Since moving away from Crockett I haven’t exactly been the most consistent as far as Christmas tree’s are concerned. I had a two foot tall fake one I think I used at Baylor once, and in my first three years at Michigan (where there are an abundance of real ones littering the landscape) I didn’t want to deal with the picking up/arranging/disposal of it all. Quite frankly the whole notion of holiday decorating seems like too much of a hassle to me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all about a themed house… it’s just that I tend to do best with say, a themed shelf or corner.
So this year I have the “Christmas tree” set up in my bedroom:
With a some help from Lady Mahalia (Mrs. Jackson if ya nasty!) and Lil’ Babz
When I moved into my new apartment in Ann Arbor I re-purposed a branch from outside my patio and hung it in the living room above my sofa. Seeing how it was already there just begging to be used—which meant I had to do nothing more than hang the ornaments—I thought it would be the perfect Christmas tree.
Unfortunately, this awkwardly shaped behemoth didn’t exactly fit into the u-Haul for the trek back to Texas. Worry not, though, dear readers, because Mary (my fellow Dap-Queen and entertainer of presidents) inherited it and has been putting it to good use!
I. love. it! Even if it is technically a retrograde inversion of the original. STOP BEING SUCH A SERIALIST!!!
Now, if you wanna see what some real tree-decoratin’ looks like, check out
Crazy Christmas Lady Little Miss Christmas Jan’s guest entry on “Or So She Says…” all about innovative Christmas tree decorating ideas! Texas theme tree anyone?!?
Artist: Vince Guaraldi Trio/ Album: A Charlie Brown Christmas