Tuesday, December 6, 2011

It's a start

Years ago I used to take a week's vacation the week following Thanksgiving. That was when I would get my decorating, baking, shopping, wrapping and everything Christmas related done.
Well now that the kids are grown, and I'm getting old and lazy it takes me a little bit longer to get going on things.
Sunday I did it though. I went and cut my tree down (from it's perch in the basement) and dragged it up a big hill (the basement steps) to it's place of honor in the living room.
There are no ornaments on it yet but at least it's up.

35 comments:

BeadedTail said...

It looks very pretty! Did Duke help you drag it up the big hill? :)

Julie Harward said...

I think it's pretty just like that..:D

Ginny said...

Oh, it's very full and beautiful, even without ornaments! I can't wait to see it all decked out!

FishHawk said...

I don't know where she got it, but my mother-in-law has put up the most authentic fake Christmas tree I have ever heard of. For it even sheds plastic pine needles on the floor!

Pat said...

Its looking beautiful already xx

Duni said...

That's a fine looking tree even without the ornaments on!!

Jen said...

Oh what a pretty tree! It actually looks lovely just the way it is (that's a great shot girl! ;o)

Don't unplug your hub said...

Hooray! Only 19 days to go! The tree looks great.

Catherine said...

It's looking good Ann! You're half way there! ;)
xo Catherine

bichonpawz said...

At least you got yours UP! Mine is in the yard still...waiting to be put up!!

LDH said...

ha... you and I get our trees from the same tree farm :) I have to remember to describe the process of acquiring it as you do.

Looking pretty!

Antonella said...

Looks very pretty! You are much farther along than we are... each year we have to coordinate getting the tree with the girls visiting... So it looks like we won't get our tree up until the 17th!! Yikes - that is a bit close for comfort!!
Enjoy! antonella :-)

Sandra said...

it's beautiful even without the ornaments. i love a pretty tree but do hate decorating them. i need a decorator to put mine up for me, is Duke available?

Chatty Crone said...

It is beautiful Ann - and I love the golden caste the room has. I haven't put my ornaments on yet either.
sandie

SweetMarie said...

It's already pretty! Just lay Duke under the tree with a bow and it will be perfect! :)

Sandee said...

Beautiful. I see you do your decorating in installments too. That's exactly what I do. The tree is up and today I'll do some decorating and probably tomorrow I'll finish the decorating. It works for me.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Grace said...

It'l looks kinda pretty just the way it is...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous tree, Ann... I used to swear that I'd never have a 'fake' tree---but we bought one several years ago --which already had its lights on it.. It looks alot like yours. SO pretty....

IF you had have gone out and cut that tree down, I would want to ask where you found such a perfect tree???? ha ha

Hugs,
Betsy

missing moments said...

It looks lovely! Don't think we will be doing one this year as we will be spending time in Maine and Florida.

Donna said...

It's UP!!! Proud of you Girl! 'Gonna be Gorgeous when you've finished!
hughugs

Nezzy said...

Oh sweetie, and what a beautiful start it is!!! Fantastic.

I finished deckin' the hall on the Ponderosa yesterday. Today I'm knee deep in candy makin'...just takin' a little bloggin' break. Heeehehehe!

God bless and have a magnificent day!

Ratty said...

It looks good already, even without the ornaments. I'm still trying to decide if I want a Christmas tree this year. My ornaments and lights are all still in my old state.

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

very pretty!

Reeni said...

Yay! That's more than I've done!

Helen said...

yay, it's up! that was the biggest step and you did it!

Out on the prairie said...

HO Ho Ho,you are ahead of me.I am enjoying others decorations this year, less to clean up.LOL

Erika said...

You know what? It looks great already. Thank goodness you survived walking up that hill both ways with that tree:)

Erika

Marg said...

At least you are putting up a tree. That one looks good in the picture. Have a good evening. I am off to send you my address.

Anny said...

That's a pretty tree... and a big one too.. :) Ours is not up yet.. i am still thinking whether we wanna put it ups or nots.. hehehehehe

Kloggers/Polly said...

What a beautiful tree Ann .. you have beaten me - still have mine to do!! :)

faith hope love ღ said...

nice post thanks for sharing..happy holidays...

marie said...

Mine's still in a box in the garage! Your's looks so pretty...even without ornaments.

Sher said...

Love the wreath. It's beautiful. I love the mixing of silver and gold.

Tammy said...

I like it even without ornaments. I put mine up the weekend after Thanksgiving. I thought I'm not going to turn the lights on I'm going to see if anyone else in the house cares and turns them on. Nope they have not been on since then. Living with all boys and men this is what happens. :)

Country Mouse Studio said...

I love your creative description of getting the tree :O)

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