I think the whole process of selecting the tree and getting her in the car took about 30 seconds. It was hilarious. We parked the car, walked into the roped off area with all the trees, tried to negotiate a price for about 5 seconds (we only had $40 cash), looked at 2 trees, chose the second one and left....probably without getting a deal.
It might have had something to do with the fact that we had a fresh pizza from Louis' in the car. In our opinion, Louis' has the BEST pizza in the world. If you haven't been, you have to go. Our favourite is half Hawaiian and half combination on thin crust.
Anyways, we love her and I couldn't wait to get her in the door and decorate her! I think Derek could sense my excitement and kindly allowed me to take the lead on decorating our tree this year. What a guy....or maybe he was just more interested in the pizza....
Over the past couple weeks I have been (secretly) collecting ornaments over my lunch hour...mostly from the Zellers downtown on Sparks St. Do you know how cheap and pretty their ornaments are? Not to mention I also discovered that they carry an Alfred Sung line of clothing and I picked up a couple tops for under $15 each!
The colour scheme I was going for this year was silver sparkles with mostly pink and some green ornaments. We have a lot of purple in our home decor right now, so it fit right in.
She is only 5 feet tall, so she fits in the apartment perfectly. I love the way she turned out and the glow coming from the white lights. It makes everything so cozy.
One of my favourite new additions are the matching love birds I placed at the top underneath my disco ball star.
I was trying to experiment with the settings on my camera to get the best picture. I actually found some of the best pictures came from my phone.
Putting up the Christmas tree is definitely a key activity in getting into the Christmas spirit. I've been to a few parties so far this December, including Derek's work party at Le Chateau Laurier this past Saturday (amazing), but I'm finding it difficult to get in the mood without snow. I am really hoping for a white Christmas and some cooler temperatures so that the outdoor rinks can freeze...not to mention the canal. If it's going to be cold and dark outside all winter, I at least want to be able enjoy some winter activities! You with me?!
I hope everyone is having a really great Christmas season so far....do you guys have your trees and decoration up yet?