Monday, December 7, 2009

Notre Sapin de Noël et son petit village de gnome.....

This weekend was extremely busy!  We got our first real Christmas Tree!  Now, clearly, we have had Christmas Trees before but, it was a fake 3 foot plastic tree we bought on super clearance at Target when we first moved to Chicago.  Our Bridgeport apartment was super teeny and the little tree was all it could fit.  Plus we were poor college students.  So this year, as it is our first in out own home, we bought a real tree!  We trekked out to rural Peotone, IL (which is basically down the street because we are the border of the corn and the suburbs) and cut one down ourselves.  So, I thought I would share!


Our tree all lit up.  The LED lights make a light show all over the room and on the ceiling!




Traditionally, we put villages under our tree.  It was something I got from my Meme (grandmother) and I always assumed it was a French tradition.  Turns out it is a Serbian one!  (She was half French and half Serbian).  My village is a Gnome Village....



 
Its you typical Gnome Village.....Gnomes playing music to the swans...


 

The neighbor saying a friendly hello through the snow....


 

Even the raccoons are friendly....


 

Ice Skating is very popular....


 

Even Santa checks his list twice ....




Aside from the Christmas Tree festivities of the day, it then snowed that evening and when I woke up it was all white outside.  So a comfy and warm outfit was needed....

 Dress: Target
Necklace: ModCloth
Jeans: Edun
Boots: Aldo
Headband: Karina

5 comments:

Q's Daydream said...

aww, everything looks so pretty! love the outfit :o)

idée_géniale said...

I really like the idea of a little village under the tree (even better with gnomes!) I don't think I'm putting up my x-mas tree this year though as i'm leaving again in a couple of weeks. oh well, maybe next year.

Blackbird Fly said...

Cuuuuuuute dress! And I LOVE the LED lights. Wonder if I can convince the rest of the family to get them, haha...

I like the village under the tree, too. We always do a train: not nearly as cute!

Leilani said...

oo I like your village under the tree, I hadn't heard of that tradition before, I want to adopt it when I have a REAL tree. I keep my vintage Christmas goodies up yearround (they're confined to the top of my bookcase) and light up my 1960s tabletop ceramic tree for the holidays. No room for a bigger tree sadly.

How about this snow?? It was really thick today but it keeps melting... am afraid of the ice/slush tomorrow.

Jessica said...

awwww the christmas tree is sooo nice i really love seeing pictures related to christmas <3 <3