Monday, December 10, 2007

Decorating the Real Tree

We bought a Douglass Fir tree this year. When it was outside at the tree farm, it didn't look as fat around the middle until we got it home. There will be no fires in the fireplace until after January 6th (when the tree is taken down).

The trimming of the real tree is much more involved than the decorating of the artificial tree or the two outside Christmas trees. (Pictures of Cartman coming soon! ... Cartman is the fat pine tree in front of our house). It took us all day to decorate this tree with several breaks included. It took two sets of lights, three strands of red beads and too many decorations to count.

The Before picture.

The After pictures.

Jake wanting to help.

More After pictures

Hope you are enjoying the Christmas season!


Windyridge said...

You have such interesting ornaments. We will add ours tonight, I hope. Kids have all kinds of things going on so hopefully it won't be too late.

Glorious Hats said...

It is gorgeous in it's decorated plumpness.

Jo said...

I'm so impressed with the finished results Marie. You're putting me to shame - we were going to get our tree this weekend but didn't quite manage it (looong story involving a new sofa that wouldn't fit in the living room - John's seriously considering taking the front window out to get it in!) So I'm not feeling like a good mama just now and I'm totally jealous of your efforts- Well done you!

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

It's beautiful. I think a fresh tree is the only way to go. Can't wait to see the outside tree decorated - such fun!