Saturday, November 27, 2010

O' Christmas Tree

Yesterday I was bound and determined to get my Christmas tree and all the fixin's up.  The first step was the tree.  I promised The Hubby last year that I would get a smaller tree.  Our tree was so massive that we had a terrible time getting it in and out of the attic on top of being extremely heavy.  So this past week I went to Garden Ridge and got a new tree.  I didn't want a short tree so got a 7-1/2 foot tree.  Garden Ridge and an excited Christmas tree decorator and a credit card is not a good thing.  I ended up spending a bit on ornaments too, like I needed anymore.  I climbed into the attic yesterday morning and sorted through the many Christmas boxes to find what I needed and got them to the ladder ready for me to try and get them down.  Let me say I have a fear of heights, any kind of heights and for me to climb into the attic and do this is a big thing for me.  I made the first climb down with a load in one hand hanging down and a box on my head.  Smart huh!  I made it down and then The Hubby came out to help.  YEAH!

The first picture is the new tree.

The second picture is from 2 years ago.  Do you see any difference.  Rats!!!!!  The only difference is a bit smaller around.  It's the same size.  Drat!

Some of my new ornaments...

Aren't they cool.  I decided to add some birds.  I love them. 

Now the pictures are bad but the next two I'm quite proud of and only represent a couple of several of my counted cross stitch ornaments I've made over the years. 

By the time I got up this morning and set feet on the floor I knew that I did something yesterday that was not good.  My aching back and my legs from the step ladder.  I think the back was from bending over spreading out the branches, fluffing. 

Today I will focus on cleaning the house and my laundry and hopefully tomorrow will truly be a day of rest.  We are hosting the first of several dinner parties this month on Tuesday evening. 

Clayton enjoyed having me home all day long. 


Janie B said...

Both trees are very pretty. I got mine assembled and lit yesterday, but the ornaments aren't on yet. That will be today's job.

Anonymous said...

Your tree looks good to me and our ceilings are only 8 feet so we would have to get a smaller one than you got. And we have several smaller ones and only put one up in our family room as there is more room in there to mess around with grand kids and adults.

When I was growing up, there were no artificial trees. Sometimes people would cut down one of the wild cedar trees growing along highways and at other times they would cut down a nice blue spruce growing in someone's yard. The police would be out looking for a Christmas tree.

Lots of people didn't have them and never put them up. Some had them and the only decoration was a string of popcorn.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Your tree looks really grand!! I love the cross stitched ornaments.

Clayton is nice little dog.

Flea said...

Oh it's beautiful! You do such a nice job of decorating. Mine always looks hideous. And this year we'll probably do just a four footer on the end table. *sigh*

Cindy said...

Nice tree and great ornaments! I need to learn to do counted cross stitch.

Kay said...

Your tree is just gorgeous, but I did notice that they look about the same size. I hope you feel better soon. You'll need your energy for the holidays.