Saturday, December 17, 2011

if a tree falls in the forest does it make a sound?

... Because it does in our house. While I was in my room today I heard a crash, and then some crying/whelping/screaming. I ran out to find our tree flat on the ground and the littlest underneath it!

Just what I wanted to do, re-decorate the tree AGAIN! See that pile of cookie ornaments to the bottom left? I think the little one was pulling them all off the tree, like he does daily, and pulled too hard and the tree came crashing down on him. Luckily only one ornament broke and it wasn't a sentimental one, only one I had just made here. Better that than one of the 1st Christmases, our honeymoon starfish, or the guardian angel.

Thank you all for the sweet comments on our Holiday home. I got a lot of compliments on the star. It was never meant to be a tree topper. It's actually a metal barn star I picked up years ago for number 2's nursery. Last year I decoupaged it in book pages from a vintage Paddington's Day Out book. It hung in the boy's room at my in laws but has been sitting on the floor in our room since we moved to this home. It's mate found it's way to Goodwill but this one was forgotten about. So glad it was left behind. In the past we've always had a big red ribbon, in fact I don't think I've ever had a star on my tree even growing up. We always had the big red ribbon on top.

I think it may end up staying with the Christmas decor and be a new tradition each year. Hopefully the crashing down won't follow. I think we really need a new tree now after the crash, a couple of the branches are a bit limp and barely holding up with ornaments on them, yeah!!!

Hope your weekend is a bit less eventful in the Christmas tree department!



Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

OOPS!!!! it happens!
your home looks utterly amazing right now, besides the fallen tree that is! just gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

I need to figure out how I can get your posts sent to my email!

The tree looks beautiful!...even after the fall. :(

Leslie's Garden said...

Oh my! I'm glad no one got hurt and that your ornaments were mostly safe. My tree fell several years ago and I did lose a few treasured ornaments.