Thinking about Christmas Trees

That’s right, I said trees, plural.

Last year's tree was enormous and could be seen from every room on the first floor.
Last year’s tree was enormous and could be seen from every room on the first floor.

Last year we had a huge tree in the dining room.

Isn't this adorable?
Isn’t this adorable?
A small tree would fit in so many spaces.
A small tree would fit in so many spaces.

Source: Lilacs and Longhorns

This year I thought I’d try smaller trees all over the house.

We've discarded all partially working and non-working strings of lights and we still have oodles.
We’ve discarded all partially working and non-working strings of lights and we still have oodles.

I want every corner of The Glade to have a little Christmas cheer.

We had a small tree the year we were
We had a small tree the year we were “under construction”.

We certainly have enough lights and ornaments for a dozen trees.

I'm thinking of a Barbie-theme tree this year.
I’m thinking of a Barbie-theme tree this year.

My preliminary plan would be to have different themes or color combinations for each of the trees.

Rosemary trees from Trader Joe's are about $10.
Rosemary trees from Trader Joe’s are about $10.

Possible trees could include a DIY tabletop tree from evergreen cuttings, a rosemary topiary in the shape of a Christmas tree, small evergreens like a lemon cypress, and even a more traditional small balsam fir.

A tiny electrified ceramic tree.
A tiny electrified ceramic tree.

I even saved one tiny ceramic tree when I sold 3 other ones.

I bought a small
I bought a small “Sky Pencil” holly 2 years ago but let it die in the cold. Not this year.

I’m going to start now looking for discounted evergreens that can be used inside now, then later outside. We have a large yard to landscape.

What Christmas decoration can’t you do without?

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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.

9 thoughts on “Thinking about Christmas Trees”

    1. I wouldn’t have had one except my son bought it and brought it to the house and set it up. I only had to decorate it. And take it down, of course. Jo

  1. Little trees will be fun, but that monster in the dining room was impressive!!! I have a couple of those ceramic 1950s trees, too, courtesy of Eric’s mom. I think I’ll bring them out this year. Thanks for reminding me!

    1. It’s true that we have accumulated so much over the years that sometimes we forget to bring it out. I’m looking forward to Christmas this year. Jo

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