Friday, December 11, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree!

So funny story...  The Christmas before last I decided to buy an artificial tree right after the holidays, when I could find a really good deal.  I found one at Joann's and grabbed the box and went home.  As soon as I got there, I asked my husband to put it in the attic and never thought about it again until last Christmas. 

I was getting ready to go to work about a year ago, and asked him to get the tree out of the attic so we could decorate it when I got home.  Well, when I got home, I found this tree waiting for me...  And I thought it was hideous, LOL!  Unbeknownst to me, I had selected a silver tree, not a green one.  But since it had been hanging out in my attic for a year, there was not much I could do about it.  And I have to say, once we decorated it, it wasn't so bad.  I actually kind of like it now ;)

Plus, this tacky tree goes with our tacky ornaments!  The hubs and I have been together long enough that this will be our 17th Christmas together, and the first few were pretty bare.  We were both working full-time at crappy jobs and going to school full-time, and making ends meet was a little more difficult. 

Our first Christmas we didn't really do much, and by the time our second one came around in 1994 we wanted to decorate a bit more... And I have always been crafty ;)  So I busted out the scissors, glitter, felt, googley eyes and glue, and we made a bunch of totally cheesy ornaments, and they are still my favorite ones to put on our tree! 

This gingerbread guy is missing an arm now, so we have to be gentle!

My hubs is a VW guy ;)

Aaron wasn't interested in helping us decorate, so Adrian and I did it together.

I love those beautiful trees where everything matches and has pretty ribbons.  They are so nice to look at, but so not my style.  Our tree is not one of those fancy ones.  The ornaments don't match, or even go together, but I like it ;)  All of our ornaments have been handmade, or given to us by family that had too many.  I think soon we're going to have to invest in a new tree because we weren't able to fit them all on it this year!  This little silver tree is only about 4 feet tall, so it's not very big.

This particular ornaments is a polar bear that is fishing.  The bear has a hook and there is a fish dangling on the line that hangs through a hole in the 'ice' on the bottom, and Adrian was fascinated with it!

Thanks for looking at our lovely tree ;)


  1. I love your hand made ornaments. The angel looks much like one you mother made for the Christmas stocking I still use. You are so talented.