Monday, December 21, 2009

Holiday Decor

Also titled the one where Linda breaks her own rules.

For the last 6 years I haven't had a tree. I love real trees but hate the needles. I didn't want a fake tree since it wasn't what I really wanted. I rather have nothing than something I don't want. But this year I really wanted to display ornaments. I wanted an ornament tree.

But I couldn't find one in the stores that I liked so I was going to make one using manzanita branches.

But the one day I had planned to make and buy the tree I couldn't find the right branches. I decided to let that idea go until I could get the right branches. But I still wanted to display ornaments. Oh what to do.
So I bought a fake tree:

Yes, it's purple. I wanted to make sure if I was buying a fake tree I wanted no mistake that it was fake. The card holder is something I bought years ago at Hallmark. I love displaying our holiday cards there. And then we have my electric menorah. I got it as a gift a few years ago. My other menorahs are still hidden in a box somewhere.
I'm already for the holidays now!


  1. I love the idea of an ornament tree and one made out of branches would be so nice too! I love the purple tree that you got though. It looks like you’re all set over there ;)

  2. The electric menorah is really cool. Is it on a timer or do you control each night when to light a candle?

  3. That's why we make rules- to break them! I love the manzinita idea- so cool.

  4. Hey, I think I see my kid on your card holder! :-)

    Nice purple tree. We got a real-looking fake one since we were going to be gone this year & I didn't want to come home to all of those needles in the carpet. But yeah, generally I prefer real trees. Even though they make my allergies go all haywire.


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