This year we finally found our solution to our “dilemma” —- a real tree, but one that is alive with many, many future years to live! Is it christmas-y? Sure! Anything can be. And marlowe had a blast decorating— the bottom half 😉 And hey, we can even put presents, small children, and puppies under this sucker too! We’re all pretty excited about our tree.Like I mentioned, we don’t exactly get to go to a tree farm down here and choose a tree— so it’s a whole other level effort and energy that goes into a temporary purchase. We figured, why not buy a nice tree that we would want to plant in our space that can serve a multi-purpose for a long time. Again, we hate uni-tasking items! We rarely splurge on bigger trees for our yard, so this was sort of a nice gift to ourselves too 🙂 I actually really wanted a mast tree (buddah tree)– since it was most christmas-like, but at 185$ for a (non fruit-bearing) tree, it was a bit out of our price range. Luckily, Alex and I are both obsessed with birds of paradise and they can be found relatively cheap down here. And we already have the perfect spot picked out for when our christmas season is over. So we’re starting a new tradition… each year we plan to buy another tree for our home and space. We’re so very happy.
bonus points for our tree: our stick loving dog can’t reach the branches.
ps. our giraffe collection is still alive! And the other rainbow-y ornaments were thrifted, if you were wondering. Hooray!