Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Adventures in Tree Land

Outfit Details: Hat: Target // Cape & Gloves: Gift from mom // Top & Skirt: Gap // Brooch: Antique Mall // Boots: Thrifted








Hello there darlings,

It's just less than two weeks til Christmas and I can hardly believe how this month is flying by!   This past weekend was spent back in my hometown to visit my family and cut down a tree together which is a tradition we do most every year.  So off to the tree farm we headed in search of a perfect Christmas tree for my parent's house.  It was fun, it was muddy, and of course it wouldn't have been a trip unless we broke out into Christmas song - which my dad indeed did on a tractor full of strangers.  Good King Wenceslas, anyone?  Anyhow, the day was a success as a tree was found and no one lost an arm in the process :)  

So tell me, if you celebrate Christmas do you prefer to chop your tree down, get one from a lot, or go artificial?  

Have a loverly Tuesday darlings!

Love Bunches, 


35 comments:

  1. How lovely. It is the type of things you see in movies.
    Such a lovely family.
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  2. i have never EVER had a real tree in my house :( now i dont really have a choice to have anything other than a fake tree in the DR, but i hope one day i'll be able to have a real one! i hear they smell amazing..

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  3. Loving those boots, Marisa! When I was growing up we always had a wonderful tree! Now my honey and I usually get a small one in a pot so we can then plant it somewhere (which never happens). This year I don't think we'll get a tree because we just got a little kitten and I'm scared she is gonna eat the needles...

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  4. Aww holiday traditions make me feel all warm inside. My family doesn't really celebrate Christmas, but they do get an artificial tree for me and my brother's sake. One day, I hope to have a real one!

    -Rose
    *make sure to enter our giveaway! rose-et-violet.blogspot.com *

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  5. Look how cute you are! Can't even handle it! We just went to a lot a few blocks away from our house and picked out a tree and carried it home. It was fun trudging through the snow carrying a giant christmas tree! :) I cannot believe that christmas is right around the corner! So much to do yet! :) xo

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  6. sounds like a lovely weekend, sadly I get my tree down the local high street, we don't get to cut them down!! I love having a real one though :) xxx

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  7. What a fun time, this looks like such a great thing to do as a family!! I absolutely love your outfit, perfect for the occasion and so lovely! Those boots are awesome and i adore that skirt.
    We get a tree from a local lot, this year I let my dad and brother handle the picking/packing up of the tree because it was -30 that day. But we always decorate it together and we had lots of fun, Mr. Duke even helped!
    xJennaD

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  8. Ooo such pretty pictures! You're the only one I know that can pull off such colorful outfits and have it work perfectly. Like all of this pleases my eyes haha. And we always have a fake one- my mom never wants to deal with the mess a real one brings. I've actually never seen a real Christmas tree! I hear very good things about it though =P

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  9. I love this post Marisa! I think it is SO funny that your dad sang on the tractor, that is the complete opposite of my dad, but my mom sure wouldve joined in! I remember picking a tree from a tree lot when we were little, but I have lived away from my family for a bit now so I need to make my own traditions I guess! Also, the tight and collared shirt underneath are genius, I totally want to try and rock a tie!
    Also, I am so glad you got your package! I was getting a bit worried it had not arrived! I just thought the ruffle collar on the dress would look darling on you and I cannot wait to see the post!!! (I got a little owl for myself too, I could not resist the cuteness)! So glad you like them!
    xo Hannah

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  10. This is so lovely! I loved to go out with my family to cut the christmas tree :) but it's been years since I done this last.
    It's so fun that your Oma is from Germany! And that you know Pfefferkuchen! This really made me smile and happy :)
    Have a great day dear!
    xx

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  11. You've always so gorgeous photos!! Love!
    And the outfit...beautiful<3

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    xx Viola

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  12. That photo of you and your husband really pulls at my heart strings. <3 So precious! And you are so darling! I love the layering of this outfit and your THRIFTED (??!) boots! Perfect.

    Also, my family was going to cut down a tree, but then we just ended up buying one at a lot closer to town. Though when I have my own family, I think I want cutting down a tree to be part of the Christmas tradition. ;)

    xxoo Elanor

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  13. All your layers are so cute!

    A tree farm sounds really fun. Certainly they have full trees than the tree in our living room. My family has had a fake tree since I can remember and this year they got a new one that had the lights built in. Saved time AND was the first time in ages we had lights that were the right size for these star-shaped light decorations. But my boyfriend and I have gone up to the mountains with his family these past two years to get a tree. It is so much fun to go up to the mountains even though it is snowy and wet and the trees aren't as thickly branched.

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  14. You always look so cute, and it seems your family is the coolest!
    -Kati

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  15. your family is so adorable!! your tights are the best color. so, my favorite of all is a fresh, live tree that you cut yourself at a farm BUT i have to say, i am loving my tiny tabletop artificial tree this year! so cute and so much less mess. :)

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  16. Your outfit is darling! I love those gloves! And your tights, and boots, and collar....So cute! These photos are beautiful! A real tree is a must in my family but we just visit a tree lot every year. Cutting down your own tree has got to be a fun experience!!
    -Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  17. absolutely love your photos!!!

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  18. This is too fun! I love the family pictures and it looks like a great time. You look so super cute as always-I love your boots so much! What a perfect pair to pick out a tree in. One of these years I would like to go to a tree farm- that is something I have never done! :)

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  19. What a wonderful tradition! This looks like so much fun, I wish my family hadn't switched to a fake tree a few years ago. You just manage to look adorable in everything single thing you wear! I love the layers here, especially the cape/jacket!

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  20. You look So darn adorable. Picking out the perfect tree is my favourite holiday activity. Looks like a beautiful day!

    Carly
    www.theislandsecret.com

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  21. My parents used to go to a tree farm for Christmas trees, but I've only done it a couple times with them. I love real trees and it's such a fun experience at a farm as well. Love that cape! xx/Madison

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  22. that is a lovely tradition:-) and your outfit is wonderful, i especially like the cape! xx

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  23. These photos are beautiful! Your entire family is just so adorable and looks like a great family outing. I've never cut my own tree down, but seeing photos like this makes me want to. I love your cape and skirt - you look so beautiful on all of these!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  24. You have the most beautiful nature around you ! I love your hat !
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  25. Hello! More lovely photos, you look very cute all wrapped up. I love the Christmas tree chopping tradition, we tend to just pick one from a garden centre, always a real one of course. Xxx

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  26. This post is so festive, I love the family pics too. Your gorgeous as usual~~ :)

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    ~Ama

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  27. Love, love love your outfit in this picture! :)

    xx

    Sofia
    www.lescoupsdecoeur.com

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  28. I would love a real tree. Here, it's so hot that they wilt and perish too quickly to try. But gosh I love the smell. SO beautiful.

    Your photos are wonderful. Such a great story told capture by capture.

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  29. I love your outfit! I can't believe that Christmas is almost here too! SO excited. :) What great pictures; such wonderful memories.

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  30. What a lovely family tradition. I grew up on an xmas tree farm in Oregon and we always picked out a big one to keep for ourselves. I put my family to shame with my fake, white tree... shhhh... don't tell them :) You are the cutest and even make snow boots look adorable!

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  31. These photos are lovely. I cam back to my parents today and we went to pick out the Christmas tree. It's such a nice start to the weekend :)

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  32. You guys are the cutest! I love the thought of such a day! I hope you are all cosy and snug this winter, you sure look cosy! :) BEST wishes!! Zoë xx

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  33. This looks like a really fun adventure! :P Love your cape and the photos of the three couples!

    Also, how cool is your dad!

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  34. Glad you had a great time with so much of the fam, looks like a really special memory to cherish forever. And I ont currently had aninspirationfoldre but am making on now because I'm so in love with how adorable you look in those boots and skirt and layers!

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