Our 2010 tree was less than desirable and quite the disappointment. It was a balding, leaning, prickly little fella that fell over twice, breaking several of our precious ornaments (grrr). And instead of blaming ourselves for purchasing a problematic pine, and/or our lack of patience while putting it up, we blamed the tree. And the tree farm. Naturally.
So we needed a new place.
Each year, the first three weekends after Thanksgiving, Gamble Tree Farms holds a "Christmas Fest" at their 200-acre pinetree wonderland, offering hayrides, coco and hot dogs, among many other awesome things. They even sell handmade crafts and antiques in this really cool 150-year-old barn. It was a lot of fun.
New Christmas tradition? I think so...
|I had them saw off a 'sentimental' slice of the trunk.|
I'm drying it to make an ornament... any tips?
|Our other purchase from Gamble Tree Farms.|
|his & hers|
|Yes, I can sew (kind of).|
Click here for DIY burlap stockings.
|We don't have a fireplace to display our new lovlies, so I tapped into my|
resourcefulness with three sets of vintage door knobs and barnwood.
There is already so much I love about this time of year, but I'm really looking forward to creating more of our own family memories together (like this). So, I'm open to ideas. I want to know: What are your favorite holiday traditions?