Tuesday, December 15, 2009

How Lovely Are Your Branches. . .

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The tree is up, lit, decorated, and looking good!
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My Mom and I went the first weekend of December to a tree farm to cut our trees.  I wanted to take pictures while we were there but it was 17 degrees out at the time.  And snowing.  And windy.  And did I mention cold?  We pretty much found our trees in record time and cut them down as fast as possible.  Yeah, so no pictures from the tree farm.  We both got Frasier Firs.  They are my favorite kind of tree.  The needles are soft and their shape is perfect for decorating.
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Here's the tree - up and ready for lights!  Notice my old school tree stand.  It's been around a long time!
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The lights are on and it's starting to look like a Christmas Tree!
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Now the ornaments.  I have a thing for Martha.  Can you tell?  All of these ornaments are from the Martha Stewart collection.  They are the only reson I've walked into a Kmart in the last 10 years.
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These don't look like much, but they are my favorite ornaments.  I was in Chicago on New Year's Eve 2000 and bought these at the Banana Republic on Michigan Ave.  They were on clearance for $1.97 each {Don't know how I remember that, or why!}.  I think my favorite part is that they were made in Italy.  I pretty much love anything made in Italy.  'Italy' is stamped on the metal part.  The ornaments are two different colors but pretty much look like silver when they are on the tree.  These are the first thing to go on my tree every year.
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First ornaments are on the tree. . .
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A few pictures of the finished tree:
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I pretty much have a love affair with my trees each year.  I love how cozy & festive their lights make my house and I hate when it's time to take them down!

15 comments:

Sarah said...

beautiful!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Allisa,
beautiful simply beautiful, i like the idea of you and your mother shopping for your tree together, and the ornaments from Italy are beautiful.thank you for sharing.
Su

Terri Anne said...

I have the same Martha ornaments in shades of pink, and cream... I laughed b/c it's the only reason I've been in a Kmart in the last 10 years too... beautiful tree :-)

Amy said...

great looking tree!!

ashley morgan said...

Love the tree!

Summer said...

Love the tree! Very pretty!
Summer :0)

Kat @ measuring my life in l-o-v-e said...

Love your tree and all of those ornaments. So pretty!!!

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! Martha is also the only reason I've stepped a foot in Kmart in yrs as well!

Shelby said...

VERY pretty tree. Love the Italy ornaments as well!

Elisa said...

Just found your blog through flower patch farm girl. LOVE that tree. We still don't have one for this year...but we're working on it.

Miss G said...

Your tree is exquisite! The glass ornaments are wonderful. I too love things made in Italy (and totally would have remembered the price and where/when I bought those ornaments!). Yesterday I picked up a measuring cup at Anthropologie that was cool. Sure enough it was stamped "made in Italy". Kelly

alissa said...

Thank you all so much for stopping by my blog. As a new blogger, I really love and appreciate every single comment. Stop back again sometime! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

You are so COOL !!

Mom

Miss G said...

I love things made in Italy too and often remember the price I paid for something and exactly where/when I got it and the circumstances surrounding. Fun! Kelly

Miss G said...

Whoa, okay, I just realized that I already commented on this post last year and look how similar my comments are to each other a year apart. That's crazy. Also crazy that out of HUNDREDS of link ups to Nester's holiday home tour that I'd click on yours both years. We must somehow be decorating kindred spirits in a way. Kelly

 

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