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Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Tree That Ate Christmas

Yeah, so i bought this tree in January 75% off at Target to replace our old 6' colored-light tree. When I bought that tree 6 years ago, I got it for $25 and thought it was a steal. It was a good tree, I just wanted to go with something with clear lights and a little more real looking.

So I found the new tree... 7.5' with clear lights. Very pretty, and looked great in the store. Well, the thing, when put together almost touches the ceiling and is about 6' across. We moved the living room all around to see how to make it fit. First we put it where the other one was last year, then we tried removing furniture. Then decided, well, we need the furniture in case anyone ever wants to visit. So we moved all of the living room furniture around (except the tv and the piano..those aren't going anywhere).

Well, the Tree That Ate Christmas, just wasn't fitting. So I took a look at it and said, I bet it would look just fine if we took the bottom 1/3 of the tree off. Guess what? It does! So now we have a 5.5' tree (6' with the star) that still looks high quality (it cost 3x what the old one did) AND we were able to put it where the tree was last year.

Oh, and the old tree is going to a friend who recently broke up from a long term relationship and had no tree after moving out, so I feel really good about that. :)

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At 11/29/2008 8:54 PM, Blogger honeykbee's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

Oh yay, it looks very pretty!! And not just because it was 75% off (hmmm, 30% off of 75% off? ;)

Plus the old one going to a good cause? Now that's the reason for the season. That and, of course, 75% off...

 
At 12/02/2008 12:54 AM, Blogger naechstehaltestelle's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

The tree looks so nice. It just needs some big fat presents underneath it.

 
At 12/02/2008 6:56 AM, Blogger Scottie's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

I know, right?

 
At 12/05/2008 3:03 AM, Blogger Amanda's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

oh, there will be swag aplenty...

verification: pimess. wtf? isn't that your new nickname for me?

 
At 12/05/2008 11:16 PM, Blogger ayem8y's whiny, bitch-ass comment is...

Maybe you could use the bottom 1/3 section for another purpose, like a Christmas tutu or a smart holiday hat, oh I know it would make a swell coffee or end table just add a round glass topper. Sorry I’ve been watching way too much Martha. Very sweet of you to give the old tree to your friend…there’s something very Charlie Brown about that gesture.

 

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