Sunday, December 2, 2007

The tree is up!!!



We went and got our tree today! I picked a different kind this year. I am usually a Fraser Fir girl and decided that I wanted to be different! So, we got a Concolor (white fir) this year!! It is so pretty! It's got a whitish color to it's needles and has a citrus pine scent . . . mmmmmmmm!!!

Chris put on the lights and the kids and I decorated it. I love how the lights really make it look white in the pics! I have to get pine roping yet tomorrow to finish our mantle. I need to pick up some fake snow for my village set too. The candles for the windows are somewhere up in the attic, so I'll need to brave that yet tonight!

We rearranged the furniture this year so we could put the tree right in front of the window. In our 7 1/2 years here, we've always put it to either side of the fireplace. But, I love seeing a full view of Christmas trees in the windows from outside and I wanted us to have that this year!! It looks a little funny since we're not used to it, but with the tree, it looks beautiful!!

I will be posting some new layouts this week sometime too!!

Thanks for reading!

39 comments:

Kate said...

Your tree looks lovely!

psucolleen said...

stunning! My first reaction (before reading what you wrote) was "wow! it looks white!". So cool. And you have quite a way with that camera; great photography.

I love seeing the trees in the windows from outside; have done it now for 11 years and love it!

Trish said...

Beautiful!

I bet it smells so good in your house!

Ryzmomplus2 said...

Beautiful tree! I love when I can have it in front of the window too! Just now we put ours in family room and its in the back of the house :(

Sandra Evertson said...

Oh, this is lovely, I love the traditional feel!
Happy Holidays!
Sandra Evertson

Elizabeth said...

Your tree is gorgeous and beautiful all in the same breath!!! I love how you decorated it!!!

Molly said...

Oh, your tree just looks stunning! I am so jealous and you are making me want to put mine up right now! :-)

Alyssa said...

Your tree looks so great! Don't ya just love how your house feels when the tree is all lit up?

Silvitanova said...

Must be a great feeling with the tree up. We wait till after the 5th; because we celebrate "Sinterklaas" first.

Aline said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful christmas tree!!!

Wish you a great week. :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tree, Rachael!

Marlene

Cathy said...

It's stunning!!!! I must get my tree soon!!!

Candice P.J. said...

Awesome tree! Love it!

Melonie said...

Beautiful tree Rachael!

Heather said...

It looks fabulous!!

myfrogprince said...

Hi Rachael,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really like your Header title. What a Beautiful tree you have!
---Gina

Lora said...

SWEET! We got our tree this weekend too. Kinda funny... this is the first year I didn't rearrange the living room for the tree...

Staci said...

Wow! Your tree is so beautiful!

~*~Felicia~*~ said...

ooooo such a beautiful tree!!!!! love it :-)

ellen said...

your tree looks awesome! we have to rearrange our furniture too!

scrappermimi said...

Your tree looks beautiful! I love when they peek through the front window, so homey looking!

Kimberly said...

beautiful beautiful beautiful rachael!

and you know what? what i should have done was taken a pic of the alcohol after the four days were over! lol... yeah...good times. :wink:

just lisa said...

Rachael - your Christmas tree is gorgeous! Can't wait to see some more pictures of your christmas decorations!

melissa said...

beautiful tree!
my tree is in the front window this year too ;)

jess said...

WOW!! Your tree is BEAUTIFUL!!! It looks magical!!
I bet it looks great from your window!!
Xx Jess

MsGrace said...

gorgeous!!

merrymstamper said...

oooh, ahhhh...love the cozi-ness of a Christmas tree!!! gorgeous Rachael! Love the lighted trees from the curbside.

Vee said...

looks awesome!!

toners said...

Beautiful!! Great photos :)

All Pink girl said...

Wow your tree is so gorgeous ,Dawnx

Scrapbook Princess said...

Stunning tree!!!!

happydays525 said...

Wow! Your tree is beautiful! =)

Lee W. said...

had to jot another note- I just popped back up and read your profile. We have the same job and almost the same aged kids, and I live down in Lancaster County. How fun!!

twinsand2boys said...

your tree looks great! I should take pics of mine too.

Cheryl Wray said...

SO pretty!!

Andrea Amu said...

Your tree choise was most excellent! Love white trees! Your's is decorated so pretty.

Jenn said...

This is SUCH a beautiful tree Rachael, really ! Hi, im a friend of Jana's , i was checking out your blog and its wonderful . Gorgeous scraproom too ! And i thought i was organized ! lol .... Have a wonderful weekend !

Kelly S. said...

love your tree! it is breathtaking!

christiane said...

wohooo!! what a beautiful tree!! love seeing trees in the windows from outside too!! have a nice 2nd advent!!