Now that Thanksgiving has past, it's officially "The Holidays". I set up our Christmas tree a couple days ago. I originally wanted to get a real Christmas tree, but we went out to look at them and I couldn't justify the extra cost when we had a tree up in our attic. Someday I'll get a real Christmas tree, but this year the fake will do. I have a booth to fund, after all ;)
I wish I were one of those people who had a super fancy tree, but ours is your generic variety. Here it is:
I hung only red and pink baubles on the tree, mainly because that's what we had ;) But I like the monochromatic look during the day.
Along with the baubles, I put our meaningful ornaments on our tree. I have ornaments from when I was a baby all the way up to recent years. My grandmother always gave us kids an ornament each year, and I continued the tradition when Matt and I started dating. I these special memories are what makes our Christmas tree.
Here are a couple..
1985 - I was one year old.
1990 - I was six, and I L-O-V-E-D that dress. I remember crying and crying because I didn't want to take it off to take a bath.
I could go on and on about the special ornaments, but I won't bore you :)
The only other decorating I've done so far is our entry table.
The wreath was given to us by my grandmother this year. It's from William Sonoma and is made out of bay leaves.. it slowly dies and then you can use the bay leaves in your cooking!
The feather trees I got through the shop I work at. See the little red tray? That's a sneak peak at one of the items in the December giveaway!!
And that's my Christmas decorating thus far.. maybe I'll add some more soon!
What kept me the busiest during the Thanksgiving break was getting items ready for the booth. We've made some changes (and improvements). Here is what it looks like now:
It's definitely a work in progress but so far has been so fun. I've mastered the art of an invisible zipper and have been sewing pillows like crazy. We eventually want that entire shelf FULL of awesome pillows. If you are in Charlotte, be sure to stop by!