Thursday, December 8, 2011

Our Christmas tree and Christmas-y kitchen

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree…

we’ve always had a real tree, after all Oregon is the land where Christmas trees are grown!

Circumstances this year led us to get an artificial tree,

so we went to good old Target on Black Friday and got a $30 special on one.

It’s really not the greatest, but all decorated up it’s not so bad.

I must admit, a fake tree is easier and less messy, but also less beautiful and less fragrant.

I think next year we’ll be back to the real thing.

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Now onto my wee little kitchen and some Christmas-y touches in there.

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Here it is all lit up in the evening with a yummy, smelling Mrs. Meyer’s candle.

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Here is the kitchen window that I showed in an earlier post all lit up at night.

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Here’s a peek of the dining room window from the kitchen with a bead garland hanging over the window and strung with my collection of Eddie Walker kitchen tool ornaments.

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Still following,

Elizabeth



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10 comments:

  1. I love it all!
    You've made your artificial tree too beautiful to notice it isn't real! I love all of the detailed pictures you took of your kitchen and windowsill. What a wonderful nativity you have at the end of your living room!
    Thanks for sharing it all.
    Merry Christmas!
    Leslie

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  2. Love it Elizabeth! I used jute on my tree, also. Love the Christmasy kitchen. My favorite is the old medal tool caddy. LOVE it! Love those old scales too!

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  3. Your tree looks lovely. You just might find the "artificial experience" becomes a new tradition! You're right - they ARE easier!

    Your kitchen decorations are great, too. Makes me wish I had a nice, wide windowsill...

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  4. It's all lovely. I love my slim line artificial tree. It looks almost real...but I opted to use a small metal folk art tree this year!

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  5. You have some wonderful Christmas decorations. Your home looks very inviting. I love the vintage tin you incorporated, and the Ball jars.

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  6. Loving all the burlap and vintage goodness in your decor! GASP what a great idea to put a candle inside the grater!!!

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  7. Elizabeth

    thank you once again ...
    you have a way of capturing simple beauty
    god bless you and your family this christmas

    love
    gwyneth

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  8. I love all of your Christmas decorations! Especially the scale with the church! Everything looks so cozy and inviting! Merry Christmas, Sandie

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  9. Your tree is so pretty and festive. All of your holiday decor is beautiful!

    Thank you for linking to the Christmas Tree Party at 2805!

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