Monday, December 29, 2008

Tree Is A Company VI: Epilogue


It's halfway through the twelve days of Christmas, after three tree changes, countless visits to countless malls, multiple rearrangements and ornament additions, an almost impossible quest for the right tree topper, three light blew outs and one house party later, I am proud to say the Christmas tree of 2008 was a success. I think it added a nice warm touch to my home for the holiday season. However the aftermath remains unclear as I have yet to receive my credit card bill though I know exactly how much I owe the bank. But nothing sinks in reality more than the tangible proof of your overspending. I also now have enough angel tree toppers to last another three years if I should decide to change my tree theme. I am, however, not looking forward to the end of the twelfth day and the monumental task of dismantling the whole thing and putting it back into storage. Makes me glad they don't have Chinese New Year trees...

2 comments:

Jenny said...

YOur tree is gorgeous! Did you decorate it??

And they don't really have chinese new year trees, but they do have the cherry blossom tree. Just a matter of dumping some twigs into a pot. Much, much less work than for Christmas. :)

Elliot T. McBeal said...

Jenny: Yes, I chronicled my whole ordeal with sourcing the right tree and decorating it in six parts. I realised the cherry blossom tree thingy, but I decided not to go through with it because unlike a Christmas tree, twigs are not collapsible after the celebrations are through, so I just decked the plant you see next to my Christmas tree in gaudy red Chinese-y thingies and a vase of fake cherry blossoms and peonies elsewhere.