We love the Holiday Season and love to dress up our tiny, but it can be a challenge. The first year we lived here, we wanted to put up our silver, sparse, vintage, aluminum tree complete with decorative color wheel ~ So we did. After the cats killed it, and we tripped over it about 50 times in the middle of the living room, we gave up after that first Christmas.
My Mom got us this awesome little Charlie Brown tree a couple years ago, and we not only use it because of its diminutive size, but we love it just like Charlie did 🙂 We also love vintage and decorate almost exclusively with things we’ve found over the years at auctions and antique markets. We never paid more than a few bucks for them, and they have so much more meaning when they have been loved by someone for 50 years or more. The best ones, though, are the ones passed down from family.
When I built Shiny Tiny, I made sure to have some spaces for Sue to decorate year round. In a small house you need to work smarter and find places normals don’t think of, like under stairwells and on top of cabinets. Sue does a great job and although this year she toned down a little (because of time), it still has a great warm feel and always includes the very first decorations she cross-stitched for us 29 years ago!
Everyone talks about how AWESOME it is to live small, and honestly, we can’t imagine living large, but there are down sides. You ain’t havin’ a big ole family get together at the house, and you are not having a great big beautiful tree with all the trimmings. There are trade offs to every choice we make in life, and these are a couple that sink in at this time of year. That said, you can learn to love a 10″ tall Charlie Brown Christmas tree. All they need’s a little love! And you can always find a place for cherished family ornaments. Speaking of family, go to their normal house to visit and spend time with them at Christmas if you can – there just isn’t enough room at the Tiny Inn here 😉
~ Please take time away from the big overbearing rush to have a Wonderful Tiny and Joyful Holiday Season
~ Please remember to drink just the right amount and
~ Please remember to spend just enough time with your family to love them and then leave right before the fights break out.
With Holiday Love From Sue and Ron here at Shiny Tiny Mansion ~ CHEERS!!!!