it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Tonight we got our tree! Even though I usually insist on going to a cut-your-own tree farm, this year we ended up getting our tree from a lot. I think Mike was happy about this, cutting down a tree is not his most favorite thing, he'd much more prefer to assemble one from a box. But a real tree is very important to me and he usually goes along with it without complaining too much :-)

I love decorating for Christmas. Although now my Marimekko print looks even more wintery. Have I mentioned my Marimekko print on the blog yet? I bought the fabric when I was in Helsinki in Spring 2007. I went for a class that I was taking in grad school, it was a great trip. Everything there was so expensive and I knew I wanted to get something to help me remember the trip. I ended up buying the fabric from the scrap bin at the Marimekko store, and I stretched it over 2 large canvases when I got home. It was above our fireplace in our apartment, and it was the first (and only) thing I've put on on the walls at the new house. I love the print, but Mike thinks it looks like winter. But I think that's what also reminds me of Finland. It was so cold there, with lots of snow...

We had to cut a few branches off the bottom of the tree to get it into the tree stand, so I put the extra branches on the mantel. I really like how it looks, I hope that they will last for a few weeks.
The Santas are sitting on the window ledge above our TV. I need to find a few more decorations to put in the living room and throughout the rest of the house, almost everything we had to decorate our entire apartment just fit in the dining room here :-)

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2 Responses to it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Rachel said...

I love decorating for Christmas too. Your house looks so pretty!

Dennis and Sue said...

Your decorations are very nice. I can see why you like the fabric and that is a clever use for it!

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