Saturday, December 13, 2008

H.A.S.: feeling ornamental...


Deck the halls with heads of Lenin...
Guess who this ornament belongs to?
[Hint: the one with the Eastern Europe fetish]

Continuing in the holiday vein, P and I picked up our Christmas tree the other evening. With our new (still shiny) car, we were able to easily and quickly aquire a rather large tree (don't scratch it, don't scratch, don't get sap in it, needles don't fall off!). The car is still quite clean due to P's good thinking and massive plastic drop cloth.

The final process was a bit more extended than it has been in the past:

Day 1: put tree in stand.
Day 2: put lights on tree. Drink eggnog.
Day 3: put ornaments on tree. Drink 1/2 glass eggnog each due to prior night's eggnog consumption.

I remember always wanting the biggest tree possible as a kid, and was momentarily concerned that the tree we had chosen this year (P are you sure it's big enough?) would take up our entire tiny living room. However, with some smart furniture adjustments, all is right in the living room.

Decorating on Day 3 was a fun trip down memory lane. My mother has given each of the kids an ornament every year, and has meticulously recorded the year of giving on each one. It's been nice to have another collection started (although we have some bare spots). Here are some favorites (in addition to the Lenin ornament).



Sea turtle from honeymoon in HI...


VT pewter from P's parents...


Now historic Marshall Fields ornament
from Aunt Mar & Uncle Stu...



Ornament P & I picked up in Waitsfield, VT...


P's gift to me last year -- my power animal...


North country ornament for P from our last unmarried Xmas...

Today, we're visiting an "Indie Design Market" to look for some last minute holiday wares, then heading downtown to take advantage of 20% off cases of wine! It's beginning to finally feel like Christmas. Looking forward to 2 weeks up north with the family...

xo,
L



4 comments:

L said...

PS - Full disclosure: I originally thougtht our ornament of Lenin was Stalin. P graciously corrected me, reminding me that "you don't want Stalin on your Christmas Tree. He killed a lot of people."

Courtney said...

Love it! The bottom half of our tree is barely decorated due to a certain 36" resident of our house...

Anonymous said...

You need a Trotsky ornament!
Dad

L said...

Lenin came in a set with Stalin, Breznev, and some others I can't spell, but no Trotsky...