Saturday, November 15, 2008

Our Little Christmas Tree...


Well, I felt the urge tonight to put the planned homework aside, get out the step stool and reach up for the little box of Christmas decorations we have. It's not much...some white lights, felt stockings, and small ornaments, but I really love each thing in there and since we were moving last year during December, I hadn't seen them in awhile. Sumanth planted this tiny tree a few weeks ago (it's a spruce--can you tell?) and it is sprouting before our eyes. I wish that I had ornaments wee enough for its scrawny limbs but, alas.




And these are the paper stockings my mom made for us last year...


And here is our manger scene that has found a home next to the tree itself...


I'm glad we splurged at Sears for the 28 foot white lights, because, with the first plug-in tonight I thought of the centerpiece we had when I was little with golden angels that circled above lit white candles and the taste of Christmas eve cheese fondue and December 23rd ballet recitals and waking up to blurry twinkly lights before I put my contacts in and my brother carefully nailing lights up around every crook and corner of my room. And even though getting them up took up my homework time tonight, maybe I'll wake up really early tomorrow and work by their glow.

3 comments:

doctorbarefoot said...

oh EMILY! my heart is so full of twinkly joy and longing for festive Christmas. the thought of that itty bitty spruce tree in its green pot is the dearest funny thing. i have always loved that nativity scenes can be crafted out of so many materials in so many styles. yours is yet one more new one to add to my memories.

Brooke said...

love love love the homemade stockings..oh man, collaging stockings is such a fun idea.. wouldn't it be cool if they were laminated and/or had glitter on them ? :). oh except the thing with glitter is how it always wants to distribute itself everywhere...like floor, cups, elbow crevices..etc.

Paul and Heather said...

I love those stockings and esp. love that teensy spruce :)