today my very first christmas tree ever

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is this it? although i am so averse to fake plants, i preferred my first ever tree to be faked. one day when i become a pro christmas tree decorator, i will decorate my first real christmas tree. and preferably this tree will be outdoors rooted safely to the earth

is this it? although i am averse to fake plants, i preferred my first ever tree to be plastic. one day when i become a pro christmas tree decorator, i will decorate a real tree. and preferably this tree will be outdoors rooted safely to the earth

tree in a box

tree in a box

tree out of the box

tree out of a box

it starts to take form. it looks like i have a christmas tree set up already behind me

it starts to take form. it looks like i have a christmas tree set up already behind me

voila! now to decorate

voila! now to decorate

i wanted to start with eve

i wanted to start with eve

stringing eve's heads

stringing eves

here they are so far, now a few hundred more

here they are so far, now a few hundred more

there was no way i was going to do this so i opted to spread them apart

there was no way i was going to do this so i opted to spread them apart

pretty eves all in a row

pretty eves all in a row

hello girls

hello girls

in black and white. sorry about the deluge but they were so much fun to photograph

in black and white. sorry about the deluge of eve photos but they were so much fun to photograph

last ones i promise

last one i promise

wednesday night and the eves were finally on the tree

wednesday night and the eves were finally on the tree

early this morning we FINALLY began decorating for real. oh and ikea sucks for having the shortest twinkle light sets ever. i only bought one so there are currently tent little lights on the tree

early this morning we FINALLY began decorating for real. oh and ikea sucks for having the shortest twinkle light cords ever. i only bought one so there are currently tent little lights on the tree

khaled stuck this eve in. i made the star because i needed a star. in this house we improvise

khaled stuck this eve in. i made the star because i needed a star. in this house we improvise

yousef adds a few baubles. actually i think he only hung one

yousef adds a few baubles. actually i think he only hung one

i found this guy in the kitchen and brought him out

i found this guy in the kitchen and brought him out

khaled's friend bader made this ornament. it's the symbol of the illuminati because it's his 'go to' thing to draw when anyone asks him to, which i had. nothing wrong with a little yuletide controversy

khaled’s friend bader made this ornament. it’s the symbol of the illuminati because it’s his ‘go to’ thing to draw whenever someone asks him to. nothing wrong with a little yuletide controversy

lali's chair. i made this chair for noor's little boy about a year ago. i need to affix a new head onto eve. we won't talk about how this little accident happened. on another note, the chair has snuck its way into our christmas corner

lali’s chair. i made this chair for noor’s little boy about a year ago. i need to affix a new head onto eve. we won’t talk about how this little accident happened. in any rate, the chair has snuck its way into our christmas corner

i keep adding new things to this corner and it's spilling out into other areas of the home

i keep adding new things to this corner and it’s spilling out into other areas of the home

like here. i decided to move this angel over to this wall. it looks so much better in its new location

like here. i decided to move this angel over to this wall. it looks so much better in its new location

khaled's addition to our tree is this guy holding a sprig of mistletoe

khaled’s addition to the tree is this guy holding a sprig of mistletoe

i love this key. i found it while walking to my car with my dear friend david dobson. He was visiting for a few days and this key reminds me of those days. good times!

i love this key. i found it while walking to my car with my dear friend david dobson. He was visiting for a few days and this key reminds me of those days. good times!

yousef's drawing of 'poland ball'. he said it was a meme. everything goes on this tree

yousef’s drawing of ‘poland ball’. he said it was a meme. on this tree, anything goes

i bought this angel in germany seven years ago. i love everything about her. i added the rose stem to her left hand with a safety pin. the dried up stem is from a white rose once given to me by a very special person

i bought this angel in germany seven years ago. i love everything about her. i added the rose stem to her left hand. the dried up stem is from a white rose once given to me by a very special person

zainab's ornament, this beautiful face

zainab’s ornament, this beautiful face

and finally (for today, i can see myself adding to this tree until i take it down) this card and ribbon from a gift i got last christmas

and finally (just for today, i can see myself adding to this tree until i take it down) this card and ribbon from a gift i got last christmas

tada! tree :)

tada! tree :)

 

 

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