Sunday, December 14, 2008

Holiday Decorating

Yesterday, hubby and I finally bought a tree. It's not a real one, because the new company that took over our apartment building sent around notices letting everyone know they can't have a real one. Bah humbug!

The old company never minded at all. There was more of a feeling of community here back then. The superintendent knew most of the residents by name. But since they took over, the superintendent has changed about three times.

Anyway, hubby and I bought a tiny artificial tree. I didn't want to spend a fortune on one because, I know if we move next year, I'll want a "real" tree. Still, to quote Charlie Brown, "It's not a bad little tree."

It is sitting on a box in the living room because it's only about 4' tall. There was no way all the decorations were going on it, so we had to pick and choose our favorites, which was kinda nice. Hubby put on the lights and I sat and made popcorn and cranberry strings to wrap around it. Just like in Charlie Brown's Christmas, it morphed from a skinny little thing into a full, pretty tree. *g*

It didn't take long to put the tree up, but it does add a homey glow to the room.

It's the spirit that counts and this little tree has plenty of that!

Hope all of you are decorated for the holidays. Have fun!


charleneteglia said...

NJ, it's not the size of the tree that counts. *g* Glad you've decked the halls!

N.J.Walters said...

LOL Sometimes size matters, but not with a Christmas tree. *g*

I just wish it was a real tree.

Anny Cook said...

NJ, there are many of us that can't have a "real" tree because of allergies. So, we have a faux tree and keep on trucking. So glad you enjoyed decorating it!

N.J.Walters said...

It's too bad about your allergies, Anny. Allergies are funny things. I started being allergic to cats when I was around ten or eleven. Before that, no problem. I'd love to have one, but it's impossible.

I love the smell of a real tree. If I can find an affordable wreath, I'll buy one just for the smell. LOL

It was fun to decorate, but then it always is. I still strung popcorn and cranberries. Makes it look very festive.