Saturday, December 20, 2008

O Christmas Tree

Our Christmas Tree stands in the dining room. I like placing the tree in a front window and incorporating it into the outdoor decorations. I've done this for a few years, and I love the way it looks. I finally got around to taking some photos of the dining room. I love our tree this year! I think it is our best yet. It's a Leyland cypress - not at all a traditional tree. The shape isn't the best, and there are some holes in it. And it is kinda crooked at the top and wide at the bottom. But, the very best thing about this tree is that we cut it at Kazery Tree Farm less than 10 miles from the house! It was a great little tree farm. Mr. Kazery helped us pick out the perfect tree, and his son loaded it on the truck.

I forgot to put gloves on when I wrapped the lights around the tree, so the needles really tore up my arms. But this year, I remembered to put the gold ribbon on! It's got to go on the tree before the ornaments, and I've forgotten it two years in a row. I really wanted this recycled oil drum angel for the top of the tree, but Viva Terra is all sold out now! Boo... Oh well, the ribbon will do. After we were all done with decorating, Chip said, "Wow. Everything is red, white, and gold, and we didn't even plan it like that!" I just had to laugh, because of course I planned for that! I mean don't most of you ladies come up with "tree theme" or at least a color scheme? These things don't just happen.

And what about the tree skirt and table runner!? Both are from Wisteria. Wool felt and embroidery. I love them! Christmas decorations are so fun.

We're off to one of our family Christmases today. I made Ina Garten's Macaroni and Cheese, and it looks fabulous. Can't wait to dig in. Happy Holidays!


Sarah Laurence said...

No doubt about it - the ribbon makes the tree. What a great idea!

Jon said...

You did good! Lovely tree indeed and I really like the gold ribbon.

Hope y'all have a Happy New Year and all the best in 2009! (I'm glad to see 2008 go as it has been a horrible year in so many ways.)

Jon in Vicksburg at Mississippi Garden

Connie said...

I hope you have lovely Christmas? Your tree is beautiful. I decorate mine with vintage aqua and pink ornaments, which I have been collecting for several years now. This year the tree was a Blue Spruce, a first for us...and it was quite beautiful. My tree fell down a couple days before Christmas and I lost 19 glass ornanments, ouch! But oh, well...back the fun of collecting!
Hope your New Year is Happy, and Good Gardening to you in 2009!