Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas

from Maberga

Is that or is that not the most Charlie Brownish Christmas tree ever?  Yes, thank you, it is.  That's really the look we were going for.

If you find it as completely lovely as I do, and would like to replicate the effect in your own home next year, here's what you gotta do...

1.  Liberally, and I mean LIBERALLY, trim your olive trees.  Strew all the just cut branches around your property for inspection. Pick the biggest and the best one (duh.).

2.  Put the branch in a basket in your bedroom.  You don't need to put it in water.  As the branch dries out, all the leaves start dropping thus enhancing the overall feel.

3.  Hang a couple old and dried out chili peppers from the garden and the 4 christmas cards you received on the branches of your branch.

4.  If you feel exceptionally creative, you can make a few ornaments like this Star of David that I made (6 pointed stars are easier than 5, plus it really confuses people why you'd put a jewish star on a christian icon)

It's that simple.


  1. Leave it to you and Charlie Brown to have such beautiful trees. :)) Very nice. Thanks for the directions. I'll see if I can get this one to fly with our family. ;) I guess I need to plant an olive tree first.... Hmmm...

  2. Mike in Boulder8:04 PM

    Did you know that climate change has so warmed the south of England that at least one enterprising farmer has planted an olive orchard there? Seriously! I heard one such English farmer interviewed on NPR. Lynn, you may have started a new Christmas tradition!