Sunday, December 16, 2012
OUR CHARLIE BROWN CHIRSTMAS TREE
In our 'big' house I went nuts and decorated everywhere. We had a 12' tree in the living room, all in gold. We donated that one to a youth ranch when we moved. We knew it wouldn't fit. The family room tree we kept, but it's too big too. Maybe next year we can put it up on the lanai. The master bedroom tree has potential. It's small and short. The teacher tree is smaller yet, and might fit somewhere. Maybe my office.
Now that we are more settled we can see where a tree might fit in our great room, but it will have to be slim at the bottom. I thought those slim but 6' or 7' tall ones would be just right. They were sold out locally, but I've ordered one that should be here before Christmas.
Our stack of gifts for the grands looked sad not being under a tree. Then, ureka, I found this Charlie Brown Christmas tree at Aldi's. I've always told DH that all we really need is just a Charlie Brown tree. Not a fancy one. Well, now we have one. It even came with the one ornament and Linus's blanket for the tree skirt! It's about 12" tall, and all it needs is a little love.
So here's to Charlie Brown, and to the less-is-more philosophy we've embarked on. Simplify, simplify.