Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Decorations and Monday Mosaics

Slowly but surely the Christmas decorations are appearing in our house.


Before the cold drizzle arrived yesterday, we made a quick trip to the Sertoma tree lot.
Christmas Tree
Once upon a time like back in the late 70's, we would search the woods at my aunt's house for a cedar tree. Much cheaper than Christmas trees purchased from tree lots. I loved the smell of cedar in the house. Although trying to decorate the tree was a pain .....literally....hands were easily scratched from cedar leaves.
Christmas Tree Searching 1979
Those days are long gone. Today it is a quick trip to a lot for a North Carolina fir. More costly but...

Christmas Tree
much easier on the hands.
Christmas Tree
Now to get the lights and decorations on the tree.

For Monday Mosaics at Little Red House I'm sharing decorations from past Christmases.



grey like snuffie said...

I miss having a real tree. And I had forgotten about oranges with cloves...of course 5 minutes ago is a mystery...must go buy some oranges...wonderful mosaic.

Beth said...

I enjoyed your mosaic! Your house must smell good with the fir tree in it. Our artificial tree doesn't smell. :)

Puna said...

This just puts you in the Christmas spirit. Thanks!

eileeninmd said...

I love the real tree too, lovely mosaic made of your ornaments.

Mary said...

What a pretty and festive mosaic! Thanks for sharing, Leslie! :)