Christmas Tree and Tree Skirt

‘Tis the time of year for sewing and quilting to take a backseat to family gatherings and other fun.  Christmas comes every year on the 25th whether we’re ready for it or not, right?!  Decorating the house is usually a favorite past time but this year neither Sue nor I have much incentive to do so. Ah well, we did get our tree up!

Christmas Thinner Silhouette

I decided that I wasn’t going to mess around with our old tree this year.  One strand of lights stopped working last year on our pre-lit tree.  I messed around with it, trying to solve the issue.  In the end, I put the dark area of the tree to the back and left it at that.  This year, I decided we needed a new tree.  Black Friday sales showed plenty to choose from, and I selected one with a thinner silhouette.  The jury is still out as to whether we like it or not, but it does look pretty all aglow.

Christmas tree

One nice feature on this new tree is that the lowest branches are very close to the floor.  I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not, as presents will need to be stacked around the tree rather than under it.  Dominic didn’t even give the tree one glance – he smiled at GG sitting next to it and that’s all the attention it deserved.

Christmas Tree Skirt

Several years ago we decided to make a nice quilted version of a tree skirt.  We had also cross stitched one with a whole village scene around it.  That version is being enjoyed by Sue’s mom.  Our skirt has a definite country-ish vibe to it, don’t you think?

Tree skirt

We also have a wall hanging centered above the fireplace, saying “Let It Snow.”  I don’t usually agree with that sentiment, but I guess it would be nice to have some snow for Christmas.  All of our snow day snow has vanished with freezing rain and temperatures above freezing more recently.  Maybe next year the village and train set will return.  We’ll see!

Let it Snow

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13 Responses

  1. dezertsuz says:

    The tree looks lovely. I have only a 4 foot one, and I’ve added more lights to it, though it really needs one more string. I didn’t even decorate it this year, just turned on the lights. =)

  2. quiltinggail says:

    Your tree makes me want to curl up in the sofa beside it with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book! I love your tree skirt. Country? yes – but maybe that’s why I want to curl up! 🙂
    Happy Quilting (when th time is right!) 🙂

  3. Susan says:

    Your tree is quite lovely, and I like the thinner silhouette. We used to have an artificial tree, which was huge. It’s gone now, and on the rare times we’re home at Christmas, we’ll put up a real one. Until then, we make do with a little 2 foot tree, just the right size for storing.

  4. chrisknits says:

    Knowing I would be having Christmas at my house with our girls I made sure to get Christmas out. but I also wanted to do it. Now that my house is pretty much done, except for repainting over the dull cookie cutter paint options from the builder, we are truly settled. So it’s time to start decorating for the seasons. And maybe this winter Hubster will be happy to paint a few rooms or 6?

  5. Shannon Fleming says:

    The tree is beautiful! I agree about the snow. It’s okay for ONE day…Christmas Day!

  6. I think the skinny tree is just adorable. I am sure you will figure out how to get the presents under the tree! The snowmen are adorable and it all gives a warm and welcoming invitation to your house. I am sure Domenic would love to have the train set out! We did a brio train set for years, and that was great fun. Happy Wednesday!

  7. sandradny says:

    I adore that tree skirt! Your tree is lovely!

  8. Mari says:

    Pretty decorations! The tree is great. It looks like it fits that space just great and looks wonderful and cheery with the lights. A tree with dark patches wouldn’t be near as festive! Merry Christmas to you!

  9. Jayne says:

    Its a beautiful tree! And your tree skirt looks great…it looks so fluffy and comfortable! We bought a pre-lit tree a few years ago and of course after a while the lights were sporadic at best! Last year I removed them (which isn’t easy) and bought LED lights. They are suppose to last forever and we shall see about that! The past two years I’ve left the bottom section of the tree in the box! We don’t have a lot of gifts to put underneath, so the size fits! Enjoy the holidays and Merry Christmas!

  10. Roseanne, your decorations are beautiful — so warm and inviting! Today is my day to start decorating around the house — nothing like waiting for the last minute…if we weren’t having guests I wouldn’t bother.

  11. Vicki in MN says:

    Your tree is stunning! I bought a new pre-lit tree 4 years ago and I love it as it was skinnier that the big ole fat one we had before. However at that time I really wanted a pencil tree but they didn’t have the right height I needed. I am not putting up our tree this year, I just don’t feel like decorating, so I only put out 2 teeny displays of snowmen and a wooden tree by them. Daughter asked where our tree was and I pointed to the 18″ wooden one, LOL

  12. Fun to see your pretty tree and tree skirt. I have a tree skirt that I made from a Buggy Barn pattern, and it definitely has a country vibe. The tree isn’t complete without it. I have a Let It Snow quilt as well — that one hasn’t come out yet. Maybe that’s why we don’t have much snow?! May you two enjoy a wonderful Christmas season with family and friends!

  13. Your decorations are so warm and inviting – wish I could come sit by the tree and have a nice chat and maybe a cup of hot chocolate. Merry Christmas to you and yours 💕

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