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She's Down. She's Up!

Nothing says the party's over like taking down the tree.

The worst part is when it's all denuded and gets lugged out to the curb for pickup.

And you look up and down the street at the abandoned relics, with maybe a little tinsel blowing in the breeze, reminding us it's all over for another year.


*Perks Up!*

Valentine's Day is in just six weeks! And perfume is the perfect V-Day gift!

Best Last Words Department:
"It's been a long time since I've had champagne."
Anton Chekhov (1860-1904)


Blogger Sar said...

Denuded! That's hilarious. I think our tree will be denuded today, though it's a pre-lit artificial one so it will remain denuded in its box.

Sorry for the lateness (in-laws seriously impede my blogging time!), but Happy New Year, Mireille!

7:27 AM

Blogger Tan Lucy Pez said...

I have a friend who thinks we should decorate our "premanent" trees for every holiday. Just leave 'em up all year 'round. Put on red hearts for Valentines, etc.

I was wondering how I would dust a tree, if I were to leave it up all the time.

8:18 AM

Blogger mireille said...

Or vacuum it? How would you vacuum it. xoxo

8:38 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

We had a stick like that. It was a stick my children decorated all year. It was a 6 foot tall, dead branch that had once been a beautiful leafy willow. Once it shed the leaves it really was not pretty, and yet they loved it with their sparse and childish ornamentation (even in your picture) when they were 3, 5 and 8.

We did use the vacuum on it.

(For valentines day I think I'll hand the DH a specific list of fragrances I'm dying to own... yes?)


8:50 AM

Blogger still life said...

I remember when I would drag the tree out to the curb and look around, there would be piles of trees in front of all the buildings in various states of undress. *sigh*

As far as the Best Last Words go...I hope that I will never be forced to utter that sentence!

12:13 PM

Blogger Logophile said...

It is sad, isn't it? This year Mr. Logo convinced me to get the tree out with bribes of new curtains and painted walls, made it easier for me, the tree does look sad, but the front room looks FAB!
So, since I would rather wear bacon grease than that heinous Red Door perfume, what shall I ask for for V day? I like vanilla and citrus scents, but not musky scents, or spicy.

12:50 PM

Blogger cjblue said...

I always feel sad to see all those discarded trees in the street too. I know they served their purpose and made people happy for a while, but they look so forlorn lying there. *sigh*

For Valentine's Day I'm sure some French CanCan parfum is in order.

12:57 PM

Blogger Miz BoheMia said...

Ours was a fake tree... beautiful though...

We denuded it on the 26th... between my cats and my 2-year-old pulling at it and messing with the decoration, I could not take it anymore and out it went...

2:01 PM

Blogger dddragon said...

Oh, you MUST see this Pickles comic strip if you haven't already!

2:28 PM

Blogger actonbell said...

At least there's not a foot of snow on the ground. One year, dozens of OLD trees in this neighborhood were suddenly unearthed a month after Christmas, after a thaw. It was almost poignant.
We have an artificial tree for the first time this year--its storage is up to Ekim, since he's the particular one!

Hope your New Year's was perfect:)

4:29 PM

Blogger schnoodlepooh said...

It's been a long time since I've had champagne also ... or a christmas tree... but I did get some perfume for christmas!

5:01 PM

Blogger Bela said...

I thought you were supposed to leave it up until 12th Night (Jan 6th).

I had Champagne yesterday. *grin*

5:40 PM

Blogger AP3 said...

Yeah, I'm undecorating today. It is a tad depressing.

6:23 AM

Blogger cjblue said...

bela, I thought so too. My neighbor said hers stays up until Jan. 6 because that's, um, Saint's Day or something.

chapfgz: chap stick for when your butt is chapped after wearing chaps.

7:19 AM

Blogger Bela said...

cjblue, Twelfth Night or the Epiphany celebrates the arrival of the Magi. It also marks the end of the Christmas period, hence the requirement to take down decorations, remove cards from mantelpieces, etc. Failure to do so is supposed to bring bad luck. Obviously the tree, etc. can be taken down earlier, but it's usually done on Jan 6th - at least in the UK.

10:53 AM


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