Well guys, the Cottage Fix Christmas tree has landed. Honey and I picked her out ourselves and she’s quite the looker. I don’t know why, but it seems even when I deck our place out with a couple of little trees here and there throughout this old cottage, it doesn’t feel like Christmas to me until there’s a full size tree standing proud in our living room. The kiddos were double booked this past weekend so Honey and I decided to go ahead and pick our tree out without them. We went on sort of a tree picking date, it was quite fun! It still needs to be adorned with our collection of vintage and homemade ornaments, but it’s already looking quite pretty just with twinkly lights. Hopefully we can get our act together and knock this beauty out later on tonight.We chose a fraser fir which is readily available here on the coast of Virginia. They’re usually quite full and hold ornaments well too. We got ours from Lowes this year and she hardly dropped a needle when we were getting her in her stand.
Instead of moving furniture from our living room, I decided to close off this entrance into our study. There’s another door leading into our study from the sun porch (quirky old cottage with a quirky old floor plan) so it doesn’t seem to be as inconvenient this way. It does make it feel quite warm and cozy in here with the French door closed and the tree all lit up. Now all I need is a mug of hot cocoa, my favorite holiday album, and one family to get this thing going.
I’ll share a few more photos after she’s all decked out.