Top of the morning to ‘ya! It’s a crisp 27 degrees here in High Point and less than two weeks until Christmas. I spent this past weekend tending to some Christmas tasks like gift making, wrapping, and cooking. Not to say it wasn’t a leisurely weekend, because it was. I actually had the time to finish reading a novel and time like that, my dears, is a rarity.
Anyhoo, let’s get back to talking about holiday decorating, shall we? Today I’m going to show you photos of the Christmas trees we chose and cut ourselves at a farm near Boone. Here’s our stylish little tree, sporting citrus hues to compliment the color scheme in the living room.
There was strung popcorn on this tree at one point in time, before our dog Hutson ate it off while we were away from home for a bit. Who knew Springer Spaniels liked popcorn?
Although our “real tree” is in the cozier basement, I still wanted folks to see our tree from the street as they passed by. There is something heartwarming about viewing someone’s tree this way; spying other people’s trees as I pass by always provides me a boost of holiday spirit!
All those Halloween/Thanksgiving/Harvest pumpkins I had thrown in the trough a few weeks ago needed some holiday spirt as well. I decided to tuck in some leftover Douglas Fir branches where I could and, wahlah!, instant holiday update.
Then of course there are our stockings. I’ll be honest, I did very little this year to prepare our mantle. I just threw some random pictures of each of us in frames and put them by our respective stocking. It’s almost too simple, though, so I’m sure there will be some type of natural display added prior to Christmas Day.
Last but not least, the tree where we’ll be opening presents come the morning of the 25th!
This is our sentimental tree, full of ornaments Aaron received every year of his life from mostly his grandmother and mother.
To carry on this tradition, Aaron’ mother has given Little Man an ornament every year since his birth that someday he will have to decorate his own tree.
Then there are other sentimental ornaments such as our “Oyster and Pearl”; Aaron and I (with the help of his family) made these and gave them away as wedding favors. The back story is that we dressed up as an Oyster and Pearl (seriously) for Halloween 2006, the day before Aaron proposed to me.
So those are our trees and the majority of the decorating we’ve done. Simple, quick, yet enough to rev up the holiday spirit and yuletide joy!