Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple." - Woody Guthrie

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Tree free ...



Family conversation at the moment centres around the tree, of which there is not yet a specimen ensconced in our home.  Space is now at a premium due to the purchase of a rather lovely cream leather recliner earlier in the year, with the original intention of removing other seating but which on reflection, is needed for visitors.  It is now troubling me as how on earth we are going to fit a tree in, but as my husband would say first world problem, first world problem.

So I will leave you with one of the sweetly decorated trees, from the local tree festival while I go off and scratch my head for inspiration.

Have a peaceful weekend xxx

17 comments:

  1. I share your problem I'm afraid ... Just had a 3 seater vintage Ercol sofa delivered to match the existing 2 seater and chair ... Very lovely, but where, oh where, s the tree to go? xxx

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    1. Tree? Ercol sofa? Ercol sofa wins hands down.

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  2. I had the same issue as well..small livingroom..one large couch, one bulky armchair..lots of shuffling and I manage to fit in a medium sized potted tree :P Thankfully the lack of space will only be for a month or so..haha
    Best of luck with yours x
    Magie

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    1. I like the idea of a potted tree. Enjoy your shuffle.

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  3. T(r)Ee Hee! We have that problem every year too & always end up having to store one piece of furniture or another in the garage to make space for our tree. But this year, as we're going away for Christmas, we've downsized to a very little tree that fits neatly onto a side table. Voila, problem solved! Until next year, no doubt :-)

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    1. This year was the most perplexing, but the thought of trying to dismantle and reassemble a chair fills me with dread. Have a great break.

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  4. Just all breath in, hold in your tummies, it's amazing how much space it creates (I also bob down a bit whilst driving under a bridge) :)

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    1. We might just try this, but might fail on the hold in our tummies near Christmas.

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  5. We've just moved a chair from our bedroom in the front room and it has made it look so much cosier in there and our room looks less cluttered. Trouble is it's in the bay window where the tree goes! So back to cluttered bedroom for a week weeks I reckon.
    Love the dove.
    Lisa x

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    1. It would be a military operation here, but it makes you realise how much you gather over the years.

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  6. We tend to buy the tree, hack some of the branches off the back and push that side up against the wall. No one notices once it's decorated! Also what might help is buying a 4-5ft tree and placing it on top of a coffee table so its main bulk is lifted up a couple of feet away from furniture close by. We are off out to buy our tree today. Hope you manage to get the perfect one to fit the space. xx

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    1. Hope you get the perfect tree. A lot of hacking has gone on over the years here too and we have adopted some sad specimens also.

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  7. Could the tree go in the hall, kitchen or dining room?Love the little birds.Warm reagards Pam.

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    1. They are cute, I regret not asking where they were from.

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  8. We have the teeniest tiniest tree known to man - I think it's a 3 footer. It's silver and has a white fluffy star on the top with pink fluffy lights. Absolutely fine for us. Hope you find one that fits. xx

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  9. No real tree here since a pup ate a lot of pine needles and needed an emergency op a few years back. These days I tend to go the tree branches with baubles roots.

    This threw up some ideas for me ... http://pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=alternative+christmas+tree

    Liking the idea you could all breath in!

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