As some of you may know, I am just a little crazy about all the Christmas trees that I decorate every year- yup, a little obsessive/compulsive would be the most accurate way to describe it! I usually put up 7 trees. Now,before you go getting all judgmental on me- they all aren’t full-size trees….. Three of them are 8 feet tall- some skinny and some fat; two are 6 footers; a couple are miniatures that range from 2-3 feet tall; and then I have the 12 foot beast in the great room! Whew, I got tired just writing about them!
Well, before you get excited about seeing all of them….. you ARE excited to see them, aren’t you?! Here’s just a teaser of what I have deemed the prettiest one of them all. It’s the tree in my study and it is PINK! Uh huh… Pink! It is loaded down with “stuff” and you can barely see the pre-lit lights on it. I used to use a beautiful Mountain King tree for my pink themed tree, but it was such a chore to place 3000 clear lights on it! It used to take me three full days just to wind the light strands through all the branches- way too much work! ( Do you recall me saying I had a little compulsion problem?) Not to mention that the afore-mentioned tree kept falling over. I think the weight of all my “stuff” put too much stress on the center support pole.
So, last year I bought a pre-lit tree that really looks surprisingly “real.” It’s soft and is a lovely shade of green, and although it isn’t very brightly lit- I think it only has 1000 lights on it- the time spent not playing with light strands has made it well worth having.
I was happy that I only spent a day and a half placing the ornaments and winding all of the garland and beads on it. I often stood back and changed the positioning of the beads over and over, however. Then when I was finally done with it all, I realized that I had completely forgotten an entire bag of bead garland. aagghhh…..
But now that it is done, I love coming into the study, flipping on the tree lights, and getting a little blog reading done. That is in between working on the rest of the trees, of course. A girl needs a break every so often, right? So this tree makes four down and three to go! I’m working on the one in the great room today. The husband and I put the bead garland and chile lights on it yesterday. It’s done in a southwest theme. I hail from New Mexico so I had to pay tribute to the Land of Enchantment somehow!
And now that this first morning break is over, I’m off to climb that scary ladder again….. By the way, that obsessive thing about a clean house is starting to rear its ugly head!