Sunday, December 6, 2009

Red Writing's TWOC - #9 O Christmas Tree

As of last Sunday my Christmas tree is up! I have a rule. No decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving. Some years it's hard to abide by, but in the end my rule wins out. I just feel that if I decorate before Thanksgiving that Thanksgiving is just skipped over. So like any good rule follower I waited until after the Thanksgiving holiday and then drug out all my goodies last Sunday. I don't know if I'm just slow, too much of a perfectionist when it comes to decorating, or what, but it takes me ALL day, or at least all afternoon, to decorate my tiny apartment. I like things to look a certain way though so I guess that's what takes me forever. I love it though! Especially once it's all completed. My tree is largely decorated with purple and silver accents, with other ornaments thrown in here and there.

Dragging out the 7 foot pre-lit tree. This was an awesome purchase at Wal-Mart 7 years ago. It only cost around $70 and has been a fantastic tree. I haven't even had the troubles of the lights not working (knock on wood) that some of my friends have with their pre-lits over the years. I love my tree!
The minute I opened the box this year my cat Sylvester hopped in and starting eating the tree. He does this EVERY year. For the life of me I do not understand why he eats the Christmas tree...but he does. It's so annoying. Because it eventually comes back up and I'm given the all too gross chore of cleaning it up. He ended up being locked in the bedroom so I could decorate.

All set up. Time to spread out the branches. That's my LEAST fav part.

Four crates hold my Christmas decor. They are busting at the seams though and that doesn't even included my wreath or the random knick knacks I didn't pack away and found around the apt after the fact. They ended up in random boxes in storage.

This year I tried something a little different. Instead of wrapping my beads around the tree (which I despise doing) I tied them to the top the tree and just let them fall down the sides and I kind of wound them around the branches some. This was much easier. I decided to do the same thing with some ribbon as well. I think it added a cute touch. And as you can see I use a star and huge bow at the top.

End result. My decorations and purple tree skirt that my mom bought me a few years ago, which I love. The skirt starts out perfect and then 5 min later the kitties mess it up and it stays crazy the rest of the season.

More ornaments!

O Christmas Tree!


  1. It looks beautiful! I really like your tree. I am going to check out WM at end of this season..

  2. Beautiful tree!!! See you soon.

  3. Beautiful tree! Looks like it is perfect. I have a friend that actually used to work for an ornament company and her job was decorating trees for display year round. Your tree reminds me of hers, perfect balance, beautiful color. Thanks for sharing.