This past weekend was tree putting up weekend. We usually do it over Thanksgiving, so Saturday was our day of choice. For the past 3 years we have had a 6.5ft pre-lit (colored lights) tree. We have ornaments galore. The girls each have their own box and I even have ornaments from childhood. However this year I planned to put the larger tree in the living room and put this teeny 4ft tree from our previous, much smaller house in the girls room.
At the after Christmas sales I had gotten several gold decorations at 90% off and decided I would do a mainly gold tree with a little color. Then I would let the girls put up the little tree in their room with their own ornaments. This was going to be the last year for the 6.5ft tree. Since I have 9ft ceilings and my living room is 23 1/2 X 13 I think we can definitely go for a bigger tree.
So we got everything brought up from the basement and got out the living room tree, plugged it up and nothing! No lights! So I messed around with the first section, nothing. Then me and the girls tried fiddling around with the second section, no flickers, nothing. This tree was not lighting up. Seriously.....I was determined I was not buying a new tree until after Christmas. There was no way I was paying full price.
When we determined we couldn't get it to light up at all we brought out the little bitty Charlie Brown tree. Of course it lit up so bright it's nearly blinding. I had to bring up a skinny table to set it on and we decorated it the best we could.
Oh well, it's not the end of the world and we actually used this tree for a few years in our last house. Our living room was teeny and we only had 7ft ceilings.
As for the rest of the decorating...I do not really put out a whole lot of decorations but I have a few things I like to set out around the living room.
Even so we put it out every year. :)
After Christmas is over I will definitely be searching for a new tree. I would like at least a 7 footer that is fat. I guess we will have to wait and see.
Do you have your Christmas tree/decorations up yet?
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