Thursday, December 6, 2007

To be or not to be, Fake Tree Dilemma part II

Extra's for the Tour ;>) Thanks Boo Mama


Thanks to all for the feed back. It has been fun and interesting to hear your opinions and advise. Apparently my family is not the only family weighting this matter. There are the die hard real tree lovers. I am hearing you strong and clear, Sis and Ty. Then there are those that choose a simple solution, buy one simple fake tree, no worries. My big mistake, based on this thought process was, if I buy a fake tree, it has to be the best fake tree on the planet, nine feet tall, and 1800 lights later, I think that was the wrong direction to go ;>) Smaller fake trees seem to be working for most people, big fake tree @$#%@ not a good idea. See 24 hour update.
Sooooo do you want to know what we decided? It was funny because on Sunday morning when the eighteen year old woke up and saw us putting the big tree back in the box (and yes it was easier going back in, but woe to the next person that will have to fluff that baby up again) and saw our sad frustration. We told her our dilemma. We were trying to make it easier and less stressful on the both of us, by choosing a fake tree. She said simple solution, why don’t you have Josh, her big strong older brother, get the tree for you. What a smart girl we have raised. I think I have found a new tradition. Josh and I made a luncheon date. I feed the boy; boy helped me buy a real Christmas tree. Hauled it home, put it in the stand, and helped me hose it down outside and get it cleaned off. That night all we had to do was bring the tree in the house, only four feet from our back patio, and dah da, new Christmas tradition. The guy at the tree lot was great too. He basically gave me a nine foot tree, cut off one foot, and sold it to me for the six foot price. So I have a lovely eight foot real tree. I can’t help it guys I am a sucker for a big tree.
So here are some pictures of the tree and the final decorating of the house.


Oh,one more discovery, I found the best smelling candle for those of you with fake trees and miss the scent. It is by Yankee Candles, Mediterranean Cypres. It has more scent than our real tree.....

First, big strong cute son!


Tree in stand and cleaned up

Real tree, decorated and done!!!!!

My oh so beautiful, Christmas Orchid that I fell in love with!

Tree all aglow.


18 comments:

Jen(n) said...

She is beautiful! Welcome back to the light side, as my husband would say!

score one for Jenna

Kim S in SC said...

We have a fake a real tree every year. I just can't give up the real tree tradition. Found your blog by way of Barbara's blog. Love to find others who love the LORD! Have a wonderful Christmas season!
In Him,
kim

Kim S in SC said...

that would be "a fake AND a real tree"

Nickie said...

DANG IT!!! I want a real tree!!!

Chris said...

YEA!!!!! A real Christmas Tree, family tradition lives on...Thanks to good ole' Jenna and Joshy boy!! I think the new tradition with Josh is perfect...saves Danny the stress and gives you and Josh some good mother-son time. Good idea!!

Love ya...Sis

Barbara said...

Beautiful and I am glad you got it sorted. I do like the shape.

Daughter of the King said...

Beautiful.....
love the Lord too..in the Puget Sound(see my Sept 30th post)

Cyndi said...

Everything is just beautiful! You chose a perfect tree and you have a lovely home.

Have a very Merry Christmas!

MOMMY said...

I grew up with real trees and always had real trees, couldn't imagine Christmas with the smell of pine and the gorgeous imperfections of a REAL tree. Every year, my daughters were SICK on Christmas. Like SICK. Hospital trips, steriods, neb treatments the works. Last year, my hero , an ER doctor found the culprit- it wasn't just "it's that time of year" it was our TREE. It went out the door-lights and all that night and up went a "fake" tree. 12 days later we had the very first Christmas EVER with healthy, happy daughters! Although the look of the tree took some getting used to I LOVED it instantly for the gift it gave my family- it's health back.

Merry Christmas and what a BEAUTIFUL granddaughter you have!

Nadine said...

I love the tree you picked out. Your home looks great! It's simply beautiful my friend.

Sue @ Praise and Coffee said...

Love the tree! Everything is beautiful!!

Merry Christmas,
Sue

the160acrewoods said...

wow I love love your entry way!!! what a gorgeous house you have!
and I've got a real tree and fake plant that the babies decorated lol

RealEstateGirl said...

The most beautiful home I've seen yet! I love all your decorations and your home! We have similar tastes!

Merry Christmas! I enjoyed my visit!

Dawn-Enigma Artist said...

Your home is beautiful! I love the snowman basket!

Thanks for visiting my home tour.

helen said...

It took me forever to find your spot on the blogging tour of homes! I should have just looked through your posts, instead of going to the link...Your house looks terrific!

Michelle said...

Thank you for visiting! I'm so shy about anyone even KNOWING I have a blog so to put it out there like that was trepidating at the very least. Your home is just beautiful. And your son's eyes are killers! I'm going right now to check out your son-in-law's Faithfold -- just LOVE that. God bless you & your family during this precious season!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Your home looks beautiful! I read the saga of the tree...lol! Glad that you found the solution that works best for you and wonderful that you have a handsome, willing son to help you with the process.

His Doorkeeper said...

I am a little late still touring homes but glad I came to yours. Your fireplace and shelves are almost identical to mine...come over to mine and look! You have a lovely home and your new grandbaby is precious! Thanks for the tour and blessings for a Happy New Year!

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