I wasn’t sure if I was going to get a second tree this year. It’s been a little hard to really dig into the holiday decorating with it being our first year in this house, but as Christmas crept closer, I just couldn’t resist. I mean, I had acquired an antique goat cart this summer with the idea that it would hold a Christmas tree. So, it just had to happen.
I picked out a squat spruce tree, which somehow seemed perfect for the goat cart…
The tree is kept in a wooden bucket with a box and a paint bucket liner inside to hold the trunk and the water. I also added a couple of rocks from the yard to keep the box from shifting.
Because the tree is so squat, the branches rest against the wall, making it a little sturdier in my make-shift stand.
It’s decorated with some white lights, felt star garland (bought from Restoration Hardware a couple of seasons ago) and some grain sack, ticking, and linen stars, hearts, and mini stockings. I also clipped on more of the battery-powered candles from Balsam Hill. It’s simple and just what I wanted.
It’s so fragrant and I love that it can be seen in the front window from outside the house.
There’s just something cozy about that.
Just a few more presents to buy and wrap and I think the Parsons’ house is ready for Christmas!