2012 Holiday Ornament Swap | My Sad Tree

So YIKES guys, this is my Christmas Tree! Luke and I managed to kill our ficus over the past few months through a combination of each of us thinking the other one was watering it and the temperature change which always seems to make it a bit sad in come winter time. Anyway this is usually our Christmas tree so we hung up the ornaments and lights in the hopes that it will come back from the dead. At the time I didn’t think it was very funny that our tree died, but now I sort of think this is the botanical version of an analogy about my holiday season. Funny Funny Ficus, jokes on me after all!

Anyway, even though my tree is deader than a doornail I have still been lighting it up while I’m packing and enjoying the beautiful ornaments everyone made for the swap. I had such a great time making my Narwhals and checking my mail every day until all the ornaments got here. MAJOR thanks to Kelli for organizing this fantastic swap and to all the ladies who participated. Now I’d recommend leaving this sad ass tree and heading over to check out some real holiday trees!

Sonja | Mika | Suzanne | Miranda | Megan | Jen | Dixie | Madalynne | Kelli

Hope you have an excellent holiday season. I may or may not be back here before the new year, hard to say with recent events but I will definitely be back after the new year with lots of new and exciting things including patterns, special tutorials, finished projects, inspiration ramblings, a 2012 recap and 2013 goal list, loads of stuff.

I also want to say THANK YOU to everyone who left such kind and wonderful comments on my post yesterday. This is definitely a difficult time for all parties involved and your thoughts and words mean more than I can say. I’m going to try to respond to each of you in the comments over the next few days but I just want to say now, seriously, you guys are way too nice and I am beyond lucky to have such amazing, talented, awesome ladies (only ladies commented so sorry to any boyz who may read this site) as readers and friends. So much love you guys and I’m sending it RIGHT BACK AT YOU! Okay time to go sort through a bunch of shoes before dawn arrives. Someone with size 6 feet is in for a treat at the Addison Switchboard next week… poet poet.

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10 Responses to 2012 Holiday Ornament Swap | My Sad Tree

  1. I think your tree is lovely! The guys who made the ornaments will be so chuffed to see their ornaments taking pride of place on your tree. I look forward to seeing your work next year. I hope I get around to making one of your patterns next year!

  2. Taja says:

    I like your tree! People spend a lot of money to get that effect!

    Wishing you all things good as you enter a new chapter in your life and approach the new year.

    Taja

    • I guess having a whatever the opposite of a green thumb is worked out this time, though it definitely looks better full of leaves. Thanks for the New Years wishes, I’m needing them this year for real!

  3. indigorchid says:

    We’re putting popcorn on our tree tonight! It’s a real tree, but no lights, so I guess it’s a little sad in it’s own way.

  4. gingermakes says:

    I like your tree, too. It’s very rustic and charming. Here’s hoping that 2013 will bring good things your way!

  5. Miranda says:

    Oh dear. Well, if you pretend it was never alive, it would definitely pass as one of those chic-modern display trees from “name-your-fav-store” you know? I’m so sorry that your Christmas season has been such an unexpected downer, but you know what comes after Christmas? New Years!! And that holiday will probably feel refreshing and appropriate in light of your current life changes. You know I adore and admire you. Merry Freaking Christmas:) xoxo

  6. ShanniLoves says:

    Like Ginger said, very rustic and charming! That’s more than I can say for my sad sack of a tree. I kind of threw it up last minute and well it’s just ugly. Poor little guy I just can’t stand to look at it.
    My poor fiscus is suffering a bit as well. It keeps losing leaves and I do water it, probably not as much as I should and it’s root bound. But it will kill me to have to break pretty ceramic pot I have it in to transplant it to a bigger pot.

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