Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Trimming the New Year Tree!

Trimming the New Year Tree 2015

Happy Holidays to my friends near and far! I hope you are enjoying this cheerful season.  Last night, my friend Brooke came over for a sleepover so that she could help me trim my New Year tree.  I had to giggle at Brooke because she thought we were actually going to cut the branches on the tree! I explained that "trim" can also mean "decorate."  Even though it was still quite early, we decided to put on wintry-themed pajamas and get to work.

Trimming the New Year Tree 2015

Brooke celebrates Christmas, though in a secular way. Still, she had never heard of a New Year tree! In my family, we celebrate New Year instead of religious winter holidays and we put up a tree to celebrate New Year, since I am Russian.  I don't know how to put up fairy lights, so my parents did that part for me.  All Brooke and I had to do was put on the decorations!

Trimming the New Year Tree 2015

Brooke wasn't satisfied to simply trim the tree; she put on antlers! Doesn't she look silly? We agreed that reindeer are very nice animals.

Trimming the New Year Tree 2015

Brooke and I helped my moms get the ornaments down from the closet. There were lots of sparkly ornaments, plus my favorite cute ornaments that I've had for many years.

Trimming the New Year Tree 2015

First, Brooke and I had to get out the beaded garland! Last year, the cat really enjoyed eating the tinsel garland, so I decided to try the beaded kind this year. The new beaded garland was so long! I liked how the fairy lights reflected off the shiny surface of the beads- so merry and bright!

Trimming the New Year Tree 2015

My favorite ornaments are the cute ones that my family got our first year in New York. Here I am with the penguin! He is so cute.

Trimming the New Year Tree 2015

Here is Brooke with the little snowflake! I think the snowflake is my favorite ornament. Luckily I have a few!

Trimming the New Year Tree 2015

After we had hung all the cute ornaments on the tree, it was time to hang the sparkly stars and balls!

Trimming the New Year Tree 2015

I love shiny things at New Year! It makes things so pretty. Look how bright the tree is! It's like a big ball of shininess!

Trimming the New Year Tree 2015

Finally, I climbed up onto my nightstand and put the blue star on top of the tree. Hurrah! It looks so beautiful. I can't wait until there are presents for my family and friends to put beneath the tree.

Trimming the New Year Tree 2015

Trimming the New Year tree really tired us out. Brooke and I both fell asleep to the light of the tree. Don't worry, my mama came in and turned off the fairy lights after we had fallen asleep!

Trimming the New Year Tree 2015

I dreamed of delicious treats and sparkly fairies.

Trimming the New Year Tree 2015

Happy Holidays my friends! Which holiday or holidays do you celebrate in the winter? Please leave a comment telling me about your holiday traditions! I would love to hear them.

In this post I'm wearing: pajamas, socks, and hair scrunchies by American Girl.

11 comments:

  1. Hello Inky! It looks like you had a great time decorating your tree! Say hello to Brooke and all the others as well! Is your Nutcracker coming up? Mine is soon, and I'm nervous!
    ~Nicole @ ouragdollhouse.blogspot.com

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    1. in my area's version, the roles were portrayed by Adults.

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  2. Hi Inky! I love your tree and I have the same jammies that I wear constantly this time of year! We celebrate the winter solstice and Christmas. I hope we can put up a tree soon.
    ~ Kiki

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  3. I love your new year tree! We have Christmas here, but no one is religious so mostly it's just a present-giving holiday!

    -Callie

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  4. Hi Inky! I love all your cute photos.
    Do you know what happened to Piper from the blog, Pleasant Piper? She hasn't posted for a while, and I was just wondering.
    Also, happy belated birthday! :)
    - American Girl Doll Artist

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    1. I know right? I love her blog but the last time she posted was like 2012. I miss her.
      ~The Girl Upstairs

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    2. Me too. She had great photography and Piper looks so cute in every photo!
      - American Girl Doll Artist
      smalldollsinabigworld.com

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    3. You are absolutely right AGDoll Artist!

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  5. Hi Inky.
    I just want to let you know that 6 days from now, i'm getting an 18'' doll. It's a cheap alternative from the internet.
    Her name is: Ieda Yvonne Leskinen.
    She was born and raised in a big city in Finland. She stayed up late to watch Eurovision on YLE (her first annual!), and she keeps voting for Sweden for a reason that she couldn't even vote for her country's entry, her most hated UMK 2015 Song, Aina Mun Pitaa. She was glad that it got last place because if UMK Sent Opera Skaala, Finland would qualify instead of Albania. Her birth country gave 12 points to Sweden. Finland never competed in Junior Eurovision :( but 2016 is the 10th anniversary of Lordi's ESC Win for Finland after 45 years of not winning and 3 nul points. :) Finland was the land of the highest score, until the Kingdom of Norway broke the record 3 years later where it still has the title today. Unlike Norway and like USA, Finland is a presidential republic. In USA, 4 years in office. In Finland, 6 years in office.
    In USA, The King of Rock and Roll is Elvis, but in Finland, the King of Rock and Roll is Juice Leskinen, who appeared in the Eurovision National Final for Finland in 1981 and got 4th place, then wrote the latest nul point song Nuku Pommiin sung by Timo Kojo in 1982. that's because more countries liked West Germany better. In 1982, there was only the final. now there's semi finals. In USA, The gift bringer is a human, Santa Claus, but in Finland, The gift bringer is Joulupukki AKA The Christmas Goat. Her mother tongue is Finnish. Almost forgot 2016 is 55 years of Finland's debut in Eurovision with the late Laila Kinnunen and her entry, "Valoa ikkunassa".
    She will arrive on Christmas.

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  6. Aww so cute I love your blog. :)

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