Sunday, November 30, 2008

Our Christmas tree is up

The decorations are significantly heavier on the front and bottom
third of the tree. It's both charming and a little unnerving to
someone who is a bit OCD about symmetry.

12 comments:

Catherine said...

so festive! At least you got them to decorate the entire bottom third. My kids like to put all their ornaments on one branch. I wish I could say I am above redecorating after other people go to bed.

Patois said...

Truly a kid-friendly tree. (I'm with you on the borderline OCD issue.)

Renaissance Woman said...

So bright and friendly. I love it! I got a new tree last year and this is the first time I have actually seen what it looks like. BIG...but love it! Can't take a picture yet, because I need more decorations! Can I borrow some?

onthecurb said...

Gorgeous tree! Is it live or artificial?

Yeh, I'm bad about evening out the ornaments once the kids have walked away. More power to you if you can make it through the holidays without doing the same.

Christina said...

I love it. Very different from mine which is more minimal and without any beads or tinsel thanks to cats ;-)

Love your colors and totally understand about the symmetry. There is a method behind all my decorating ideas (as I posted on my site today) which is certainly OCD-like.

Kelly O said...

OTC: Fake. I had heard that fake was actually better for the environment, as long as you keep it for years and years. After I bought it, I heard real was better. Can't win. But in the end, I do like the convenience of fake.

Christie Lanning said...

Lovely. My three foot high table top tree is on the table, waiting for us...

wrekehavoc said...

oooh, shinnnnnnnnnnnyyyyyyy :-)

this is going to be our first year with a fake. if we ever get it up and decorated, that is.

Grandy said...

You're way ahead of me. :)

nonnamadonna said...

Fake is good. Just picture the kids at your estate sale fighting over the family tree. Imagine the memories you are creating each year. And think of the money (which translates into resources not consumed)you will have saved. As for tweaking the decorations, my thinking is resist the urge. If you can't, at least don't let them see you do it, it seems like a real trust breaker as much as an ego squasher.

punkindunk said...

Pretty! We can't do fake. John is a forester. He worries about job karma.

I usually let the kids decorate however they want and then I fix it after they go to bed. As long as their favorite ornaments don't move, they don't notice.

Kelly O said...

You'll all be impressed to know that the only ones I moved were fragile ones that my grandmother made ages ago. Victory over OCD!