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Our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree   28 comments


Since the candy canes melted all over our tree decorations back in 1997, we haven’t bothered with a  Christmas tree. On a whim, we decided to put up our own Charlie Brown kind of tree last Thursday.

 

Our GA pine Charlie Brown Christmas tree

We cleaned out a corner of the living room and went to find the perfect tree. The perfect tree is the first one I saw. Easy! After finding a tall and wide vase and round stones to stabilize the tree, we begin to rummage around the house for the tree decor. We find cardboard and foil for the star and man in the moon and use three bits of foil to create round ornaments using paper clips to hang them with care. Large gaudy earrings make great light weight sparkle. I find sewing notions in red and gold to drape on the tree. Some saved silver ribbon gift packaging works great for tinsel. The tree skirt is an unfinished quilt piece. We also found three small ribbon and a few bits of fake holly leaves and berries to add to the tree.

 

An on the fly Charlie Brown Christmas tree

 

Otis under the Charlie brown xmas tree

 

Otis is proud of his first Christmas with us!

 

A hound dog under the xmas tree  This is our ‘dog chair'; we don’t care how it looks.

 

I decided to make some paper candy canes for our little Charlie Brown tree.

 

Alvin and our Charlie Brown xmas tree with the Tink

 

Enjoy your day!

 

 

Weekendful…Fun Projects   Leave a comment


Our weekend projects include sawing up wood to be chopped into fire wood.  

Andy made five neat chainsaw chairs to go around the bonfire.  The fire side chairs are a project in the making. Here are a few pics.

     

So after playing with the chain saw and giving me plenty of oak to split, I have to put a couple of finishing touches on a dear friend’s Christmas tree skirt. This is my first tree skirt.    I took the almost finished skirt over to a friend whose tree is already decorated to see how it would look.

    I am pleased with the results. I use velcro to hold the two sides together. Now onto the next project. We are off to work on a on taking up a brick path. In the paths place, I hope to see baby grass blades within a couple of weeks.   Almost time for the spreading twenty-five bags of 40lb top-soil.

    I hope y’all had fun over the weekend!

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