Friday, September 24, 2010

A few of my favorite things

We are currently finishing part of the basement so we can use it as a playroom. When Miss Thing arrives she is going to be taking up residence in what we are using as a playroom, so the toys are outta there.

And, I miss the finished basement at the other house. A lot. It was nice to be able to send Jack downstairs to have all his noisy, crazy, running around, wild time when it was too hot or too cold or too rainy to go out in the yard.

Did I mention the necessity of a place to sit while waiting out tornadoes?

Yea, we need the basement. So, as part of that remodel I have been selling a lot of stuff we have down there. Stuff we haven't touched since we moved.
This HUGE Christmas tree was among the things to go. My Dad gave it to me a few years ago, and it is a gorgeous, fluffy, former display at Victoria's Secret tree. (Obviously it isn't "fluffed" in the photo.) But it's 10 feet tall.

I kept it when we were in the rental house hoping that our forever house would have a tall enough ceiling. Can't you just see it dripping with my vintage ornaments?
Ornaments like these, which are HUGE...
and ornaments like these, which while not huge are pretty awesome too.

Goodness knows I have enough ornaments to fill a tree like that. (And yet, I love nothing more than finding new ones like these to add to the boxes.)

It would have been lovely.

But this is our forever house and we have standard ceilings. So it has flown off to a home built in 1812 that is part of one of those Christmas walks where I am sure it will be enjoyed by many.

The ornaments however? They stay with me forever!


  1. What a lovely tree. I hope it found a good home. Your ornaments are just magnificent. Almost makes me want to fast forward to Christmas.

    PS. I'm hoping to hit Dollar Tree on my lunch hour. I hope they have those window clings. The graphics are delightful.

  2. Okay, when I saw the photos I was a little worried that you'd lost your mind and had started to sell off those vintage ornaments!

    Whew. I'm glad I read the entire post!

  3. Those ornaments are gorgeous Sarah. And think how much more you'll enjoy them on a shorter tree where you can see them up close and personal! ;-) I don't know how people with children survive without basements -- all of our houses had them and it was a GOOD thing for the boys!

  4. so much christmas beauty! I love your ornaments too. And I do love hearing how your girls' room is coming along :)


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