Our Christmas tree - pics at last!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

I am finally getting around to sharing some pictures of our Christmas tree! This is our second married Christmas, and last year for our first Christmas we started a fun little tradition with my in-laws of going to NC to pick out our tree, cut it down, and haul it back to Greenville.
At the tree farm!

We kept the tradition going this year and went to Boyd Mountain Tree Farm in Waynesville again. They have quite the little (and by little, I mean HUGE) production going on there!

You strike out across their vast mountainside to the area that has the size of tree you're looking for - say 6 to 7 feet, or 8 feet+. Then you hunt down the perfect tree that will dazzle your guests and shine in your holiday pictures.

This is it! For real this time. [I look so tall!]
Alex turns into such a little kid at the tree farm. He won't stop until he has found the perfect tree. The problem is, he finds like 5 "perfect" trees, ha! So after many "this is it!" moments, and pictures beside said perfect trees, we found what actually was the perfect tree, called over the employees who were there in an instant with a chainsaw. They cut it in 5 seconds flat, loaded it onto their ATV, and hauled it down the mountain where they wrapped it with string to keep it neat and tidy on its ride on our roof back to our house. I love it!

Hang on tight, tree!
And a nice little bonus: they serve hot chocolate, apple cider and toffee to enjoy while you're hunting for your tree. Gotta love this place!

Because I wasn't feeling great the first several days we had our tree, it just stood there, naked, in our living room for a few days before I got up the strength to decorate it. Then I slowly added lights, then the topper, then the burlap, and eventually the skirt and ornaments.



So ta-da: here is our 2012 Christmas Tree! I love how it turned out this year! The addition of burlap is new, and I love how it looks. We also have a second tree upstairs that has all of our "fun" ornaments on it - pictures to come!
Oh Christmas tree...


Ellie is an excellent tree model

8 comments:

  1. This is beautiful!! I love the burlap...where did you have to go to get it?

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    1. I found the wide burlap ribbon at Michaels! It's about 6" by 10 yards, which was the perfect length!

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  2. The burlap is a really nice touch! I love how it just adds a little pizazz to your tree.

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  3. What a sweet Puppy!!! And I love the Burlap! I may have to add that to my tree next year!

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    1. Ellie is sweet - when she's not trying to eat the tree ;)

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  4. That certainly does look like the 'perfect' tree! It is gorgeous and that burlap is great! Now you can enjoy the great smell and hopefully it won't shed too much!

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    1. Thanks! It's not shedding too badly - yet!

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