Sunday, December 17, 2006

On My 5th Day of Pre-Christmas

Okay, so far we have My 1st Day of Pre-Christmas! , My 2nd Day of Pre-Christmas, My 3rd Day of Pre-Christmas!and My 4th Day of Pre-Christmas! (like you could have counted already eh?)

On My 5th Day of Pre-Christmas, my stopwatch gave to me,
5 hours of tree decorating
...a 4 dollar Charlie Brown tree
......3 truckloads of food
.........2 pooped people with tired bodies
............and a brand new king size bed.

Today, we spent about 5 hours decorating the tree(s), and other areas of the house that needed some holiday seasoning. Nothing like doing it and then overdoing it.

The Charlie Brown tree looks perfectly at home here now, I must say. You can see for yourself how it turned out. In fact, you can hardly even tell that it's a tree! But, it is exactly how I thought it would be. It has decorations that belonged to my Mom, so it is sort of like a memento tree. It's just too cute and precious for words.

The bigger tree, which has a nice spot in front of the living room window, also turned out quite nice. It's not as thick around the middle like some of the other trees, so it fits perfectly. It also has a mixture of childhood decorations, as well as decorations that we have collected over the years. It's a bigger memento tree.

Now we also have set up a little village... and the manger...
and the angel corner...
Our house now looks like a Christmas theme park. All we need is a train running around the main floor, and we'd be all set.

All of this reminds me of when my Dad used to decorate at Christmas. He'd go absolutely crazy with outdoor lights and things. But inside, he used to draw and paste and cutout huge arts and crafts displays that he would set up on top of the mantle. I remember one year he had created Santa's village, where he built a little house and had an inflatable Santa placed inside to welcome the little bears and animals that would come to visit. Of course, the mantle was also where the budgie had his cage, and that became incorporated into the theme, and was completely decorated as well. It's always nice to know that I am old enough to have memories, but not too old to forget them.

And, as usual, with that in mind, I bid you all a good night.

Merry Pre-Christmas (and I thought I'd keep the before picture of the Charlie Brown tree...just because).


Heather in Beautiful BC said...

That's a great mini-tree - and you have some wonderful gold, old-looking filigree ornaments (I have some similar).

Nothing said...

hi! you've got a marvellous blog! keep up the good work!

Barb said...

On My 5th Day of Pre-Christmas I gave myself the challenge to get my sugar back to normal.

I can't believe that is even the same tree!!!

Mike said...

You did a great job on the little tree. Nice that it has meaning to it also.