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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Does size matter?

We lived in a small house when I was
growing up.  Each year we had a 
Christmas tree placed on a table
in the corner of our living room.
It was a thing of beauty with all
the bobbles, tinsel and lights.

It was not until I married Mister
that I was indoctrinated into
the B.I.B. (Bigger is Better)
school of thought.


So we had a BIG TREE
for many, many years.

HOWEVER . . .
this year I questioned the B.I.B theory.

And we are rockin' a
small tree.
(this Christmas Slacker
couldn't be happier)


Less tree means more room
for all the gifts that Santa
brings to "good girls"
like me and you!


18 comments:

Kimmy said...

I've never had a small tree as our main tree. We have a little pink one that is our daughters but we always go BIGGER!! LOL I think, whatever your preference, right?! Heck, I like the "more presents" though...lol!

Deb said...

I am with you on this one this year. Last year out tree was 10 feet tall. This year it is all about simplicity to me and for the first time EVER I am going to have a table tree in the corner of our great room. More room for gifts? You betcha!

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Growing up we had a 6 ft tree usually. Terry and I have had some trees (I'll post them later) that looked great in the lot but turned into the tree that ate the livingroom after it warmed up. I like your little tree. We are now in a condo with little tree room. I usually just set up the Christmas Village and put lights in that.

CalamityJr said...

I like your smaller tree - and I hadn't thought about it leaving more room for presents -ha!

Nel said...

Your tree is very pretty. I like the bigger trees but only because of all the ornaments that I have acquired. However here at Willard we have a medium size tree and use mostly ornaments my hubs had and we have a small tabletop in AR. at our home away from home.
until next time... nel

laurie said...

I have a small tree , if you read my blog you know I ;live in a little nest now we are retired and a big tree would mean we would have to sleep in it! The tree in the photos are beautiful, big or small its all good!

Susie said...

I used to have a big tree then one year I gave it to my oldest daughter. I bought myself a "bob evans" tree . :):) Six feet in the stand, but skinny and doesn't take up lots of room. I love it. I think your tree is very nice.Some times we want simplicity.Smiles to you and yours, Susie

Cozy Little House said...

I love little! Small, teeny, tiny.
Brenda

I Wonder Wye said...

Our trees have run the gamet from relatively small to ceilng grazing, but the only real requirement for me is that it be live, and I can put up all the ornaments I've collected that have such sentimental value. As I grow older I am more relaxed about my decorating and hostessing...people will remember the party and the vibe more than the perfect decore and food...may your holiday be one of the best for your family.

I Wonder Wye said...

Our trees have run the gamet from relatively small to ceilng grazing, but the only real requirement for me is that it be live, and I can put up all the ornaments I've collected that have such sentimental value. As I grow older I am more relaxed about my decorating and hostessing...people will remember the party and the vibe more than the perfect decore and food...may your holiday be one of the best for your family.

Bobbi said...

Your tree looks really pretty.
We went from a big real tree to a big fake tree to a small fibre optic tree in the center of our Christmas village. Our big fake tree will go to the curb Monday with FREE written on the box and someone else will have a big fake tree.
Small is sometimes better!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

I am a slacker too this year. I have not even brought mine inside from the shed. I am just not feeling the tree this year....so I may use my 4 footer. Last year we did an open house at the parsonage and i had some kind of Christmas tree in every single room. Not doing that this year....nope.

SouthLakesMom said...

My son would never go for smaller -- he's such a traditionalist. Plus this year we have a German exchange student living with us so we're doing everything "RIGHT" (according to my son). Should be fun.

Mary said...

GOOD FOR YOU! :D

Marsha @Spots and Wrinkles said...

You are so right - there are definite pluses to the SIB vs. the BIB theory.

We did a small tree a couple of years ago, and really enjoyed the break from all the work of putting up the big one and then tearing it all down again two weeks later! :)
Good for you. Merry Christmas! ...Marsha

NanaDiana said...

Hmmmm..good girls? That being the case I might not be getting anything this year!;>) xo Diana

ps..Our trees bigger than your tree...our trees bigger than yours...if you go out..please don't shout...our trees bigger than yours..(sung to the tune of..Our Trees Bigger Than Yours!;>)

blessedmom's simple home said...

I love this!!! I'd like a small tree, and know I'll go to that when I have a few less kiddos in the house :)
Blessings,
Marcia

Chatty Crone said...

A small tree means less needles - less decorating - and less clean up too!

Way to go.

sandie

Bigger isn't always better.

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