Wednesday, 2 January 2013

I Love a Real Christmas Tree...

... until it comes time to take it down. Ugh! Hate that bit. It took getting married and having kids to teach me that everyone likes to help with the decorating before Christmas but no one is interested in helping when it is all done. Too bad for them I'm a bossy boots and told them to just get on with it.

A tree devoid of decorations, and half its needles, is a sad thing.


My dining room is not large. Some of you have been in it and can attest to that fact. It took me an hour (yes, a whole hour) to hoover that room after I got the tree out. One day, if I ever own my own house, it is going to have hardwood floors. I am positive that the beater brush on the hoover spent more time pile driving the pine needles into the carpet weave than picking up the b*****d things up!

But it is done. Nothing left to do but eat the remaining cookies.

I did get some sewing done. Here's a sneak peek.


Maybe I will have more to show you tomorrow.

Susan

27 comments:

  1. Now that is one job that has always annoyed me, taking down the tree, and although I get grumpy every year when i put up our fake tree, it's always a bonus "this end" of Christmas. Looks like you're up to something exciting on the sewing front!!Ange x

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  2. I took all mine down today swell, and am with you on the absence of little helpers. Hardest thing is getting it all back in the loft.
    Look forward to seeing the Salt Air reveal

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  3. Go for fake - 2 mins hoovered the "needles" which would have left you more time to sew and show us more of that salt air goodness there!!!

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  4. Yup, hardwood floors are the way to go. That and fake or mini Christmas trees. We have one in a pot that is a whole foot tall LOL. Andy's going to plant it in the garden.

    Your sewing looks very intriguing and I love those fabrics.

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  5. And thats why I have a pop tree ;-)

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  6. And that's why I don't have a tree lol Love the sneak peek though

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  7. Those dead pine needles are an absolute pain! Ugh! Don't suppose mister was well enough to help, or has he taken his germs back to work?!

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  8. Lol I used to bribe mine with chocolate decorations that only got shared out with those that helped put it all away and tidy up! Worked a treat and guaranteed I got chocolate post Christmas! Nice sneak peak!

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  9. Thanks for telling me! We will put the tree down on the 6th and I hope (fingers crosses) I have lots of helpers.

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  10. Yup, only really good thing about the christmas potted plant - no mess, and undecorated it gets watered and put back in the window and looks lovely there too :-)

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  11. I'm waiting until they are back in school to take ours down, too much of a pain with 4 under foot.
    Nice points ;D

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  12. Ive got a fake tree and Im still avoiding taking it down. I hate dismantling the tree and I dont have any minions to do it for me either!

    Im pretty sire I know what you're up to with that sewing.You dont muck about do you?

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  13. The sneak peek looks lovely - Zaki and my mum are taking down the decs tomorrow - I may be on an errand...somewhere!

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  14. I haven't taken down our tree yet, but I can't wait to get all the clutter tidied away!
    Intriguing sneak peek :)

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  15. Decs will be coming down on Sunday, no idea how we will fit the tree out, it only squeezed in as it was in its nice netting - you will be able to hear my swearing from there!

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  16. Our tree is out on the deck awaiting the community pick up of trees. Such a sad sight.:(. I think I did it by myself, except for the small person who kept trying to take the ornaments out of the box and put them back on the tree.

    Nice peek. and such perfect points too!

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  17. I always end up taking it down myself too. I have hardwood, this might one of several reasons.

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  18. I agree, not the nice part of having a real tree. However we do have laminate flooring and a dog that eats almost anything that lands on the floor! Jxo

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  19. Oh poo, that reminds me, still got ours to do...think I've got a couple more days before THE deadline :) x

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  20. Fake tree for me, because the real trees you can get here are total crap, nothing like the gorgeous ones you have there. They smell horrible too.

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  21. We dont have a real tree but I dislike taking the tree down too - I would love to be able to leave all of the ornaments hanging on it and just be able to stuff it all back into the box!

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  22. Yes it is easier with a wooden floor! 5 minutes with a brush and you're done! My day must have been very much like yours. I did a bit of secret sewing.

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  23. Funny how noone wants to de-decorate! We have our tree upstairs due to puppy - even more mess anticipated!

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  24. We no longer have a real tree, although hubby was canvassing for one this year. I'm leaving my fakey one up until the 6th, it isn't long up! Isn't it great to get started on new projects in the new year.

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  25. well since I read the posts in backwards order I know it is finished and lovely

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  26. The last real tree we had left needles so far imbedded into our Berber (looped) carpet that we found needles for about 6 years after :)

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