So, on Saturday we headed to Costco to see if we could find a reasonably priced tree. We almost missed where they had them, as they were off on the side in the parking lot. All the trees were bound (and couldn't be unbound) and were between 7-8 feet tall and were Fraser Fir, and were the same price. So we bought an 8ft tree and trimmed it down to 7 1/2 feet and now I have extra greens to use!
I love decorating a tree! This year I added on string of twinkle lights. This is a strand of lights that every fifth light flashes off and on. I put it along the trunk of the tree. I like it.
Many of these ornaments we've had for years, and some are from more recent years. Some were more pricey and some were from the dollar store. I just purchased them with the style and color in mind.
I think it looks very much like an English Country House/Cottage look.
My very favorite thing about our tree?
Do you have your tree up and decorated yet? Vee mentioned that in the area where she lives, no one puts up a real tree this early. I do it every year, and only had a few years where I had to take it down before Epiphany, due to dryness. What do people in your area do with real trees? Do they wait or put them up at the beginning of December?