Thursday, December 10, 2009

Less Is More Christmas Tree

This year I promised myself that I wasn't going to get all stressed out over decorating... so my motto this year is "Less is More"... okay I have had a few clitches along the way with Faceless Charlie...but that is another comedy of errors...

For years we did all the traditional things like freezing our butts off cutting a fresh one... spent 8 - 10 hours just putting the lights on...I put a light on every single branch and wrapped them from the trunk out... I wanted sparkle big time... after the 2,000th light BF was getting a little tired of  untangling and making sure they worked while emulating Scrooge the whole time.

After Christmas he came across this 9 foot beauty with 1800 lights already attached and being Italian it was an offer he couldn't refuse... he was doing the BIG happy dance...this tree is so gorgeous and so real looking... he was sure I wouldn't object.

Now we  only had one slight problem my ceilings are only 8'... let's see if I amputate part of it's belly I think I can certainly make it fit... oops another problem the girth is as wide as it is tall...  in order to get this baby in my room I have to remove half of my furniture.

This year I decided to go with a smaller tree because I don't have one empty spot to put all that furniture... great idea until I priced those fake pathetic things that you have to sell your first grandchild to own... now I am paying more for less... somehow this got twisted around.

After I plugged the light bulb in my head...  I decided if I could give it a tummy tuck...why couldn't I give it a butt lift while I was at it... ah ha.. now that is more like the Less is More I was aiming for and I don't have to attach an I.O.U to my first grandchild to get it... it still could use a litte tweeking but that may or may not happen... I am not a theme person... each one of the ornaments is special to me... when we travel I buy a new ornament and if I don't absolutely love it, it isn't on my tree.

my 2 piece tree...

I found about a dozen of these mercury birds a few years ago at a garage sale for $1.50... I did the happy dance all the way home... the little ballerina was from a trip to Nova Scotia to visit family and my little cousin was taking ballerina lessons at the time... so this was to remember you Leah...

I just couldn't resist this Santa face...

I found this ladder and elves in Mississippi at a year round Christmas tree store about 25 years ago when they weren't even thought of over here...

A couple of treasures from our travels... oh the trip down memory lane.

10 comments:

Cassie said...

You have a very fun tree! Love your sweet ornaments! Happiest of holidays to you!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

You have unknowingly trained me well, dear friend. I now am ready to giggle when I click on one of your posts before I read. You haven't failed me yet!! LOL!!

Too tooooo funny! I've mourned a bigger tree forever and here you have to hack down yours. Figures!!!

Sweet tree! And thanks for linking up!

Funky Junk Donna

Janet said...

Adorable Tree Deb. Gorgeous..I've seen it first hand.. :) , Had a great weekend, hope Den survived.. lol.. and will see you both on Christmas Eve.. :)

hugs Janet

DeeDee said...

Hey my freind I lost my followers list and lost you...hope your holiday season is going along well...enjoy your time. and Happy Holidays

DeeDee said...

I am doing the happy dance...I have updated my links list so if this happens again I cannot lose you...happy holidays....

Beverly said...

I have memory ornaments too! They are so fun to look at every year and think about all the good times that you had...and remind us there are so many more to come (God willing)

Carol said...

Oh Deb, everything looks wonderful. I love your story and agree with your opinions. Less is more at my house too. That helps us to remember the real reason for the season. Thanks for sharing:) Have a blessed Merry Christmas! Carol

BonjourRomance said...

Your tree looks beautiful, and I so enjoyed your hilarious story about Mr.Scrooge grumping around the lights.
I'd like to wish you and yours a very Happy Christmas!

Jill said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a beautiful New Year.

Blessings,
Jill

Janet said...

Happy New Year Deb !!!!!! May 2010 bring you lots of great finds on you treasure hunting. :) but above all, good health and happiness.
hugs Janet