Thursday, December 4, 2008

If There Ever Was a Charlie Brown Christmas Tree - This Is IT!!

Today the kids were very excited to begin putting up our tree. We popped some popcorn and made some hot chocolate and listened to some festive music on the radio.

If there ever was a "Charlie Brown Christmas Tree" - this is it! It's homely - but well loved.

About 4 years ago I was out at a garage sale and came across this vintage beauty. In the original box it was shipped in! I love vintage items and the tree was inexpensive - so it seemed like a good deal. I'm thinking it's from the 50's or 60's. The "trunk" of the tree looks very similar to a broom handle. The branches look and feel like the old baby bottle brushes or an old wire rounding brush - very wiry and bristley (the kind of thing you would not want your hair to get tangled around).

The tree came with the original instructions (thankfully) and is very easy to put together. If the kids were a bit taller they could probably do it all themselves.

I'm not good at decorating trees. I usually do the lights and the garland and let the kids have at it - with some supervision and advice. It probably wouldn't look much better if I had a more active role in decorating or even if I decorated it all by myself. This way if the tree looks like a 9 yr old and a 6 yr old decorated it - I can say it was :)

I decided that we did not have to put all the decorations on this year - which is fine being that it is a very small tree. We did put on all the special ornaments - the plethora of handmade ornaments and the ornaments that the kids got from mom and dad each year in their stocking.


CanadianGrandma said...

Your tree looks pretty good to me!Mind you, I haven't seen the finished product!

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