Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Tree Arrived


Sam & I have been waiting for the Christmas tree to arrive. Not sure who was delivering it I saw the UPS truck at the post office & asked the driver if he had a package for us. He checked & No sorry I don't. Off I went to pickup the meat. I called the company & got the tracking number & went online to see where the tree was when I got back home. It left the terminal at 6:33 a.m. today. We had such down pours of rain yesterday & today there were roads closed due to flooding. Not sure it would get delivered I was still hoping. I told Sam when he got off the bus the tree was to be delivered today but was not here yet. That evening near dark the Fed X truck pulled in. Our tree was here & the delivery guy was bringing it to our door. Goody!

Our Christmas tree is inside of this not so large or heavy box. At this time I was wondering how big is this tree. No time to waste I had to cut it open & find out what it was like. Yes the branches look primitive & it has the lights in the branches. Oh there are the twigs to. A german twig tree this Christmas we will have. In pieces & compressed it did look oh so so small.

Tree out of the box & put together. Oh it took some time pulling all those branches down & opening them. I am not so much into tree skirts so the big old gray granite ware wash basin was taken from the kitchen & replaced with a Christmas wreath of pine sprigs & cones. We all know how not everyone is into prims. I was asked the big question. Are you really satisfied with that tree. Well yes I am. I was not so sure when I saw the size of the box & lifted the box with one hand. I was wondering if I would be sorry. I cant wait to get it decorated with our ornaments from Christmas pasts.

I purchased these wooden cheese boxes at the local farmers market from time to time. Later I painted & stained them & then stenciled designs on them. These are where I keep our Christmas tree decorations during the year until it is time to take them out & decorate the Christmas tree. They make a great place to store the decorations & looks good above the T.V. Better than rubber maid tubs. We will soon get them down & start hanging them on our new Christmas tree. Then Christmas will come to the living room here at the homestead.

Blessings Til Next Time!

12 comments:

  1. Hi,
    I think the tree looks awesome! Love the wash basin.
    Just prim lovely!
    xoxo

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  2. I love the tree. Prim Christmas is my favorite and eventually I hope to have my entire house that way but for now my kids are still attached to a lot of our old stuff so I still put it out.

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  3. It looks great! I love the basin it is in! Your home looks so warm and cozy! Beautiful!

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  4. Awesome tree. I bought two 6 foot German Twig trees myself for Christmas this year. I just love the old appearance they have. I decorated one of them with dried orange and apple slices, cinnamon icicles and clear lights. I just love the way it looks.
    I hope you enjoy your tree as much as I do mine.
    Hugs,
    AMY

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  5. It looks beautiful!
    I love the german twig, I still have mine in the box, I am hoping to get to it this weekend!
    I can't wait to have the time to do it, Me & the Hubby do it together so, we have to pick a time we are both in the mood( ok him in the mood)lol!
    The boxes are so pretty, you did an excellent job with them!
    enjoy the tree!
    Teresa

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  6. Hi Lara

    Love the tree and your home looks so nice and prim. That is a great idea with the boxes and I love the way you decorated them!

    Happy Holidays,
    Paula

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  7. I think the tree is just right :) :) Oh, using those cheese boxes to store your Christmas decorations throughout the year. That's really creative...and you are v ery right. It looks so much better than Rubbermaid!!!! That's a great idea!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

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  8. I love you new tree. Where did you order it from? Merry Christmas!

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  9. Thanks for getting back to me. I actually found one online today at the site you got yours. I think I'll wait till next Christmas to order it but at least I know where to get it from. It's just wonderful. Are you loving it? I'm not sure if you know it but you are a "no reply", so I couldn't answer your email and that's why I came back here to answer you. Hugs,Anne

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  10. I LOVE the German twig trees and will own one some day. The wash basin looks wonderful holding the tree instead of using a tree skirt. Looks good Lara!

    What a nifty idea to store your ornaments in the cheese boxes! I love using my wooden boxes for things. I enjoy making all my things functional. I have a cheesebox that is just waiting for a makeover... hopefully soon.

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