Thursday, December 13, 2012

Christmas decorating is off to a slow start...

We've gotten off to a very slow start with decorating this year.

 This is last year's tree. It was an artificial prelit tree that we'd used for about 5 years.

It was a magnificent tree - very wide around - which was a good thing because we have a LOT of ornaments!

By the end of last Christmas, unfortunately only half of the tree remained lit. We contemplated disconnecting all of the lights and stringing lights like we used to before this prelit tree came along.
But then, before lugging it out of the basement this year (it's a VERY heavy tree and hubby has a bad back), we found a prelit SLIM tree on sale. The fact that it was very lightweight weighed heavily in our decision to purchase it, as did the fact that our living room is the size of a shoe box and the old tree really did take up an awful lot of room.
So the slim tree went up....
... and looks just as lovely as the old tree, albeit much smaller.
(watercolor filter applied)
We still haven't decorated the tree, and I think before we do I might move it over by the railing where we've always had our previous trees.
That is if I can convince Baby to leave her new favorite spot long enough to scoot it across the room!
I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!



Susan said...

That's a darling tree, Donna. Just darling.

I love your kitty. She's such a diva.

I have Honey Cat on today's post. (Thursday)

Take care. Susan

Maureen Wyatt said...

This is the only time of year cats think we are sensible. Bringing a tree indoors, putting a blanket under it and hanging a bunch of dangling toys is their idea of good home decor!

Terra said...

Baby looks very content in her new spot, and your slim tree is a beauty.

Deb said...

I can't say it any better than Maureen did. Darn thing is like a magnet to them. Enjoy!

Ruth Kelly said...

My cat always claims the tree as soon as it is up.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Our living is the size of a shoe box too! Your new tree looks so charming and what a cutie your kitty is.

Merry Christmas!

Elaine said...

As long as Baby stays under the tree and not in it you should be all set.

I have not put mine up yet. I am sure Percy will topple it over at some point.

Susy said...

Have fun decorating. I have an artificial prelit that I love (as long as the lights stay on) (**. Merry Christmas

Chenille Cottage said...

Your tree is so lovely...and, oh, look at your darling kitty all snuggled beneath!
Blessings and Merry Christmas!
Carolynn >^^<

Debra at HOMESPUN: said...

She looks pretty comfortable there! She's waiting for some ornaments to bat around! :)

Claudia said...

A slim tree is a good idea, Donna. As someone who also deals in small spaces, I think it's the way to go!

Thanks so much for joining in this week!


Brenda Pruitt said...

Very pretty, Donna. Looks like Baby isn't too sure about those white kitties.