Tuesday, December 20, 2011

"O Christmas Tree"

O Christmas tree! O Christmas tree! 
Much pleasure thou can'st give me;
O Christmas tree! O Christmas tree!
Much pleasure thou can'st give me;
How often has the Christmas tree
Afforded me the greatest glee!
O Christmas tree! O Christmas tree!
Thy leaves are so unchanging!

     After looking at these pictures, I just had to show the process of getting this beautiful tree up. The tree itself is at least 10 feet tall.

      I grew up with an artificial tree. In fact, the tree that I remember was the silver aluminum one's that are such prized collectible today. And, we also had the revolving turning light stand that would make the tree orange, green, yellow or red! Oh my goodness, I'm dating myself now.

     On the other hand, my husband grew up having a real tree for Christmas. So, we've had both but for the past several years we have this artificial beauty.

     The history behind this found tree is that it was going to be discarded, trashed, thrown away and my husband got it for $0! It's so beautiful when decorated and especially so at night time. Often I sit in the living room with the blinds open, lights out and a cup of coffee and realize I'm so blessed.

      It's true... O Christmas tree! O Christmas tree! You have afforded me the greatest glee!


Beginning stages

Grandpa's special lil' helper

Another of Santa's helpers

Lights on

Almost there

Santa's best helper "hubby"

Hard at work

Time out

Nightie, Night time (His favorite role "Grandpa")

Merry Christmas


  1. Enjoy your lovely tree and beautiful family this Christmas! Nice to meet you! :)

  2. Thank you Laura and I wish you the same. I'm very happy to hear from you and I'm "happier" to have met you. Yahoo!:)


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