Monday, December 6, 2010

One Thing Leads To Another


Have you ever found that you do something that seems to be just perfect – and then you have to change something or do something else to go with it? You may have to completely redecorate your room, or get a new car to fit the need, or buy new clothes to go with the pretty earrings you found. Am I the only one who finds – all too often – that one thing leads to another? Well, it’s happened to me, my friends. It’s like this. . .we needed to replace our artificial Christmas tree this year so I shopped and looked and dreamed and measured. And finally found the perfect one! I told my sweetheart about the tree and I took him along to the store to see it. The good news was that he loved it. The bad news came when he reminded me that our home and those built in our area around the same time have lower-than-normal ceilings (supposedly to help conserve heat) and this tree was the exact height of our ceiling. There would be no way to put the star on the top of the tree! We left the store that day without a tree and I left with disappointment in my heart. Over the next couple of weeks I shopped and looked and measured and checked out trees in stores and online. None compared to the beauty of the tree we had seen. One evening last week my sweetheart suddenly remembered that the star on our tree does not go on the tip of the tree – it clips on the front of the tip. As we talked we decided that this was the right tree and it would work for us. So we drove to the store and brought it home with us. A couple of evenings ago the tree went up and became the center of attention in our living room. Our tree is covered with ‘snow’ – it looks like it was standing in the middle of a forest when snow gently fell and graced its branches. We love it! Yesterday our schedule took us away from home most of the day and my plans were to decorate the tree when I got home. As I sat and looked at our tree I realized I might want to do something different – so until I’m certain what I’d like to do this year we are enjoying the tree and lights. Soon I will decide what changes to make, if any, and my pretty, new tree will be ready to make it’s debut.

With a grateful heart,



(photos from years past)


  1. I am happy you found your tree and you figured out a way to have the star.
    We had 7.5 foot ceilings at the farm. The second Christmas here, we bought a 10 foot tree, because we had a 17 foot ceiling in the living room. We were like kids in a candy store. After a few years we sold it, because we need to limit our ladder climbing, among other reasons. However, I did go up the ladder this Christmas decorating season, a couple times. Every year I say I will not do that, but every year I do!

  2. How wonderful you got the tree you wanted. I totally love title of your post. That should be on my tombstone!! It is constant!!

  3. That happens to me all the time! I'll be watching for your new decorations. :) blessings, marlene

  4. The tree sounds beautiful, I have always wanted to try flocking the tree but I was afraid it would make a huge mess, besides, we have a real tree and I don't know if you can actually do that with a real tree! Hanging the ornaments is always the best part, I hope you will show us when it's done:>)

  5. I'm with you Adrienne; I finally talked my honey into a fake tree and we had it three years...last year I looked at it and decided that it was really too big for our small living room. So we got a permit and chopped one down in the this year he wants to do the smae thing...but it's COLD outside! Brrrrr! But you are right, sometimes when you make a decision,it changes everything else relating to it! Weird huh! Have a great week,

  6. Looking forward to seeing what you do and also see the new tree.

  7. Oh yes, Adrienne. I know exactly what you mean. I have that same affliction.

    I can't wait to see your inspiration tree.

  8. I love the name of your post.Do you ever ge over to Amity? There is a house out in the country that has a 15 christmas show that is synchonized with music so totally good.

  9. I am with you! Every year the tree looks so pretty with just the lights that I almost think we shouldn't put ornaments on it! Of course we always do, and then I think it looks even MORE beautiful! :-)

  10. Nothing, absolutely nothing is more beautiufl than a Christmas tree, decorated or not.

    Have a lovely Christmas week ~
    TTFN ~ Marydon

  11. I know you will make your tree just perfect, and I'm glad you were able get the one your heart really wanted. Enjoy!

  12. I agree one thing can lead to another but this is the first time I have heard of anyone buying new clothes to go with ear rings. The other way around maybe!


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