Monday, December 5, 2011

Wooden Tree

"Do they still make wooden Christmas Trees"
-Linus Van Pelt

Charles Schulz at his desk

We always harvest a "wooden" Christmas Tree.   Integral to a festive season....watching Charlie Brown's Christmas and putting up a REAL tree.  While not as economical as an artificial tree, we have instituted a primitive tree savings account.  Throughout the year we collect our loose change (a tradition adopted from a clever friend) to put toward our tree purchase.

A sign of the times...our usually full jar has suffered in this economy as well. 
$46.25 if you're curious

After watching the local Christmas parade, we headed to Gardner's Feed & Farm Supply to pick out our tree.  A local institution founded in 1955, Gardner's is a visit back in time.  New owners have preserved its service, patina and local flavor...yet have sensitively guided it toward a new future.

Mischief and Mayhem searched the lot for the perfect tree

Success, we found one!

Daddy, taking care of business

The vintage interior

Hope those weren't reindeer

Loaded up and heading home

What are your holiday traditions?

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