Tuesday, December 11, 2012

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Warning:  This post has focus issues. And proper grammar and spelling issues. I thought about re-writing it but I like sleep.  So I decided to warn you instead.  Good luck.

Did you know that decorating the Christmas tree is one of my least favorite holiday activities? The lugging out all of the ornaments, scratchy branches, and twisted lights just don’t do much for me.  I mean, I still like it.  It’s just not my favorite.

The finished product, however, is my favorite.

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Our tree skirt is super fancy.  It’s a brown 70” round table cloth from Wal-Mart.  I’ve never really understood tree skirts.  They are so stinking expensive and you just cover them with presents.  So what’s the frilly point?

Our tree is 12 feet tall.  And we partly picked our floor plan because it allowed for a giant Christmas tree.  We kind of like the holidays around here.

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We are cheap but wanted a giant tree.  We bought this tree after Christmas 5 years ago. It’s not pre-lit.  We decorate the tree in two parts.  Lights one night.  Ornaments the next.

Most of our ornaments are from Hobby Lobby or the Dollar Tree.  We is fancy. 

Can you tell that Nate took these photos while I wasn’t home?  Lens cap on coffee table.  Smushed couch cushions.  Candles unlit on mantel.  It’s hard being a working blogger with a accountant photographer.  Don’t worry.  I’m going to make him retake more for a full house night tour.  Mwah ha ha.  Wife for the win.  I hope he doesn’t read this before then.  He really is great.  He just needs to work on his décor blog photography.

Let’s stare at our pretty tree some more.

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Christmas tree post out.

Linking up to: Honey We're Home, Thrifty Decor Chick

33 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous, I couldn't imagine a smaller tree in that space. Have a great day!

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  2. Pretty tree! Like the monochromatic paper wrapped presents too:)

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  3. Wow! Looks awesome! I wish we could fit a 12' tree in our house. That would be sweet.

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  4. I am so jealous that you guys have a 12 foot tree! And I hear ya on tree skirts!

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  5. gorgeous! And it doesn't surprise me at all considering I began planning where to put our 11 ft tree during our first house buying tour of the place...hehe. I kind of like the holidays too. And actually, not a fan of the tree decorating part either, just a BIG fan of the after. Yours is amazing and I think I like the view from your bedroom on instagram even better than from the ground, it's SO tall!

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  6. Beautiful! But one quick question - how on earth do you decorate it? Do you have to do lights and ornaments while the tree is in pieces and put together at the end? Does that work?
    I know, dumb question - but I've always wondered :)

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  7. That is a tallllllll tree. And it's beautiful :)

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  8. I'm totally jealous of your gorgeous TALL tree! Looks great. And just so you know (don't tell Nate) but I was too busy looking at the tree to notice the couch cushions or lens cap.
    Sarah

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  9. Wow! Love your GIANT tree! Jealous that you can have such a grand statement! Our house definitely doesn't have a great place for a tree and it kind of ends up in an awkward spot. Shayne thought about the tree when we bought and I told him not to worry- you can't buy or not buy a house based on where you put your tree! Then Christmas came and I had to agree with him- we'll pay attention for our next house!

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  10. Beautiful! Love your lit garland too! Looks great

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  11. It's giant!!! I hate decorating the tree too. It's the worst especially when you have to fluff up the branches on a fake tree. Ack! I make Nick do that. It looks beautiful no surprise there. I'm insanely jealous that your high ceilings allow for such a massive tree.

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  12. LOVE your 12 foot tree. I now have tall-ceiling envy just for the tree alone.

    Also this post left me humming, "brown paper packages, tied up with string..."

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  13. LOVE your big tree!! Ours is tall too but not that tall. I really love that the hubs took these pics, thats a devoted man!

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  14. Hey, there, Scroogie McTree Skirt Hater. Although, seriously, smart move on the tablecloth. You are a thinker.

    I love your tree with all my being. I want to have a home someday where I can put up a 12-foot tree. It's a dream of mine. And as for the lens cap and smooshed cushions, I didn't even notice. The tree was blinding me with its prettiness.

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  15. I love your ginormous tree...it makes me long for high ceiling and ladders to reach the tippy top. Sigh.

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  16. So pretty and warm and snuggly and cozy!

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  17. Can I move in? I LOVE IT!! I want to sit in your living room and relax!

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  18. it's gorgeous! love that it is 12 feet tall. must be so relaxing to sit in there and look at it.

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  19. I am in LOVE. Can I come over for some hot cocoa?! Great job. But I wouldn't expect anything less! :)

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  20. Wow! I LOVE your Christmas tree! It makes quite the statement and I like how tall it is:) Beautiful!!!

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  21. Oh my goodness! Your tree is amazing, especially with all the lighted garland going up the stairs too! Seriously, absolutely magical.

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  22. That is one awesome tree! Love it! A little jealous of your ceiling height ;9

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  25. Oooh ahhh. You guys and your obsession with heights and tall things. It looks beauteous. Smart idea about using the tablecloth as a tree skirt.

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  26. SO PRETTY! I love how tall it is. It's MAJESTIC.

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  27. So pretty. We can get a tall tree by most standards (9 ft.) but it doesn't compare to yours!

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  28. Gorgeous tree and gorgeous home!! Thanks for linking up!

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  29. Beautiful tree!
    And the idea of using a tablecloth is perfect; why spend all that money?! The tablecloth looks great!

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