Ooooooooooo Tannenbaum

I told you here that our children brought us a tree. I thought they cut it down themselves.

The tree was delivered on Saturday morning.
The tree was delivered on Saturday morning.

Turns out they bought one all tied up so they could carry it on top of the car.  Even though Charlie cut about 4 inches from the bottom it was still 8 feet tall. (Our ceilings are 8 feet 6 inches high.)

Difficult to tell if this will fit in the house.
Difficult to tell if this will fit in the house.

When we took the string off the tree turned out to be enormously FULL. We put it in the spot we had planned and set it up straight.

I always put an old shower curtain under the tree stand.
I always put an old shower curtain under the tree stand.

I’m of the “get it right in the stand and you’re good to go” school and Charlie likes the extra security of tying it off to hooks in the wall.

We tied the tree off with the twine that ad originally tied it up.
We tied the tree off with the twine that ad originally tied it up.

Just because our totally decorated trees have tumbled over in the past is not reason enough for me to mistrust a tree stand.

Viewed from the living room.
Viewed from the living room.

Takes all the fun out.  Right?

From the kitchen view Charlie would like to give the tree a little trim -- a slippery slope.
From the kitchen view Charlie would like to give the tree a little trim — a slippery slope.

FYI – It’s tied to the wall.

How do you keep your tree upright?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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