said...

Viv, it looks beautiful! Besides, the truth IS, you have THE most festive house ALL the time, regardless of what season or holiday it is! I could come over here 10 times a DAY to visit your blog & always see new pretties I missed the visit before! And don't worry! You'll get everything done that truly HAS to be done. After that - just chill & enjoy! LOVE YOU BIG BUNCHES! Kai

JunqueMagnet said...

Just wanted to tell you how lovely your Peppermint tag from the swap is.It is so sweet and cheery.Such fun to participate in my first one.Thanks so much.

Debby said...

I stopped using my big trees a few years ago.
Now it is little trees in an antique wagon that make me happy.
What gets done gets done......just make sure you find the time for the soaking up the fun.
I quit baking years ago as that I am gluten-free, I have a great excuse.
Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

That's such a good idea to put the tree in a crock. I love that idea.


Cheryl said...

Your Christmas tree is darling! Well done!!! I've got limited space in my packed house... so I have my tree literally shoved in the corner with a chair shoved in front of it. I had to tie it to the mantel to keep it in place... fun times- fun times :-)

Little Lovables said...

oh, I love it, you and your hubby did a wonderful job!

Maija said...

I think your tree is wonderful!!!
Merry Christmas dear Vivian!

Nancy said...

Your little tree is adorable!! Your ornaments are perfect and oh so cute! It definitely says it's Christmas at your house. Enjoy your holiday with your new little addition!
Much love,

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Merry Merry Christmas! May your stocking be filled with blessings!

Hugs, Carrie

Julie said...

Merry Christmas Viv. You are so special and I am so glad we are friends!!! Love your new tree.

Jacqueline said...

Dearest Viv-

I just want you to know your blog has brought such joy to me all year long. What a gift it has been that has entertained us, been real with us, shared with us and gave to us.

Merry Christmas dear heart and may you always BELIEVE. You make the magic days happen because I BELIEVE God has gifted you.

In kindness,

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