December 13, 2011

Weekly Confessional - Our Tree

You might be surprised to know that there isn't a single vintage, old, retro, or any other old-timey word type of ornament on my tree. Every ornament was bought and not even handmade. I'm gasping internally over this but it just sort of happened that way. We haven't put up a tree in about three years and I went back and forth over this in the past few weeks but Wednesday evening after we helped my mom and dad put up their tree we (Tyrone) loaded up the car with our boxes of Christmas crap and I stayed up passed 1pm putting it up. I love our white tree. There are so many cool things you can do with white trees. I hope to keep it forever and since it's faux I very well could do that.

I am not a fan of real Christmas trees. The pine stank makes me gag and I freak out if I get pine sap on my body. They are also a huge pain in the ass and not financially sound during a time when we have to fork out enough dough as it is.

In the future I envision a vintage tinsel tree with handmade and vintage ornaments that my kids have helped me make and we have put up together but for now this will do just fine. I'm just so excited to have a tree up. For someone who isn't into Christmas I do love putting up a tree for it. I actually have about six trees in storage. I don't think Tyrone is going to be okay with me putting them all up someday.

"Can I get some more close up shots of ornaments please?!"
things I say in my head when I'm taking pictures


Kendahl, Stepmom Extraordinaire said...

I love your star! Correy really wants a big, fake, white tree and I've resisted but lately I've seen a ton of really pretty white trees. Although I did get ours made and will post pictures soon, hopefully. We both love it (gasp) so it's good enough for me! :)

brandy-son Zen master flash said...

Thanks darling!

Colleen said...

Looks nice! How can you not be into Christmas??? It doesn't give you the warm fuzzies at all? I'm a little ridiculous about it. I've been listening to Christmas songs for the past 3 weeks...completely sick of them...but I keep listening because I know they're going away in a couple weeks!