Jennifer Lyon

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011
The Color of the Season

Wizard actually agreed to go to Wal Mart and look at new tree ornaments with me.  So off we went, then we got into a heated discussion as I chose blue and silver.

He wanted bright colors. Reds, greens, even purple.

Uh no. This year, I’ve decided Christmas is blue and silver.

Wizard says Christmas is always red and green, and other bright colors.

So we are debating this when we run into one of my son’s girlfriend and her mother. I had back up! I knew it! They are women, so…they’d see the beauty of a tree dripping with silver and blue. So we took a vote.

Wizard lost.

Of course, I won with my usual grace, meaning I was laughing at him.

He rolled his eyes, then gave in with surprising ease. Hmm…

Then, after we’d paid for them and I was all smug with visions of my first pretty adult Christmas tree, we were driving home. He casually mentioned that all three of our sons are going to agree with him. Which means the four of them will torment me endlessly on Christmas.

Okay he gets points for that. But I still got the colors I wanted! Christmas is blue and silver…unless I change my mind.



10 comments to “The Color of the Season”

  1. Viki S.
    November 29th, 2011 at 3:44 am · Link

    I agree with you. Maybe you could use us in the count – you would win hands down :lol:
    I don’t think I’ll get the tree and stuff up until this Sunday. Maybe the boys will help me. It takes so long to do but it looks so nice when it’s all done.

  2. B.E Sanderson
    November 29th, 2011 at 8:19 am · Link

    I think I’m with the Wizard on this one. I like a multi-colored Christmas. Every year my best friend does a blue and white tree, and it looks kinda cold and unfriendly. My tree is garish, I admit. It’s covered in so many colors and different looking ornaments that if was any other piece of decor, I’d probably think it was ugly. But it’s not. It makes me happy every time I look at it.

  3. Kat
    November 29th, 2011 at 9:11 am · Link

    Solution- Multiple Christmas trees of many sizes. My parent’s use to put up a yard sale fake tree in the basement for my brother, sister and I to decorate. It was the kid’s tree. The live pine in the living room was my mother’s. The big pine tree in the front yard was my Dad’s. It got so big we had to leave the lights on year round after putting them on with the help of a bucket truck we barrowed from my uncle.

    In my house the kids do decorate the tree with all the ornaments that mean something. There is a story that goes with each thing that is hung and they ask me to tell it every year.

    My husband has a table top size tree that he decorates in memory of his sister, mom and grandmother.

    I have a small tree that I put on my desk at work.

    This year we have about 25 pine seedlings in a planter out side. We hope to hardy them up through the winter and plant them in the spring. Future out side christmas trees.

    I bet that even with all your new blue and silver oraments that a few things your sons made at school or the orament from you and wizards first christmas together will find their way onto the tree. :wink:

  4. Jen Lyon
    November 29th, 2011 at 12:04 pm · Link

    Viki thank you for the support!

    We don’t have our tree yet, I was just buying new stuff. We do have the outside lights up and they look nice. but you’re right, it does take a LONG time!

  5. Jen Lyon
    November 29th, 2011 at 12:06 pm · Link

    B.E., LOL! You’re right in that it is coldish colors. I have always had the bright, wild and kid-decorated tree. I don’t know why, I just want something different this year.

  6. Jen Lyon
    November 29th, 2011 at 12:11 pm · Link

    Kat, that’s so funny! My kids always took over our Christmas tree. I never thought about having more than one, probably because I’m too lazy (not to mention cheap!) I bet that front yard tree was beautiful!

    I have all those kid ornaments too. And I think it’s lovely that your husband has a special tree in memory of his loved ones.

    I’m thinking I might put all the kid ornaments on the mantle, but we’ll see. I’m weirdly unsentimental that way–I am just so happy to have my kids. I’m very attached to their Christmas stockings though, so I am sentimental in some ways and I just contradicted myself. I made them for all three of them when they were babies (they are very basic and a bit ratty now), and they loved them.

  7. Silver James
    November 29th, 2011 at 1:20 pm · Link

    Y’all know that our current “tree” is a 3-dimensional barbwire cactus with chili pepper lights and ornaments. I have no room to talk. LOL However, we had a trunk-load of ornaments, all with special meanings. We used to do small trees in each room, each themed by the ornaments. There was the Snoopy/Peanut tree, the firefighter tree, the antique tree, The Only’s tree, and the gold and silver tree. That one was in the dining room–a small white tree in a gold pot covered in gold, silver, and crystal ornaments with white lights. It looked really cool!

    Now? We don’t decorate hardly at all. Lack of time, energy, and just…blahs, I suppose. Personally? I love the idea of a blue and silver tree. It will look tres elegant! ;)

  8. Shiloh
    November 29th, 2011 at 3:02 pm · Link

    Wow Kat! That is a lot of trees! I think I have to take Wizard’s side on this one too. Now, granted I have young children so that might change in 10-15 years, but for now the kids get to decorate. So our tree looks like the Wal-Mart holiday section threw up on it! :lol: This year they want to make new ornaments instead of buying them, so who knows what our tree will look like! 8-O I’m kind of scared actually….

  9. Jen Lyon
    November 29th, 2011 at 9:01 pm · Link

    Silver, you sure you don’t want to dig out the Snoopy/Peanut tree and the firefighter tree? But I really get not enough energy. I’m surprised I’m trying even this hard :-)

  10. Jen Lyon
    November 29th, 2011 at 9:03 pm · Link

    Shiloh, LOLOL!!! My trees always look like Wal Mart threw up on them, and that’s how Wizard and the kids like them. So yeah, I totally get where you’re coming from on that!

    I bet the kids will make great new ornaments!

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