Thursday, December 18, 2008

Where to put the tree

Do you put your Christmas tree in the same place every year? In our old house we moved it around several times, but pretty much settled on the "best" spot for the tree eventually. I'm not sure we have found quite the right spot in the new living room, but we'll try it out this year and remember how well it worked (or didn't) when we do this next year.

One of the nice things about where we have it is that you can see it well from outside. Driving up to the house in the evening with the lights on the tree burning, it all looks festive and cozy. Ray pointed out that it is also nice that at night it reflects in the big windows on the opposite wall, so we almost get an effect of two trees in the room.

I have a friend who told me that when they built their house she used the floor plans to figure out exactly where her furniture would fit and where the Christmas tree would go and had the contractor make a small adjustment of the placement of one door to accommodate the future Christmas tree. Other people have told me that when they have bought houses one of the things they look for while house hunting, is a spot for the Christmas tree. I'll bet Miles chose his house, knowing where his Christmas tree would go—after all he admitted that he has a spreadsheet set up to keep track of his ornaments! You must go to his blog and see what he is doing with Walmart Christmas Village stuff. I'd love to see his house in person. I hope he gives us a blog tour when he is finished decorating.

I have to admit that I am not very organized about Christmas decorating. It's all a mishmash of stuff from many years and some gets put out every year, but not all. When we moved I got rid of a lot of Christmas decorations. A few days ago I wrote in that Christmas meme that we use colored lights on our tree. Guess what? When I opened the box all I had were white lights. (And, of course my beloved bubble lights) Sometime last summer I must have decided against the colored lights and got rid of them.

OK, I am blathering. Enough. I need to go do some Christmas shopping.

1 comment:

  1. I just noticed in the background of your tree your Christopher Robin ornament- I have one just like it! I think that Grandma (Howard) gave that one to me and she had one too. She just thought that he was the cutest little thing. I love mine; it is fun when the ornaments have a story. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and make some memories with your granddaughter!