Friday, November 30, 2007

Dreaming of a White Christmas

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Every year I hope that this will be the year that we will get snow. It's only snowed here twice in my lifetime, but I was only 1 year old the first time so I don't really remember it. I've just seen the photograph of my mom holding me in front of the snowman in our front yard that my brother and sister made. The second time it snowed I was a sophomore in high school. I'll never forget that day. I woke up and walked from my bedroom to the kitchen and as I passed by the window I saw white out of the corner of my eye. I still remember running up to my parents bedroom screaming with excitement! It was so much fun to go to school that day! Oh how I hope that we get snow this winter!

Tomorrow we're going to cut down our Christmas tree! Last year I wanted a big fat one and this year I want a tall, skinny tree. I'm thinking of getting it flocked this year. I went by a Christmas Tree lot last night to ask them if they could flock a tree that I didn't purchase from them...of course they could for $4.00 a foot! They said it takes 24 hours for the flocking to dry so I would be able to decorate it until Sunday...I don't know if I can wait until Sunday, I'm so ready to have it up NOW! I guess you'll all find out Monday what I decided to do!

33 comments:

Shari said...

I remember snow flurries twice here in sunny FL; once when I was in elementary school and once in the mid 70's. At the time, my hubby was a K9 police officer working the midnight shift. He came home to wake me up so I could see it. I was not not amused to be dragged out of my warm bed. Snow means COLD and I'm definitely a warm weather person! LOL.

Looking forward to seeing your tree--flocked or unflocked I'm sure it will be beautiful.

Tamara said...

I grew up in DEEP South Texas, the Rio Grande Valley. Snow is an EXTREME rarity there. We might get flurries once in 10 years! But in 2004, we actually had a white Christmas! 2 - 6 inches of snow, starting on Christmas Eve and continuing on Christmas Day. It was magical...and very nearly a miracle for South Texans!

Cottage Contessa said...

I would love to experience a white Christmas too! One day....one day we hope to travel to the USA and spend Christmas in NYC because I'd love to see Rockafeller Centre! Living where I do, we'll never have a white Xmas since it's Summer here right now! Oh well, I'll just keep dreaming.........lol
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Julie said...

Good luck on the tree & can't wait to see what you decide to do.

It snowed in Southern Texas 2 winters ago...on CHRISTMAS DAY no less! ...but guess what?? It snowed North of our farm and Southwest of it ...but it missed us all together! I was so sad and was waiting all day with my camera in hand.

Vee said...

flocking a tree? ....are u serious? never heard of it...is it a spray on thing or what? is it for preserving it longer? .... do tell.....

Alison Gibbs said...

What a beautiful mosaic of photos. Thanks for sharing it with us.
look forward to seeing how your tree turns out.
Alison

Mary said...

Oooh, I love those pictures -- especially the one in the middle. We do get snow here every winter, but not always at Christmas. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!

Can't wait to see your tree.
xoxo,
Mary

Lisa said...

Quick! If you hurry you can sit by my "fireplace" and have a nice cup of cocoa and watch the snow falling at my house! The photos here are much more lovely to see, but you are welcome to share my snow filled day anytime. I had to laugh as I had just returned from my snowy, cold commute today and turned to your blog only to find this post. I was just complaining how cold and wet I was. Guess you just helped me put it all in perspective.
I am waiting to see which you chose for your tree. I haven't seen a flocked tree for years, had completely forgotten it was possible. We never had one as I hear it can create quite a mess with decorations etc. Do remember one quick tip from my memory though. Be sure when you bring it in to set up, get one of those "tree disposal bags" to put on the base before you put it in the stand and do the ornaments. That way when you are ready to take it outside, you can slip the bag over it to keep the flocking from flaking off the tree and getting all over your house.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Janet said...

Hi Cindy,

I have never heard of a "flocked" tree, but I assume it is to make it look like it has snow on it. Of course if a tree really had snow on you wouldn't bring it into the house to melt all over the floor.LOL.

We haven't had a white Christmas here in Mass. for quite a few years and I guess the statistics are one out of seven or something. The snow is pretty if it is fresh, but stale dirty snow does not a pretty Christmas make. Your pix sure are pretty though.

Janet

Rosemary said...

I love the photos Cindy.
It has snowed here a couple of times in my life that I can remember. Southern Calif, doesn't normally get snow.
I think you should get your tree flocked. It would be so pretty.
Can't wait to see it.
Rosemary

Hope said...

I love the snowy house pics. There's nothing more inviting than a snow covered house with welcoming lights on inside like the middle picture.
Also, your staircase in previous post looks so elegant.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hi Cindy... What a beautiful collage of a white Christmas...so lovely! Thanks for sharing. Have a fabulous weekend.

Smiles to you...

Beverly

Dolly said...

Mmmm what beautiful pictures Cindy!
Thank you for shareing!

We have 3 inches of snow that fell lastnight! And the sun was shinning bright today...it was beautiful!

Can't wait to see your tree!
Hugz, Dolly

Angie said...

I love snow in pictures, but please keep it away from south Fl.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

A white Christmas tree that would be beautiful in your home.I can't wait to see pictures!!!!
ginger

Classic Charm said...

Cindy,
I grew up in the Midwest...and you know it just doesn't seem like Christmas if we don't get any snow. I love how crisp and clean it is...it's just lovely. Sending some your way...
Rose

Nan said...

We live in the Midwest so we always have some snow. I still love it though. Especially if it snows on Christmas eve. Good luck with your tree. Don't they have an "Express Flock"? LOL
Nan

bj said...

We haven't had a real tree in years but I think they are so pretty. They are very expensive out here in West Texas so we just use a faux tree ea year.
I do hope you get the snow you want for Christmas!
bj

Nunnie's Attic said...

Well move to PA Cindy. Then you can have all the snow you want. We're actually on a Winter Advisory right now until 10 am Sunday.

I love the look of a flocked tree. I say have it done. You can still have it decorated by EARLY December.

Take pictures!!

Love,
Julie

joan said...

Your photos are so very pretty. Have fun getting your tree.

Andrea - Under a Blue Moon said...

Cindy - same with me - I was a year old the first time and the second time we had moved away to DC for a year and wouldn't you know it that was when it snowed in the bay area! Of course DC was under feet of snow but I always felt cheated.

Maybe this year.....

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Pretty pictures! I grew up in Michigan it snowed all the time - lol. Now I live in NC and we have snow flurries a couple of times a year where I live. More at the higher elevations...I love snow, now that I don't have to go out in it to drive daily.
Penny

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Hey, I live in Michigan and we're in the middle of a snow storm. Next, after the snow stops, freezing rain/sleet is to follow.

If you'd like to come help me shovel out and get that "wanting for snow" out of your system. . . please feel free to join me anytime :)

Blessings,

Sher

Deborah said...

I love, love the houses in your collage!


I'm having a giveaway - hope you will enter!
Deborah

Cottage Magpie said...

Gorgeous pictures! Up here in Oregon we hardly ever have a white Christmas, though we sometimes do get snow (every year or two, for a day or maybe two), and as a child that always made me so sad. Now my little one is four and he can't understand why we aren't going to have a white Christmas! Boo! But I don't think I'm ready to brave the upper Midwest full time just for that! Can't wait to see your tree!
~Angela :-)

Elzie said...

So lovely pictures. Me too wants a white Christmas but it doesn't happen often here either. Mostly it's rain and grey days.
Hope you're having a great Sunday.
Love Elzie

maggie said...

I would gladly share some of that snow we received overnight with you. It would mean less shovelling for me and that would be a goood thing. It does look like a winter wonderland out there but when you know you'll be getting this for months to come, it takes away somewhat from the beauty of it. We just have to figure out a way to share it with you guys who are yearning for it.
I,too have never heard of flocking a tree. What is it?

Carrie said...

Well, here in central Massachusetts we've been promised snow this evening, Sun. Dec. 2. It is a bit early in the season, since we like to get our shopping and errands done without having to struggle with cleaning snow off our cars and driveways. Of course, it's great to have snow on Christmas Eve. I dislike a drab Christmas with no snow!

Sue said...

What pretty pictures. That one with the red barn jumped out at me right when I clicked on your blog. I hope you get your blanket of snow for Christmas.

Cathy said...

Cindy, This is perfection. I am patiently waiting for some snow here is MA. I just love snow. If it's going to be cold and dreary outside, what better way to spend the day than watching it snow! Awesome girl.. Love it.

restyled home said...

Hi Cindy!!

We are enjoying some snow on the ground and I am very hopeful we will have a white Christmas!! We haven't in a few years, and I'm in eastern Canada for pete's sake!!

I can't wait to see your flocked tree!! Of course, no one around here would know what the heck I was talking about if I asked them to do that to my tree...
Youe Christmas decorations look beautiful, of course, and I am so looking forward to seeing more...
You have such great style!!

Linda
xox

Robyn said...

I wish for once I could have a white christmas! Yeah right here in Sactown...NOT!

fromthepines said...

Cindy,
I'll give ya some of mine - we now have over 2 feet of the stuff! No joke....

NIce tree!

Cheryl