Can you believe I've never had a Christmas tree until now?
I've kinda always relied on my mother to deal with the whole decorating thing, but now that I have my own child it's a different story.
There really is nothing like seeing a little face light up at Christmas time, so as this will be the first Christmas that VB is old enough to be somewhat aware of whats going on, I had to deal with Christmas, parent-style.
So last weekend I went out on the hunt for a tree- preferably a vintage one, of course!
Nabbed this one for $20, a bargain considering it cost $489 new (!). I'm not sure how old it is, maybe 15 or 20 years, I like the fact that it looks fairly real.
Check out these little crocheted ornament thingys. Not sure how old these are either, but they came in a box of vintage Christmas stuff I bought from a deceased estate a few weeks ago.
Now vintage Christmas is not something I collect, but I know its popular with some people, like this lady, whose blog I follow.
These few decorations also came from the vintage box.
I think I got the whole box full for $2. I don't know if these are collectable or much desirable to Christmas collectors, but they're still way nicer than most of the new ornaments in the shops today.
I really like these ones, don't know what they might be called but they attach to a branch with a pipe cleaner thats on the back.
Of course VB got in on the decorating! It was very cute, she doesn't understand the whole Christmas thing just yet, but she definitely knows something is up. She's been very good with the tree so far, she hasn't really touched anything except the glittery ornament below, it seems to be her favourite.