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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas [Dec. 14th, 2008|09:18 pm]

Well, we finally got the tree up. Husband hung the stockings and outdoor lights last weekend, but we couldn't put up the tree because we didn't have room, what with the piano now occupying the corner where the tree used to go, and the tree too big to fit anywhere else in the room.  Husband suggested foregoing the tree altogether and just having a Christmas Piano instead, the idea of which for some reason totally charmed The Boy.

But I am a traditionalist, and a stubborn sort, so Friday bought a new - skinnier - tree. I was tempted more than once to just get a live tree, but that way lies madness. OK, not madness, but lots of hacking and coughing and chesty rattling and misery. Then yesterday we had to buy new lights, because Husband used the old lights on the house. I bought three strings of 300 lights. It's possible 900 lights is too many for a skinny tree, but I somehow managed to miss a spot anyway. Fortunately, it's a spot that isn't really obvious.

So now, the halls are decked and things are much more festive around here.


This is the new spot for the tree. It looks pretty at night with the lights reflecting off the window.


Here are the stockings all hung by the chimney with care.

Here are my winterbears.

And one more, just because I like sparkly things.


[User Picture]From: science_chic
2008-12-15 04:18 am (UTC)
I love the picture stocking holders....I've never seen them before. They are awesome.
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[User Picture]From: jchammonds
2008-12-16 02:03 am (UTC)
Very pretty! I like the way the lights reflect in the windows, too. And, that rug totally looks good. ;D
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[User Picture]From: nevermind_that
2008-12-19 06:16 am (UTC)
Pretty tree! It was worth the hacking.

Gorgeous stockings too.
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[User Picture]From: aims814
2008-12-21 02:46 pm (UTC)
Everything looks great! The fireplace looks so warm and cozy! We had to downsize our tree and get a very skinny one because our LR is so small. I like it better than I thought I would. I love a "real" tree, too. But it makes Stephen sick. It only took 10 years for us to figure that out.

PS - Thanks for the tip. I guess I was trying every link except for the one you said to try. LOL!
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From: spiritus_liber
2009-01-29 01:39 am (UTC)

Christmas piano

well, i made it down this far in catching up. while i am charmed, like The Boy, with the idea of a Christmas piano, i must say that i, too, am a traditionalist and really like the tree. especially the sparkly part. 900 lights is never too much!
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