Usually decorating the tree takes about 6-8 hours. Allan did it this year. We always put up an artificial tree. Allan could not resist the lure of a free tree on December 24th.
And look closely, you can see the decoration. I was calling the tree a giant smudge stick.
I asked him when he was going to cut it free from the rope. "That will just make it impossible to get out and get needles everywhere." That is my man!
This is last years tree. You really have to look close, but you can see the subtle difference in our decorating style.
My David Winter Cottages.
Emma LOVING the burlap my mom wrapped gifts in. She is so clever. Everything can go into the compost bin rather than the garbage.
Kinda cool vintage sign. I am going to alter this a bit for next year, but it is nicer that this picture shows.
This warmed my heart. A dear family member seemed to be as OCD as me!!
I hope you had as wonderful a Christmas as we did. Ten of us eating at my little house, our funny tree which got more attention than mine ever did, and the house smelled like evergreen. Younger people playing a game I was completely unfamiliar with. And an abundance of butter on EVERYTHING.
Merry Christmas everyone.