Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Spirit Moved Me

I kind of liked the bird ornaments today.

When I got home from spinning this afternoon, I had an overwhelming desire to spruce up the house a bit--holiday style. Now this was a challenge since I've left most of my decorations with Rachel and Sara and I decorated Rachie's place last weekend.

My Charlie Brown Itty-Bitty Tree.

My house is small, which was my second challenge, but strolling past the available trees at the tree lot, I found a 3 1/2 foot Douglas fir. In my mind, I was convinced it was perfect. It had a few bare spots I thought would fill in once the tree thawed out and the branches relaxed a bit, but that hasn't happened. I think I must have felt a wee bit sorry for the tree and momentarily channeled Charlie Brown.

Oh my. An owl. What would the Aunt Honeys say? Ah...who cares about old wives tales and Arabic curses? I officially have a raptor in my house.

The third challenge was the size of the ornaments. Most of what I salvaged from Rachel's house, won't work on such an itty-bitty tree. This was going to necessitate a visit to the local Target--not a great place to visit 2 weeks before Christmas and on a Saturday, too. But it wasn't bad. Not nearly as bad as I thought it would be. I highly recommend doing like I did and wearing my rose colored glasses to shop on the weekend.

And a peacock--in honor of the peacock shawl that is presently being ignored.

I picked up some great ornaments, a new pair of slippers for spinning and quite a bit of stuff I didn't know I needed until I saw it in my basket in the checkout lane. Do the offerings at Target just jump into the basket?

I feel so much more holidayish tonight. There's one more thing I want to get tomorrow. Have you seen the Christmas tree shaped rosemary plants at Trader Joe's? I hope they aren't sold out. I'm imagining two things from that including unlimited rosemary and heavenly scents.


SkippyMom said...

Your tree is beautiful - nothing about Charlie Brown about it.

And don't get me started on Target. Wait until you read the post about trying to shop on line with those ba***rds. I wouldn't go near them, ever.again.

Sorry, tagent! lol - I love the tree, but I don't get the owl reference. Can you explain? [I see the ornament, but why is an owl a bad thing?]

Merry Christmas, nice to see you in the spirit. :)

Rudee said...

Ahhh, Skippy, you have to read about my husband's crazy aunts on my side bar. They were terrified of owls. I think the story is in Act 3.

The tree is way smaller than I'm used to, but that's ok. It fits the room.

Miss T said...

I love your bird ornaments! Beautiful tree!

Rose said...

Target is to me what crack must be to addicts. I know I shouldn't shop there (keep it local) but it's so clean, so nice, so available, and so clean! Love it. BTW, I started a new blog, per your suggestion. I put the link up at my old blog.

Rose said...

And there's nothing wrong with a Charlie Brown tree!

sapphireblue said...

Don't worry. I have a Charlie Brown tree too. I just don't have the room in my living room. Besides, it's much easier to take down and to store.

Gail said...

Beautiful tree! You did a great job with the decorations.

Brenda said...

May the owl ornament bless you for many years...there..the curse if over...ha. Well...I love your tree and I hope that Rachel and the other ladies are enjoying your other tree with the ornaments. Some years, I think I would love to change ours and do something different. I also noticed a little sock monkey hanging there. Cute! I make the big ones...or used to, complete with clothing. Hope you have a great week Rudee. Oh yeah...Target is 5 minutes from me. Love Target!

Anonymous said...

Your tree is perfect! Makes me want to curl up next to it with a hot cup of tea or hot chocolate and relax.

I try to avoid Target because every time I put my foot in the door, I end up leaving spending too much money, on things I didn't go in for or need.

So glad your in the Christmas spirit. It is a nice feeling, all the way around.

clairedulalune said...

What a beautiful tree! I love owls I would put them anywhere, no fear! I find them to bring you wisdom! I guess its all in what you believe!

Finding Pam said...

I love your tree and especially the red bird. I think you did a wonderful job of decorating it.

Charlie Brown would be envious.

Renie Burghardt said...

Love your tree and the bird ornaments and even the owl! I'm glad you got the Christmas spirit. May it keep on nourishing you until Christmas is finally here!



laurie said...

that tree is adorable. and i love the bird ornaments.

Anonymous said...

About the size of my tree,but I love it. I am trying to stay away from Walmart and such places.