Monday, December 19, 2011
Our adorable tree in our adorable living room from last year in our very first apartment. This might be old, but I didn't have a blog yet, we have no money to decorate our new apartment, and no means for a tree either, so I thought I'd just reminisce for a bit about our lovely little first christmas. it was a nice time that I look back on with fondness.
Last year we knew we really wanted a tree, we knew our budget was pretty tight, and we thought going out to an actual tree farm could be fun. we called ahead and explained our budget was about 15 dollars and the kind soul on the other end said he could find something for us in that range. So we drove out into the mountains to this family tree farm, where the owner said we could find a tree with a scraggly, misshapen bottom, and just cut the top off to get about a 5 foot tree. not a bad deal!
so we got our nice little tree top for a pretty good deal, enjoyed the fresh smell of pine in our apartment, and had a nice little day date out of it too:) ornaments for our tree would have to be improvised for frugality, so I spent the next week making things to hang on our tree while watching christmas movies. One of the strings of our wedding lights got severed and wouldn't work anymore, so I pulled all the glass bulbs off, painted them, and glued a little ribbon for easy hanging. here are some of my favourites:
I also made lil owls out of old fabric scraps:
all in all, we rocked at saving the moneys and had a warm, cheery, charming Christmas, and looking at these pictures makes me miss last year and our old apartment a lot.
Happy Happy Christmas!
Posted by Kitsune-kun at 1:23 AM