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I did actually put the tree up before I went to bed last night. It was a mess - it badly needed some reshaping, and I did do a little but it needed more - and it had nothing on it, not ornaments or garland or a tree skirt, but it was up. It's a bit of a Charlie Brown tree, anyway. It's a six-foot tall prelit (fake) tree that cost $35, I think that tells you a lot about it right there. We bought it at the grocery store. Sam's had a tree about the same height that was like $150. But I wanted a tall skinny tree, and Rob requested colored lights, and there are not a lot of trees around that fit both those criteria. I had a tree a few years ago which was sold as a 'slim' tree - a much more expensive one - and it was about twice the width of this one. I kind of love my Charlie Brown tree - it's the perfect apartment tree. It has about the same footprint as a dining-room chair, two feet square or so - maybe slightly more than that at the bottom, but not much. It slid nicely into the space between the TV and my mom's green armchair, and doesn't even block the TV.

I know I threw away a lot of ornaments after the storm, but I think I still have a bunch more ornaments than what I found, in some box somewhere which I haven't unearthed yet. However, what I did find was more than enough ornaments for this little skinny-ass tree. So now it is starting to get all decorated and everything. I have a bunch of strands of beaded garland but I didn't use that, I used some red sort of fuzzy stuff like a rope that I bought at Ikea a while back when I went.

So here is the tree (with a goofy little frame courtesy of Picnik, because I am in that kind of mood):

It really doesn't look bad, does it?

I'm partly in a better mood because my nose has quit running, at least for the moment. So yay!

By the way - want to see the cutest wreath ever? Here: Well, cutest except for the other really cute paper one I saw last night... hmm, where was that? Oh well, I'll post it later if I find it. Along with the ton of jewelry blogs I've been reading on Google Reader lately are a bunch of general craft blogs, so I see all kinds of cute craft ideas. (Also a few not-so-cute ones, but I will resist the temptation to talk about those. That's what Regretsy is for, to point out the trainwrecks so we don't have to.)

Date: 2009-12-15 02:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Real trees come pre-lit?

I have only ever had fake trees, and one day I am hoping to have a pre-lit one.

Date: 2009-12-15 09:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh! no, it's totally a fake tree. I'm so used to buying fake trees that I never even thought to say that.

Date: 2009-12-16 12:40 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Oh Mel, I did not know about Regretsy. Thank you, thank you. I just spent 10 very happy minutes there. -julia


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