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.