Monday, December 10, 2012

It’s Christmas Time at 18 Preston!

It's that wonderful time of year again, the smell of fresh baked cookies and sweet garland, the taste of Christmas cocktails and of course, the look of Christmas lights. This is our first Christmas at 18 Preston. We kind of skipped Christmas last year. Meg's parents moved on Christmas Eve and we moved in on New Year's Eve, so that made the holiday season especially hectic for us. We're still trying to get everything settled in, but we really wanted to do something special this year. I think I saw this on someone's house when I was a kid growing up and I wasn't sure if it was a great idea, or something silly. As soon as I mentioned it to Meg, I was convinced it was amazing. Everyone we told the idea to agreed. So, without further adieu, here is our Christmas tree!

We wanted it to look like the tree was busting through the roof, so we got two trees and put one on the roof. The original plan was to buy one large tree and actually cut the top off and put it on the roof. It turns out a 14' tree costs upwards of $140. That's a little too rich for our blood. Instead, we went to our local farm-stand, Calareso's and found an 8' tree and a 4' tree for a total of $70. I think that was a pretty sweet deal.

I'm sure these next 2 ideas came from Pinterest, but they look great. Meg put together a snowman for our front door and a mini Christmas tree made from a tomato cage. Meg just flipped the tomato cage, wrapped it with some garland and lights, and wallah, another tree.

Come back soon to check out what we did on the inside of the house. It's defiantly Christmas time at 18 Preston. Enjoy the holiday season!

1 comment:

  1. That tomato cage idea is brilliant! I feel like we need something else on our porch, so I might have to borrow that for next year.