This is our second Christmas season in the house, and we decided to get two trees this year. We have the traditional live tree in the living room, and we also have an artificial tree in the library. I would have liked two live trees, but my husband is in charge of putting up the tree, and I think one 9 foot plus live tree is his limit! I always insist upon lots and lots of lights, as well as a large tree, so it takes quite a bit of time and effort to get the live tree set up.
On this tree, we have all of the lovely glass ornaments that a family member has given my girls through the years. We have quite a collection now! The tree skirt is a needlepoint snowman design, which I decided to keep with the artificial tree as the red of the backing has a tendency to run when it gets wet, and I did not want to get red dye on the carpet in the living room.
I am secretly planning on having three trees for our 3rd Christmas in the house - maybe a tabletop tree in the family room....I was very inspired by Loi's beautiful tabletop tree that he featured in his recent post: http://toneontoneantiques.blogspot.com/2012/12/our-christmas-tree.html
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